Dr. Kenneth Kesler, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery •  Male • Age 67
  
Dr. Kesler
Accepting new patients

Cardiothoracic Surgeons Inc

545 Barnhill Dr Ste Eh215 Indianapolis, IN 46202

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(317) 274-7728

Dr. Kenneth Kesler, MD is a Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist in Indianapolis, IN and has over 41 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Kesler has more experience with Thoracic Surgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Indiana U, School of Medicine medical school in 1979. He is affiliated with Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kesler to book an appointment.


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Dr. Kesler accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Sagamore Health Network
Sagamore Plus

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Practice Areas

Thoracic Surgery

Thoracic surgery is a subspecialty of general surgery that focuses on surgical treatment of conditions affecting the chest, including the heart, lungs, trachea, esophagus, diaphragm and chest wall.Compare with other Thoracic Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 78% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Lobectomy, Open
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kesler performs Lobectomy, Open more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Kesler performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

Dr. Kesler performs this procedure more than 95% of their peers

Lung Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kesler performs Lung Surgery more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Kesler performs this procedure more than 93% of their peers

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Dr. Kesler's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Aneurysm
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Empyema
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Esophagostomy
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ulcer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Vagotomy
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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Had three surgeries to fix a hernia and I'm still in pain 2 years later. I was told it could take up to a year to see improvements but even after 2 nothing has changed. He said my recent cat scan looked fine so there was nothing else he could do for me. I felt absolutely no care or compassion from him.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Kenneth Kesler, MD is a Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist in Indianapolis, IN and has over 41 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Kesler has more experience with Thoracic Surgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from I...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

1987
Saint Louis University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1985
IU Health University
Residency Hospital
1979
Indiana U, School of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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  • Does Dr. Kesler offer an online patient portal?

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  • Does Dr. Kesler offer weekend visits?

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Locations

Cardiothoracic Surgeons Inc

Cardiothoracic Surgeons Inc545 Barnhill Dr Ste Eh215 Indianapolis, IN 46202
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Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital

Indianapolis, IN

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average