Dr. Charles Lago Sr, MD

Dr. Charles Lago Sr, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 54
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Charles Lago Sr, MD is a colon & rectal surgery doctor who practices in Plantation, FL. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 28 years.

350 N Pine Island Rd

Plantation, FL 33324

Contact Information

(954) 236-5444

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas


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Excision of Rectal Tumor
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Fissures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Diseases
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis


  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Colectomy
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Treatment
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • 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)
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement

Background Check

1 Malpractice Claim
  • Settlement : 2012
    Amount or Range: $225,000.00
    Nature of Complaint: Judicial case 09-43592(19)
    State: Florida
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.


  • Mount Sinai School Of Medicine Of New York University
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • The School Of Med and Biomedical Sciences SUNY At Buffalo
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • The School Of Med and Biomedical Sciences SUNY At Buffalo
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Orlando Regional Healthcare
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lago Sr's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lago Sr to family and friends
based on 52 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Lago Sr's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
in Parkland , florida |
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.
Ft Lauderdale, FL |
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
Ft Lauderdale, FL |
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!
in Ft Lauderdale, FL |
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.
Coral Springs, FL |
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!
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.
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Hospitals where Dr. Lago Sr has admitting privileges

Northwest Medical Center
2801 N State Road 7
Margate, FL 33063
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Westside Regional Medical Center
8201 W Broward Blvd
Plantation, FL 33324
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Broward Health Coral Springs
3000 Coral Hills Dr
Coral Springs, FL 33065
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University Hospital and Medical Center
7201 N University Dr
Tamarac, FL 33321
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