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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery • Male • Age 48

675 W North Ave Ste 214
Melrose Park, IL 60160
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Dr. Karis' Experience

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Dr. Karis' Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery

Procedures Dr. Karis Performs

  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
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Hospital Quality

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Rochester General Hospital
1425 Portland Avenue
Rochester, NY 14621

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Cardiothoracic and Vascular Sgcl
Cardiothoracic and Vascular Sgcl
675 W North Ave Ste 214
Melrose Park, IL 60160
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    Dr. Karis' Experience

    Specialties

    • Cardiac Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • General Surgery
    • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
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    • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
    • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
    • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
    • Decortication and Pleurectomy
    • Impella Device
    • Lobectomy, Open
    • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
    • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
    • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
    • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
    • Open Thymectomy
    • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
    • Thoracentesis
    • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
    • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
    • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
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    • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
    • Aortic Aneurysm
    • Aortic Valve Disease
    • Arrhythmias (incl. Atrial Fibrillation)
    • Cardiomegaly
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Carotid Artery Disease
    • Congestive Heart Failure
    • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
    • Empyema
    • Esophageal Cancer
    • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
    • Lung Cancer
    • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
    • Mitral Valve Disease
    • Pericardial Disease
    • Pleura Cancer
    • Pleural Neoplasm, Malignant
    • Pulmonary Embolism
    • Septal Defect
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    Background Check for Dr. Karis

    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for Illinois.
    • 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

    Finch University Of Health Sciences Chicago Medical School
    Graduated in 1996
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Karis & Staff

    • English
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    Dr. Karis' Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Karis

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    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes 2 responses
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    Level of trust in provider's decisions
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    Cardiothoracic and Vascular Sgcl
    675 W North Ave Ste 214
    Melrose Park, IL 60160
    (708) 681-7894 (Office)
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