Dr. Prem Samuel, MD

Dr. Prem Samuel, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
55 y/o

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Dr. Prem Samuel, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Independence, MO. He specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.Read his story

Midwest Heart & Vascular Specialists

19550 E 39th St S Ste 105

Independence, MO 64057
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Cenpatico Behavioral Health
  • Cigna
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Family Health Partners
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HCA Midwest Comp Care
  • Healthcare USA
  • Homestate Health Plan

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Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
very high
more than 90% of peers
Lung Surgery
more than 86% of peers
more than 80% of peers

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Dr. Samuel's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Samuel "Dr. Samuel is an experienced cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon who has performed many complex procedures at multiple hospitals during his career. He has been practicing in the Kansas City metro area for the past 12 years. Dr. Samuel completed medical school, one year of house surgery, and three years of post-graduate training in general surgery at Madras University in Madras, India. His surgical internship was at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, NY. He then completed surgical residencies at SUNY Health Sciences in Syracuse, NY and University of Nevada School of Medicine in Las Vegas, NV. He also completed an accredited fellowship in Cardiovascular and Thoracic surgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, NY. He completed a year of surgical basic science research at the University of Rochester Medical Center and he worked on long-term hypothermic storage of explanted hearts. Between his General surgery residency and his cardiovascular fellowship, he practiced as a General surgeon/Trauma surgeon/Burn surgeon for two years with Desert West Surgery, a private group in Las Vegas, NV. During this time, he held academic affiliation as a clinical instructor with the Department of surgery at the University of Nevada School of Medicine and was involved in teaching medical students and surgical residents. During medical school, Dr. Samuel won many awards and medals for proficiency in anatomy, pathology, forensic medicine, surgery, and preventive medicine. During his post graduate training, Dr. Samuel won awards in pediatric surgery and was awarded the Governor's medal for excellence in surgery. He is a published author, has multiple papers and has been a presenter at the American College of Surgeons. He has also received the America's Compassionate Doctor Award and was named the Patient Choice Award honoree four years in a row, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. His special areas of practice are adult cardiovascular surgery, general thoracic surgery, endovascular surgery, and peripheral vascular surgery. He also has special interest in the treatment of aortic aneurysmal disease. Dr. Samuel is board certified in general surgery and thoracic surgery. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians, a member of the Society of Vascular Surgeons, a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and a member of the Midwestern Vascular Surgical Society."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Samuel "I am a member of Midwest Physicians, an integrated, multi-specialty group that strives to provide high quality, compassionate healthcare in a caring, affordable, timely and accessible manner. Our doctors collaborate with patients, their physician colleagues and other healthcare professionals to help ensure each patient's individual healthcare needs are met."

1  Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

3  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
  • Thoracic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

68  Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
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52  Procedures

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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Mt Sinai Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • SUNY Health Scis
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Madras Medical College/Madras University
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Madras Medical College
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • State University of New York Upstate Medical University
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Nevada School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Rochester Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Samuel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Tamil

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Prem Samuel, MD
I highly recommend Dr. Samuel if you are in need of this type of doctor. He is so informative and caring which when you leave his office you feel more confident about why you came there in the first place. He listens.....he explains thoroughly.....he even asks you to repeat what he has explained...Read More
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Charlene Powell in Independence, Missouri – May 30, 2018
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Dr. Samuel is a wonderful compassionate surgeon who helps you feel at ease in the office, before and after surgery. His explanations are in layman terms so you can understand procedures her would be performing.
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Michele Mosby in Lees Summit, MO – Jul 14, 2017
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I am very pleased and satisfied with Dr. Samuel. I had a carotid endarterectomy procedure and Dr. Samuel and his team were superb. I can't thank them enough for the care and concern they had for my family and me, both before and afterwards.
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