Dr. William Kokotos, MD

Cardiothoracic SurgeryMaleAge 56

Dr. Kokotos
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

NYU Langone Cardiothoracic Surgery Associates - Garden City

1300 Franklin Ave Ste Ml2 Garden City, NY 11530

Make an Appointment

Show Phone Number

Dr. William Kokotos, MD is a Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist in Garden City, NY and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from New York University School Of Medicine medical school in 1990. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kokotos to book an appointment.

Compare with other Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialists

Compare Dr. Kokotos with our nearby Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialists at NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens.

Make an appointment at NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens today at (718) 514-2147.

These providers are on the medical staff of NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens.

Dr. Kokotos' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kokotos

4.3

Based on 29 ratings

5 Stars
82.75862068965517%
(24)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
17.24137931034483%
(5)
healthgrades logo

Leave a review

How likely are you to recommend
Dr. Kokotos?
(Select your rating)
What went well
  • Office environment (24)
  • Appointment scheduling (23)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (23)
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well (5)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (5)
  • Appointment was rushed (4)
RecentHighestLowestMost Helpful
Reply
Great rapport with the patient. Went over, in detail, with my CAT scan. He instills great confidence in his patient. I am very grateful and comforted as his patient. Terrific physician.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Arthur Boodaghian – Feb 18, 2021
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. William Kokotos, MD?
Reply
He is an excellent doctor, very knowledgeable, thorough, and careing. No sugar coatings given. He removed a growth (cancer) from the lower part of my left lung. He got all of it, and early, so there was no need for radiation or chemo. I just saw him for my seventh year of being cancer free and doing great. I would highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Alan Goldklang – Jul 20, 2020
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. William Kokotos, MD?
Reply
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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Steven L Tray, D.C. in Glen head – Jun 25, 2019
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. William Kokotos, MD?
Reply
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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Stroh in Bellport, NY – May 22, 2019
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. William Kokotos, MD?
Reply
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...
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
Helpful
Joseph Rescigno in New York – Mar 05, 2019
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. William Kokotos, MD?
Reply
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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Evelyn in Levittown – Jan 18, 2019
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. William Kokotos, MD?
Reply
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.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
Helpful
Mar 24, 2018
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. William Kokotos, MD?
Reply
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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
Helpful
Thomas Clark in Mansfield OH – Feb 14, 2018
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. William Kokotos, MD?
Reply
Professional, forthright, caring, and excellent surgeon !!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
Helpful
Joseph Darcy in Franklin Square, NY – Nov 21, 2017
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. William Kokotos, MD?
Reply
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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
Helpful
Steven Tray, D.C. in Centerport, NY – Sep 12, 2017
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. William Kokotos, MD?
Reply
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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
2 people found this helpful
Helpful
Hauppauge, NY – Mar 07, 2017
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. William Kokotos, MD?
Reply
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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
Helpful
Brian in Long Beach, NY – Nov 06, 2016
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. William Kokotos, MD?
Reply
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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
Helpful
Tony Liuzzi in New York – Oct 02, 2016
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. William Kokotos, MD?
Reply
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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
Helpful
Bob H. in lynbrook, ny – Aug 19, 2016
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. William Kokotos, MD?
Reply
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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
8 people found this helpful
Helpful
stephen Bober in Bellmore, NY – May 19, 2016
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. William Kokotos, MD?

Leave a review

How was your experience with Dr. Kokotos?

About Me

Biography

Dr. William Kokotos, MD is a Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist in Garden City, NY and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated...Read more

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

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Media & Publications

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. William Kokotos, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Kokotos has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. William Kokotos, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. William Kokotos, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Kokotos' profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. William Kokotos, MD accept my insurance?

Use the Healthgrades insurance check to verify if Dr. Kokotos accepts your insurance.

What are Dr. William Kokotos, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Kokotos frequently treats Pericardial Disease, Mitral Valve Surgery, and Thoracentesis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Kokotos treats.

Where is Dr. William Kokotos, MD's office located?

Dr. Kokotos' office is located at 1300 Franklin Ave Ste Ml2, Garden City, NY 11530. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. William Kokotos, MD speak?

Dr. Kokotos speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

How can I make an appointment with Dr. William Kokotos, MD?

Find contact information here to make an appointment.

Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

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
Learn more about background checks

Experience Check

Check Dr. Kokotos' experience treating your condition or procedure

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
Hide other areas of care
Mitral Valve Surgery
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kokotos performs Mitral Valve Surgery more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Kokotos performs this procedure more than 92% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement
Thoracentesis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kokotos performs Thoracentesis more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Kokotos performs this procedure more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Kokotos' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Air and Gas Embolism
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bone Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breathing Disorders
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • 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)
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Embolism
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrotomy
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Iliac Aneurysm
  • Impella Device
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphedema
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Megacolon
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • 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 Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Rib Fracture
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Septal Defect
  • Skin Grafts
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Spider Veins
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thymomas
  • Thyroid Biopsy
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Wound Repair

Insurance Check

Search for your insurance provider

Dr. Kokotos accepts

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

(516) 663-4400

Dr. Kokotos accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Choice
Choice Plus POS II
Choice POS
Choice POS II
Choice PPO
Commercial HMO
Managed Choice POS
Managed Choice PPO
Medicare Advantage HMO
Medicare Advantage PPO
Open Choice
Open Choice POS
Open Choice PPO
Traditional Choice
Traditional Choice POS
Traditional Choice PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthKeepers Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue HMO
Federal Employee Program
Cigna
Cigna EPO
Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
Great West Healthcare-Cigna HMO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna POS
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Open Access Plus PPO
Coventry Health Care
Carelink HMO
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
GHI EPO
GHI HMO
GHI PPO
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
HealthFirst
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MagnaCare
MagnaCare HMO
Medicaid
Managed Care
Medicaid HMO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
Liberty Plan HMO
Oxford Health Plans HMO
Oxford Health Plans POS
UnitedHealthCare
Choice
Choice HMO
Choice Plus
Choice Plus EPO
Choice Plus HMO
Choice Plus POS
Choice Plus PPO
Empire Plan
Medicaid HMO
Medicare Advantage HMO
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options EPO
Options POS
Options PPO
Oxford Liberty
Select HMO
Select Plus EPO
Select Plus HMO
Select Plus POS
United Healthcare
United Healthcare EPO
United Healthcare HMO
United Healthcare POS
United Healthcare PPO
Vytra Health Plans

Locations

NYU Langone Cardiothoracic Surgery Associates - Garden City

NYU Langone Cardiothoracic Surgery Associates - Garden City1300 Franklin Ave Ste Ml2 Garden City, NY 11530
1