Kara Kort, MD

Kara C Kort, MD

Surgery, General

Primary Contact

315-744-1551

Services & Specialties

Areas of Specialization

  • Surgery, General

Locations & Contact

Primary Location

St Joseph's Physicians Surgical Services

4000 Medical Center Dr
Ste 117
Fayetteville , NY 13066

About

Dr. Kara Kort is a Board-Certified General Surgeon who has been in practice in Central New York for nearly 25 years. Originally from Long Island, she completed her training in Syracuse and stayed in the region to practice medicine. While originally practicing General and Trauma Surgery for 15 years, her focus and passion has always been endocrine (thyroid and parathyroid) and breast surgery.

Since joining St. Joseph's in 2014, Dr. Kort practices exclusively breast and endocrine surgery. She has always believed that knowledge is power, and patients really appreciate having their disease or problem explained to them in language they can understand. Dr. Kort is straightforward and honest with her patients, yet kind, compassionate and positive.

Dr. Kort and her husband live in Fayetteville, NY where they raised their four children.

Conditions Treated

  • General Surgery

Education & Certifications

Education

Fellowship:
SUNY Upstate University Hospital

Internship:
SUNY Upstate University Hospital

Residency:
SUNY Upstate University Hospital

Medical School:
SUNY Upstate University Hospital

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery

Provider Ratings

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4.90 out of 5

(266 ratings)

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

81 Reviews

04/22/2024

Imaging dept could be better. Have neck issues due to positioning for breast biopsy. Also changed appt and it was never done. Notifications and better communication.

04/02/2024

Dr. Kort was extremely knowledgeable and put me at ease right away. Myra was comforting around the genetic testing and gave me relief for capturing our family's genetic blueprint for my sons' and their families' benefit..

03/25/2024

I am very satisfied

03/22/2024

Dr. Kort, her assistants and staff are the most knowledgable medical personnel I have ever experienced and alleviated my fears of having cancer with concise information. She took the time to make me believe in her guidance and that she handled every question with an honest answer.

03/20/2024

Would highly recommend her to anyone and have in the past.

03/18/2024

Dr. Kort was very thorough and professional.

03/05/2024

Appreciated the level of care I received, as well as clear explanations of procedure and other steps of my care. Felt like this practice was like a well oiled machine - i wouldn’t change a thing!

02/28/2024

Thanks Sarah and Dr. Kort

02/19/2024

I wasn’t sure what to expect at the appointment. I was very impressed that Dr Kort listened to my concerns, performed an ultrasound to formulate her own professional opinion, then we made the decision to proceed with the FNA - and made the time to complete the procedure right away.

02/19/2024

Thanks again …

02/14/2024

Very good

02/12/2024

Grateful for being a patient of Dr Kort.

02/12/2024

Very happy with the service provided

02/06/2024

Cultural competency

01/31/2024

very respectful. compassionate and knowledgeable

01/26/2024

Excellent

01/26/2024

Dr Kort is one of the best physicians

01/26/2024

I travel from Watertown for my appointments. I think it is worth the long drive.

01/26/2024

GREAT. Liked her compassionate, down to earth manner. Great at explaining everything.

01/24/2024

I left the appointment knowing I was in good hands and felt confident in the care I was receiving

01/22/2024

I cannot say enough wonderful things about Dr. Kort and ALL of her staff!

01/22/2024

We appreciate the care and advice from Dr. Kort, and will be back in June.

01/17/2024

Provider seems highly educated but was dismisdive

01/10/2024

Feel very comfortable talking with Dr. Kort

01/02/2024

Very happy with every aspect

12/22/2023

Excellent experience

12/20/2023

She is amazing

12/18/2023

Dr. Kort was very thorough, left nothing unanswered or fully explained. I am relaxed and most confident regarding my upcoming surgery with Dr. Kort

12/13/2023

I am very glad that I chose this provider.

12/13/2023

When appointments can be stressful it’s important to have someone that can try to make a personal connection to help make you feel comfortable & a feeling a trustworthiness.

12/11/2023

All was good

12/04/2023

I was very well treated.

11/28/2023

A very quick appt. Dr interpreted test results

11/23/2023

Received patient paperwork in the mail on my return home.

11/20/2023

A visit to an oncologist cannot be considered fun but I left the appointment feeling much better about the next steps in the treatment plan

11/07/2023

I was very nervous and anxious about my cancer diagnosis. When I entered the office, the doctor made me feel so it is along with her staff.

11/04/2023

The nurse was very friendly and efficient. Dr. Kort was a down to earth person who made me at ease yet made me fell confident in her abilities.

10/31/2023

I am very happy with this group of professionals.

10/13/2023

It was the first time meeting her and I immediately felt comfortable talking with her. She took time to explain my test results so that I understood what I was dealing with. She explained the surgery I would be having and all the steps prior to and the follow up procedure. I would recommend her to others. She was smart, professional, and had a great personality.

10/10/2023

Dr Kort is fantastic!

10/05/2023

Superlative. See above

10/03/2023

So far so good. Surgery is next. Hope all goes well

09/28/2023

Knowledgeable, caring ,direct

09/27/2023

Feel fortunate to have her.

09/25/2023

We received excellent care

09/21/2023

I hit the wrong button when rating my provider I think she was great and should have the highest ratings

09/21/2023

I have only good things to say about my visit.

09/14/2023

Very personal

09/12/2023

The entire staff was wonderful. Valerie, laura, dr. Kort and dr. Basal......thank you!!!!

09/10/2023

Everyone is excellent.

09/06/2023

Dr Kort listens, is very caring and goes above and beyond to ease your concerns. Her nurse Michelle is the same. They are a great team and I'm feel very fortunate to be in their care. They are the best!

08/28/2023

The provider was very patient knowledgeable and explained everything in great detail.

08/24/2023

I always look forward to her humor and confidence. She’s the best!!

08/17/2023

I am confident with the health care plan established by Dr. Kort.

08/15/2023

Dr Kort is second to none!

08/15/2023

Love Dr Kort. She cares about her patients

08/10/2023

I would recommend them highly to anyone facing breast cancer or an endocrinological issue.

08/08/2023

Excellent experience

08/08/2023

I felt very comfortable with Dr Kort speaking about my upcoming procedure

08/08/2023

I can't recommend this provider enough. Love them!

07/27/2023

Great personality

07/25/2023

I feel very confident in Dr. Kort and I’m very pleased she was recommended to me.

07/20/2023

I am very grateful to be working with this team

07/13/2023

I am confident that I will receive the best care possible.

07/11/2023

I had some concerns and hesitations about the proposed treatment plan and the provider took the time to address those clearly.

07/05/2023

Dr Kort is top notch and I would recommend her to anyone!

07/04/2023

Would definitely see her again and recommend her to anyone

06/30/2023

Very nice and was honest and direct which I appreciate.

06/29/2023

I have recommended every woman I know, who has dealt with breast cancer to Dr. Kort. I cannot say enough about her. She is my to rated doctors of all times, and one has so many when dealing with breast cancer.

06/25/2023

She is confident she can help me with just surgery

06/23/2023

The staff took the time to see me after the schedules tests and further explained the possible outcomes and surgery schedule.

06/21/2023

Very pleased.

06/20/2023

Dr. Kort is awesome!

06/19/2023

I would feel confident in recommending Dr.Kara Kort.

06/10/2023

👍

06/07/2023

Given the circumstances I was very comforted and eased.

06/06/2023

Very skilled and kind

06/02/2023

Dr. Kort was kind and helpful.

06/01/2023

She was extremely professional, polite, understanding and thorough in her exam. She answered any questions and explained

05/28/2023

Dr. Kort and her staff are so attentive to my needs and concerns.

05/26/2023

The foctor, nurses, and all the staff were excellent. They respectfully listen and care .
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