Dr. Richard Kaplon, MD

Dr. Richard Kaplon, MD

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54 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

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Kaplon performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
very high
more than 93% of peers
Mitral Valve Surgery
very high
more than 93% of peers
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
very high
more than 92% of peers

Dr. Kaplon's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kaplon "My philosophy of care is to treat everyone as if they are a member of my family."

2  Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

4  Board Certifications

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

45  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
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41  Procedures

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kaplon has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kaplon's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kaplon to family and friends
10 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Kaplon's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

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...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...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...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...more
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Dr. Kaplon is WONDERFUL!!! We are forever GRATEFUL!!
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