Patient Rating:

4.6 out of 5

35 Patient Ratings
29 Patient Comments

Larry W. Kraiss, M.D.

Vice-Chair of Research, Department of Surgery

Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery

Patient Rating:

4.6 out of 5

35 Patient Ratings
29 Patient Comments

Specialties

Languages

  • English

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 585-7676
Uintah Basin Medical Center
250 West 300 North
Roosevelt, UT 84066
(801) 585-7676
University Hospital
Cardiovascular Center
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
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Specialties

Bio

Larry W. Kraiss, M.D. is Professor and Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery at the University of Utah. He is a graduate of Vanguard University of Southern California (BA: Science-Chemistry) and Baylor College of Medicine (M.D.). He took his general and vascular surgical training at the University of Washington in Seattle where he also spent three years in the vascular biology research laboratory of Dr. Alexander Clowes. He joined the faculty at the University of Utah in 1995 where he established an NIH-funded research laboratory studying translational control in endothelial cells and was named vascular surgery division chief in 2003. He was director of the vascular surgery fellowship program at the University of Utah from 2003-2012. He maintains a broad-based vascular surgery practice at the University of Utah.

Dr. Kraiss has twice received teaching awards from the University of Utah general surgery residents (2000 and 2006). He was named the 1997 Wylie Scholar in Academic Vascular Surgery by the Pacific Vascular Research Foundation and received the 1999 von Liebig Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award from the Lifeline Foundation. He is a regular reviewer for research proposals submitted to the NIH, NASA, and the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS). He serves as Chair of the SVS Research Council and Chair of the Quality Committee of the SVS Patient Safety Organization. In 2013 he served as the President of Rocky Mountain Vascular Surgery Society. He is currently serving as the Department of Surgery Vice Chair for Discovery and Innovation.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Professor
Academic Divisions Vascular Surgery
Board Certification American Board of Surgery (Sub: General Vascular Surg)
American Board of Surgery (General Surgery)

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
4.6
My confidence in care provider
4.6
Time care provider spent with me
4.7
Care provider spoke using clear language
4.7
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.7
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
4.6
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
4.7
Wait time at clinic
4.4
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.6

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

July 27, 2016

only seen Dr.once in ten days, there was very little communication. I feel the doctors had one thing on there mind, that was the holiday weekend!

April 12, 2016

He was very helpful in answering my questions an listening to my concerns

November 11, 2015

always excellent

October 24, 2015

The Surgeon was terrible, he wouldn't answer my questions, he wouldn't even explain any of my test results, and they brought in a medical student to stare at me WITHOUT asking for my permission. I never want that Dr. Larry, or his assistant EVER EVER again!!! They are TERRIBLE

August 31, 2015

excellent

August 14, 2015

It was a very good visit leaving us with so much hope!

August 13, 2015

Physicians assistant and Physician showed great concern for my condition and were extremely forthright in discussing possible options for treatment. I could not have asked for better care.

July 30, 2015

Tired of Dr.s using my muscle disease as the answer to all my problems and assuming things without ct scans to back up what they say

May 26, 2015

Dr. Kraiss is excellent at explaining everything I needed to know about my condition and the follow up plan to ensure that excellent care would be provided to me...

May 19, 2015

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May 08, 2015

dr Kraiss was outstanding

February 28, 2015

excellent

January 18, 2015

I appreciated the concern shown, as of course I'm worried about my toe & possible outcomes.

January 14, 2015

I have always been comfortable with Dr Kraiss. He has always explain things so that I understand them.

November 24, 2014

Dr. Kraiss took time to explain the risks and benefits. He offered to leave the room to give me some private time to talk to my family and make a decision, then he came back when I was ready. I was so impressed by his expertise, knowledge, and the kindness and compassion he showed me. I am forever grateful.

October 16, 2014

I had numeous concerns about my condition before my visit with Dr. Kraiss. He thoroughly addressed all my concerns and I felt a sense of relief during my visit and going forward. I feel like I will be in excellent care under his supervision with my ongoing condition.

September 29, 2014

He was excellent! We really appreciated his concern and tiime he took to explain things .

September 05, 2014

excellant

July 08, 2014

I have recommended Dr Kraiss and his team to other people

April 27, 2014

all good

October 25, 2013

completely satisfied

September 05, 2013

Dr Kraiss spent a lot of time with me. He is a true professional. All of my questions were answered. His staff took care of setting any follow up appointments, and scheduling my surgery time.

May 29, 2013

Sent a follow up letter to myself and my FP within a few days detailing possible outcomes and what to do with them. Great Health Care

April 22, 2013

100% satisfaction.

April 08, 2013

I have the utmost confidence in Dr. Larry Kraiss, and the clinic staff.

January 24, 2013

We felt like we could trust Dr. Kraiss completely, very impressed with his honesty and then he made a special effort to get the regular doctor's phone number so he could give his personal update. When we left we felt like he really cared about my Dad's condition. We had a follow up the next day with Dad's regular doctor and the doctor was very pleased that he had received a phone call from Dr. Kraiss about Dad's condition explaining all that we were told. We were very impressed by the way Dad was treated and he really felt like he could trust what Dr. Kraiss had told him.

October 29, 2012

great care.

March 29, 2012

FANTASTIC BED SIDE MANNER & explained his conclusions in great detail.

March 22, 2012

everything & everyone was great

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Regulation of protein translation in endothelial cells
  • Endothelial Mechanotransduction
  • Thrombosis

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Professor
Academic Divisions Vascular Surgery
Board Certification American Board of Surgery (Sub: General Vascular Surg)
American Board of Surgery (General Surgery)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 585-7676 CardioVascular Clinic
Vascular Surgery
University Hospital
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Larry W. Kraiss, M.D. is Professor and Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery at the University of Utah. He is a graduate of Vanguard University of Southern California (BA: Science-Chemistry) and Baylor College of Medicine (M.D.). He took his general and vascular surgical training at the University of Washington in Seattle where he also spent three years in the vascular biology research laboratory of Dr. Alexander Clowes. He joined the faculty at the University of Utah in 1995 where he established an NIH-funded research laboratory studying translational control in endothelial cells and was named vascular surgery division chief in 2003. He was director of the vascular surgery fellowship program at the University of Utah from 2003-2012. He maintains a broad-based vascular surgery practice at the University of Utah.

Dr. Kraiss has twice received teaching awards from the University of Utah general surgery residents (2000 and 2006). He was named the 1997 Wylie Scholar in Academic Vascular Surgery by the Pacific Vascular Research Foundation and received the 1999 von Liebig Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award from the Lifeline Foundation. He is a regular reviewer for research proposals submitted to the NIH, NASA, and the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS). He serves as Chair of the SVS Research Council and Chair of the Quality Committee of the SVS Patient Safety Organization. In 2013 he served as the President of Rocky Mountain Vascular Surgery Society. He serves as the Department of Surgery Vice Chair for Discovery and Innovation.

Research Statement

My laboratory research involves gene expression by endothelial cells (EC) under both basal and stressed conditions. The goal is to understand how stressed EC alter their function to allow development of vascular disease such as atherosclerosis. In particular, we focus on post-transcriptional and translational control of gene expression in EC. Clinically, I am interested in outcomes research in patients with vascular disease as well as use of non-invasive imaging by the vascular laboratory to assess the status of arteries and veins.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Chief Resident University of Washington
Vascular Surgery
Chief Resident
Research Fellow University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals
Vascular Surgery & Biology
Senior Research Fellow
Chief Resident University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals
General Surgery
Chief Resident
Residency University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals
General Surgery
Senior Resident
Research Fellow University of Washington
Vascular Surgery & Biology
Senior Research Fellow
Residency University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals
General Surgery
Resident
Internship University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals
General Surgery
Intern

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