Dr. Dennis Stapleton, MD

General Surgery •  Male • Age 67

  

Dr. Dennis Stapleton, MD is a general surgery specialist in Port Charlotte, FL and has been practicing for 34 years. He specializes in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery.


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Cardiac Surgical Associates

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(941) 255-7020
Cardiac Surgical Associates2525 Harbor Blvd Ste 205 Port Charlotte, FL 33952
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4.9

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My first visit with doctor and experience with the office staff helped confirm i had made the right choice. Knowledgeable, professional staff who took every precaution to ensure patient safety, timely call back, very easy to work with. As for Dr. Stapleton, he took plenty of time explaining test findings and a course of action that we mutally agreed on. I feel at ease and confident when professionals treat me with dignity and respect, this is what you can expect here.
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Mar 30, 2020
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This practice is a highly competent team who work together seamlessly to provide some of the best care you could ask for. Dr. Stapleton is approachable, calm, competent and thorough. He listens and he explains. He demonstrates a quiet confidence that reassures the patient. His assistant Rick is a great fit and further demonstrates the quality of care and caring. Nancy is an excellent nurse who is efficient, experienced and clearly part of the team. Office staff were personable, helpful, and efficient.
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David McBride – Mar 23, 2020
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I met Dr Stapleton through the need for emergency surgery. I believe I am alive today as a result of his skill, knowledge and ability. Thank you and your team!
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Rose – Mar 15, 2020
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I was very pleased with his details and everything he was going to check & do.
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Richard Kane – Mar 01, 2020
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Jay was more than pleasant and helpful and that’s where it started, Nancy ? Was very professional and knowledgeable about the whole check in procedure... And Dr Stapelton, very professional and personal. I feel prepared for the procedure tomorrow...
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Donald D Richmond – Feb 03, 2020
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Dr. Stapleton is so good at keeping the family informed on the patients status during this very critical time of my Cardiac issues. He took extra care in making sure my family was informed on every step in my progress. His assistant Rick also is very good in keeping us informed. I would recommend Dr. Stapleton to anyone needing heart concerns fixed!!
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David Zakikian – Jan 25, 2020
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Dr. Stapleton,Rick and his entire staff is wonderful.His voice,face and manner makes you fell you are in the best hands.I don't have the words to say how truly dedicated and thoughtful Dr. Stapleton is.He treats the family with respect and talks in way that allows you to truly understand what's going on.He,Rick and his other staff take complete care of you.He is amazingly friendly and always is there when you need them.Thank you Dr. Stapleton,Rick and your lovely staff.Highly recommend him and his staff to everybody.
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Ned – Jan 21, 2020
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Dr. Stapelton is a very caring and compassionate Dr. He took the time to go into detail what we needed to hear. It is not just a business he honestly cares. Everyone in the office are very friendly and not a long wait. I highly recommend Dr. Stapleton
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Sanderson – Dec 22, 2019
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The visit with doctor Stapleton was a comforting and informative consultation. Doctor Stapleton was professional and most of all willing to talk about my condition with the highest level of compassion. After my meeting with doctor Stapleton my emotional situation improved substantially.
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Michael Shaughnessy – Dec 11, 2019
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If you want the best then Dr. Stapleton and his staff are the ones you should choose.
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C. Mulholland – Nov 12, 2019
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Dr Stapleton and Rick were Wonderful they saved my life John kubricky
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Oct 09, 2019
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This man is wonderful. His face, voice and manner makes you feel that you are in the best hands. He explains everything before the procedure, as well as after. I would highly recommend Dr. Stapleton to take care of you. If we could have him as a regular G.P. we would jump. Thank you so much to him, and his lovely staff. They too are just amazingly friendly, caring, and always there when you need them.
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Robert Timosevich – Oct 06, 2019
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After passing out in my bedroom in late June 2019 I remember very little about my issue. I woke up in late August to hear of my Aortic Dissection. Dr. Stapleton saved my life as my heart was in serious trouble. After 8 weeks in the hospital including 3 weeks in rehab I was sent home. I am grateful for his skills and blessed he was on staff at Fawcett Memorial when I needed a heart expert.
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Bill Allen – Sep 30, 2019
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Dr. Stapleton was very patient, explaining everything so I could understand. the nurse was wonderful as was all his staff,
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Sep 26, 2019
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Dr Stapleton, Rick Johnson and the entire medical team were outstanding! After going to the emergency room for chest pains, it was determined I need bypass surgery. Dr Stapleton and his team performed the surgery. Here is what sets them apart from any other medical team I have utilized: 1.) Beyond the obvious professionalism, amazing focus by Dr Stapleton's team on me and my family as individuals. My wife was never ask to leave my side from the time I arrived at Fawcett Memorial (except for the trip to OR). My wife was elated by the way we were treated and the awesome communication from everyone involved. Rick Johnson, PA was a rock star while in the hospital and after leaving to go home. 2.) The Fawcett Memorial ICU staff were nothing short of incredible. I never felt like a patient, I felt like a person they cared about. Over time I may forget the medical treatment but I will never forget how wonderfully we was treated by Dr Stapleton and Rick's team and the ICU staff!
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Aug 12, 2019
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Dr. Stapleton did a fantastic job of explaining my procedure beforehand and what he did after the fact. Took extraordinary precautions to ensure post operation reactions were addressed. I would highly recommend Dr. Stapleton to anyone who has a heart related procedure coming up. I had double by-pass and replacement of aorta valve during one procedure - which can be a bit complicated.
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James Walsh – Jul 09, 2019
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Very very pleased with the treatment I received from Dr. Stapleton and his staff. Never felt rushed or like a number. Very caring and personable. Highly recommend him and Fawett hospital
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Robert Marshall in Port Charlotte , FL – Jun 08, 2019
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Dr Stapleton and staff were incredible! Our situation was an emergency and knew little about him before surgery but could not have asked for anyone more wonderful and expert in his field.
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BOKEELIA, FL – Jun 01, 2019
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Dr Stapleton is Great he listens and gives answers in a way you understand. he is an amazing surgeon
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Vinny in Englewood, FL – May 14, 2019
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This man is such a blessing. He saved my life about eight years ago in NCH where I had a double bypass surgery. I had an angiogram this year and all of the graphs are doing well and had no further clogging. He made my incision lower because he cared that I was only 45 and knew I would like wear lower cut blouses and dresses. He is an amazing surgeon. I am forever in his debt.
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Naples, FL – Feb 15, 2019
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Background Check

2 malpractice claims Found
  • Settlement (4/18/2017)View details
  • Settlement (11/28/2016)View details
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

Cardiac Surgery

Cardiac surgery, or heart surgery, is performed to treat issues related to the heart, including congenital defects or damage caused by other conditions, such as blocked arteries or arrhythmias.

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Heart Surgery
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stapleton performs Heart Surgery more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Stapleton performs this procedure more than 91% of their peers

Aortic Valve Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stapleton performs Aortic Valve Surgery more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Stapleton performs this procedure more than 88% of their peers

Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stapleton performs Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary) more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Stapleton performs this procedure more than 86% of their peers

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Dr. Stapleton's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • 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
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiothoracic Disorders
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • 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
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Biography

Dennis J. Stapleton, M.D. is a board certified cardiothoracic surgeon with over 30 years of experience in the field of medicine. Dr. Stapleton received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan where he gr...

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

1986
Emory University
Fellowship Hospital
1984
Grady Memorial Hospital
Residency Hospital
1979
Wayne State University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1975
Wayne State University
Undergraduate School

Affiliated Hospitals

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Fawcett Memorial Hospital

Port Charlotte, FL

61% Patient experience rating, 8% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

Gulf Coast Medical Center

Fort Myers, FL

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ (2020)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

NCH Downtown Naples Hospital

Naples, FL

60% Patient experience rating, 9% lower than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)