Aaron B. Hesselson, MD

  • Director of Electrophysiologic Services
4.83 out of 5

Procedures Performed

  • Cardiac electrophysiology
  • Arrhythmia monitoring
  • EKG
  • Comprehensive, multidisciplinary arrhythmia therapies including Radiofrequency and Cryoablations
  • Implant and management of traditional and novel cardiac devices, including leadless pacemakers, HIS bundle devices, subcutaneous ICDs

About

Dr. Aaron Hesselson has nearly 30 years of experience in the field of cardiac electrophysiology. He earned his biomedical engineering degree from Rutgers University in 1987 after which he entered into clinical research. Following medical school, a Harvard medical residency was completed at Boston Beth Israel Hospital and cardiology/electrophysiology fellowships at Duke University medical center. He now brings his experience in complex cardiac ablation and device management of congestive heart failure to UK as Director of Electrophysiologic Services.

Personal Statment

When I was in college, even before I had any inkling that I wanted to go into medicine, I ended up in an intensive care unit with a fractured sternum and a bruised heart. My experience there very much formulated how I approach any patient.

I think it would behoove doctors to think about themselves from that aspect: The patient doesn’t know what’s going on. They don’t know the technology. They don’t know the technical terms. They don’t know what the endpoint is.

Hopefully I can anticipate their needs and their questions, and make them that much more comfortable and reassured. I talk to my patients. I try to spend a lot of my time communicating. I think that’s very important.

Faculty Rank

  • Associate Professor of Medicine

Training & Education

Degree

New Jersey Medical School, Newark

Residency

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston

Fellowship

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.
Cardiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.

Certifications and Special Training

American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
American Board of Internal Medicine, Clinical Cardiac EP

Insurance Information

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Ratings & Reviews

4.83 out of 5
21 Reviews

The star rating is a calculation based on feedback from our patients using our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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    Good, very informative

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    My experience could not have been any better, I am most appreciative.

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    Dr Hesselson was very informative and took the time to hear my concerns. He explained all the rational for his decision on a plan of care for me. I was greatly impressed. He did seem rushed or make me feel unimportant

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    I asked Dr Hesselson several detailsef questions. He took the time to give me thorough answers to each question. I greatly appreciated the time and detail he provided.

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    Dr Hesselson has great bedside manner and genuinely shows care!
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      Both physician and PA were excellent especially PA.
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      Dr Hesselson was very clear explaining why I needed a pacemaker. Very personable and put me at ease immediately.
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      Great Doctor!
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      He shares his heart passionately with giving me care at every visit. I always enjoy my visits because nothing sounds strange or new, i'm always carried along progressively in my care.
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      I am not impressed with having a PA come in and discuss my treatment and prescribe medication. I was referred to a specialist and if he does not have time to see me, I don't feel the need to see a 'specialist'. I was disappointed with the suggestions the PA made, so the doctor did come in and talk with me. I do not feel Dr Hessleson is a good fit for me as he is quite indignant to have his word questioned. I was hoping for a different outcome, but he did not tell me why that was not possible, just that I wasn't a candidate for the procedure. I think he and I just don't 'speak the same language'. I also Do Not Appreciate him speaking rudely about my heart doctor, who does, in fact, explain the Why of whatever treatment he is suggesting
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      I have recommended *Dr. Hesselson, and will continue to do so.
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      *Dr. Hesselson has been a Godsend. He listens to me about my concerns and always includes me in my plan of care. I trust his guidance and know I am receiving the very best care possible.
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      *Dr. Hesselson is a very professional & good specialist that I have been blessed with. Trust & open communication are priorities *Dr. Hesselson share with me. Thank "God" for dr.
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      Very pleased and informed. A very candid but necessary conversation with compassion for our situation.
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      Good
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      There was no need to discuss treatment options
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      My health issue has already been identified and I have had surgery. This visit was to check my pacemaker. He was pleased with how everything was working.
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      Everyone was great, could not have been better.
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      Very caring compassionate great listener
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      Very good
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      All staff are very professional, polite.