Dr. James Kauten, Heart Valve Surgeon

Hello! My name is Dr. James Kauten and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from The Chicago Medical School in 1978. To date, I have performed approximately 11,000 cardiac surgeries, of which more than 3,000 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at Piedmont Heart. Read more...

6 Patient Reviews for Dr. Kauten

"I met with Dr. Kauten prior to surgery date. He provided a complete review of the process, what I could expect immediately after and during the recovery period, and answered all questions, to include his extensive experience and the fact that "he has seen my valve, while a difficult one, before" and assured me of success. It is now 5 weeks after surgery, and outcomes testing and pictures of the valve show an outstanding level of success. I feel great. "

-- Thomas Syracuse, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 01/27/2014

"Dr. Kauten was excellent. He was very informative and detailed in explaining what was going on, the cause, the procedure, etc. He spoke in terms I could understand. He would draw pictures to give me a visual of what he was stating and he spent whatever time I needed to get my questions and concerns answered. His bedside manner was friendly, confident, and patient.

Dr. Kauten has a plan for recovery and he details that plan to make sure it is understood, the importance of the plan and the success of following that plan. He has a strong educational background including solid tenure and competency (since 1984), He specializes in valve repair/replacement, etc.and has a high success rate. In researching him before surgery I could not find anything negative concerning him. I would recommend him to anyone with no reservation and would have him as my surgeon if I were to have heart issues again. "

-- Jeff Hubeli, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 01/21/2014

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My Specialities & Interests

Specific to heart valve surgery, you should know that I have several specialties including:

  • Aortic valve and aortic root surgery
  • Mitral valve repair
  • Minimally invasive surgery

In addition, I have research and clinical interests specific to:

  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
  • Surgical valve research

Education, Training & Certificates

Dr. James Kauten, heart surgeon, graduated from The Chicago Medical School in 1978.

After medical school, Dr. Kauten completed a Surgical Residency at Southern Illinois School of Medicine in 1983. Then, Dr. Kauten completed a Cardiothoracic Residency at Emory University in 1986.

Dr. Kauten is board certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

Dr. James Kauten

Piedmont Heart
95 Collier Road, Suite 5015
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 996-0375

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