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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery • Male • Age 51

112 NE Crescent Ave
Peoria, IL 61606
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Dr. Locher Jr.'s Experience

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Dr. Locher Jr.'s Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery

Procedures Dr. Locher Jr. Performs

  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
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Unity Point Health Methodist
221 North East Glen Oak Avenue
Peoria, IL 61636

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
Unity Point Hlth Mthdist
Unity Point Hlth Mthdist
112 NE Crescent Ave
Peoria, IL 61606
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    Dr. Locher Jr.'s Experience

    Specialties

    • Cardiac Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • General Surgery
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    • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
    • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
    • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
    • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
    • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
    • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
    • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
    • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
    • Decortication and Pleurectomy
    • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
    • Heart Defect Repair
    • Impella Device
    • Lobectomy, Open
    • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
    • Lung Removal, Open
    • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
    • Maze Procedure
    • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
    • Open Thymectomy
    • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
    • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
    • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
    • Thoracentesis
    • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
    • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
    • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
    • Tracheal Surgery
    • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
    • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
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    • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
    • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
    • Aortic Aneurysm
    • Aortic Dissection
    • Aortic Ectasia
    • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
    • Aortic Valve Disease
    • Arrhythmias (incl. Atrial Fibrillation)
    • Cardiomegaly
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Carotid Artery Disease
    • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
    • Congenital Heart Disease
    • Congestive Heart Failure
    • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
    • Empyema
    • Endocarditis
    • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
    • Heart Tumors, Benign
    • Lung Cancer
    • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
    • Mitral Valve Disease
    • Neuroendocrine Tumors
    • Pericardial Disease
    • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
    • Pleura Cancer
    • Pleural Neoplasm, Malignant
    • Pulmonary Embolism
    • Pulmonary Valve Disease
    • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
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    Background Check for Dr. Locher Jr.

    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for Illinois.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    University of Tennessee / Memphis / College of Medicine & Surgery
    Graduated in 1989

    Internship Hospital

    Roanoke Meml Hospital
    Complete in 1990

    Residency Hospital

    Roanoke Meml Hospital Affil University Va
    University Va University Va Mc
    Complete in 1992

    Fellowship Hospital

    University Louisville Hospital
    Complete in 1996
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Locher Jr. & Staff

    • English
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    Dr. Locher Jr.'s Hospital Quality

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    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    5 out of 5

    8 responses

    Dr. Locher Jr.'s Office & Staff

    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments

    5 out of 5

    8 responses

    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.

    5 out of 5

    8 responses

    Staff friendliness and courteousness

    5 out of 5

    8 responses

    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)

    10 – 15 minutes

    6 responses

    Experience with Dr. Locher Jr.

    Level of trust in provider's decisions

    5 out of 5

    8 responses

    How well provider explains medical condition(s)

    5 out of 5

    8 responses

    How well provider listens and answers questions

    5 out of 5

    8 responses

    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients

    5 out of 5

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    Unity Point Hlth Mthdist
    112 NE Crescent Ave
    Peoria, IL 61606
    (309) 672-4670 (Office)
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