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Dr. Vaughn A Starnes Is this you?

About Dr. Vaughn A Starnes

Dr. Vaughn A Starnes, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Los Angeles, CA. He has 41 years of experience. His specialties include Vascular Surgery. Dr. Starnes is affiliated with Lakewood Regional Medical Center, Methodist Hospital Southern Ca and Huntington Hospital. Dr. Starnes has received 8 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

34 Ratings with 10 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Vaughn A Starnes is Excellent. Dr. Vaughn A Starnes has been rated by 34 patients. From those 34 patients 10 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Vaughn A Starnes is 4.6 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

University of Southern California

1520 San Pablo St Ste 4300
Los Angeles, CA 90033
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Specialties

Dr. Vaughn A Starnes has the following 1 specialty

  • Vascular Surgery

    Vascular surgeons treat and manage disorders in your veins, arteries and your lymphatic system to ensure blood circulation in your heart and in brain is the best it can be. They're well-versed on how your vascular system works with the rest of your body and they can treat conditions that may cause blockages or buildup.
    They can perform many of the same diagnostic testing as interventional radiologists can, such as angiography and MRIs. In addition to diagnosis, they provide critical care and treatment for aneurysms, artery blockages and trauma injuries that involve your veins. They can also help patients manage diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol as well as treat artery disease. Treatment for more serious cases might include bypass surgery or surgery to remove plaque.

  • Expertise

    35 Expertise

  • Pulmonary Atresia
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Lung Cancer
  • Diabetes Complications
  • Glandular Cancer (Adenocarcinoma)
  • Vascular Malformations
  • Pneumonia
  • Varicose Veins
  • Reperfusion Injury
  • Cardiac Surgical Procedures
  • Mitral Valve Insufficiency
  • Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
  • Congenital Heart Disease (Patent Ductus Arteriosus)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Aortic Valve Insufficiency
  • Coronary Artery Bypass (Heart Bypass)
  • Aneurysm
  • Ventricular Septal Defects
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Obstructive Lung Diseases
  • Cardiopulmonary Bypass (CPB)
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Myocardial Diseases
  • Cytomegalovirus Infections
  • Ventricular Outflow Obstruction
  • Lung Transplantation
  • Aortic Valve Stenosis
  • Heart-Lung Transplantation
  • Pneumonectomy (Lung removal)
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Coronary Disease
  • Ebstein Anomaly
  • Pathologic Constriction

Reviews

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Life Saver

Dr. Stearns can "think on his feet" . Remains calm during the most strenuous emergency surgeries.

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Full of heart
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great surgeon

Dr. Starnes is an excellent doctor who performed second open heart surgery on my dad, 69-yr patient. he's, of course, good at what he does but doesn't come off as "I'm the best heart surgeon in LA" attitude. I would recommend him to anyone in need of heart surgery. ***I think he needs to update his photo on this website. that picture seems like it was from yrs ago when he just started practicing medicine! :)

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Most gifted heart surgeon.

Dr. Starnes did my bypass using a robot and my recovery period was very short. Surgeons at other major hospitals recommended Dr. Starnes. I asked a Cedars doctor if I should get a second opinion or consider the Cleveland Clinic. He responded that if Dr. Starnes was doing the procedure, you do not need to look anywhere else. He is the best.

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Five Stars

Dr. Starnes is really a best doctor. He is my husband surgeon..thank you Dr. Starnes and to all your staffs.

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  • Awards

    8 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011, 2014, 2009, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2016)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Patients' Choice Award (2009, 2010, 2014, 2016, 2011, 2015, 2008, 2012, 2013)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree (2016, 2013, 2014, 2015)

    Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree recognizes doctors with the highest scores in bedside manner for five consecutive years. This honor is granted to a few distinct doctors in the United States based on experiences shared by patients.

  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2014, 2012, 2016, 2015, 2013)

    The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.

  • On-Time Doctor Award (2009)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • America's Top Doctors (2017)

    Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise. Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Starnes is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    41 Years Experience

  • University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1977

  • Stanford University School Of Medicine

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Vaughn A Starnes accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Basic HMO
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna HMO Deductible Plan CA only
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Savings Plus of CA
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
    • Aetna Vitalidad Plus CA con Aetna
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross California
    • BC CA California Care Small Group HMO
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
    • Blue Cross CA California Care Large Group HMO
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
    • Blue Cross CA Select HMO
    • Blue Cross CA Select PPO
    • Blue Cross CA Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield California
    • BS CA Platinum 90 PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze 60 PPO SHOP
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
    • Blue Shield CA PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Silver 70 PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
    • Health Net CA PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
  • Molina Healthcare
    • Molina Mrktplace CA
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
    • PHCS PPO Kaiser
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

University of Southern California, 1520 San Pablo St Ste 4300, Los Angeles, CA

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