Dr. Samuel Vester, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery •  Male • Age 62
  
Dr. Vester

Cardiovascular &Thoracic Surgns

4030 Smith Rd Ste 300 Cincinnati, OH 45209

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Dr. Samuel Vester, MD is a Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist in Cincinnati, OH and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Vester has more experience with Cardiac Surgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine medical school in 1983. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Mercy Health - Fairfield Hospital and Mercy Health-West Hospital. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Vester to book an appointment.


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Dr. Vester accepts the following insurance:

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Anthem
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Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Preferred Plus-OH POS
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Gold Blue Access-OH PPO
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National (BlueCard) PPO
Ohio Med Plan-OH
Platinum Blue Access-OH PPO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-OH
Trihealth HD80-OH
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
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Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Humana
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MultiPlan
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Sagamore Health Network
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Practice Areas

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.Compare with other Cardiac Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 64% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vester performs Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery more than 75% of their peers

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

Heart Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vester performs Heart Surgery more than 72% of their peers

Dr. Vester performs this procedure more than 72% of their peers

Aortic Valve Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vester performs Aortic Valve Surgery more than 60% of their peers

Dr. Vester performs this procedure more than 60% of their peers

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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

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Dr. Vester's Reviews

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4.5

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Dr. Vester is probably a good surgeon. I gave him 3 stars for two reasons. He did a poor job of preparing me for how difficult the recovery from the surgery would be. His nurse was difficult to work with in the matter of pain control. I suffered for several weeks needlessly.
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Jeanie Naumann – Oct 02, 2019
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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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Russell Larmann in Latonia – Mar 04, 2018
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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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David G. Schlageter in Cincinnati, OH – May 10, 2017
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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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Nicole in Hamilton, OH – Jan 20, 2017
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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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Rebecca Tackett in Cincinnati, OH – Sep 11, 2016
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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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Linda A in Cincinnati, OH – Dec 31, 2015
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very caring and infomative to my condition
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Biography

Dr. Samuel Vester, MD is a Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist in Cincinnati, OH and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Vester has more experience with Cardiac Surgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Unive...Read more

Specialties

  • 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

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Cardiovascular &Thoracic Surgns

Cardiac Vascular and Thoracic Surgeons Inc4030 Smith Rd Ste 300 Cincinnati, OH 45209
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Mercy Health - Fairfield Hospital

Fairfield, OH

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)

Mercy Health-West Hospital

Cincinnati, OH

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

The Jewish Hospital-mercy Health

Cincinnati, OH

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)