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Specializes in General Surgery • Male • Age 61

44555 Woodward Ave Ste 307
Pontiac, MI 48341
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Dr. Caralis' Experience

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Dr. Caralis' Specialties

Procedures Dr. Caralis Performs

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
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Hospital Quality

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Saint Joseph Mercy Oakland
44405 Woodward Ave
Pontiac, MI 48341

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
Cardiothoracic/Vascular Sgns
Cardiothoracic/Vascular Sgns
44555 Woodward Ave Ste 307
Pontiac, MI 48341
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    Dr. Caralis' Experience

    Specialties

    • General Surgery
    • Cardiothoracic Surgery
    • Thoracic Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • General Surgery
    • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
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    • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
    • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
    • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
    • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
    • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
    • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
    • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
    • Decortication and Pleurectomy
    • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
    • Lobectomy, Open
    • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
    • Lung Removal, Open
    • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
    • Maze Procedure
    • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
    • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
    • Port Placements or Replacements
    • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
    • Segmentectomy, Open
    • Sympathectomy
    • Thoracentesis
    • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
    • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
    • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
    • Tracheal Surgery
    • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
    • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
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    • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
    • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
    • Aortic Aneurysm
    • Aortic Dissection
    • Aortic Ectasia
    • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
    • Aortic Valve Disease
    • Arrhythmias (incl. Atrial Fibrillation)
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Carotid Artery Disease
    • Congenital Heart Disease
    • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
    • Empyema
    • Endocarditis
    • Heart Tumors, Benign
    • Lung Cancer
    • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
    • Mitral Valve Disease
    • Pericardial Disease
    • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
    • Pleural Neoplasm, Malignant
    • Pulmonary Embolism
    • Pulmonary Valve Disease
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    Background Check for Dr. Caralis

    Malpractice Claims not available

    • Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Michigan.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Chicago College Of Osteopathic Medicine Of Midwestern University, Midwestern University
    Graduated in 1979
    6

    Languages Spoken by Dr. Caralis & Staff

    • English
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    Dr. Caralis' Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    Patient Satisfaction

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    4.5 out of 5

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    4.5 out of 5

    8 responses

    Dr. Caralis' Office & Staff

    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments

    4.5 out of 5

    8 responses

    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.

    4.8 out of 5

    8 responses

    Staff friendliness and courteousness

    4.6 out of 5

    8 responses

    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)

    10 – 15 minutes

    7 responses

    Experience with Dr. Caralis

    Level of trust in provider's decisions

    4.6 out of 5

    9 responses

    How well provider explains medical condition(s)

    4.5 out of 5

    8 responses

    How well provider listens and answers questions

    4.5 out of 5

    8 responses

    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients

    4.5 out of 5

    8 responses

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    Cardiothoracic/Vascular Sgns
    44555 Woodward Ave Ste 307
    Pontiac, MI 48341
    (248) 858-3939 (Office)
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