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Thomas Niesen, MD

Dr. Niesen is a surgeon in the Greater St. Louis area. He is affiliated with St Luke's Hospital.
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Conditions treated

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394 doctors
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394 doctors
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197 doctors
Dr. Niesen saw more vascular disease patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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414 doctors
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414 doctors
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207 doctors
Dr. Niesen saw more cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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165 doctors
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164 doctors
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82 doctors
Dr. Niesen saw more swelling patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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174 doctors
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174 doctors
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87 doctors
Dr. Niesen saw more cerebrovascular disease patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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158 doctors
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157 doctors
Top 5%
78 doctors
Dr. Niesen saw more stroke patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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46 doctors
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46 doctors
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22 doctors
Dr. Niesen saw more transient ischemic attack (TIA) patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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127 doctors
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127 doctors
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63 doctors
Dr. Niesen saw more fainting patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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111 doctors
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110 doctors
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55 doctors
Dr. Niesen saw more peripheral artery disease (PAD) patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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57 doctors
Top 15%
56 doctors
Top 5%
28 doctors
Dr. Niesen saw more arteriosclerosis patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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16 doctors
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15 doctors
Top 5%
7 doctors
Dr. Niesen saw more abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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40 doctors
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40 doctors
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20 doctors
Dr. Niesen saw more aneurysm patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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26 doctors
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26 doctors
Top 5%
13 doctors
Dr. Niesen saw more varicose veins patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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29 doctors
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30 doctors
Top 5%
14 doctors
Dr. Niesen saw more aortic aneurysm patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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446 doctors
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446 doctors
Top 5%
223 doctors
Dr. Niesen saw more pain patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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59 doctors
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60 doctors
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29 doctors
Dr. Niesen saw more deep vein thrombosis (DVT) patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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77 doctors
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76 doctors
Top 5%
38 doctors
Dr. Niesen saw more thrombosis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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35 doctors
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36 doctors
Top 5%
17 doctors
Dr. Niesen saw more leg ulcer patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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221 doctors
Top 15%
220 doctors
Top 5%
110 doctors
Dr. Niesen saw more peripheral vascular disease (PVD) patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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5 doctors
Top 15%
4 doctors
Top 5%
2 doctors
Dr. Niesen saw arteriovenous (AV) fistula patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater St. Louis area. Learn more.
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55 doctors
Top 15%
54 doctors
Top 5%
27 doctors
Dr. Niesen saw pulmonary embolism (PE) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater St. Louis area. Learn more.

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206 doctors
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206 doctors
Top 5%
102 doctors
Dr. Niesen saw chronic kidney disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater St. Louis area. Learn more.

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110 doctors
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109 doctors
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54 doctors
Dr. Niesen saw more hernia patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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285 doctors
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284 doctors
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142 doctors
Dr. Niesen saw heart disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater St. Louis area. Learn more.

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385 doctors
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384 doctors
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192 doctors
Dr. Niesen saw digestive tract conditions patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater St. Louis area. Learn more.

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30 doctors
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30 doctors
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15 doctors
Dr. Niesen saw inguinal hernia patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater St. Louis area. Learn more.

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28 doctors
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28 doctors
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14 doctors
Dr. Niesen saw hiatal hernia patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater St. Louis area. Learn more.

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330 doctors
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330 doctors
Top 5%
165 doctors
Dr. Niesen saw type 2 diabetes patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater St. Louis area. Learn more.

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245 doctors
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245 doctors
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122 doctors
Dr. Niesen saw high cholesterol patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater St. Louis area. Learn more.

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248 doctors
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248 doctors
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124 doctors
Dr. Niesen saw acid reflux patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater St. Louis area. Learn more.

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367 doctors
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368 doctors
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183 doctors
Dr. Niesen saw diabetes patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater St. Louis area. Learn more.

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Cost estimates

These ranges are network rate estimates across all the insurance plans that Dr. Niesen accepts.

Note: These are just estimates. We advise verifying the exact costs with your provider.

Gallbladder removal (laparoscopic) $8,330 – 13.2k
Hernia surgery (inguinal) $5,316 – 10.3k

Amino’s cost estimates are estimates of the total amount that you and your health insurance company might pay for a procedure—this is what we call the “network rate”. Our cost estimates can help you prepare for the financial impact of medical care and help you make more confident decisions about where to get treated.

Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Niesen’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
25%
laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery to reduce scarring and pain compared to traditional open surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Laparoscopic surgery involves smaller incisions, less scarring, and sometimes less pain than traditional open surgery.

To help you understand how Dr. Niesen’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Niesen’s hernia surgeries were performed laparoscopically.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of laparoscopic hernia surgeries for patients like Dr. Niesen’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Niesen’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient gallbladder removal rate

Dr. Niesen’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
76%
outpatient gallbladder removal rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient gallbladder removal to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Gallbladder removals are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Niesen’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Niesen’s gallbladder removals were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform gallbladder removals, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient gallbladder removal for patients like Dr. Niesen’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Niesen’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient hernia surgery rate

Dr. Niesen’s outpatient hernia surgery rate is higher than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Niesen 96%
Predicted for his patients 87%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient hernia surgery to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Hernia surgeries are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Niesen’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Niesen’s hernia surgeries were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient hernia surgery for patients like Dr. Niesen’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Niesen’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Niesen sees patients and can be reached at the following location.

Specialists in Oncology Hematology
226 S Woods Mill Rd
Chesterfield, MO 63017
696 miles away

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Credentials
  • Jewish Hospital of Cincinnati Program
    RESIDENCY
  • Tulane University School of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1978

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Niesen is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • St Luke's Hospital
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2017)

Insurance accepted

Always check coverage with your doctor’s office.

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • TRICARE
  • United Healthcare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield