Dr. William Kessler MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. William Kessler is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Austin, Texas. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Heart Hospital of Austin and Seton Medical Center Austin. He received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine and has been in practice for 17 years. Dr. Kessler accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 12 doctors at Heart Hospital of Austin and one of 14 at Seton Medical Center Austin who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: General Cardiac/Thoracic Surgery

Hospital Affiliation

Heart Hospital of Austin

Seton Medical Center Austin
High performing in Cardiology & Heart Surgery

St. David's Medical Center

Education & Medical Training

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Residency, General Surgery, 1991 - 1996

UCLA Medical Center
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1998 - 1999

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1996 - 1998

Baylor College of Medicine
Class of 1991

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified 17 years in Surgery

American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Certified 15 years in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

TX State Medical License
Active through 2014

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
2012

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • Capital BC Keystone Health Plan Central HMO
  • Capital Blue Cross PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • HealthAmerica HealthAssurance PPO
  • Highmark BCBS ClassicBlue
  • Highmark BCBS PPOBlue
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PriorityHealth HMO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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