Dr. Laurie Kuestner, MD

Dr. Laurie Kuestner, MD

Vascular Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 56
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Dr. Laurie Kuestner, MD is a vascular surgery specialist in West Des Moines, IA and has been practicing for 31 years. She graduated from University Of South Florida / College Of Medicine in 1987 and specializes in vascular surgery.

5880 University Ave

West Des Moines, IA 50266

Contact Information

(515) 633-3600

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • PHCS
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Kuestner performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Aortic Aneurysm
very high
more than 99% of peers
Aneurysm
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Kuestner's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kuestner "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 degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa. She then completed a surgical internship and residency at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, and a vascular surgery fellowship at the University of California - San Francisco. Dr. Kuestner's academic training was followed by a surgical teaching appointment at the Harvard Medical School, where she also supervised the training of residents at two Boston-area hospitals. Dr. Kuestner is board certified in vascular surgery. She currently sees outpatients at Iowa Heart Center's West University clinic in West Des Moines, and operates at Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines."
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1  Specialties

  • Vascular Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Vascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

36  Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Heart Disease
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
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24  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kuestner has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kuestner's Reviews

4.2
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kuestner to family and friends
5 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Kuestner'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
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