Dr. Paul Vesco, MD

Dr. Paul Vesco, MD

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Dr. Paul Vesco, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Sarasota, FL and has been practicing for 14 years. He graduated from University Of Kentucky in 1997 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.

1540 S Tamiami Trl Ste 303

Sarasota, FL 34239

Contact Information

(941) 917-8791

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
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  • Medicaid
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(941) 917-8791

Dr. Vesco accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
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Humana
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Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Vesco

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Vesco treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Vesco treats other conditions, please contact the office at (941) 917-8791.

Thoracic Surgical Procedures

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 Surgical Procedures specialists.

Dr. Vesco treats at a

very high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 15 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Vesco
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Thoracentesis
Thoracoscopic Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
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Dr. Vesco's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Atrioventricular Septal Defect (AVSD)
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Boerhaave's Syndrome
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Constipation
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Bypass With Robotic Assistance
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrotomy
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Heart Tumors, Malignant
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Partial Lobectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Pyloromyotomy
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Rib Fracture
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Septic Embolism
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Vagotomy
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Wound Repair

About Me

Care Philosophy

In 2018, Sarasota Memorial Health Care System was one of only three participating hospitals in the U.S. and Canada to earn the highest three-star rating...Read more

Biography

Dr. Paul Vesco, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Sarasota, FL and has been practicing for 14 years. He graduated from University Of Kentucky...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Education

2008
The Ohio State University
Fellowship Hospital
2002
Allegheny General Hospital
Residency Hospital
2002
Allegheny General Hospital
Internship Hospital
1997
University Of Kentucky
Medical School
1993
Washington and Jefferson College
Undergraduate School
,

Awards

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What are Dr. Paul Vesco, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Vesco frequently treats Thoracic Surgical Procedures. See all practice areas where Dr. Vesco specializes.

Where is Dr. Paul Vesco, MD's office located?

Dr. Vesco's office is located at 1540 S Tamiami Trl Ste 303, Sarasota, FL 34239. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Vesco's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Vesco

4.8

Based on 43 ratings

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I was very fortunate to have found Dr. Paul Vesco. He is an extremely skilled and compassionate surgeon. He was very thorough in explaining the surgery process to me, alleviating my fears. I highly recommend him and his team. Thanks to his PA, Spencer, also for his knowledge, care and compassion.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Mary Jo Haughey – Jan 17, 2021
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I was diagnosed with myasthenia gravis in March of 2020 CT Scan showed a mass on my thymus gland. Dr Vesco performed a Thymectomy on me in April. OMG , this guy is a Rock Star - he robotically removed my gland along with the mass using only 3 small holes Absolutely no pain , in and out of the hospital in 3 days and walking the beach on the fourth. Don’t bother looking elsewhere ( outside Sarasota ) for a better surgeon , this guy is the real deal. Thank you Dr Vesco , your entire staff and Sarasota Memorial Hospital ????
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Bob – May 05, 2020
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Dr.Vesco is the total professional, from my first office visit, where he thoroughly explained all of the aspects of the procedure he would perform, to his "bedside manner" after, he couldn't have made me feel more secure.I trusted Dr. Vesco with my life, and reccomend him without reservation.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mar 18, 2020
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After several unsuccessful procedures to correct atrial fibrillation, I had the good fortune of meeting Dr. Vesco. Last June, Dr. Vesco put my heart back in rhythm. After 81/2 months I've still got rhythm, I've still got rhythm! I wish there was an adequate way to thank this great doctor for giving me the gift of a longer life!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Doug McArthur – Mar 10, 2020
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Your nice comments are a great way to say thanks!
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In February 2019 Dr Vesco removed a large portion of my left lung in order to remove a cancer tumour which was very close to my Aorta. I have no cancer in my body, one year later. I do not need a inhaler and I do Zumba twice a week. My breathing is almost normal. I am delighted with the outcome. Dr Vesco is very informative from day 1. You know exactly what to expect. What high class surgeon.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Judith Garside – Jan 29, 2020
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Very nice to hear!
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God blessed me with Dr Vesco. His awsom work gave me renewed life. WOW! Robert Purvis Sarasota
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May 30, 2019
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That is very nice of you to say. Thank you!
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Very knowledgable and phenomenally good at explaining medical conditions so what he is going to do is completely understood.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kay Stark in Venice, FL – Mar 02, 2019
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A brilliant, highly skilled and compassionate surgeon. We are so blessed to have found him
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Randi Nadler in Venice, FL – Sep 25, 2018
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Thank you for the nice compliment!
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Saved my life. Twice.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sg in Sarasota Fl – Feb 05, 2018
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Outstanding in every aspect of care related to my lobectomy. A really special man. Al Bordenstein Sarasota
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Al Bordenstein in Sarasots – Dec 19, 2017
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outstanding in bedside manor, knowledge and office organization
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Venice, FL – Nov 15, 2017
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On this Thanksgiving I have to thank this man for a second chance at life. 5 years ago when all felt like things were not going to work out, Dr Vesco ensured that he could fix the problem and he did. It's people like him who care so deeply about their respective fields that truly make progress in this world. Thanks for everything. Nick
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nick S in Sarasota – Nov 24, 2016
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My experience with Dr. Vesco was the best anyone could have. He is compassionate, kind, caring and demands his patients be treated the best they can while in the hospital. He always has time to stop and talk, reassure and share any news he has concerning your health. He has an awesome side of him that can make you laugh, yet take time to listen when you cry. He gave me hope for the future. He is a gentle giant whom I love and admire very much. I would recommend him to anyone.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Carolyn Shaver in Arcadia, FL – Jun 04, 2016
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Dr, Vesco is a gift to us in Sarasota, he Is one of two of the best arthroscopic surgeons in the SE! He will spend as much time with you as needed to understand your disease or surgery and he saw me EVERY day without fail in the hospital! He is so well respected and I feel that he saved my life. Just an awesome human being.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Pam in Sarasota, FL – Mar 29, 2016
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Locations

First Physicians Group

First Physicians Group1540 S Tamiami Trl Ste 303 Sarasota, FL 34239
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    • Mon: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Sarasota Memorial Hospital

Sarasota, FL

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received