Dr. John Craig, MD

Dr. John Craig, MD

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Dr. John Craig, MD is a general surgery specialist in Memphis, TN and has been practicing for 12 years. He specializes in general surgery, vascular surgery, and more.

6025 Walnut Grove Rd Ste 201

Memphis, TN 38120

Contact Information

(901) 226-0456

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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(901) 226-0456

Dr. Craig accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Frequently Treated by Dr. Craig

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Craig treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Craig treats other conditions, please contact the office at (901) 226-0456.

Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection

Aortic aneurym or dissection specialists diagnose and treat abnormal bulges or tears in the wall of the aorta, which are life-threatening and require immediate surgery.Compare with other Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection specialists.

Dr. Craig treats at a

high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Craig
Similar Providers
Aortic Aneurysm
Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Ectasia
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Carotid Artery Disease or Carotid Endarterectomy

Carotid artery disease specialists diagnose and treat blockages in the main blood vessels to the brain caused by build-up of plaque. One treatment option is carotid endartectomy, in which surgeons remove the clogged lining of the carotid arteries.Compare with other Carotid Artery Disease or Carotid Endarterectomy specialists.

Dr. Craig treats at a

high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Craig
Similar Providers
Carotid Artery Disease
Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Cardiac Surgical Procedures

Cardiac surgery, or heart surgery, is performed to treat issues related to the heart, including congenital defects or damage caused by other conditions, such as blocked arteries or arrhythmias.Compare with other Cardiac Surgical Procedures specialists.

Dr. Craig treats at a

normal

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 15 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Craig
Similar Providers
Peripheral Artery Bypass
Maze Procedure
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
Aortic Valve Surgery
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency
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Dr. Craig's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Bowel Infarction
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • 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
  • Arteriovenostomy for Renal Dialysis
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Boerhaave's Syndrome
  • Breast Cancer
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Constipation
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Embolism
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Transplant
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Iliac Aneurysm
  • Impella Device
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphedema
  • Maze Procedure
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Septal Defect
  • Skin Grafts
  • Spider Veins
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thyroid Biopsy
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Ventricular Assist Device
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Wound Repair

About Me

Biography

Dr. John Craig, MD is a general surgery specialist in Memphis, TN and has been practicing for 12 years. He specializes in general surgery, vascular surgery, and more.

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

2009
University of Tennessee Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2007
University of Tennessee Medical Center
Residency Hospital

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. John Craig, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Craig frequently treats Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection, Carotid Artery Disease or Carotid Endarterectomy, and Cardiac Surgical Procedures. See all practice areas where Dr. Craig specializes.

Where is Dr. John Craig, MD's office located?

Dr. Craig's office is located at 6025 Walnut Grove Rd Ste 201, Memphis, TN 38120. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Craig's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Craig

4.7

Based on 26 ratings

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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (24)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (24)
  • Listened & answered questions (23)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (3)
  • Appointment was rushed (2)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
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Dr. Craig is exceptional! He is highly skilled with a great compassionate bedside manner. He explained all possible surgical procedures in detail and likes to go with the most effective non-invasive procedure first. He is my “ go to” surgeon for any heart related surgeries from now on. I put my life in his and Jesus’ hands and trust him 100%
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Dennis Gooch ( Germantown TN ) – Jun 18, 2021
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My mother (98 years old) had multiple blood clots in her leg. The options were, surgery to try and clear the arteries of the clots, amputation or a chemical drip to bust the clots. After consulting with Dr. Craig, he shared his concerns and view of success with each option. Based on her age, health and immediate need for blood flow to her lower leg and foot, we elected the surgery option. Dr. Craig was concerned, compassionate and fully open with us on the risks vs. benefits with each option. Dr. Craig started my mom's surgery at 3 am due to the urgent need to save her leg. The surgery went off with no problems and complete success. She is now in recovery and doing well. I am beyond pleased with Dr. Craig and his caring, compassion and skill. Thank you Dr. Craig.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Tim Harrison – Jun 06, 2020
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Dr Craig did open heart surgery on my mom May 21 2019. He came in on a Saturday night when he wasnt on call and made my mom feel comfortable with him and she knew she was in good hands. He visited the family after surgery and explained everything in detail and even asked everyone what relation they were to my mom. He answers all of your questions. This Dr is where he should be, doing what he should be doing. I want him to know that he is an awesome surgeon.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Tammy Freeman – Jul 03, 2019
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Dr. Craig is an excellent surgeon and a caring and compassionate healer. He is truly a gifted man who cares for his patients.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Stari Seal Benedict in Memphis, TN – Jun 28, 2018
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Exceptional technical skills yet a humble and caring man who started as a volunteer in an ER and worked hard to become one of the finest Cardio-Thoracic surgeons in the US. Not only is he a caring and compassionate physician, his staff is very courteous, efficient, and as caring as he is. There wasn't a day that wen't by before and after my surgery that Dr. Craig was not in my room and one of his staff was in my room later the same day. Dr. Craig and his staff treat you like you are family.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Dale Sanders in Mason – May 08, 2018
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The doctor business is all about making money and not getting a patient well because that is less money for them!Dr. Craig did not treat my mom well he performed his so call “successful” heart surgery that resulted in my mom’s death! I would not recommend a dog to him! I am still not over my mom’s death but I will let God deal with him! He played under my mom to get insurance money and knew that this surgery may not turn out well but he thought that experimenting was more important than her life
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jasmine in Memphis,Tn – Nov 24, 2017
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Dr. Craig is a awesome doctor. I am 37 years old and would habe lost my left arm.I'd it wasn't for him. Threw surgeris over 2 days and most in the middle of the night, he was right there. He cares so much about his work and people in general. Thanks Dr. Craig for making sure I still.have both arms.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Heather Mcdonald in New Albany, Ms – Oct 15, 2017
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Dr. Craig is nothing short of amazing. He met with me the evening before my husbands surgery around 11:30 pm to explain the surgery and answer any questions I might have. (He had an emergency surgery prior that's why it was late). He is kind, compassionate and extremely knowledgeable. His staff is second to none. Dr. Craig is a blessing!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Elaine in Collierville, TN – May 29, 2017
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Dr. Craig is not only an excellent surgeon but exhibits a kind, compassionate and patient demeanor with the family. He genuinely cares about his patients and the family. He gets a big "thumbs up"! He has performed surgery twice on my husband and we have been very pleased. Memphis is fortunate to have him!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Carol Forbess in Brighton, Tn 38011 – Jan 04, 2017
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Did aortic valve replacement for me. Outstanding technically, saw me often personally, good manager who had competent staff also check me frequently. Saw that my family was kept in the loop, provided outstanding care for me and for them, the entire week in hospital. Procedures explained in detail in advance. Any questions answered quickly, makes you feel like you are the most important person in the room. I am still in followup care, trust him and his staff implicitly. We had NO surprises.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Neil B in Brighton, TN – Oct 19, 2016
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Amazing cardiac surgeon. Great bedside manner. The only Dr. who comes to visit daily, no matter how long he's been in surgery that day. Very caring and compassionate. Willing to take the time to answer all questions, no matter how trivial.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Don K in Memphis, TN – Jul 10, 2016
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Dr. Craig took the time to answer my questions before surgery (a couple of weeKS before and the morning of), not overlooking my thoughts and concerns. I even ask for pictures so that I could see exactly what we were getting. Love that each step of the me and the familyway he was making sure that me and my family were informed of the next step.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Adele in Tupelo, MS – Jan 26, 2016
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Locations

Baptist Memorial Medical Group

Baptist Memorial Medical Group6025 Walnut Grove Rd Ste 201 Memphis, TN 38120
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Cary M. Finn & Associates P. C.6025 Walnut Grove Rd Ste 301 Memphis, TN 38120
2

Baptist Memorial Hospitalst Grp

Baptist Memorial Hospital-desoto Inc.7601 Southcrest Pkwy Southaven, MS 38671
3

Practice

Cardiovascular Surgery Clinic Pllc6029 Walnut Grove Rd Ste 401 Memphis, TN 38120
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Craig is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Baptist Memorial Hospital - Memphis

Memphis, TN

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

Baptist Memorial Hospital - North Mississippi

Oxford, MS

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Baptist Memorial Hospital - Tipton

Covington, TN

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

Baptist Memorial Hospital- DeSoto

Southaven, MS

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average