Dr. Thomas Kartis Jr, MD

Dr. Thomas Kartis Jr, MD

Cardiac Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
59 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Thomas Kartis Jr, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Port Charlotte, FL and has been practicing for 24 years. He specializes in cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, and more.

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
very high
more than 93% of peers
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kartis Jr "Dr. Kartis strives to achieve 'The Golden Rule' in patient care: He strives to treat each and every patient as he would hope that he or a member of his own family would be treated if he or they were the patient. In effect, he strives to treat each and every patient as if they were a member of his own actual family. 'Treating' patients does not always mean for a surgeon to perform surgery. Equally important is for a surgeon to know when to not operate. However it is often necessary for a surgeon to determine this and review the non-surgical options as well. Patients will feel more reassured to hear that they do not need an operation when that determination comes from a surgeon! Dr. Kartis treats his patients with the utmost of respect and dignity. He will try to provide the highest level of and care here in town, or refer them elsewhere when necessary. He spends as much time as needed with his patients and their family members for all to be satisfied with having their questions answered and the relevent issues discussed. Dr. Kartis strives to treat all patients equally well, regardless of their ability to pay or even their ability to make an office visit (Dr. Kartis has been known to make housecalls when patients were unable to get a ride to his office!)"
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3  Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

2  Board Certifications

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

72  Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Trauma
  • Chest Wall Deformity
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Non-Healing Wounds
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
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52  Procedures

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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.


  • The City University of New York at Queens College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
  • Stony Brook Univ Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • University Hospital Stony Brook
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • New York Hospital Medical Center Of Queens
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Tufts-New England Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • The New York State Regents Scholarship in Medicine, 1982-1986
Media & Publications

Dr. Kartis Jr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Thomas Kartis Jr, MD
After taking care of my husband for many years successfully, Dr Kartis took a surgery that was too complicated for him and the end result was he punctured my husbands lung and he eventually died a horrible death struggling. He should have been more cognizant of his limitations and referred to...Read More
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Pam in North Port, FL – Jun 23, 2018
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Dr Kartis is the best at what he does. Spoke with one woman in the waiting room while doctor Kartis did a procedure on my brither and she said her cardiac doctor actually consulted with and referred her to him for a procedure. He is so down to earth and spends time explaining everything to you. He...Read More
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Linda in Englewood, FL – Dec 17, 2017
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Dr Kartis operated on my Carotid Artery 9 years ago and I thank him for saving my life . I think he is the best doctor I know, I have a lot of faith in his expertise,
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Lucille Q in Indialantic, FL – Aug 04, 2017
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Amazing. Animated. Comitted to helping you understand your condition. What to do now. What to do next. What to watch out for in the future. He spent almost an hour with us describing the condition until we understood the condition completely and understood our choices. Just a wonderful experience....Read More
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Pat in Port Charlotte, FL – May 04, 2016
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I consider Dr. Kartis to be an excellent surgeon. He takes the time to explain what is happening and in a way that is easily understood by the patient and family. His bedside manner is excellent. He truly cares about his patients. My daughter is doing well since her lung surgery thanks to his...Read More
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Port Charlotte, FL – Mar 26, 2016
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