Dr. William Kessler, MD

Dr. William Kessler, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  ·  
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Age 55
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Dr. William Kessler, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Austin, TX and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from Baylor University in 1991 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiac surgery, and more.

1010 W 40th St

Austin, TX 78756

Contact Information

(512) 459-8753

Insurance Accepted

  • Admar
  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • 9 More

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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Kessler's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kessler treats Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) more than 76% of his peers

Dr. Kessler treats this condition more than 76% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 1
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 2
Heart Surgery
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kessler performs Heart Surgery more than 70% of his peers

Dr. Kessler performs this procedure more than 70% of his peers

Aortic Valve Surgery
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kessler performs Aortic Valve Surgery more than 64% of his peers

Dr. Kessler performs this procedure more than 64% of his peers

Dr. Kessler's conditions and procedures:

Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
Aneurysm
Aneurysm and Dissection 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
Arrhythmias
Benign Tumor
Cardiomyopathy
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
Congestive Heart Failure
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Coronary Artery Dissection
Decortication and Pleurectomy
Endocarditis
Endovascular Repair of Aorta
Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal Diseases
Esophageal Surgery
Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
Excessive Sweating
Heart Defect Repair
Heart Disease
Heart Surgery
Heart Transplant
Heart Tumors, Malignant
Lobectomy, Open
Lung Cancer
Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
Lung Surgery
Maze Procedure
Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
Mitral Valve Disease
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Mitral Valve Stenosis
Mitral Valve Surgery
Open Thymectomy
Pericardial Disease
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
Port Placements or Replacements
Pulmonary Disease
Pulmonary Valve Disease
Secondary Hypertension
Septal Defect
Thoracentesis
Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
Tricuspid Valve Surgery
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
Ventricular Assist Device
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Care Philosophy

William F. Kessler, M.D., is originally from Houston, Texas. He received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and completed his General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery residencies at the University of Texas Southwestern...

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Education

  • 1999
    University Of California At Los Angeles
    Fellowship Hospital
    1999
  • 1998
    University Of Texas Southwestern Medical School
    Residency Hospital
    1998
  • 1992
    University Of Texas Southwestern Medical School
    Internship Hospital
    1992
  • 1991
    Baylor University
    Medical School
    1991
  • 1987
    University Of Texas At Austin
    Undergraduate School
    1987

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Cardiac Care Provider of the Year award, 2002

Dr. Kessler's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kessler

4.7

Based on 15 reviews

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Excellence at its best. Dr keeps you well informed. His follow up after surgery is top notch. I recommend Dr Kessler to everyone. Dr and staff easy to talk to.
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Insurance accepted

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

Admar
Admar PPO
Aetna
Aetna Test
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Medicare Blue PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Choice Test
Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
Cigna
Choice Fund
Choice Fund PPO
Cigna EPO
Cigna Healthcare of Texas HMO
Cigna Healthcare of Texas POS
Cigna Healthcare of Texas PPO
Cigna Network
Commercial EPO
Commercial HMO
Commercial PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
Great West Healthcare-Cigna HMO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna POS
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Indemnity EPO
Medicare Advantage HMO
Network Open Access
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Open Access Plus PPO
Select Network HMO
Select Network POS
Select Network PPO
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
Coventry Health and Life Insurance Co
Coventry Health and Life Insurance Co HMO
Coventry Health Care HMO
Coventry Health Care POS
Coventry Health Care PPO
Group Plan PPO
Open Access HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) Test
First Health (Coventry Health Care) Test EPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care) Test HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care) Test PPO
Health Advantage
Health Advantage PPO
Humana
Choice Care
Choice Care HMO
Choice Care Network PPO
Choice Care PPO
Choice PPO
Freedom
Freedom HMO
Freedom PPO
Gold
Gold Choice
Humana EPO
Humana HMO
Humana POS
Humana PPO
Medicare Advantage HMO
Tricare
Medicaid
Managed Care
Medicaid Assignment
Medicaid HMO
Medicare
Medicare Advantage PFFS
MultiPlan
MultiPlan Test PPO
PHCS Network POS
PHCS Network PPO
PHCS Open Access PPO
Private HealthCare Systems
Texas True Choice
Texas True Choice PPO
Tricare
Prime
Standard
TriCare for Life
Tricare South
UnitedHealthCare
Choice HMO
Choice Plus Test POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Select HMO
Select Plus HMO
United Healthcare EPO
United Healthcare POS

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