Dr. James P. Takara, MD

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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery • Male • Age 49

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

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Dr. Takara's Specialties

Procedures Dr. Takara Performs

  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
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Conditions Dr. Takara Treats

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Hospital Quality

The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

Rapid City Regional Hospital
353 Fairmont Boulevard Po Box 6000
Rapid City, SD 57701

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Patient Satisfaction

Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Takara

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    Dr. Takara's Experience

    Research training, expertise and qualifications

    Specialties

    • Cardiac Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • General Surgery, 2000
    • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery, 2002
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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
    • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
    • Heart Defect Repair
    • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
    • Maze Procedure
    • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
    • Open Thymectomy
    • 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 Valve Disease
    • Arrhythmias (incl. Atrial Fibrillation)
    • Cardiomegaly
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Carotid Artery Disease
    • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
    • Congenital Heart Disease
    • Congestive Heart Failure
    • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
    • Endocarditis
    • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
    • Lung Cancer
    • Mitral Valve Disease
    • Pericardial Disease
    • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
    • Pulmonary Embolism
    • Septal Defect
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    Background Check for Dr. Takara

    Malpractice Claims not available

    • Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for South Dakota.
    • 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

    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
  2. Healthgrades

    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

    Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 85.2% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

    Dr. Takara's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

    Check out the quality of care at Rapid City Regional Hospital where Dr. Takara has admitting privileges:

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    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Takara

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Takara to family and friends

    3 responses
    above
    national average

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    Dr. Takara's Office & Staff
    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    2 responses
    same as
    national average
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    3 responses
    below
    national average
    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    3 responses
    above
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes 3 responses
    longer than
    national average
    Experience with Dr. Takara
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    3 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    3 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    3 responses
    above
    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    3 responses
    above
    national average

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    Appointments & Offices

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    Is Dr. Takara accepting new patients?

    If you are a new patient, please check with Dr. Takara before scheduling an appointment.

    What insurance does he accept?

    • American Republic
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Commercial Insurance Company
    • GEHA
    • HealthSmart
    • Humana
    • Medicare
    • Medico
    • Tricare
    • United Healthcare
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    Office Locations

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    Regional Heart Doctors
    4150 5th St
    Rapid City, SD 57701
    (605) 399-4300 (Office)
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