Dr. James Kauten, MD

Dr. James Kauten, MD

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Age 66
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Dr. James Kauten, MD is a general surgery specialist in Atlanta, GA and has been practicing for 41 years. He graduated from University Of Health Sciences,The Chicago Medical School in 1978 and specializes in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery.

95 Collier Rd NW Ste 5015

Atlanta, GA 30309

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

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

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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Georgia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Kauten's Top Procedures and Conditions

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

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kauten performs Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary) more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Kauten performs this procedure more than 96% 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
Aortic Valve Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kauten performs Aortic Valve Surgery more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Kauten performs this procedure more than 95% of his peers

Heart Surgery
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kauten performs Heart Surgery more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Kauten performs this procedure more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Kauten'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
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hernia Repair
  • Impella Device
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Ventricular Assist Device
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Biography

Dr. James Kauten, MD is a general surgery specialist in Atlanta, GA and has been practicing for 41 years. He graduated from University Of Health Sciences,The Chicago Medical School in 1978 and specializes in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery.

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

Emory University Affiliated Hospitals
Fellowship Hospital
Southern Illinois University School Of Medicine
Residency Hospital
Southern Illinois School Of Medicine
Internship Hospital
1978
University Of Health Sciences,The Chicago Medical School
Medical School
1974
University Of Missouri
Undergraduate School
1978
1974

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Intercollegiate Knights, 1970
  • Eta Kappa Nu, 1973
  • Tau Beta Pi, 1973
  • Phi Kappa Phi, 1974
  • Illinois State Scholar, 1970
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation Scholarship, 1973
  • University of Missouri Chancellor's Fellowship, 1975
  • Order of the Engineer, 1974
  • Knight of Saint Patrick, 1974

Dr. Kauten's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kauten

4.6

Based on 9 reviews

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He replaced my aortic Valve after a serious infection.
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Insurance accepted

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Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice Option POS
Blue Open Access POS
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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