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 cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Sacramento, CA and has been practicing for 27 years. He specializes in 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

  • 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
1992
Cardiopulmonary Transplantation Columbia Presbyterian Medial Center
Fellowship Hospital
1990
General Surgery New York University Med Center
Internship Hospital
1989
New York University School of Medicine
Medical School
1993
1992
1990
1989

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Dr. Kaplon performed my triple by pass 16 years ago. I never had one problem from the time of the surgery. He is also a very kind, compassionate man.
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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 room. There is no pain with this procedure, but I was tired for a couple of weeks. There were no complications. I was happy with everyone involved in this surgery and recovery. Dr. Kaplon is great.
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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 thankful for.
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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 the bottom of my heart.
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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 recommended him and thank him again.
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Dr. Kaplon is WONDERFUL!!! We are forever GRATEFUL!!
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Absolutely the best both in competence and patient care. He is a gifted surgeon who cares. Not too many fit under those two categories simultaneously.
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I had a very serious Widow Maker. I was incredibly week and unable to breath. Dr.Kaplon literally saved my life. I was told that I only had days to live..this Dr.was indeed brilliant , as well as very convincing as to what to do to maintain my life. That operation was preformed 8 years ago..and everyday I thank God for having a Dr. Who was enormously gifted, exacting and to the point. I'm still here Dr. Kaplon..and taking many supplements to assure a very healthy heart. God Bless You, my friend.
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Blue Shield of California
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Cigna
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Health Net
HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
Interplan Health Group
MultiPlan
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Pacific Foundation for Medical Care
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
Western Health Advantage

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