Dr. Kent C Thieman MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Kent Thieman is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Des Moines, Iowa. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Iowa Lutheran Hospital and Iowa Methodist Medical Center. He received his medical degree from University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and has been in practice for 36 years. Dr. Thieman accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 2 doctors at Iowa Lutheran Hospital and one of 7 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: General Cardiac/Thoracic Surgery

Education & Medical Training

Central IA Health System - IA Methodist
Residency, General Surgery, 1978 - 1983

University of Wisconsin
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1983 - 1985

University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Class of 1978

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Certified 30 years in Orthopaedic Surgery

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Certified 25 years in Hand Surgery

AZ State Medical License
Active through 2014

CO State Medical License
Active through 2013

Publications & Presentations

Echocardiographic comparison of the standard end-hole cannula, the soft-flow cannula, and the dispersion cannula during perfusion into the aortic arch.
Grooters, R.K., Ver Steeg, D.A., Stewart, M.J., Thieman, K.C., Schneider, R.F.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • AmeriHealth Direct POS
  • Amerihealth HMO
  • AmeriHealth PPO
  • Anthem Blue Access PPO
  • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • HealthAmerica HealthAssurance PPO
  • Horizon BCBS Direct Access
  • Horizon BCBS HMO
  • Horizon BCBS POS
  • Horizon BCBS PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio SuperMed Plus
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Oxford Health Freedom
  • Oxford Health Liberty
  • Sagamore Health Plus
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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