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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery • Male • Age 50

4150 5th St
Rapid City, SD 57701
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Dr. Takara's Experience

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Dr. Takara's Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery

Procedures Dr. Takara Performs

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
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Hospital Quality

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Rapid City Regional Hospital
353 Fairmont Blvd
Rapid City, SD 57701

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Regional Heart Doctors
Regional Heart Doctors
4150 5th St
Rapid City, SD 57701
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    Dr. Takara's Experience

    Specialties

    • Cardiac Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
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    • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
    • 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
    • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
    • Maze Procedure
    • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
    • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
    • Open Thymectomy
    • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
    • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
    • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
    • Thoracentesis
    • 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)
    • Lung Cancer
    • Mitral Valve Disease
    • Pericardial Disease
    • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
    • Pulmonary Embolism
    • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
    • Secondary Hypertension
    • Septal Defect
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    • Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for South Dakota.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Louisiana State University Health Shreveport / School of Medicine
    Graduated in 1989

    Residency Hospital

    University Hospital SUNY Health Science Center
    University Of Tn College Of Med
    University Wa Med Center
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Takara & Staff

    • English
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    Dr. Takara's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    Patient Satisfaction

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    Likelihood to Recommend

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    4.7 out of 5

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    4.7 out of 5

    3 responses

    Dr. Takara's Office & Staff

    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments

    4 out of 5

    2 responses

    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.

    4 out of 5

    3 responses

    Staff friendliness and courteousness

    4.7 out of 5

    3 responses

    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)

    16 – 30 minutes

    3 responses

    Experience with Dr. Takara

    Level of trust in provider's decisions

    4.7 out of 5

    3 responses

    How well provider explains medical condition(s)

    5 out of 5

    3 responses

    How well provider listens and answers questions

    5 out of 5

    3 responses

    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients

    5 out of 5

    3 responses

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    Regional Heart Doctors
    4150 5th St
    Rapid City, SD 57701
    (605) 755-4300 (Office)
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