Dr. James Kauten
Heart Surgeon

Atlanta, GA
- Unregistered Surgeon

Patient Recommendations (9)

"It was like reading a book you can't put down. Beginning with a layman's illustration and demonstration of what is wrong and what is needed to fix the problem. Shown via plastic heart model. That relieved my fears quite a bit. After my surgery he continued to hold my confidence and admiration (beautiful straight scar). Oh, I had aortic valve replaced and mitral valve repaired. I highly recommend him ..."

Posted by Laura Shepherd, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, 10/13/2017

"He is excellent and my aortic valve replacement surgery experience was perfect. He is very professional, personable and an effective communicator. My experience includes every step in the overall process; his PA, office staff, hospital (Piedmont Heart, etc.) I highly recommend him to all of my family, friends and associates."

Posted by Hugh Switzer, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 07/12/2017

"Dr Kauten was excellent in all respects and he took on a very difficult surgery, that took most of his day and early evening. My cardiologist Dr Dhruva was instrumental in getting Dr Kauten to do the surgery! I hope never have the need for heart surgery again, but Dr Kauten would definately be our first and second choice. My wife and I are very grateful he decided to be a surgeon at the Marcus Heart Valve Center at Piedmont Peachtree Hospital. "

Posted by Herman Plybon, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, 05/04/2016

"Doctor Kauten is a wonderful surgeon!"

Posted by Ruth Berdequez, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 01/14/2014

"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. "

Posted by 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. "

Posted by Jeff Hubeli, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 01/21/2014

"Dr. Kauten was an excellent surgeon who described the mitral valve repair procedure where my husband and I could understand his layman's terms. I elected to have my chest cut open instead of having the least invasive procedure. I am doing great! Barely see my scar. Thanks Dr. Kauten! You're an artist!"

Posted by Charlotte Jones, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 12/03/2009

"Dr. Kauten was awesome!!!!!"

Posted by Christy Naughton, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, 06/14/2011

"Dr. Kauten is very professional and an excellent surgeon. He presents all options in a clear and concise format and is open to questions and suggestions."

Posted by Bill McKinney, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Root Replacement, 05/12/2008