Dr. Richard J Kaplon MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Richard Kaplon is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Sacramento, California. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Mercy General Hospital and Mercy San Juan Medical Center. He received his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 17 years. He is one of 12 doctors at Mercy General Hospital and one of 9 at Mercy San Juan Medical Center who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: General Cardiac/Thoracic Surgery

Education & Medical Training

New York University School of Medicine
Residency, General Surgery, 1989 - 1996

Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1996 - 1999

New York University School of Medicine
Class of 1989

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified in Surgery

American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Certified in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

CA State Medical License
Active through 2013

Publications & Presentations

Novel use of an FDA-approved BiVAD for total cardiopulmonary support.
Kaplon, R.J., Nejman, A., Andreopoulos, F., Katariya, K., Bolooki, H., Kanevsky, A., Parpard, M., Qi, X., Pham, S.M.

Beating-heart valvular surgery: a possible alternative for patients with severely compromised ventricular function.
Kaplon, R.J., Pham, S.M., Salerno, T.A.

Acute right ventricular failure during aortic root replacement: intraoperative diagnosis and treatment.
Ricci, M., Kaplon, R., Barron, M., Salerno, T. A.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • AmeriHealth Direct POS
  • Amerihealth HMO
  • AmeriHealth PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Horizon BCBS Direct Access
  • Horizon BCBS HMO
  • Horizon BCBS POS
  • Horizon BCBS PPO
  • IBC Keystone HMO / POS
  • IBC Personal Choice PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Oxford Health Freedom
  • Oxford Health Liberty
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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