Dr. Vasant Jayasankar, MD

Dr. Vasant Jayasankar, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery •  Male • Age 51

  
Accepting new patients

Dr. Vasant Jayasankar, MD is a Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist in Jacksonville, FL. Dr. Jayasankar has more experience with Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) and Cardiac Surgery than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Memorial Hospital Jacksonville and Orange Park Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Jayasankar to book an appointment.


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Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgical Associates, P.A.

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(904) 398-3888
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      He’s a idiot, had went to him for a second opinion from one of his original Colleagues(witch I didn’t know that he was a former colleague)he should have recluse himself as soon as I said the other surgeons name.Clean infected hardware out of my sternum that caused my sternum to snap.He and his PA Mike stood over me and said that I didn’t need any antibiotics that everyone has staff and to a point that is true but not down in the bottom of a 3 centimeter deep hole ?? in the middle of my chest where he took the infected hardware from. Then he argued with my wife (a RN/BSN of 15 years) and the infectious disease doctor and said that I didn’t need any antibiotics.Mind you green puss coming out of that hole ?? daily.Even gave him a second opportunity and did another clean out of my chest and he still argued that I didn’t need any antibiotics well I went home with a pic line and now diagnose with osteomyelitis.So no don’t trust this idiot couldn’t even tell me where the hardware was placed..
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      Scott Logan – Apr 28, 2020
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      After a triple bypass, I got an infection in the incision. The Home Health Nurse called and was told they would get back in touch. They didn't. We went to the ER and they called Dr. Jay's office and they were told someone would get back with them. They didn't We wound up going back to the ER numerous times. No, Dr Jay never returned their calls. When we went to a different hospital they called Dr. Jay's office and said they could go in and see what was going on. Suddenly Dr. Jay wanted me transferred to his hospital and he didn't come in to see me for two days. I had a bacterial abscess under the chest wall and could have died. I have found out since several of his patients got infections and/or complications from their surgery. He seems to be so interested in doing surgeries he doesn't have time to do the follow-up. I would not recommend him to anyone.
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      Jan 17, 2020
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      As a young man (in my 20s) I was very hesitant to get any surgery on my chest. But Dr. J really made me feel comfortable with the procedure, and during the surgery made decisions to ensure my safety was the number one priority. I feel fantastic here after a couple of months, and its thanks to him being able to perform such a procedure. My recovery time took longer than expected but Dr. J continued to follow up for the extra time in the hospital.
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      • Listened & answered questions
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      Mathew R. in Jacksonville, FL – Jun 14, 2019
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      Background Check

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      Practice Areas

      Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)

      Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) specialists diagnose and treat abnormal blood vessel connections between arteries and veins that result in damage or death of body tissue and nerve cells.Compare with other Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) specialists.

      Typically treats 62% more than similar doctors

      Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

      TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
      Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
      normal
      normal

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Jayasankar performs Arteriovenous Shunt Creation more than 71% of their peers

      Dr. Jayasankar performs this procedure more than 71% of their peers

      Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
      normal
      normal

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Jayasankar performs Arteriovenous Fistula Repair more than 53% of their peers

      Dr. Jayasankar performs this procedure more than 53% of their peers

      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 76% more than similar doctors

      Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

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

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Jayasankar performs Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery more than 81% of their peers

      Dr. Jayasankar performs this procedure more than 81% of their peers

      Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
      high
      high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Jayasankar performs Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary) more than 81% of their peers

      Dr. Jayasankar performs this procedure more than 81% of their peers

      Aortic Valve Surgery
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      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Jayasankar performs Aortic Valve Surgery more than 79% of their peers

      Dr. Jayasankar performs this procedure more than 79% of their peers

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      Dr. Jayasankar's conditions and procedures:

      • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
      • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
      • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
      • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
      • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
      • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
      • 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
      • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
      • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
      • Atherosclerosis
      • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
      • Atrial Fibrillation
      • Atrial Flutter
      • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
      • Benign Tumor
      • Cancer
      • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
      • Cardiac Electrophysiology
      • Cardiomegaly
      • Cardiomyopathy
      • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
      • Carotid Artery Disease
      • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
      • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
      • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
      • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
      • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
      • Congenital Heart Defects
      • Congenital Heart Disease
      • Congestive Heart Failure
      • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
      • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
      • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
      • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
      • Coronary Artery Dissection
      • Decortication and Pleurectomy
      • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
      • Dialysis Access Procedures
      • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
      • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
      • Empyema
      • Endocarditis
      • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
      • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
      • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
      • Endovascular Repair of Visceral Aorta
      • Esophageal Cancer
      • Esophageal Diseases
      • Esophageal Surgery
      • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
      • Head and Neck Cancer
      • Head and Neck Surgery
      • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
      • Heart Defect Repair
      • Heart Disease
      • Heart Surgery
      • Heart Tumors, Benign
      • Impella Device
      • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
      • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
      • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
      • Laparotomy
      • Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
      • Lobectomy, Open
      • Lung Cancer
      • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
      • Lung Removal, Open
      • Lung Surgery
      • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
      • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
      • Maze Procedure
      • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
      • Mitral Valve Disease
      • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
      • Mitral Valve Stenosis
      • Mitral Valve Surgery
      • Neuroendocrine Tumors
      • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
      • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
      • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
      • Pericardial Disease
      • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
      • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
      • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
      • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
      • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
      • Peripheral Artery Bypass
      • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
      • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
      • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
      • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
      • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
      • Pleura Cancer
      • Pleural Cancer
      • Port Placements or Replacements
      • Pulmonary Disease
      • Pulmonary Embolism
      • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
      • Puncture Aspiration
      • Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
      • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
      • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
      • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
      • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
      • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
      • Segmentectomy, Open
      • Septal Defect
      • Sympathectomy
      • Thoracentesis
      • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
      • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
      • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
      • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
      • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
      • Thrombosis
      • Thymomas
      • Tracheal Surgery
      • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
      • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
      • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
      • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
      • Varicose Veins
      • Vascular Disease
      • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
      • Vascular Surgical Procedure
      • Venous Compression
      • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
      • Venous Insufficiency
      • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

      About Me

      Care Philosophy

      My interests include minimally invasive cardiac and thoracic surgery, complex mitral valve repair, redo- cardiac surgery, and aortic aneurysm disease. I am dedicated to innovative and advanced techniques in both cardiovascular and thoracic surgery. M...Read more

      Specialties

      • Cardiothoracic Surgery
      • Vascular Surgery

      Board Certifications

      Education

      2007
      Brigham and Womens Hospital
      Fellowship Hospital
      2005
      Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania
      Residency Hospital
      1999
      Hospital of the Unversity of Pennsylvania
      Internship Hospital

      Awards

      • Healthgrades Honor Roll
      • Fnialist Vivien Thomas Compeition, American Heart Association, 6/2003
      • U.S. Surgical Resident Scholar Award, Univeristy of Pennsylvania, 6/1999, 20
      • Leonard D. Miller Award, University of Pennsylvania, 6/2004
      • Young Investigator Award Winner, International Society for Heart Research, 4/2003

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      Affiliated Hospitals

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      Memorial Hospital Jacksonville

      Jacksonville, FL

      64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

      • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

      Orange Park Medical Center

      Orange Park, FL

      65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

      • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2018)

      Ascension St. Vincent's Riverside Hospital

      Jacksonville, FL

      71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

      • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

      Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville

      Jacksonville, FL

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