Dr. Carl S. Rigby, MD

Dr. Carl S. Rigby, MD

General Surgery | Male | 60 years old

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  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgerynull
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  • Internship Hospital
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  • Fellowship Hospital
  • Undergraduate School
  • Other Education
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      Dr. Rigby's Review Details
      3.6 based on 5 responses
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      • Trustworthiness
         (5)
      • Helpfulness
         (5)
      • Staff
         (5)
      • Scheduling
         (5)
      Experience with Dr. Rigby
      • Level of trust in provider's decisions
         (5)
      • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
         (5)
      • How well provider listens and answers questions
         (5)
      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
         (5)
      Dr. Rigby's Office & Staff
      • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
         (5)
      • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
         (5)
      • Staff friendliness and courteousness
         (5)
      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
        16 – 30 minutes (4)
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      Dr. Rigby lacks the specialized skills and thorough patient assessment aptitude to address complicated cardiovascular cases. He is a very poor communicator and seems to have no sense of responsibility for his patient following their procedure - even when it goes terribly wrong. Even if the patient is confined to Baton Rouge, thorough research of their cardiovascular surgeon is strongly advised before placing them in the hands of a surgeon like Dr. C. Swayze Rigby.
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      Specialties

      • General Surgery
      • Cardiothoracic Surgery

      Board Certifications

      Why It Matters: Dr. Rigby's Board Certifications

      Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More

      • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Aneurysm
      • Aneurysm of Heart
      • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
      • Aortic Aneurysm
      • Aortic Dissection
      • Aortic Stenosis
      • Aortic Valve Disease
      • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
      • Arrhythmias
      • Atrial Fibrillation
      • Atrial Flutter
      • Benign Tumor
      • Cancer
      • Cardiomyopathy
      • Coarctation of the Aorta
      • Congenital Heart Defects
      • Congenital Heart Disease
      • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
      • Coronary Artery Dissection
      • Empyema
      • Endocarditis
      • Heart Disease
      • Lung Cancer
      • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
      • Mitral Valve Disease
      • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
      • Mitral Valve Stenosis
      • Neuroendocrine Tumors
      • Pericardial Disease
      • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
      • Pleural Cancer
      • Pulmonary Disease
      • Pulmonary Embolism
      • Pulmonary Valve Disease
      • Secondary Hypertension
      • Septal Defect
      • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
      • Thrombosis
      • Thymomas
      • Vascular Disease

      Procedures Performed

      • Ablation for Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
      • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
      • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
      • Aortic Valve Surgery
      • Arterial Catheterization With Robotic Assistance
      • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
      • Cardiac Electrophysiology
      • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
      • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
      • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
      • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
      • Coronary Artery Bypass With Robotic Assistance
      • Decortication and Pleurectomy
      • Esophageal Surgery
      • Head and Neck Surgery
      • Heart Defect Repair
      • Heart Surgery
      • Impella Device
      • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
      • Lobectomy
      • Lobectomy, Open
      • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
      • Lung Removal, Open
      • Lung Surgery
      • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
      • Maze Procedure
      • Mitral Valve Surgery
      • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
      • Non-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation With Robotic Assistance
      • Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
      • Open Thymectomy
      • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
      • Port Placements or Replacements
      • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
      • Segmentectomy, Open
      • Thoracentesis
      • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
      • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
      • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
      • Tracheal Surgery
      • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
      • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
      • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
      • Vascular Surgical Procedure
      • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

      Background Check

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        Malpractice Claims not available

        Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Louisiana.

      • 0
        Sanctions

        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.

      Education

      • Medical School
        University Of Mississippi

        Graduated in 1981

      • Internship Hospital
        University Of Mississippi

        Completed in 1986

      • Residency Hospital
        University Of Mississippi

        Completed in 1986

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Cornell Mc/New York Hosp

        Completed in 2008

        Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

        Completed in 1986

      • Undergraduate School
        University Of Mississippi

        Graduated in 1976

      Awards & Recognition

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        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      Dr. Rigby's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in General Surgery
      • Board certified in Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
      • Malpractice claims in Louisiana not available
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Rigby's Office & Staff

      Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
      Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
      Staff friendliness and courteousness
      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      16 – 30 minutes

      Experience with Dr. Rigby

      Level of trust in provider's decisions
      How well provider explains medical condition(s)
      How well provider listens and answers questions
      Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. Rigby's Care Philosophy

      CVT Surgical Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana is devoted to the surgical care of diseases of the heart, lungs, and blood vessels. Our practice is committed to providing the most advanced surgical treatment of heart, vascular and lung disorders.