Dr. James Caralis, DO

Dr. James Caralis, DO

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Age 64
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Dr. James Caralis, DO is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Pontiac, MI and has been practicing for 39 years. He graduated from Chicago College Of Osteopathic Medicine Of Midwestern University, Midwestern University in 1979 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and thoracic surgery.

44555 Woodward Ave Ste 307

Pontiac, MI 48341

Contact Information

(248) 858-3939

Insurance Accepted

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

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Dr. Caralis' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Carotid Artery Disease
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Caralis treats Carotid Artery Disease more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Caralis treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
Aneurysm
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Caralis treats Aneurysm more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Caralis treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Sinus of Valsalva
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 1
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 2
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 3
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 4
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 5
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 6
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 7
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 8
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Abdominal 1
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Thoracic 1
  • Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Congenital Aneurysms of the Great Vessels
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Dissecting Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm
  • False Aneurysm
  • Femoral Aneurysm
  • Fetal Left Ventricular Aneurysm
  • Iliac Aneurysm
  • Leber Miliary Aneurysm
  • Popliteal Aneurysm
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Aneurysm
  • Retinal Macoaneurysm
  • Ruptured Aneurysm
  • Saccular Aneurysm
  • Suprarenal Aneurysm
  • Vein of Galen Aneurysm
  • Visceral Aneurysm
Aortic Aneurysm
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Caralis treats Aortic Aneurysm more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Caralis treats this condition more than 81% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Abdominal 1
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Thoracic 1
  • Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm

About Me

Biography

Dr. James Caralis, DO is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Pontiac, MI and has been practicing for 39 years. He graduated from Chicago College Of Osteopathic Medicine Of Midwestern University, Midwestern University in 1979 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and thoracic surgery.

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

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

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Dr. Caralis' Reviews

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3.5

Based on 8 reviews

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Totally unprofessional and uncompassionate. Treated my sister like garbage because he didn't like her insurance, and embarrassed her in front of the staff and other patients. The staff also seemed to be put-off by his remarks and condescending behavior. I get it that he's in it for the money,...Read More
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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...Read More
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Always takes time to explain everything and very patient answering questions.
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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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