Dr. Dennis Stapleton, MD

Dr. Dennis Stapleton, MD

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66 y/o
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Dr. Dennis Stapleton, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Port Charlotte, FL and has been practicing for 33 years. He specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and general surgery.Read his story

Background Check

2 malpractice claims Found
  • Settlement (11/28/2016)View details
  • Settlement (4/18/2017)View details
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Dr. Stapleton's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Heart Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Aortic Valve Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

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

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Aortic Valve Repair
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valvuloplasty
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Percutaneous Balloon Valvuloplasty
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Tricuspid Valve Repair / Replacement
  • Valvuloplasty

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
  • Paracentesis
  • 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
  • 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 g...

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Dr. Stapleton's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Stapleton

4.8

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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...Read More
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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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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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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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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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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Blue Care HMO
Blue Select
BlueDental Choice
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
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Fawcett Memorial Hospital

Port Charlotte, FL