Joseph J. Hessel, MD, FACS

Cardiothoracic Surgeon

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  • Medical School: University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX
  • Residency: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • Fellowship: Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Florida, Gainsville, FL

Special Interests

Joseph J. Hessel, MD is board certified in General and Thoracic Surgery. He has been in private practice for over 28 years with 23 years in the Phoenix, Arizona area and recently joined the medical staff of the Abrazo Arizona Heart Institute in 2017. He attended undergraduate school at Rice University in Houston, TX and was appointed Chief Resident of Cardiothoracic Surgery for the University of Florida, Gainesvile, FL. Dr. Hessel is responsible for starting three cardiothoracic programs in the Phoenix area including one at Abrazo West Campus and former Phoenix Memorial Hospital.


  • Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Repair and Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Bypass Grafting, Offpump, Beating Heart
  • TAVR, Aorti Aneurysm
  • Ascending/Descending Thoracic Aorta