Dr. Clifford Kitten, MD

Dr. Clifford Kitten, MD

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Cardiac Surgery  ·  
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66 y/o
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Dr. Clifford Kitten, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Shenandoah, TX and has been practicing for 38 years. He specializes in cardiac surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, and more.

KDS Cardiovascular Surgery

118 Shenandoah Dr Ste A

Shenandoah, TX 77381
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Missouri
  • Coventry Healthcare of the Carolinas
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Kitten's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kitten treats Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Kitten treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kitten treats Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD) more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Kitten treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Atherosclerosis
  • Autoimmune Atherosclerosis
  • Buerger's Disease
  • Carotid Atherosclerosis
  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 1
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 2
  • Coronary Atherosclerosis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kitten performs Arteriovenous Fistula Repair more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Kitten performs this procedure more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Kitten's conditions and procedures:

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
Aneurysm
Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
Aneurysm of Heart
Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Dissection
Aortic Ectasia
Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
Aortic Stenosis
Aortic Valve Disease
Aortic Valve Regurgitation
Aortic Valve Surgery
Arrhythmias
Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
Atherosclerosis
Atherosclerosis of Aorta
Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Flutter
Benign Tumor
Cancer
Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
Carotid Artery Disease
Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
Carotid Ultrasound
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Coarctation of the Aorta
Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
Congenital Heart Defects
Congenital Heart Disease
Congestive Heart Failure
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Coronary Artery Dissection
Decortication and Pleurectomy
Dialysis Access Procedures
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
Empyema
Endocarditis
Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Endovascular Repair of Aorta
Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
Endovascular Repair of Visceral Aorta
Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal Diseases
Esophageal Surgery
Head and Neck Surgery
Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
Heart Defect Repair
Heart Disease
Heart Surgery
Heart Tumors, Benign
Hernia Repair
Impella Device
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Lobectomy, Open
Lung Cancer
Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
Lung Surgery
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Maze Procedure
Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
Mitral Valve Disease
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Mitral Valve Stenosis
Mitral Valve Surgery
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
Open Thymectomy
Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
Pericardial Disease
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
Peripheral Arterial Dissection
Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
Peripheral Artery Bypass
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
Pleura Cancer
Pleural Cancer
Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
Port Placements or Replacements
Pulmonary Disease
Pulmonary Embolism
Pulmonary Valve Disease
Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
Segmentectomy, Open
Septal Defect
Thoracentesis
Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
Thrombosis
Thymomas
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
Tricuspid Valve Surgery
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
Vascular Disease
Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
Vascular Surgical Procedure
Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Biography

Dr. Clifford Kitten, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Shenandoah, TX and has been practicing for 38 years. He specializes in cardiac surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, and more.

Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Adult Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiovascular Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Education

  • 1982
    University Tex
    Residency Hospital
    1982
  • 1980
    Baylor Affil Hosps
    Residency Hospital
    1980
  • 1975
    Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
    Medical School
    1975

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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Dr. Kitten's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kitten

3.6

Based on 14 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
35.714285714285715%
(5)

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Dr. Kitten's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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11 years ago, Dr. Kitten performed and emergency quadruple bypass surgery. At the time, I was only 55 years old. Everything went perfectly well and recovery was almost painless.
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Dr. Kitten and Dr. Duvall performed Aortic Valve Replacement on my husband. They were outstanding. Very confident, personable, and able. I would recommend this team to anyone. I can not sing their praise enough. We are extremely satisfied. My husband is recovering very nicely. I thank them...Read More
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Both my wife and I have seen Dr. Kitten over many years. He is an astounding doctor.... and his integrity and ethics outshine most people. He knows how to treat patients and keeps them informed in an understandable way of what is going on with their health. Revered by many people.
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Dr Kitten performed an aortic aneurysm graft on my mother. The graft was too small and caused circulation issues that slowly lead to the amputation of the toes on her left foot
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Insurance accepted

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Aetna
Advantage
Aetna EPO
Aetna HMO
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
Choice
Choice Plus POS II
Choice POS
Choice POS II
Choice PPO
Commercial HMO
Elect Choice
Elect Choice EPO
Golden Choice
Golden Choice HMO
Golden Choice PPO
Health Fund
Health Fund POS
Health Fund PPO
Managed Choice POS
Managed Choice PPO
Medicare Advantage HMO
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Medicare Advantage PPO
National Advantage
National Advantage PPO
Open Choice
Open Choice POS
Open Choice PPO
ProNet
Quality Point-of-Service POS
Select
Traditional Choice
Traditional Choice POS
Traditional Choice PPO
USAccess
Whole Health Banner Health Network
Whole Health Banner Health Network HMO
Whole Health Banner Health Network OAMC
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Medicaid HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
HealthKeepers Plus HMO
HealthKeepers Plus POS
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Advantage PPO
Blue Card PPO
Blue Choice
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice POS
Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue HMO
Blue Plan 65 Medicare Supplement HMO
Blue Plan 65 Medicare Supplement PPO
Blue Preferred
Blue Preferred PPO
Blue Solutions HMO
Blue Traditional
Blue Traditional HMO
Blue Traditional POS
Blue Traditional PPO
Community Blue PPO
Federal Employee Program
Medicare Select HMO
Prudent Buyer
Prudent Buyer PPO
State Employees Program
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Choice
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO
Cigna
Choice Fund
Choice Fund PPO
Cigna EPO
Cigna Healthcare of Texas HMO
Cigna Healthcare of Texas POS
Cigna Healthcare of Texas PPO
Cigna HMO
Cigna Network
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Commercial EPO
Commercial HMO
Commercial PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
Great West Healthcare-Cigna HMO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna POS
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Indemnity EPO
Medicare Advantage HMO
Network Open Access
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Open Access Plus PPO
Select Network HMO
Select Network POS
Select Network PPO
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America
Coventry Health America HMO
Coventry Health America PPO
Coventry Health and Life Insurance Co
Coventry Health and Life Insurance Co HMO
Coventry Health Care HMO
Coventry Health Care POS
Coventry Health Care PPO
Group Plan PPO
Open Access HMO
Optimum Choice PPO
Platinum PPO
Worker's Compensation / Focus Network PPO
Coventry Health Care of Missouri
Coventry Healthcare of the Carolinas
Coventry Healthcare of the Carolinas PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) EPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care) HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA PPO
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Humana
Choice Care
Choice Care HMO
Choice Care Network PPO
Choice Care PPO
Choice PPO
Freedom
Freedom HMO
Freedom PPO
Gold
Gold Choice
Gold HMO
Humana Choice Medicare Advantage PPO
Humana EPO
Humana HMO
Humana POS
Humana PPO
Medicare Advantage HMO
Tricare
Independence Blue Cross
Independence Blue Cross HMO
Independence Blue Cross POS
Keystone 65 Complete HMO
Personal Choice
Personal Choice PPO
Kaiser Permanente
Medicaid
Medicaid Assignment
Medicaid HMO
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
Molina HMO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
MultiPlan Wellmark PPO
PHCS Network EPO
PHCS Network POS
PHCS Network PPO
PHCS Open Access PPO
Principal Financial Group
Principal Financial Group PPO
Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
Preferred Provider Network PPN
Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
UnitedHealthCare
AARP Medicare Complete Essential HMO
AARP Medicare Complete Premier HMO
AARP Medicare Complete Value HMO
Basic PPO
CarePlus
CarePlus Medicare Advantage PPO
Choice
Choice EPO
Choice HMO
Choice Plus
Choice Plus EPO
Choice Plus HMO
Choice Plus POS
Choice Plus PPO
Commercial HMO
Fiserv
Golden Rule HMO
Golden Rule POS
Golden Rule PPO
MD-Individual Practice Association, Inc.(MD-IPA) HMO
Medicare Advantage HMO
Options EPO
Options POS
Options PPO
Secure Horizons
Select HMO
Select Plus EPO
Select Plus HMO
Select Plus POS
Sharp Secure Horizons Medicare Advantage HMO
United Healthcare
United Healthcare EPO
United Healthcare HMO
United Healthcare POS
United Healthcare PPO
WellCare
WellCare PPO
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO

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