Dr. William Kokotos, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery •  Male • Age 55

  
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Dr. William Kokotos, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Garden City, NY and has been practicing for 30 years. He specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and vascular surgery.


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NYU Winthrop Cardiothoracic Surgery Associates

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(516) 399-1462
NYU Winthrop Cardiothoracic Surgery Associates1300 Franklin Ave Ste Ml2 Garden City, NY 11530
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In 2010, Dr. Kokotos performed a Cardiac quad bypass on me. It is now 9 years later and I'm feeling great. In my experience, he was a kind, caring, and excellent Surgeon. I am very grateful to him. I recommend him whole-heartedly.
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Steven L Tray, D.C. in Glen head – Jun 25, 2019
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Amazing surgeon. Not the next bedside manner but amazing surgeon very thorough and takes every precaution Never made us feel like we were on a cardiac surgery assembly line. Never rushed and very thorough explanations
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Stroh in Bellport, NY – May 22, 2019
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I will state only the facts: after two surgeries with this doctor I went from being injured to being left disabled. I was misdiagnosed by him and after a second surgery with him lasting close to 16 hours(scheduled for 3) supposedly nothing went wrong. I'm left with more nerve damage then I can list and have even sustained permanent organ damage do to his actions. Winthrop hospital amended the surgical notes to protect themselves. I found out what CYA stands for in the hospital world...
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Joseph Rescigno in New York – Mar 05, 2019
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Dr Kokotos thoroughly explains the procedure, why it is needed and what to expect. He always answers my questions and I have always felt that he is extremely knowledgeable in many areas and is very reassuring. When I had a question on a Saturday he was immediately available. He is kind, patient and understanding all while making sure you fully understand the seriousness of your condition. I would highly recommend him and grateful for all he has done for me.
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Evelyn in Levittown – Jan 18, 2019
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Dr. Kokotos is a great surgeon who saved my dad's life and takes the time to follow up with you and explains things very well without talking down to you. He is genuinely caring and just wonderful in general. Highly recommended.
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Mar 24, 2018
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He heard the call. Left the nest. Made the grades. Aced the tests. To all the "nos" he bravely “yessed.” Just doing his job. He travels north, south, east, and west. Punches clocks. Dons the vests. Shares a jab, a joke, a jest. Just doing his job, He reaches in your father’s chest. Holds his heart. It’s pretty messed. Fixes flaws. Does his best. Just doing his job. He sews him up. Helps him rest. Treats him like an honored guest. He saves his life. They say he's blessed. He's just doing his job.
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Thomas Clark in Mansfield OH – Feb 14, 2018
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Professional, forthright, caring, and excellent surgeon !!
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Joseph Darcy in Franklin Square, NY – Nov 21, 2017
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Dr. Kokotos performed a quad cardiac bypass on me in January, 2010. He is a kind person and a top notch surgeon. I had no complications from my surgery and loved his bedside manner. It's been almost 8 years since my surgery and I feel great. I've done my part losing weight and exercising and following up with a Cardiologist 2/year. Thank you Dr.Kokotos, I'm very thankful to you and will never forget what you did for me. Dr. Steven L. Tray, Chiropractor
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Steven Tray, D.C. in Centerport, NY – Sep 12, 2017
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Dr Kokotos performed a Mitrol Valve repair (open heart) procedure on me in July 2016. Eight months later and I am fine, and doing all normal activities. He is an excellent surgeon and a very nice man!
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Hauppauge, NY – Mar 07, 2017
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I recently had an ablation procedure on a Friday by Dr. Kokotos. I have only high praise for his surgical skills, and just an importantly, I appreciate his empathetic and gracious way he related with me. He took as much time needed to ensure that I understood the how and why of the procedure. It was gratifying and uplifting to see him early on a Saturday. And ultimately his excellent cardiac skills resulted for me in a successful outcome.
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Brian in Long Beach, NY – Nov 06, 2016
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Our son had numerous collapses of his lung and Dr Kokotos and everyone and Winthrop Hospital was able to provide great care since my son also had colitis at the same time which was an additional burden.
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Tony Liuzzi in New York – Oct 02, 2016
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needed valve replacement. Dr. Kokotos came in to my room and spent a good deal of time talking to me and explaining the operation from beginning to end which made me feel confident in his doing the procedure. It's been a year and I'm scheduling an appointment for my annual exam. I feel wonderful and am thankful that my Cardiologist recommended Dr. Kokotos.
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Bob H. in lynbrook, ny – Aug 19, 2016
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I would recommend Dr.koktos very hidhly. Ihad two surgeries march 2015. Dr. kokotos did a phenomenal job on both my heart and carotid artery. I would not be putting in a computer right now if not for his work. steve Bellmore N.Y.
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stephen Bober in Bellmore, NY – May 19, 2016
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Dr. Kokotos accepts the following insurance:

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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

Cardiac Surgery

Cardiac surgery, or heart surgery, is performed to treat issues related to the heart, including congenital defects or damage caused by other conditions, such as blocked arteries or arrhythmias.

Typically treats 54% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Maze Procedure
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kokotos performs Maze Procedure more than 82% of their peers

Dr. Kokotos performs this procedure more than 82% of their peers

Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kokotos performs Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair more than 73% of their peers

Dr. Kokotos performs this procedure more than 73% of their peers

Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kokotos performs Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary) more than 75% of their peers

Dr. Kokotos performs this procedure more than 75% of their peers

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Dr. Kokotos' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Pericardial Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kokotos treats Pericardial Disease more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Kokotos treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Bacterial Pericarditis
  • Chronic Constrictive Pericarditis
  • Pericarditis
  • Rheumatic Pericarditis
  • Uremic Pericarditis
  • Viral Pericarditis
Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kokotos treats Venous Embolism and Thrombosis more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Kokotos treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Heart Disease
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kokotos treats Heart Disease more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Kokotos treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Kokotos' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Breathing Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hernia Repair
  • Impella Device
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Septal Defect
  • Sympathectomy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Care Philosophy

Frequent communication and direct physician, patient and family interaction is essential in order to assess expectations, explain the most appropriate treatment options and discuss expected outcomes.

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Education

Nyu Medical Center University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
NYU Med Center
Residency Hospital
1991
NYU Langone Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1990
New York University School Of Medicine
Medical School
New York University
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Media & Publications

  • Innovations in Cardiac Surgery, July 1999
  • Minimally Invasive Open Heart Surgery, Feb, 1998

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Nyu Winthrop Hospital

Mineola, NY

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)