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Dr. Nathan Kister, MD

Dr. Nathan Kister, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery ·  Male · Age 37


Dr. Nathan Kister, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Charleston, WV and has been practicing for 4 years. He specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.

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(304) 388-5395

Dr. Kister accepts the following insurance:

Buckeye Community Health Plan
Coventry Health Care
Health Net
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Molina Healthcare
The Health Plan of the Upper Ohio Valley

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No malpractice claims found for West Virginia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Kister's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kister performs Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection more than 95% of his peers

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

Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kister performs Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Kister performs this procedure more than 93% of his peers

Pulmonary Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kister treats Pulmonary Disease more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Kister treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Kister's conditions and procedures:

Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Aneurysm of Heart
Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Dissection
Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
Aortic Stenosis
Aortic Valve Disease
Aortic Valve Regurgitation
Aortic Valve Surgery
Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Flutter
Benign Tumor
Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
Carotid Artery Disease
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
Chest Wall Mass
Congenital Heart Defects
Congenital Heart Disease
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Coronary Artery Dissection
Decortication and Pleurectomy
Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal Diseases
Esophageal Surgery
Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
Excision of Esophageal Lesion
Head and Neck Cancer
Head and Neck Surgery
Heart Defect Repair
Heart Disease
Heart Surgery
Heart Tumors, Benign
Heart Valve Diseases
Hiatal Hernia
Impella Device
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Lobectomy, Open
Lung Cancer
Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
Lung Surgery
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Maze Procedure
Mediastinal Tumors
Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Mitral Valve Disease
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Mitral Valve Stenosis
Mitral Valve Surgery
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
Open Thymectomy
Pericardial Disease
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
Pleural Cancer
Port Placements or Replacements
Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
Pulmonary Disease
Pulmonary Embolism
Resection of Cardiac Tumor
Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
Septal Defect
Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
Thoracoscopic Pneumonectomy
Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
Tracheal Surgery
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
Vascular Disease
Vascular Surgical Procedure
Ventricular Assist Device
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Care Philosophy

To provide the highest quality care in a patient-focused environment


  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery


University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
West Virginia University Charleston Division
Residency Hospital
West Virginia University
Medical School


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What People Say About Dr. Nathan Kister, MD
Dr. Kister is very professional, also he is very explanatory on the type of procedure his patient is having. Dr. Kister is willing to answer any questions or concerns that the patient or the family has concerning the procedure or their medical condition. Dr. Kister also takes his time with his ...Read More
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CAMC General Hospital

Charleston, WV

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