Dr. Michael Kralik, MD

Cardiovascular Surgery •  Male • Age 60
  
Dr. Kralik
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Metro Heart Care

1331 N 7th St Ste 375 Phoenix, AZ 85006

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Dr. Michael Kralik, MD is a Cardiovascular Surgery Specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Kralik has more experience with Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) and Carotid Artery Disease or Carotid Endarterectomy than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Case Western Reserve U, School of Medicine medical school in 1986. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Banner Estrella Medical Center and Chandler Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kralik to book an appointment.


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I was diagnosed with block main artery. Surgery scheduled for angioplasty with my cardiologist. Once he got inside found conditions worst backed out contacted Dr.Kralik. Surgery set for triple by-pass but once in saw worst conditions than thought and did quadruple. By-pass And no doubtably saved my life! He also elected to take the time to stitch up my chest rather than use stables! Thank you Doctor Kralik for saving my life! Bob Page San Tan Valley,Az.
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Bob Page in San Tan Valley, Arizona – Mar 08, 2018
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We found Dr. Michael Kralik to be extremely knowledgeable, compassionate and conciencious. In this modern day when it seems that it's all about 'inventory' and money in the medical world, Dr. Kralik took the time to diagnose and correct the problem and seemed genuinely compassionate for the patient. We cannot begin to thank him enough. We would DEFINITELY recommend Dr. Kralik for any cardiovascular needs.
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William Deen in Queen Creek, Az. – Aug 02, 2017
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I lost my left leg due to his incompetence.
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Arizona City, AZ – Aug 11, 2016
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On this past Memorial day Dr. Kralik operated on me to remove fluid between my lungs and rib cage. At 65 I have been fortunate to never having been admitted to a hospital. I have to admit I was scared. I can truly say that because of Dr Kralik's forthright demeanor and air of confidence I was sure that the surgery was going to be successful. I was right and I am now back to enjoying my life as before. Thank You Dr Kralik.
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Phoenix, AZ – Jul 18, 2016
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Doctor Kralik came to hospital, very cordial, he's busy, everyone in the hospital said he's good, my husband had a blocked carotid arerty in the neck, the artery was twisted, little more challenging. Doctor said he see's that in one patient every two year, that's who you want someone with lot's of experience, my husband had some swelling, called Doctors service at 11:00 pm. Doctor himself called back, we were impressed, he cared about his patient, talks to you, takes time, highly recommend.
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General G. Giles in Phoenix, AZ – Feb 02, 2016
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Dr. Kralik is very skilled and very professional. He takes time with explaining procedures and is readily available to answer all questions.
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James Heeney in Gilbert AZ – Jan 22, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

To help people achieve health for life.

Specialties

  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Education

1993
New York University School Of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
1991
University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1987
Parkland Memorial Hospital
Internship Hospital
1986
Case Western Reserve U, School of Medicine
Medical School

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(602) 776-3464

Dr. Kralik accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
Choice Plus POS II
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National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Practice Areas

Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)

Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) specialists diagnose and treat abnormal blood vessel connections between arteries and veins that result in damage or death of body tissue and nerve cells.Compare with other Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) specialists.

Typically treats 77% more than similar doctors

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TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kralik performs Arteriovenous Fistula Repair more than 77% of their peers

Dr. Kralik performs this procedure more than 77% of their peers

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.

Typically treats 69% more than similar doctors

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Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kralik performs Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft more than 70% of their peers

Dr. Kralik performs this procedure more than 70% of their peers

Carotid Artery Disease
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kralik treats Carotid Artery Disease more than 68% of their peers

Dr. Kralik treats this condition more than 68% of their peers

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Dr. Kralik's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • 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
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • 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)
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hernia Repair
  • Impella Device
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • 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
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

Locations

Metro Heart Care

A. Benchimol M.d. P.c.1331 N 7th St Ste 375 Phoenix, AZ 85006
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Banner Estrella Medical Center

Phoenix, AZ

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

Chandler Regional Medical Center

Chandler, AZ

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Mercy Gilbert Medical Center

Gilbert, AZ

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Mountain Vista Medical Center

Mesa, AZ

62% Patient experience rating, 7% lower than the national average

St. Luke's Medical Center

Phoenix, AZ

57% Patient experience rating, 12% lower than the national average