Dr. Robert Klingman Jr, MD

Dr. Robert Klingman Jr, MD

Cardiac Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
61 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Robert Klingman Jr, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Napa, CA and has been practicing for 26 years. He specializes in cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, and more.Read his story

Napa Valley Cardiothoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Inc.

3434 Villa Ln Ste 380

Napa, CA 94558
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • HealthSmart
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Western Health Advantage

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Lung Surgery
more than 71% of peers
Port Placements or Replacements
more than 63% of peers
Vascular Disease
more than 59% of peers

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Dr. Klingman Jr's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Klingman Jr "As a cardiothoracic surgeon, I specialize in diagnosing and surgically treating conditions of the heart, lungs and chest. That involves more, however, than just looking at the heart or lungs. I believe the best medical treatment requires looking at the patient as a whole and determining with them what the best options for treatment will be. I like to spend time with my patients and explain their conditions and options. I don't beat around the bush. Many of my patients are older (though I see and treat adults of all ages) and I've found that they just want to hear right up front what the risks and benefits are of an operation. Sometimes that means really analyzing the issues of longevity and quality of life. Quality of life is always important but for patients in their 80s or 90s, it really can be more important than issues of longevity. I treat each person individually and give them the straight facts so that they can make an informed decision on what is best for them. It is common for me to show them, using models of the heart, where their problem is located and then show them their "film" so that they can see and conceptualize and understand what is going on. A lot of times, they leave my office with some things to think about. It's important that they have the right operation and are well informed. I love doing quality of life work. For example, I see a lot of older patients with aortic stenosis. This occurs when the heart's aortic valve narrows, preventing it from opening fully, which obstructs blood flow from the heart into the aorta and onward to the rest of the body. Eventually, this extra work limits the amount of blood it can pump and may weaken the heart muscle. Left untreated, it can cause serious heart problems. It usually requires surgery to replace the valve. What I will often see in older patients is that they say they are "doing fine" but just feel they are a little slower going upstairs or getting around. Patients accommodate to their disease. When I do a valve replacement, I will often hear from those patient the very next day about how they feel great or feel years younger. That feels great. I love to hear that kind of response. When I am not working, I can usually be found enjoying the sort of crazy animal sanctuary that is the country home my wife and I share. We love birds and we have giant tortoises. We also do koi rescue and I keep a reef tank, which is a fish tank filled with saltwater coral."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Klingman Jr "Dr. Klingman knows the best care comes from seeing his patient as a whole. Working collaboratively with his patients, he helps them find the best treatment for their lifestyle."

3  Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Critical Care Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

4  Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • 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*

46  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • 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)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Mass
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
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52  Procedures

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Creighton University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • St Josephs
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Albany Med College
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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