Dr. Michael R. Kralik, MD

Dr. Michael R. Kralik, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery | Male | 56 years old

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Dr. Kralik accepts 20 insurance carriers

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20 Insurance Carriers Accepted*

  • Aetna
  • Banner Physician Hospital Organization (BPHO)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Care 1st Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • CopperPoint Mutual
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Maricopa Health Plan
  • Maricopa Managed Care
  • Mercy Care
  • Phoenix Health Plan
  • Tricare
  • Triwest
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Veteran Administration Plan
  • Worker's Compensation

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4.6 based on 10 responses
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  • Helpfulness
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  • Staff
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  • Scheduling
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Experience with Dr. Kralik
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
     (8)
  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
     (9)
  • How well provider listens and answers questions
     (9)
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
     (9)
Dr. Kralik's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
     (9)
  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
     (7)
  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
     (7)
  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes (4)
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Arizona City, AZ |
I lost my left leg due to his incompetence.
Phoenix, AZ |
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.
in Phoenix, AZ |
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.
in Gilbert AZ |
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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Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Lung Cancer
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency

Procedures Performed

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Visceral Aorta
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Impella Device
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1986

  • Internship Hospital
    Parkland Memorial Hospital

    Completed in 1987

  • Residency Hospital
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

    Completed in 1991

  • Fellowship Hospital
    New York University School of Medicine

    Completed in 1993

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Kralik's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery, Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery and Thoracic Surgery
  • Malpractice claims in Arizona not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Kralik's Office & Staff

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Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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Experience with Dr. Kralik

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Kralik's Care Philosophy

To help people achieve health for life.