Dr. Dennis Stapleton, MD

Dr. Dennis Stapleton, MD

Cardiac Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
65 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Dennis Stapleton, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Port Charlotte, FL and has been practicing for 32 years. He specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and more.Read his story

Cardiac Surgical Associates

2525 Harbor Blvd Ste 205

Port Charlotte, FL 33952
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Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
more than 90% of peers
Aortic Valve Surgery
very high
more than 88% of peers
Heart Surgery
more than 89% of peers

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Dr. Stapleton's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Stapleton "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 graduated with Phi Beta Kappa honors. After earning his medical degree with Alpha Omega Alpha honors from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan, Dr. Stapleton completed seven years of clinical training in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery at Grady Memorial Hospital and Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Stapleton has a keen interest in promoting cardiac health and has been involved in various committees throughout Southwest Florida. He remains an active member in multiple professional societies including the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, American College of Surgeons, Florida Society of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons, Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and Collier County Medical Society. Dr. Stapleton was previously appointed the Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Naples Community Hospital and now resides in Charlotte County. He enjoys boating and spending time with family."
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4  Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

57  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiothoracic Disorders
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
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49  Procedures

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

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.


  • Wayne State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1975
  • Wayne State University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • Grady Memorial Hospital – Emory University – General Surgery
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Emory University School of Medicine – Thoracic Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Grady Memorial Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Emory University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Stapleton has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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What People Say About Dr. Dennis Stapleton, MD
Dr Stapleton was one of the most caring & informative doctors I have met in all my life. Would recommend him to everyone needing his specialty.
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Sherry in Englewood, FL – Jun 02, 2018
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I visited my cardiologist for chest pains and after several tests was immediately sent to dr Stapleton. The open heart bypass is not something any of us look forward to but the treatment I received was fantastic. Dr Stapletons team as well as all the cardiac staff at Fawcett understood the...Read More
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Dennis Kirk in Arcadia, FL – May 21, 2018
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During my initial consultation with Dr Stapleton he fully explained the surgery that was ahead, my Wife and I both left with a full explanation of what to expect and a level of comfort. Office Staff very friendly, efficient. During and after a lobectomy procedure Dr. Stapleton and His Assistant...Read More
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Bruce B in Punta Gorda, FL – May 21, 2018
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My first encounter with Dr. Stapleton was an emergency when it was discovered during a catheterization that open-heart surgery was required, Dr. Stapleton and his Fawcett surgical staff cleared their decks for a complicated and urgent surgical procedure. Impeccable surgical results turned a...Read More
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Kathy Strayton in Punta Gorda, FL – Oct 30, 2017
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I am a recent patient of Dr. Stapleton and could not ask for a better experience. I was treated with respect and courtesy in every aspect of my treatment. He was never too busy to answer any questions or concerns I may have had. On my follow up visit after surgery he took the time to draw a...Read More
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Nancy Englund in North Port, FL – Oct 23, 2017
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