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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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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2  Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

2  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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0 Sanctions

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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 to recommend Dr. Caralis

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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Bill – Jul 30, 2018
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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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Costly Mistake in Washington, MI – Aug 08, 2016
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Always takes time to explain everything and very patient answering questions.
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Douglas Hahn in Waterford Michigan – Mar 19, 2016
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