Dr. Thomas Kerr, MD

Dr. Thomas Kerr, MD

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61 y/o
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Dr. Thomas Kerr, MD is a vascular surgery specialist in Tampa, FL and has been practicing for 28 years. He specializes in vascular surgery, vascular & interventional radiology, and more.Read his story

The Vein & Vascular Institute of Tampa Bay

2809 W Waters Ave

Tampa, FL 33614
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • AvMed
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • EmblemHealth
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Kerr performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Varicose Vein Procedure
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Kerr's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kerr "Tampa Vascular Surgeon, Dr. Thomas Kerr has dedicated his life to the field of vascular surgery and the study of venous disorders in order to deliver the best results and care for his patients. He has improved the health and has saved the lives of thousands of patients suffering from venous insufficiency, peripheral arterial disease, carotid artery disease, aortic aneurysms and all other life-threatening vascular and arterial disorders. Dr. Kerr has performed every kind of vascular surgery ranging from simple varicose vein removal to complex emergency vascular surgery. Education & Training Vascular specialist, Dr. Kerr earned his medical degree from Temple University, and then completed his internship and general surgery residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Kerr became one of the acclaimed Kachelmacher Memorial Research Fellows, and studied under Dr. John J. Cranley, published original research and lectured on vascular topics. Dr. Kerr also completed a fellowship in vascular surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital, in Cincinnati. Then, after being awarded a traveling fellowship from the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, Dr. Kerr traveled to Europe to further his training with world-renowned vascular surgeons. Certifications & Expertise In addition to becoming a Board Certified Vascular Surgeon and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Kerr also became a board certified physician in vascular interpretation (RPVI). With so many certifications in his name, and after being one of the few vein doctors who have passed four separate board examinations, Dr. Kerr has become one of the top vascular surgeons in Spring Hill, Florida and in the Country. Dr. Kerr has authored multiple book chapters, has co-authored a book on vascular disease, and has had multiple peer-reviewed articles on venous disease published in respected medical journals. He is also a Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of South Florida. Awards & Memberships All his dedication and specialized studies of venous disorders has allowed him to become one of the first recipients of the American Venous Forum Research Foundation Award for Studies in Venous Diseases, and a recipient of the Taylor-Caswell Teaching Award from Temple University. After all his accomplishments and awards in the medical field, Dr. Kerr has earned the honor and prestige to be: Elected by peers to The Society of Vascular Surgeons A member of The Society of Clinical Vascular Surgeons A member of the American Association of Vascular Surgery One of a handful of members from the State of Florida in the American Venous Forum A member of the International Society of Endovascular Specialists After reading Dr. Kerr's career accomplishments, you probably already know that you can put all your trust in such an experienced and world-renowned vascular surgeon when it comes to your vein and arterial problems. To schedule a consultation with Board Certified Vascular Surgeon, Thomas Kerr, here at The Vein and Vascular Institute of Tampa Bay, give us a call at (813) 377-2773. "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kerr "Our practice, unlike others in the Tampa area, has the ability to diagnose and treat the entire vascular system. This not only includes state of the art treatment of spider and varicose veins but other arterial or lymphatic diseases as well. We are the only practice in the Tampa Bay area that completely focuses on the vascular system as a whole instead of just one part. Unlike most practices, we are also uniquely trained and experienced to offer all forms of diagnosis and therapy. Our state-of-the-art Nationally Accredited Vascular Laboratory was built for the purpose of diagnosing and treating venous and arterial disease. It is one of only a few in the state that is a nationally accredited vascular laboratory. At the Vein and Vascular Institute of Tampa Bay we have the most advanced technologies available anywhere, such as the Philips EnVisor HD system for color duplex ultrasound which is used to accurately and painlessly detect and diagnose all venous and arterial diseases."
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13  Specialties

  • Vascular Surgery
  • Angiography
  • Endovascular Surgery
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Peripheral Vascular Surgery
  • Radiology
  • Thoracic Radiology
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Thoracoabdominal Surgery
  • Vascular & Interventional Radiologic Technology
  • Vascular & Interventional Radiology
  • Vascular Medicine
  • Vascular Radiology

3  Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Vascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

63  Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Arterial Thrombosis
  • Artery Disorders
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dissecting Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Leg Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Primary Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thromboembolism
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Reflux
  • Venous Thrombosis
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38  Procedures

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Temple University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
  • Temple University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Temple University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Good Samaritan Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Temple University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Good Samaritan Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • One of the first recipients of the American Venous Forum Research Foundation Award for Studies in Venous Diseases,
  • Recipient of the Taylor-Caswell Teaching Award from Temple University,
Media & Publications

Dr. Kerr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kerr's Reviews

4.2
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kerr to family and friends
66 total reviews (14 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (66)

  • 5
    (52)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (12)

Dr. Kerr's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Kerr Says:
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With over 20 years in practice, at The Vein and Vascular Institute of Tampa Bay our primary goal and mission is to make sure that our patients are receiving the best possible care available anywhere.

We love to hear from our patients about how our vascular surgery services have helped to improve their lives.

We would greatly appreciate it if you could take a minute of your time to rate your experience with our staff and

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Patient Comments (14)

Dr Kerr is the best vascular surgeon I have ever known. He takes the time to answer all of your questions. And he gives his cell phone number if you have any Questions or problems and need to get a hold of him. I know of no other Doctor who does that.
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Dr Kerr and his staff have given me excellent care for years. My vascular system has stabilized and all procedures necessary for wellness are performed right in the office. I highly recommend this office for health and monitoring on all vascular needs. Thank you Dr Kerr. Carol Harmon
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Dr. Kerr is fantastic but his staff leaves a little to desired. Tommy, at least that is what it said on his uniform, is rude and abrupt with patients. His bedside manner is severely lacking. He needs remedial training. The front desk is not the place for checking in patients and measuring for...more
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Dr Kerr is one of the rudest doctors I have ever been to. He was yelling at his front desk reps while patients were in the waiting room and was very aggressive I would say, towards them. To me , he talked Loud and not friendly at all I couldn’t stand it. I do not recommend this doctor to anyone! He...more
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My experience with Dr. Kerr and the staff at the Lutz office has been very satisfying. I suffered with varicose veins for many years before I went to see Dr.Kerr. I am amazed at how much better my legs feel. The procedure is so quick and painless. I'm very happy!
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