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Dr. Thurston Bauer, MD

Thoracic Surgery ·  Male · Age 37

Dr. Bauer

Dr. Thurston Bauer, MD is a thoracic surgery specialist in Little Rock, AR and has been practicing for 9 years. He graduated from Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med in 2010 and specializes in thoracic surgery and cardiovascular surgery.

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(501) 666-2894

Dr. Bauer accepts the following insurance:

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
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Windsor Health Plan

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Dr. Bauer's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Heart Defect Repair

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bauer performs Heart Defect Repair more than 77% of his peers

Dr. Bauer performs this procedure more than 77% of his peers

Port Placements or Replacements

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bauer performs Port Placements or Replacements more than 74% of his peers

Dr. Bauer performs this procedure more than 74% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Port Removal
Aortic Valve Surgery

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bauer performs Aortic Valve Surgery more than 74% of his peers

Dr. Bauer performs this procedure more than 74% of his peers

Dr. Bauer's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • 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
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Empyema
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • 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
  • Impella Device
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • 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 Embolism
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thrombosis
  • 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

Care Philosophy

"When patients come to see me they have lots of questions. I am a firm believer in spending all the time that's necessary for patients to understand what's going on and what their options are so they can make the best decision."


  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Cardiovascular Surgery


University Of North Carolina
Residency Hospital
Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med
Medical School

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What People Say About Dr. Thurston Bauer, MD
While on vacation the week before Thanksgiving, I required bypass surgery in Little Rock, AR. I was most fortunate to have Dr. Bauer assigned to my case. He took a comprehensive medical history and was able we to convey the risk factors I could encounter. He took my hand and prayed for God to guide...Read More
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Dr Thurston Bauer is the most caring and compassionate doctor I have ever met. He always spends time with you and is very eager to answer any questions that you may have. The care that he and his nurse Katherine gave me was unbelievable. They were also very considerate of my family and spent time...Read More
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