Dr. James Caralis, DO

Cardiothoracic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 63
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Dr. James Caralis, DO
Dr. James Caralis, DO is a cardiothoracic surgery doctor who practices in Pontiac, MI. He is 63 years old and has been practicing for 38 years. Dr. Caralis is affiliated with Covenant HealthCare - Harrison, Henry Ford Macomb Hospital, McLaren Oakland, Saint Joseph Mercy Oakland and McLaren Port Huron.

44555 Woodward Ave Ste 307

Pontiac, MI 48341

Contact Information

(248) 858-3939

Dr. James Caralis, DO

Dr. James Caralis, DO

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HAP Insurance
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health

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Carotid Artery Disease
high
more than 87% of peers
Aneurysm
high
more than 85% of peers
Aortic Aneurysm
normal
more than 81% of peers

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Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Surgery*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Surgery*
40

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Maze Procedure
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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Background Check

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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.

Education

  • Chicago College Of Osteopathic Medicine Of Midwestern University, Midwestern University
    Medical School | Graduated 1979

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Caralis has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Caralis' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Caralis to family and friends
3.9
based on 7 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Caralis' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Washington, MI |
He used an outdated CT scan instead of a recent MRI to find his own reasons to perform surgery. Disregarded the needs/purpose of our primary physician. Cost my husband 3 painful days in the hospital only to find that he didn't remove what was needed and there was nothing to biopsy. Think twice before choosing this doctor.
in Waterford Michigan |
Always takes time to explain everything and very patient answering questions.
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Dr. Caralis accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HAP Insurance
    Preferred PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Priority Health
    Priority PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Caralis has admitting privileges

Henry Ford Macomb Hospital
15855 19 Mile Rd
Clinton Township, MI 48038
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McLaren Port Huron
1221 Pine Grove Ave
Port Huron, MI 48060
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Covenant HealthCare - Harrison
1447 N Harrison St
Saginaw, MI 48602
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McLaren Oakland
50 N Perry St
Pontiac, MI 48342
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Saint Joseph Mercy Oakland
44405 Woodward Ave
Pontiac, MI 48341
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