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Dr. Richard Carlton, MD

Cardiac Surgery ·  Male · Age 66

Dr. Carlton

Dr. Richard Carlton, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Hickory, NC and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from University Of Massachusetts Medical School in 1981 and specializes in cardiac surgery.


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(828) 323-1100

Dr. Carlton accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Humana
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Background Check

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

Treatment Frequency
Congenital Heart Disease
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carlton treats Congenital Heart Disease more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Carlton treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congenital Aneurysms of the Great Vessels
  • Congenital Cardiovascular Malformations
  • Congenital Heart Block
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Defects, Adult
  • Congenital Heart Defects, Fetal
  • Congenital Heart Defects, Pediatric
  • Congenital Mitral Malformation
  • Congenital Mitral Stenosis
  • Congenital Septal Defect
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
normal
normal

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
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carlton treats Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) more than 71% of his peers

Dr. Carlton treats this condition more than 71% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 1
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 2

Dr. Carlton's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • 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)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thrombosis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Biography

Dr. Richard Carlton, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Hickory, NC and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from University Of Massachusetts Medical School in 1981 and specializes in cardiac surgery.

Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

1989
Cleveland Clinic
Fellowship Hospital
1988
University Miami/Jackson Meml Hospital
Residency Hospital
1986
Spartanburg Genl Hospital
Residency Hospital
1981
University Of Massachusetts Medical School
Medical School
1989
1988
1986
1981

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Dr. Carlton's Reviews

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5.0

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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...Read More
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