Dr. Raymond Vetsch, MD

Dr. Raymond Vetsch, MD

Cardiac Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 62
Dr. Raymond Vetsch, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Joplin, MO and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from Med Fac U Basel in 1981 and specializes in cardiac surgery.

1102 W 32nd St Ste 200

Joplin, MO 64804

Contact Information

(417) 347-5001

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
very high
more than 99% of peers
Port Placements or Replacements
very high
more than 99% of peers
Aortic Aneurysm
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Vetsch'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.

1  Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

53  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Vascular Disease


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45  Procedures


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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

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  • Med Fac U Basel
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Medical College Of Wisconsin
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Kautousspital, Aaran Switze
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Medical College Of Wisconsin
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Hosp For Sick Chldn
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Utah
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Vetsch has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Vetsch's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Vetsch to family and friends
7 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Vetsch's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Having had problems since I was thirty seven and PVD and multiple surgerys bypass. Dr Vetsch has been a excellent care giver and my surgeon. Very good at what he does.
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He is an excellent surgeon and a freakin genius in my opinion. He is blessed by God with a talent of saving lives. Thankful there are surgeons like him in the world. He performed super extensive open-heart surgery on my uncle, and saved his life.
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Surgical death. Recessitated. Double fasciotomy. Leg wounds and wound vac. Never visited by Dr again. Ignored me if passed in hallway. If no problem friendly. If problem ignored. Nurse confirmed. Another doctor saved my leg. Still crippled.
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