Dr. Kenneth Ashton, MD

Dr. Kenneth Ashton, MD

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Cardiovascular Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
53 y/o
(13)

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Dr. Kenneth Ashton, MD is a cardiovascular surgery specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has been practicing for 19 years. He specializes in cardiovascular surgery, thoracic surgery, and more.

Southwest Heart and Lung

10930 N Tatum Blvd Ste 103

Phoenix, AZ 85028
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Insurance Accepted

  • 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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Dr. Ashton's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Lobectomy, Open
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ashton performs Lobectomy, Open more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Ashton performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Pericardial Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ashton treats Pericardial Disease more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Ashton treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Bacterial Pericarditis
  • Chronic Constrictive Pericarditis
  • Pericarditis
  • Rheumatic Pericarditis
  • Uremic Pericarditis
  • Viral Pericarditis
Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ashton performs Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Ashton performs this procedure more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Ashton's conditions and procedures:

Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
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 Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
Aortic Stenosis
Aortic Valve Disease
Aortic Valve Regurgitation
Aortic Valve Surgery
Arrhythmias
Atherosclerosis
Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Flutter
Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
Benign Tumor
Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma
Bronchogenic Carcinoma
Cancer
Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
Cardiomegaly
Cardiomyopathy
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma
Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
Congenital Heart Defects
Congenital Heart Disease
Congestive Heart Failure
Coronary Artery Aneurysm
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
Coronary Artery Calcification
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Coronary Artery Dissection
Decortication and Pleurectomy
Empyema
Endocarditis
Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
Heart Defect Repair
Heart Disease
Heart Surgery
Heart Tumors, Benign
Heart Tumors, Malignant
Hernia Repair
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 Cancer
Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
Lung Removal, Open
Lung Surgery
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Maze Procedure
Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
Mitral Valve Disease
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Mitral Valve Stenosis
Mitral Valve Surgery
Nerve Block, Sympathetic
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
Open Thymectomy
Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
Pericardial Disease
Pleura Cancer
Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
Pulmonary Disease
Pulmonary Embolism
Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
Resection of Cardiac Tumor
Respiratory System Cancer
Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
Secondary Hypertension
Segmentectomy, Open
Septal Defect
Small Cell Lung Cancer
Thoracentesis
Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
Thymomas
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

About Me

Care Philosophy

To help people achieve health for life.

Specialties

  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Education

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Ashton's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ashton

4.7

Based on 13 reviews

5 Stars
84.61538461538461%
(11)
4 Stars
7.6923076923076925%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
7.6923076923076925%
(1)
1 Star
0%
(0)

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Average Wait Time
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Dr. Ashton's Performance
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  • Staff friendliness
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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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Insurance accepted

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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 (GHC)
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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