Dr. Laurie Kuestner, MD

Vascular Surgery •  Female • Age 58
  
Dr. Kuestner
Telehealth services available

Iowa Heart Center - West

5880 University Ave West Des Moines, IA 50266

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(515) 633-3600

Dr. Laurie Kuestner, MD is a Vascular Surgery Specialist in West Des Moines, IA and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Kuestner has more experience with Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection, Carotid Artery Disease or Carotid Endarterectomy, and Peripheral Vascular Disorders than other specialists in her area. She graduated from University of South Florida / College of Medicine medical school in 1987. She is affiliated with Mercyone Des Moines Medical Center. She has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kuestner to book an appointment.


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Practice Areas

Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection

Aortic aneurym or dissection specialists diagnose and treat abnormal bulges or tears in the wall of the aorta, which are life-threatening and require immediate surgery.Compare with other Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection specialists.

Typically treats 98% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Aortic Aneurysm
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kuestner treats Aortic Aneurysm more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Kuestner treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kuestner treats Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Kuestner treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Carotid Artery Disease or Carotid Endarterectomy

Carotid artery disease specialists diagnose and treat blockages in the main blood vessels to the brain caused by build-up of plaque. One treatment option is carotid endartectomy, in which surgeons remove the clogged lining of the carotid arteries.Compare with other Carotid Artery Disease or Carotid Endarterectomy specialists.

Typically treats 88% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Carotid Artery Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kuestner treats Carotid Artery Disease more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Kuestner treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kuestner performs Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft more than 76% of their peers

Dr. Kuestner performs this procedure more than 76% of their peers

Peripheral Vascular Disorders

Peripheral vascular disorder specialists diagnose and treat narrowing or blockages in the blood vessels outside the heart, most commonly caused by atherosclerosis, a buildup of plague inside the blood vessel wall.Compare with other Peripheral Vascular Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 76% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kuestner treats Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD) more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Kuestner treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kuestner treats Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Kuestner treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kuestner treats Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Kuestner treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Vascular Surgery

Vascular surgery is a subspecialty of general surgery that focuses on treating conditions of the lymphatic system and blood vessels outside the heart and brain.

Typically treats 67% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kuestner performs Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography more than 100% of their peers

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

Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kuestner performs Arteriovenous Fistula Repair more than 59% of their peers

Dr. Kuestner performs this procedure more than 59% of their peers

Endovascular Repair of Aorta
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kuestner performs Endovascular Repair of Aorta more than 44% of their peers

Dr. Kuestner performs this procedure more than 44% of their peers

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Check Dr. Kuestner's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Kuestner's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Lung Surgery
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency

Dr. Kuestner's Reviews

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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Laurie Kuestner, a vascular surgeon and marathon runner, specializes in the care and treatment of the body's circulatory system. Dr. Kuestner holds an undergraduate degree from the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne and a medical deg...Read more

Specialties

  • Vascular Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Education

Beth Israel Deaconess Hp M C
Residency Hospital
University Ca Sf School Of Med
Residency Hospital
1987
University of South Florida / College of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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Locations

Iowa Heart Center - West

Iowa Heart Center - West5880 University Ave West Des Moines, IA 50266
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Mercyone Des Moines Medical Center

Des Moines, IA

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average