Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery •  Male • Age 59
  
Dr. Kulshrestha
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Trinity Health of New England Medical Group

1000 Asylum Ave Hartford, CT 06105

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Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha, MD is a Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist in Hartford, CT and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Kulshrestha has more experience with Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM), Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection, and Cardiac Surgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from All-India Institute Of Medical Sciences medical school in 1982. He is affiliated with St. Francis Hospital & Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kulshrestha to book an appointment.


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exceptional doctor and human being; saved my husband's life against all odds by performing an emergency quadruple bypass surgery with perfection, and by coming on his own time at the icu to make sure my husband was fine; extremely competent, professional, compassionate, a wonderful human being and an exquisite surgeon!
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Oct 14, 2019
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Dr. Kulshrestha saved my life. Explained everything in detail about my aortic heart valve replacement surgery. And while I was in the hospital I noticed he was there all the time. He is wonderful!
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He performed a carotid artery dissection on my left artery on 10-26-16. He was very attentive, thorough and kind. He has my trust. I have never felt as confident with any doctor as I feel with him. Waiting now for a follow up appointment. He treated me as an emergency room patient.
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About Me

Personalized care with attention to details. 

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

2006
Mount Sinai Hospital
Residency Hospital
2003
Baystate Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1999
Baystate Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1995
Baystate Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1993
Providence St Vincent Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1991
The Methodist Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1990
All India Institute Of Medical Sciences
1982
All-India Institute Of Medical Sciences
Medical School
1977
Hindu College
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • French
  • Hindi
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Best Rating for heart bypass surgery survival by Health Grades:http://www.healthgrades.com/hospital-directory/ohio-oh/hospita, 2011
  • Best survival rating for bypass surgery US News:http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/dayton-oh/cardiology-and-heart-s, 2011
  • US News Best survival for Heart Bypass http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/grandview-medical-center-6411182/cardiology-an, 2011

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(860) 714-1094

Dr. Kulshrestha accepts the following insurance:

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Access Blue New England Network-CT
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Practice Areas

Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)

Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) specialists diagnose and treat abnormal blood vessel connections between arteries and veins that result in damage or death of body tissue and nerve cells.

Typically treats 96% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kulshrestha performs Arteriovenous Fistula Repair more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Kulshrestha performs this procedure more than 96% of their peers

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.

Typically treats 84% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Aortic Aneurysm
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kulshrestha treats Aortic Aneurysm more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Kulshrestha treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kulshrestha treats Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) more than 77% of their peers

Dr. Kulshrestha treats this condition more than 77% of their peers

Cardiac Surgery

Cardiac surgery, or heart surgery, is performed to treat issues related to the heart, including congenital defects or damage caused by other conditions, such as blocked arteries or arrhythmias.

Typically treats 80% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kulshrestha performs Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Kulshrestha performs this procedure more than 92% of their peers

Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kulshrestha performs Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary) more than 75% of their peers

Dr. Kulshrestha performs this procedure more than 75% of their peers

Aortic Valve Surgery
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kulshrestha performs Aortic Valve Surgery more than 74% of their peers

Dr. Kulshrestha performs this procedure more than 74% 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 70% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kulshrestha performs Arteriovenous Fistula Repair more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Kulshrestha performs this procedure more than 96% of their peers

Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kulshrestha performs Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography more than 45% of their peers

Dr. Kulshrestha performs this procedure more than 45% of their peers

Vascular Surgical Procedure
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kulshrestha performs Vascular Surgical Procedure more than 34% of their peers

Dr. Kulshrestha performs this procedure more than 34% of their peers

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Dr. Kulshrestha's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • 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 Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Empyema
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Hernia Repair
  • Impella Device
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Laparotomy
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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Trinity Health of New England Medical Group

Trinity Health of New England Medical Group1000 Asylum Ave Hartford, CT 06105
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    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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