Dr. Richard Kaplon, MD

Dr. Richard Kaplon, MD

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55 y/o
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Dr. Richard Kaplon, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Sacramento, CA and has been practicing for 26 years. He specializes in cardiac surgery and cardiothoracic surgery.

Mercy Medical Group

3941 J St Ste 270

Sacramento, CA 95819
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield of California
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
  • MultiPlan
  • Networks By Design
  • Pacific Foundation for Medical Care
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Western Health Advantage

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
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. Kaplon's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Maze Procedure
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kaplon performs Maze Procedure more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Kaplon performs this procedure more than 81% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Mini-Maze Procedure
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kaplon performs Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Kaplon performs this procedure more than 79% 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
Aneurysm
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kaplon treats Aneurysm more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Kaplon treats this condition more than 81% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Sinus of Valsalva
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 1
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 2
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 3
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 4
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 5
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 6
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 7
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 8
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Abdominal 1
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Thoracic 1
  • Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Congenital Aneurysms of the Great Vessels
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Dissecting Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm
  • False Aneurysm
  • Femoral Aneurysm
  • Fetal Left Ventricular Aneurysm
  • Iliac Aneurysm
  • Leber Miliary Aneurysm
  • Popliteal Aneurysm
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Aneurysm
  • Retinal Macoaneurysm
  • Ruptured Aneurysm
  • Saccular Aneurysm
  • Suprarenal Aneurysm
  • Vein of Galen Aneurysm
  • Visceral Aneurysm

Dr. Kaplon's conditions and procedures:

Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Aneurysm
Aneurysm of Heart
Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Diseases
Aortic Dissection
Aortic Ectasia
Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
Aortic Stenosis
Aortic Valve Disease
Aortic Valve Regurgitation
Aortic Valve Replacement
Aortic Valve Surgery
Arrhythmias
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 Artery Stent Placement
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 Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Decortication and Pleurectomy
Empyema
Endocarditis
Endovascular Repair of Aorta
Esophageal Diseases
Esophageal Surgery
Head and Neck Surgery
Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
Heart Defect Repair
Heart Disease
Heart Surgery
Impella Device
Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
Lung Cancer
Lung Surgery
Maze Procedure
Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
Mitral Valve Disease
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Mitral Valve Repair
Mitral Valve Stenosis
Mitral Valve Surgery
Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
Patent Ductus Arteriosus
Pericardial Disease
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
Peripheral Arterial Dissection
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
Port Placements or Replacements
Pulmonary Disease
Pulmonary Embolism
Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
Septal Defect
Thoracentesis
Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
Thrombosis
Tracheal Surgery
Tricuspid Valve Disease
Tricuspid Valve Surgery
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
Vascular Disease
Vascular Surgical Procedure
Ventricular Assist Device
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Care Philosophy

My philosophy of care is to treat everyone as if they are a member of my family.

Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Education

  • 1993
    Cardiothoracic Surgery Cleveland Clinic; General Surgery Nyu Med Center
    Residency Hospital
    1993
  • 1992
    Cardiopulmonary Transplantation Columbia Presbyterian Medial Center
    Fellowship Hospital
    1992
  • 1990
    General Surgery New York University Med Center
    Internship Hospital
    1990
  • 1989
    New York University School Of Medicine
    Medical School
    1989

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Dr. Kaplon coordinated the surgery in a week. I went in late September 2017. The initial reason for the surgery was a thoracic aortic graft. During the 6 hour surgery, he also did a triple bypass, repaired 2 valves, and tidied up a few other things. I was in ICU for 2 days, and 3 days in a regular...Read More
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Dr. Kaplon recently performed a quintuple bypass for me. Once a competitive athlete, pre-surgery I could not walk to my front mailbox. I should be dead. Dr. Kaplon not only saved my life, at 59 I’m making incredible progress with my cardio. workouts. This doctor has skills that I shall forever be...Read More
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Dr. Kaplon replaced one of my valves and repaired a second one. Without the surgery I was warned that I only had up to one year to live. The surgery was performed 4 years ago and here I am, my heart getting stronger with every passing day. My heart rate went from 15 to 50. I thank the doctor from...Read More
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Dr Kaplon did my surgery about 7 years ago and I am writing this in great health. He instilled confidence with his first visit the night before the surgery. Going over the what was to be done and could be done. Well it went from a 3 way to a 5 way during surgery. I have finally found a way to...Read More
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Dr. Kaplon is WONDERFUL!!! We are forever GRATEFUL!!
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Anthem Blue Cross
Blue Shield of California
ChoiceCare Network
Cigna
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) Test
Health Net
HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
Interplan Health Group
MultiPlan
MultiPlan Test
Networks By Design
Pacific Foundation for Medical Care
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
Western Health Advantage

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