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Dr. William Kessler, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery*
4.6 (22)
Map Pin Small Austin, TX
Accepting new patients
33 years of experience

Overview of Dr. William Kessler, MD

Dr. William Kessler, MD is a Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist in Austin, TX. They specialize in Cardiothoracic Surgery, has 33 years of experience, and is board certified in Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery. They graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and is affiliated with St. David's Medical Center, Heart Hospital of Austin, St. David's North Austin Medical Center, St. David's South Austin Medical Center, Ascension Seton Williamson, Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas, Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin, Ascension Seton Hays, St. David's Round Rock Medical Center, Ascension Seton Southwest and The Hospital at Westlake Medical Center. Dr. Kessler, completed a residency at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Patients rated Dr. Kessler an average 4.6 star rating.

Dr. Kessler works at Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons in Austin, TX. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Anthem and Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Kessler's Office Locations

  1. 1
    Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons
    1010 W 40TH ST, Austin, TX 78756 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (512) 459-8753
    Monday
    08:00 - 17:00
    Tuesday
    08:00 - 17:00
    Wednesday
    08:00 - 17:00
    Thursday
    08:00 - 17:00
    Friday
    08:00 - 17:00
  2. 2
    Institute of Cardiovascular Health
    1004 W 32nd St Ste 300, Austin, TX 78705 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (512) 324-3028

Hospital Affiliations
Admitting Hospitals

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  • St. David's Medical Center
  • Heart Hospital of Austin
  • St. David's North Austin Medical Center
  • St. David's South Austin Medical Center
  • Ascension Seton Williamson
  • Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas
  • Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin
  • Ascension Seton Hays
  • St. David's Round Rock Medical Center
  • Ascension Seton Southwest
  • The Hospital at Westlake Medical Center

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Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
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Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
Hypertensive Heart with Failure
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)

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Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
Hypertensive Heart with Failure
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Partial Lung Collapse
Aortic Valve Surgery
Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
Coronary Artery Bypass with Robotic Assist
Heart Defect Repair
Maze Procedure
Acute Coronary Syndrome
Adrenal Gland Cancer
Aneurysm
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Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
Aneurysm of Heart
Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Diseases
Aortic Dissection
Aortic Ectasia
Aortic Stenosis
Aortic Valve Disease
Aortic Valve Regurgitation
Arrhythmias
Atrial Septal Defect
Barrett's Esophagus
Benign Lung Neoplasms
Benign Tumor
Biventricular Heart Failure
Cardiac Tamponade
Cardiomyopathy
Carotid Artery Disease
Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
Coarctation of the Aorta
Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
Congenital Heart Defects
Congestive Heart Failure
Constipation
Coronary Artery Dissection
Coronary Vessel Malformation
Endocarditis
Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal Diseases
Excessive Sweating
Gallstones
Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
Heart Disease
Hemorrhoids
Hyperparathyroidism
Intestinal Diverticulosis
Malignant Heart Tumors
Malignant Mediastinal Tumor
Mediastinal Tumors
Mitral and Aortic Valve Disorder
Mitral Valve Disease
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Mitral Valve Stenosis
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation
Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
Pericardial Disease
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
Pleural Effusion
Pulmonary Disease
Pulmonary Valve Disease
Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
Secondary Hypertension
Septal Defect
Septic Embolism
Subacute Endocarditis
Systolic Heart Failure
Tetralogy of Fallot
Traumatic Brain Injury
Ventricular Fibrillation
Ventricular Septal Defect
Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
Ablation for Cardiac Arrhythmias
Aortic Repair
Aortic Valve Bicuspidization
Arterial Catheterization with Robotic Assist
Atrial Tissue Ablation
Cardiac Catheterization with Robotic Assist
Carotid Artery Stent Placement
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
Decortication and Pleurectomy
Dressing and Debridement of Wound or Infection
Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
Endovascular Repair of Aorta
Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
Esophageal Surgery
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Heart Surgery
Heart Transplant
Heart Valvuloplasty of Mitral Valve Without Replacement
Impella Device
Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD)
Lung Surgery
Mitral Valve Bicuspidization
Mitral Valve Prosthetic Implantation
Mitral Valve Repair
Mitral Valve Replacement
Mitral Valve Surgery
Open Thymectomy
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
Thoracentesis
Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
Tracheal Surgery
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
Tricuspid Valve Surgery
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
Wound Repair
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    Specialties*
    • Cardiothoracic Surgery

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    Years of Experience
    • 33 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English, Spanish
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    NPI Number
    • 1013925585
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    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • University of California-Los Angeles
    Fellowship
    Residency
    • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
    Residency
    Medical Education
    • Baylor College of Medicine
    Medical Education
    Undergraduate School
    • University of Texas at Austin
    Undergraduate School
    Board Certifications
    • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
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    Dr. Kessler works at Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons in Austin, TX. View the full address on Dr. Kessler’s profile.

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