Dr. Richard Cartledge, MD

Dr. Richard Cartledge, MD

Cardiac Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 46
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Richard Cartledge, MD is a cardiac surgery doctor who practices in Boca Raton, FL. He is 46 years old and has been practicing for 23 years.

801 Meadows Rd Ste 104

Boca Raton, FL 33486

Contact Information

(561) 955-6300

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Dimension Health
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • 6 More

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Top Care Areas


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Pericardial Disease
very high
more than 98% of peers
Heart Disease
more than 85% of peers
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
more than 79% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
  • Thoracic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Vascular Disease


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Diagnostic Lung Surgery
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Surgery
  • Impella Device
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Abscess Surgery
  • 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
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Tracheostomy
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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.


  • Medical College Of Pennsylvania
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Mercer University School Of Medicine/Medical Center Of Central Georgia
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center--Thoracic Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • The New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center--Cardiac Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Surgery Resident of the Year, Mercer University School of Medicine, General Surgery Residency, 1997
  • Surgery Teaching Resident of the Year, Mercer University School of Medicine, General Surgery Residency, 1999
  • Listed in "Americas Top Surgeons", 2007
  • Listed in "Yearbook 2000", 2000
  • Surgery Resident of the Year, Mercer University School of Medicine, General Surgery Residency, 1998
Media & Publications
  • Cells isolated from adult human skeletal muscle are capable of differentiating into multiple mesodermal phenotypes, Williams JT, Souza J, Cartledge RG, January 1999; 65(1): 22-26, 1999
  • Combined Panendoscopy With Laparotomy in Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome, Werner AM, Cartledge RG, Ashley DW, 1998; 12(5): 631, 1998
  • Successful Surgical Treatment of Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection, Lande JE, Cartledge RG, Johnson JH, 2001; 58:316-318, 2001

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cartledge's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cartledge to family and friends
based on 19 total reviews (6 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

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  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Cartledge's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

in Deerfield Beach |
Dr. Cartledge and his team of physicians, physician's assistants, and highly skilled nurses are a well oiled machine that runs on all cylinders. They provide the best quality care from top to bottom.
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in Delray Beach, FL |
Dr. Cartledge replaced my aortic valve using a much less invasive procedure than other surgeons offered. He is a highly skilled, compassionate surgeon and does a good job of answering questions in a way anyone can understand. While the surgery went well, I did have a minor, non-life threatening...more
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Ft Lauderdale, FL |
When in for simple heart procedure, only to wait up with 6" scars on side stomach and back . Chest tubes and collapsed lung . NEVER SEEN DOCTOR AGAIN, RELEASED FROM HOSPITAL 2 days later with pain pills and oxygen tanks for home. Never heard from doctor or his office . Needed to go to Westside to...more
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in Boynton Beach |
Almost in a moments notice he saved my life!!!! he removed a massive mass of fluid living between my heart and lung and was undetected....I have had a wonderful recovery!!! I would highly recommend him and his decisions on the spot...I'm most grateful!!! This hospital is lucky to have him!!!
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in Boca Raton, FL |
This man is not only a superb Cardio Vascular surgeon, he is an incredible human being. I have gotten to know him a little since my bypass one and a half years ago. this busy surgeon, not only gave my wife , and my self his cell phone number to call anytime. He treated us like family. You will not...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Cartledge accepts 15 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida PPO
  • Cigna
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Dimension Health
    Dimension Health PPO
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Humana
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
    Neighborhood Health Plan Commonwealth Choice
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • USA Managed Care Organization

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Hospitals where Dr. Cartledge has admitting privileges

Boca Raton Regional Hospital
800 Meadows Rd
Boca Raton, FL 33486
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