Dr. Charles Lago, MD

Dr. Charles Lago, MD

Colorectal SurgeryMaleAge 58

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(954) 289-1340

Dr. Charles Lago, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Coral Springs, FL. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Westside Regional Medical Center and Broward Health Coral Springs. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Lago to book an appointment.

Locations

Colon and Rectal Clinic of Ft. Lauderdale

Colon & Rectal Clinic of Fort Lauderdale - Coral2901 Coral Hills Dr Ste 360 Coral Springs, FL 33065
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Colon & Rectal Clinic of Fort Lauderdale - Plantation

Colon and Rectal Clinic of Ft. Lauderdale PA350 N Pine Island Rd Ste 300 Plantation, FL 33324
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At a Glance

  • Practices at Top Hospital Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ See hospitals

Dr. Lago's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lago

2.8

Based on 66 ratings

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Was recommended to Dr. lago for a fissure issue back in March '21. His first examination was very rough and painful. I has a fissure and used a cream I had been decribe by my GI doctor. Came back two weeks later and he was more gentle during the exam. Said to continue the ointment for a month and scheduled a appointment a month later. He said to cancel if I felt better. I cancelled my April appointment because I felt better. I have been using it and its mostly cleared up. I had a flare up today. Im travelling to NY for a week and he would not refill the ointment. When I called, the office person told me that he could be sued and couldnt refill the ointment. I called her out, said can I set a meeting for October 5th (1st available time) but that I need just one tube refilled. They refused. I asked why and she again stated he could be sued for giving a prescription for an a$$ cream. You know what they say about doctors. They are what their spacialty is. (He's a pain in the a$$)
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  • Explained conditions well
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
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GG – Sep 21, 2021
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Dr Lago is awesome!! He gave me back my quality of life from years of pain. I’m so grateful to you and your staff for taking such great care of me. Thanks Doc.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
No results
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William – Nov 15, 2020
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he lost his temper and made me very uncomfortable
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Keren Bolter – Nov 26, 2019
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My mom and dad on April 1, 2019 will celebrate their 75th anniversary and together 79 years thanks to Dr. Charles P. Lago Sr. He is a true saint with an amazing way about him. His staff is fantastic and extremely helpful. Thank you all for saving my mom and dads lives.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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No results
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Allan Alkes in FL, FL – Mar 06, 2019
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I enjoyed the service I received from the staff and the doctor. They treated me very well and the Dr. Largo did a very Good job on my surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Caroll Ward in Plantation – Feb 10, 2019
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This is the worst doctor Iv'e ever seen in U.S.(even all around the world). I waited almost an hour, then Dr. Largo and his cold-face assistant came in to the room. He did not even ask me clearly what was my symptom. With only few seconds talking, he started "examination" without any warning. The action was rude and sudden. It was so painful that I could not bear it. All he cares is about money. The medicine he prescribed for me only made my symptom worse. I could've given him 0 star if I could
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jan 11, 2019
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Dr. Lago is competent, explained what my surgery would entail and made me feel comfortable with the sugery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Plantation, FL – Dec 22, 2018
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On my 1st appointment, I waited 1 hr and then asked how much longer. They said they scratched me off the list and thought someone had taken me back. I had to leave and make another appointment. I show up to the 2nd appointment and he conducted a quick exam with a finger. I receive a $100 bill for "Surgery". I call the office because I was sure this was a mistake. They say that he performed some type of procedure on me with some type of a scope. That never happened. Blatant lie!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Angry Patient in Plantation, FL – Nov 28, 2018
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Dr. LAGO and Dr. Corallo did my colon resection and 24 lymph nodes removed.They both did a fabulous job and I had a speedy recovery. Their knowledge and expertise had me up and out in 2 days. The concern was amazing and caring throughout the process. The office staff was very thorough and knowledgeable. They answered many question for me. I thank you for your professionalism and concern for my wellbeing. Roger Kleis
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Roger Kleis in Plantation , FL – Oct 05, 2018
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Dr. Lago is very thorough, honest & direct, and skilled. He's known by many local doctors including my Gastro group and my GP, as the best Colo-Rectal surgeon in south Florida. Dr. Lago does see patients in the hospital early mornings so sometimes I've had to wait a bit (30 minutes) when I have an a.m. office appointment. Don't love the waiting but it hasn't been too bad. More importantly, he's very thorough and direct and he's very highly skilled.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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May 03, 2018
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I had a pilonidal cyst. Dr. Lago recommended surgery and was extremely detailed in explaining the surgery and healing process. I was able to get a consultation appointment within 1 week and a surgery appointment within 2 weeks. Dr. Lago and his staff were so kind, knowledgeable, etc. The nurse even offered to change my bandage for a couple of days when my home health nurse couldn't change my packing. They made an uncomfortable procedure very pleasant. I would highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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SJackson in Plantation, FL – Apr 13, 2018
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We were referred to Dr Lago though our PCP. My husband was diagnosed with a 6cm tumor in his Colon. We called and got an immediate appointment . The office staff was efficient and very nice. Dr.Lago reviewed the colonoscopy report and explained in detail the surgical process to remove the tumor.. dr Lago performed the surgery with success and my husband had no complications . The cancer is gone and I believe he is a remarkable surgeon and would recommend to anyone.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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William stephens in Parkland , florida – Oct 10, 2017
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Dr Lago was insensitive and wouldn't listen to my concerns nor answer some of my questions. This was my first visit , having been reffered by my family Dr. Mr appointment was for 11:00am. I arrived at 10:40am and was seen ONE HOUR later! Both he and his head nurse were abrupt, rude, and condecending. Dr. Lego may be good at his specialty, but he won't see me again. 73 year old male patient
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Ft Lauderdale, FL – Jun 08, 2017
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I would not recommend Dr. Largo as not only did he appear to be extremely distracted during the office consultation, his manner was impatient and his demeanor condescending. Foe a person in the business of caring for people, this physician is an extremely rude man!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Ft Lauderdale, FL – Jun 28, 2016
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I expect to wait when I go to a specialist. I waited probably between 30 and 45 minutes. I thought this was a reasonable time to wait. Dr. Lago and his staff could not have been more professional, efficient and kind. I was leary after reading other patients comments but I couldn't find a thing to complain about. Great office.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Donna in Ft Lauderdale, FL – Jun 07, 2016
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Honestly the worst practice I have experienced. I've been to many doctors offices of many specialties and this doctor is the worst for service. I had a pilonidal cyst removed and had to keep coming in for post-op appts for months and I promise I never waited less than and hour to be called back to the room. The dr is then very rushed when he actually sees you. Go somewhere else!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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Coral Springs, FL – Apr 05, 2016
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No matter what time you schedule an appt you wait for 45 minutes for a 30 second visit. No follow communication after surgery. Always leave frustrated.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Feb 24, 2016
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No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Lago's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Colectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lago performs Colectomy more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Lago performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • da Vinci® Colectomy
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
Anorectal Abscess
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lago treats Anorectal Abscess more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Lago treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Anal Abscess
  • Anorectal Abscess and Fistula
  • Colovaginal Fistula
  • Rectal Abscess
Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lago performs Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Lago performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Lago's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Breast Lump
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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About Me

Care Philosophy

We believe in medical care that takes the whole person into account. We strive to provide the best clinical care combine with communications and patient...Read more

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

Orlando Regional Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
University Of Buffalo
Residency Hospital
Mount Sinai Hospital
Medical School
1994
The School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences SUNY at Buffalo
Internship Hospital
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Awards

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What are Dr. Charles Lago, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Lago frequently treats Colectomy, Anorectal Abscess, and Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Lago treats.

Where is Dr. Charles Lago, MD's office located?

Dr. Lago's office is located at 2901 Coral Hills Dr Ste 360, Coral Springs, FL 33065. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Lago is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Westside Regional Medical Center

Plantation, FL

60% Patient Experience Rating, 9% lower than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2021)

Broward Health Coral Springs

Coral Springs, FL

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Northwest Medical Center

Margate, FL

61% Patient Experience Rating, 8% lower than the national average

14 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)