Dr. Kara Kort, MD

Dr. Kara Kort, MD

General Surgery  |  
Female  |  
Age 51
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Kara Kort, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Fayetteville, NY. She is 51 years old and has been practicing for 25 years.

4117 Medical Center Dr # Pod

Fayetteville, NY 13066

Contact Information

(315) 744-1557

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • MVP Health Care

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Top Care Areas


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Thyroid Lobectomy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
very high
more than 99% of peers

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  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Fracture
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rib Fracture
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Skin Grafts
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wound Repair


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

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.


  • SUNY Upstate Med Univ
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • University Hospital SUNY Health Science Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kort has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kort's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kort to family and friends
based on 27 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Kort's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
in Adams Center, NY |
Dr Kort and her team are simply the best !!!
in Camillus, NY |
On May 5, 2017 Dr Kort performed a thyroidectomy on me due to Papillary Thyroid cancer. Everything went well considering that my thyroid was as large as a softball. Dr Kort not only has helped me but she also takes care of my youngest daughter and her thyroid. I like her positive no nonsense attitude. Dr Kort has confidence and is far above the expertise level for surgeries done. Dr Kort faces the issues, finds a solution, and gets the job done.
in Cortland, NY |
My mother came to Dr Kort in January of this year. My sister and I came with her and we were impressed with both Dr Kort and her staff. Not only were they professional, but they were very patient and compassionate in dealing with us. My mother was very nervous and wanted to leave for Florida as soon as she could. Dr Kort and her staff expedited all of the tests and treatment for my mother and were wonderful. Dr Kort and her staff are amazing, we highly recommend them!! ***** star rating!
in Syracuse, NY |
I would highly recommend Dr. Kara Kort. After receiving my breast cancer diagnosis I was devastated. After meeting with Dr. Kort I was assured that I was going to be ok. She reviewed all of my treatment options with me, and she made herself readily available to my family for questions as well. I feel I had the best team of doctors available to me in the Northeast. I underwent a bilateral mastectomy, and in all honesty I look better today than I did pre-surgery! Her staff is great too!
in Syracuse, NY |
My wife was diagnosed with breast cancer just over a year ago. Dr. Richard Waldman her GYN recommended ONLY Dr. Kara Kort and said she is the best there is. Lynn and I met with Dr. Kort on Good Friday 2016 and we were both quite scared. Dr. Kort came into the room and reviewed the pathology report making sure we understood everything. The time she took to explain EVERYTHING was like we have never experienced from any doctor. Her skills as a surgeon are tops and as a person Great. Loved her.
Manlius, NY |
I could say many things about Dr Kort and her staff-incompetent, arrogant, unsympathetic and also unkind. I feel as though she does not wish to be bothered with her patients. Staff does not return phone calls and was very flippant when asked about tests results. Did not fully explain procedures and does not seem to grasp that it is not a routine matter to the patient. Additionally, they did not send medical records and the doctor can not be bothered to answer questions. Do not use this practice
Oneida, NY |
This woman is arrogant and full of herself. I would never recommend her to anyone. She had a nurse come in and tell me I had breast cancer. Kort spent less than five minutes with me during my 2 hour office visit. Rushed pathologist for the results of lymph nodes which resulted in not enough being removed. Never again!
in Syracuse, NY |
Dr. Kort performed my total thyroidectomy in June 2016. She was kind, compassionate and patient with all of my questions. She checked in on me several times pre and post surgery. I am now 6 weeks post surgery and you can hardly see my incision because Dr. Kort did such a pristine job of putting me back together. I would enthusiastically recommend Dr. Kort to anyone in need of general surgery.
Not only does she explain everything so that it was easy to understand but she is just a wonderful person and always up beat
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Dr. Kort accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
    Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
    Excellus BlueCross BlueShield PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • MVP Health Care
    MVP Health Care PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Kort has admitting privileges

Saint Joseph's Hospital Health Center
301 Prospect Ave
Syracuse, NY 13203
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Upstate University Hospital
750 E Adams St
Syracuse, NY 13210
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