Dr. Samuel Vester, MD

Dr. Samuel Vester, MD

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Dr. Samuel Vester, MD is a general surgery specialist in Cincinnati, OH and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine in 1983 and specializes in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery.

4030 Smith Rd Ste 300

Cincinnati, OH 45209

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health
  • Sagamore Health Network

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Dr. Vester's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vester treats Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Vester treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Lung Surgery
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vester performs Lung Surgery more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Vester performs this procedure more than 88% of his peers

Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vester performs Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs) more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Vester performs this procedure more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Vester's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Ebstein's Anomaly
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Heart Tumors, Malignant
  • Impella Device
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • 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
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • 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
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Biography

Dr. Samuel Vester, MD is a general surgery specialist in Cincinnati, OH and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine in 1983 and specializes in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery.

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

Boston Children's Hospital Of Harvard University-Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
Fellowship Hospital
Rush Presbyterian St Luke Med Ctr
Residency Hospital
Rush-Presbyterian-St Luke Medical Center-Cardiothoracic Surgery
Residency Hospital
1983
University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine
Medical School
1983

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4.6

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Dr. Vester showed integrity and a sense of pride in the very intricate heart valve replacement surgery he performed even after the so-called heart hospital declined. He saw the family's anguish and completed the task of saving our loved one. It's amazing to see someone come back to you after months of suffering. Thank you Dr Vester.
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Dr. Vester is an amazing surgeon. I had issues which complicated my surgery and he overcame them. He answered all of my questions. He spent time explaining my situation. His confidence gave me confidence and because of that, I am doing wonderfully now. He has a great personality. His staff was prompt and knowledgeable. They gave me the support that I needed and I called them often. I have absolutely no complaints. I give him my highest possible recommendation.
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He was called in to do my open heart surgery. He is not a pleasant dr at all. His bedside manner is horrible. He yells at his patients and talks down to them like they are dogs. I kept telling him something was wrong with my breastbone and he wouldnt listen. Now i have to have another surgery to get my breastbone fixed because its split. I wouldnt recommend him to anyone. Hes not a caring doctor at all. Only in it for the money.
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I had an emergency aortic valve replacement and Dr. Vester was very informative about my procedure and he has a very good bedside manner he joked with me when he knew is was upset, he answered all questions with no problems any time of day
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My husband had issues thru the angioplasty and needed to have a double bypass because of it. Dr. Vester was quick to take over and help my husband out.
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very caring and infomative to my condition
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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Coventry Health Care
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Priority Health
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Sagamore Health Network
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The Jewish Hospital

Cincinnati, OH