Dr. KathyLee Santangelo, MD

Dr. KathyLee Santangelo, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 61
Dr. KathyLee Santangelo, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Oklahoma City, OK and has been practicing for 25 years. She graduated from Hahnemann University in 1985 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.Read her story

5625 N Western Ave

Oklahoma City, OK 73118

Contact Information

(405) 739-6596

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Cigna
  • Community Care Network
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Oklahoma
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • 5 More

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Top Care Areas

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Vascular Disease
more than 32% of peers
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
more than 5% of peers
Venous Sclerotherapy
more than 5% of peers

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Dr. Santangelo's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Santangelo "Dr. KathyLee Santangelo is certified by the American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine. She has been in the exclusive practice of this specialty since 2009 when she opened Totality (formerly Total Vein Care Center) at Reno and Douglas in Midwest City. Dr. Santangelo had been a cardiothoracic surgeon in Oklahoma for 14 years previously. At Totality, she provides the highest quality care for patients with vein problems. She has been named as one of the Journal Record's 50 Women Making a Difference and has been an invited speaker at many community events including the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women Luncheon and the Midwest City Chamber of Commerce's Women's Networking Luncheon.Dr. Santangelo is a native of Pennsylvania but has been in the Oklahoma City area for more than 20 years now. After graduating with honors from undergraduate and medical schools, Dr. Santangelo began her surgical training at the Pennsylvania State University in Hershey, Pennsylvania. She continued her surgical specialty training at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center as a resident of Dr. Ronald Elkins. Dr. Santangelo spent her first years as a heart surgeon in Iowa but returned to Oklahoma with her young family in 1996 when she was appointed to the faculty at OU. She became the first woman Chief of Thoracic Surgery at the VAMC in Oklahoma City, a position she held until 2001 when started a private practice in heart and lung surgery in Midwest City.As a medical professional, Dr. Santangelo continued to acquire skills and expertise in multiple areas including wound care, therapeutic lifestyle change programs, and treatment of venous disease. At Totality, she offers expertise for a variety of patients ranging from those who desire to rid themselves of unsightly leg veins to those who suffer with pain, swelling, or sores of their legs."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Santangelo "Totality partners with women and men who need health care services to help enable them to achieve total wellness and well being. Our highly credentialed professionals provide education, care, and treatment for vein problems, diagnostic ultrasound imaging, and an array of aesthetic services. You are at the heart of our practice and we vow to use the most innovative and state of the art technology while keeping services affordable for our patients."

1  Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

5  Conditions Treated

7  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Oklahoma.

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.


  • Dickinson College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Hahnemann University
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • The Pennsylvania State University Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • The Pennsylvania State University Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Okla
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Santangelo has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Santangelo's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Santangelo to family and friends
4 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

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Dr. Santangelo's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes
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