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Andrew R. Barksdale MD, FACS, Cardiothoracic Surgery

Andrew R. Barksdale, MD, FACS

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Primary Specialty

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Secondary Specialties

Cardiac Surgery
Thoracic Surgery
Vascular Surgery
Cardiovascular Surgery

Provider Type

Independent - Not Employed by Franciscan Health

Board Certification
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Accepting new patients





Cardiac Surgery Associates - Indianapolis

Cardiac Surgery Associates - Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

5255 E Stop 11 Road #200
Indianapolis, IN 46237
(317) 851-2331

Office Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Franciscan Physician Network Specialty Clinic Lafayette

Franciscan Physician Network Specialty Clinic Lafayette, Lafayette, IN

3900 St. Francis Way
Suite 200
Lafayette, IN 47905
(765) 775-2800

Office Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Franciscan Health Indianapolis

Franciscan Health Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

8111 S. Emerson Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46237
(317) 528-5000

  • Medical School
    Indiana University School of Medicine
    Indianapoils, IN
  • Internship
    University of Kentucky
    Lexington, KY
  • Residency
    University of Kentucky
    Lexington, KY
  • Fellowship
    University of Minnesota
    Minneapolis, MN
Marc W. Gerdisch MD, FACS, FACC, FHRS, Cardiothoracic Surgery

Marc W. Gerdisch, MD, FACS, FACC, FHRS

Primary Specialty: Cardiothoracic Surgery

Location: Cardiac Surgery Associates - Indianapolis (Primary)

  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Awards and Honors


  • Dr. Barksdale is an experienced cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon at Franciscan Health and a partner of Cardiac Surgery Associates.
  • During his career, he has performed more than 2,000 combined elective and emergency procedures.
  • He is a former recipient of the National Institutes of Health/National Research Service Award and has been published in several peer-reviewed research publications.
  • Recognized as Top Doctors from 2014-2019 by Indianapolis Monthly for thoracic & cardiac surgery.


Dr. Barksdale specializes in performing adult cardiac operations, minimally invasive lung surgery and a variety of peripheral vascular procedures. His special surgical interests include the following:

Heart Specialty

  • Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
  • Coronary Artery Reoperation
  • Aortic Valve Replacement Surgery
  • Atrial Fibrillation Surgery
  • Repair of Atrial Septal Defects
  • Surgery for Infective Endocarditis
  • Transmyocardial Laser Revascularization Surgery

Lung Specialty

  • Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery
  • Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS)
  • da Vinci Robotic Surgery
  • ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation)
  • Endoscopy
  • High Risk Reoperation Surgery
  • Lung Cancer Surgery
  • Pericardial Window
  • Pericardiectomy
  • Pleurectomy
  • Pneumonectomy
  • Thymus Gland Surgery
  • Tracheostomy

Vascular Specialty

  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Dialysis Access
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Management of Complex Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Disease
  • Emergent Repair of Ruptured Abdominal Aneurysms
  • Iliac Aneurysm
  • Management of Peripheral Arterial and Vascular Disease
  • Claudication

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