Dr. Richard Carlton, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 68

Dr. Carlton
Accepting new patients

Frye Regional Medical Center

415 N Center St Ste 204 Hickory, NC 28601

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(828) 323-1100

Dr. Richard Carlton, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Hickory, NC and has over 40 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Massachusetts School of Medicine medical school in 1981. He is affiliated with Frye Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Carlton to book an appointment.


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Dr. Carlton is affiliated with Frye Regional Medical Center Hickory, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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Experience
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No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Carlton's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carlton performs Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery more than 77% of his peers

Dr. Carlton performs this procedure more than 77% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Multi-Arterial Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
Pleural Effusion
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carlton treats Pleural Effusion more than 75% of his peers

Dr. Carlton treats this condition more than 75% of his peers

Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carlton treats Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome more than 62% of his peers

Dr. Carlton treats this condition more than 62% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Angina
  • Ludwig's Angina
  • Unstable Angina

Dr. Carlton's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • 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)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Constipation
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Empyema
  • Gastrotomy
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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Dr. Carlton's Reviews

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What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed (3)
  • Explained conditions well (3)
What could be improved
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    Dr. Carlton saved my husband's life...he did 2 open heart surgeries, the second of which other doctors likely would avoid as the outcome was not especially good. His surgical skills are without equal except in the area of caring , concern and comfort for the family of the patient. We will be forever grateful to Dr. Carlton.
    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
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    About Me

    Biography

    Dr. Richard Carlton, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Hickory, NC and has over 40 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University...Read more

    Specialties

    • General Surgery
    • Cardiothoracic Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

    Education

    1989
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Fellowship Hospital
    1988
    U Miami/Jackson Meml Hosp
    Residency Hospital
    1986
    Spartanburg Genl Hosp
    Residency Hospital
    1981
    University of Massachusetts School of Medicine
    Medical School

    Awards

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is Dr. Richard Carlton, MD accepting new patients?

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    What are Dr. Richard Carlton, MD's top areas of care?

    Dr. Carlton frequently treats Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery, Pleural Effusion, and Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Carlton treats.

    Where is Dr. Richard Carlton, MD's office located?

    Dr. Carlton's office is located at 415 N Center St Ste 204, Hickory, NC 28601. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

    Does Dr. Richard Carlton, MD offer telehealth services?

    Dr. Carlton has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

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    Locations

    Frye Regional Medical Center

    Frye Regional Medical Center415 N Center St Ste 204 Hickory, NC 28601
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    Practice

    Fred T Owens415 N Center St Ste 204 Hickory, NC 28601
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    Frye Regional Medical Center

    Hickory, NC

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

    • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)