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About the Physicians and Staff

GEORGE KONTOS, JR., M.D. George Kontos, Jr., M.D.

Dr. Kontos is a thoracic, vascular and general surgeon with Genesis Health Group, Surgical Associates.

For the past two years, he has practiced at the Genesis Medical Center, Illini Campus in Silvis, Ill., where he has provided comprehensive management of vascular access in patients with kidney disease. That management has included construction of arteriovenous fistulas, placement of arteriovenous grafts, and percutaneous catheter-based interventional procedures for the long-term maintenance of vascular access, such as angioplasties and stents. These cutting-edge surgery techniques directly improve quality of life for patients with kidney disease. To achieve success, he works as a team with his patients and their families to help them understand the progression of kidney disease and the implications it has on their individual lifestyle.

Dr. Kontos earned his Medical Degree from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, Ill. He completed his residency at the Mayo Clinic and completed a Fellowship in Cardiac Surgical Research at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland.

He is Board Certified in Surgery and Thoracic Surgery. He has presented and written numerous medical publications.

A member of a large Greek family from Chicago, Dr. Kontos practiced 10 years in Montgomery, Ala., and then five years in Memphis, Tenn., before returning to the Midwest.

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