Dr. Kenneth Ashton, MD

Dr. Kenneth Ashton, MD

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Cardiovascular Surgery  |  
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51 y/o
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Dr. Kenneth Ashton, MD is a cardiovascular surgery doctor who practices in Phoenix, AZ. He is 51 years old and has been practicing for 26 years. Dr. Ashton is affiliated with HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center, Abrazo Arrowhead Campus, HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center, Banner Thunderbird Medical Center, Dignity Health - Chandler Regional Medical Center and Dignity Health - St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center.

Southwest Heart and Lung

10930 N Tatum Blvd Ste 103

Phoenix, AZ 85028
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Accepted insurance

  • AARP
  • Accountable Health Plans of America
  • Actions Healthcare Management
  • Aetna
  • Alta Health Network
  • Altec
  • Ameriben
  • American Republic
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
  • Arizona Medical Network
  • Arizona PHCS
  • Assurant Health
  • AZ Benefit Options

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Top Care Areas

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Pericardial Disease
very high
more than 98% of peers
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
very high
more than 98% of peers
Thoracentesis
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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Specialties

  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
  • Thoracic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Adult Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma
  • Bronchogenic Carcinoma
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Coronary Atherosclerosis
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Heart Tumors, Malignant
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Respiratory System Cancer
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thymomas

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Procedures

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Surgery
  • Impella Device
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Ventricular Assist Device
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University of Arizona
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1987
  • Saint Louis University / School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • University of Southern California / Keck School of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • University of Southern California / Keck School of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • University of Southern California / Keck School of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ashton has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dignity Health - Chandler Regional Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
America's 50 Best Hospitals Award

Hospital Quality Award

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Dr. Ashton's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ashton to family and friends
4.7
based on 12 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Ashton's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
Phoenix, AZ |
Dr Ashton conducted a VATS to determine the cause of my condition. He was highly recommended and took every single precautionary steep along the way to determine the root cause. I would highly recommend him at all cause for any condition he treats.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Ashton accepts 104 insurance carriers
  • AARP
  • Accountable Health Plans of America
  • Actions Healthcare Management
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
  • Alta Health Network
  • Altec
  • Ameriben
  • American Republic
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Motorola Health Plans
  • Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
    AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
    American Indian Health Plan
  • Arizona Medical Network
  • Arizona PHCS
  • Assurant Health
  • AZ Benefit Options
  • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
    AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) EPO
    AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) PPO
  • AZ Health Concepts
  • Bankers Life and Casualty
  • Banner Health
  • Bashas Benefit Trust
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Benefit Concepts
  • Benesight
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Broadspire
  • Care 1st Health Plan
    AHCCCS with Prior Authorization
  • Care Credit
  • Caremark Pharmacy
  • Carrington
  • CHAMPVA
  • Christian Care
    Medi-Share
  • Cigna
    Cigna Healthcare of Arizona
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna POS
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
    Open Access Plus PPO
  • City of Mesa Health Plan
  • Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
  • Comprehensive Medical and Dental Program (CMDP)
  • Compusys
  • Concentra
  • Conseco
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Fortified Provider Network
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Gila River HealthCare
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Health Net
  • Health Plan of Nevada
  • Healthcare Connect
  • HealthCare Consortium of Arizona
  • HealthSmart
  • Indian Health Service
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
  • LifeWise
  • Lincoln
  • Lovelace Health Plan
  • Lutheran Preferred
    Lutheran Preferred PPO
  • Magellan Health Services
    Magellan Health Services HMO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Maricopa Foundation For Medical Care
  • Maricopa Health Plan
  • Maricopa Managed Care
  • Marsh Affinity Group Services
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MedPartners
    MedPartners PPO
  • Mercy Care
    AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
    AHCCCS with Prior Authorization
  • Meritain Health
    Administrative Enterprises
  • MetLife
    MetLife PPO
  • Midwest Life
  • Monumental Life Insurance Company
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan Formost PPO
    RAN/AMN
  • Mutual Medical
  • National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE)
  • National Roofers Union & Employers Joint Health & Welfare Fund
  • One Health
  • Operating Engineers Health & Welfare Plan
  • PHCS
    PHCS PPO
  • Phoenix Health Plan
    AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
    Phoenix Health Plan (w/prior authorization)
  • Physicians Mutual
  • Principal Life
  • Private Small Business Insurance
  • Prudential
  • Secure Care Indemnity
  • Self Pay
  • Sierra Choice
    Sierra Choice POS
  • Sliding Scale
  • Southwest Service Administrators, Inc.
  • TPA
    Web-TPA
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • Triwest
    TriCare/TriWest
  • Ucare
  • UniCare
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
    AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
    AHCCCS Medicaid
  • United Healthcare Life Insurance Company
  • UnitedHealthCare
    CarePlus
    Fiserv
    PacifiCare
    PacifiCare HMO
    PacifiCare POS
    PacifiCare PPO
    Secure Horizons
    Sierra Health
    United Healthcare
  • University Physicians
  • Veteran Administration Plan
  • Wausau Benefits
  • Wells Fargo Insurance
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Zenith Administrators Inc

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Hospitals where Dr. Ashton has admitting privileges

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Abrazo Arrowhead Campus
18701 N 67th Ave
Glendale, AZ 85308
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Banner Thunderbird Medical Center
5555 W Thunderbird Rd
Glendale, AZ 85306
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HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center
7400 E Osborn Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center
9003 E Shea Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
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