Dr. Vasant Jayasankar, MD

Dr. Vasant Jayasankar, MD

Cardiothoracic SurgeryMaleAge 53

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Dr. Vasant Jayasankar, MD is a Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist in Jacksonville, FL. Dr. Jayasankar has extensive experience in Carotid Artery Disease or Carotid Endarterectomy and Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as HCA Florida Orange Park Hospital and Ascension St. Vincent's Riverside Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

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Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgical Associates, P.A.

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Always felt rushed and delayed surgery three times in the span of 2 months before finally cancelling it. Dr. Jay will take only conservative cases. He’s not willing to risk his reputation. Other doctors were baffled he kept putting off the operation. My dad just passed away while we waited another surgeon to take his case.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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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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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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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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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Jayasankar

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Jayasankar treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Jayasankar treats other conditions, please contact the office at (904) 592-4940.

Carotid Artery Disease or Carotid Endarterectomy

Carotid artery disease specialists diagnose and treat blockages in the main blood vessels to the brain caused by build-up of plaque. One treatment option is carotid endartectomy, in which surgeons remove the clogged lining of the carotid arteries.Compare with other Carotid Artery Disease or Carotid Endarterectomy specialists.

Dr. Jayasankar is experienced in the area of Carotid Artery Disease or Carotid Endarterectomy. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
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Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection

Aortic aneurym or dissection specialists diagnose and treat abnormal bulges or tears in the wall of the aorta, which are life-threatening and require immediate surgery.Compare with other Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection specialists.

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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 Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arteriovenostomy for Renal Dialysis
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Atrioventricular Septal Defect (AVSD)
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • 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
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Embolism
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Iliac Aneurysm
  • 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, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphedema
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • 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 Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • 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
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Septic Embolism
  • Spider Veins
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thymomas
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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About Me

Care Philosophy

My interests include minimally invasive cardiac and thoracic surgery, complex mitral valve repair, redo- cardiac surgery, and aortic aneurysm disease....Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Brigham and Women's Hospital - Boston MA
Fellowship Hospital
Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania
Residency Hospital
Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania
Internship Hospital
Albany Medical College - Albany NY
Medical School
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Awards

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

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What are Dr. Vasant Jayasankar, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Jayasankar frequently treats Carotid Artery Disease or Carotid Endarterectomy and Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection. See all practice areas where Dr. Jayasankar specializes.

Where is Dr. Vasant Jayasankar, MD's office located?

Dr. Jayasankar's office is located at 836 Prudential Dr Ste 1804, Jacksonville, FL 32207. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Jayasankar is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

HCA Florida Orange Park Hospital

Orange Park, FL

62% Patients that would definitely recommend, 8% lower than the national average

17 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2022)

Ascension St. Vincent's Riverside Hospital

Jacksonville, FL

74% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville

Jacksonville, FL

75% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% higher than the national average

HCA Florida Memorial Hospital

Jacksonville, FL

63% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% lower than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)