John J. Kelemen III MD, FACS

Board Certified Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon

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Patient Satisfaction Survey

Overall Satisfaction
4.7 out of 5
26 Ratings


  • Fellowship: St Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri
  • General Surgery Residency: Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas
  • Surgical Internship: Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas
  • Medical School: Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, Maryland


Dr. John Kelemen is Chief of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery.  He specializes in adult cardiac and thoracic surgery.  His interests include heart valve surgery (aortic and mitral), aortic root and thoracic aortic surgery, coronary bypass grafting with a focus on arterial grafting and lung cancer surgery.  Dr. Kelemen performs endovascular repair of the aorta.  Dr. Kelemen has a strong interest in blood conservation in order to minimize the need for a transfusion.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the following professional societies: Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and the European Association of Thoracic Surgeons.  Dr. Kelemen is dedicated to meeting the needs of each individual patient and improving their quality of life in a compassionate and caring manner.


  • All arterial coronary artery bypass grafting
  • Heart valve repair & replacement
  • Aortic root surgery
  • Thoracic aortic surgery including endovascular repair
  • Lung Cancer
  • Benign thoracic conditions
  • Empyema
  • Carotid Endarterectomy

Patient Ratings & Comments

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to provider related questions on our independently administered Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score.
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Aug 12, 2020
my experience was very good
Aug 12, 2020
Aug 12, 2020
a great experience
Aug 12, 2020
very good experience
Aug 12, 2020
will definitely recommend the practice
Aug 12, 2020
the staff was very efficient
Aug 7, 2020
the staff is phenomenal
Jul 20, 2020
everything was very good nice friendly people knowledgeable
Jul 19, 2020
very good experience
Jul 9, 2020
everyone was very helpful, knowledgeable, and sweet
Jul 9, 2020
Dr. Kelemen made me feel relaxed and helped take the edge of. was very matter of fact and told me what he was going to do and why
Jun 14, 2020
very good experience
Jun 5, 2020
Excellent Service Thank You
Jun 5, 2020
again...I'm very satisfied w/services
Jun 5, 2020
I'm very satisfied!
Jun 5, 2020
absolutely no complaints
May 15, 2020
Micah is a saint. There was initially some confusion about how to proceed with the tests before the appointment, but all turned out fine.
May 15, 2020
Everything went very smoothly with very little wait time anywhere.
Apr 10, 2020
great experience?
Mar 1, 2020
Both *Dr. Kelemen & PA *Tim are awesome.