Dr. James Lettera, MD

Dr. James Lettera, MD

Thoracic Surgery  ·  
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Age 67
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Dr. James Lettera, MD is a thoracic surgery specialist in Fairfield, CT and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from Georgetown University School Of Medicine in 1978 and specializes in thoracic surgery.

501 Kings Hwy E

Fairfield, CT 06825

Contact Information

(203) 382-1900

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Background Check

2 Malpractice Claims Found
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. Lettera's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lettera performs Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Lettera performs this procedure more than 90% of his peers

Lobectomy, Open
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lettera performs Lobectomy, Open more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Lettera performs this procedure more than 85% of his peers

Pulmonary Disease
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lettera treats Pulmonary Disease more than 73% of his peers

Dr. Lettera treats this condition more than 73% of his peers

Dr. Lettera's conditions and procedures:

Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Aneurysm
Aneurysm of Heart
Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
Aortic Stenosis
Aortic Valve Disease
Arrhythmias
Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Flutter
Benign Tumor
Cancer
Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
Cardiomegaly
Cardiomyopathy
Carotid Artery Disease
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
Congenital Heart Defects
Congestive Heart Failure
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Decortication and Pleurectomy
Empyema
Esophageal Diseases
Esophageal Surgery
Excision of Esophageal Lesion
Head and Neck Surgery
Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
Heart Disease
Heart Surgery
Hernia Repair
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
Lobectomy, Open
Lung Cancer
Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
Lung Removal, Open
Lung Surgery
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
Mitral Valve Disease
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Mitral Valve Stenosis
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
Partial Lobectomy With Robotic Assistance
Pericardial Disease
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
Pleura Cancer
Pleural Cancer
Port Placements or Replacements
Pulmonary Disease
Pulmonary Embolism
Segmentectomy, Open
Thoracentesis
Thoracoscopic Drainage of Pleural Cavity With Robotic Assistance
Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
Thoracoscopic Pneumonectomy
Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
Thrombosis
Tracheal Surgery
Vascular Disease
Vascular Surgical Procedure
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Biography

Dr. James Lettera, MD is a thoracic surgery specialist in Fairfield, CT and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from Georgetown University School Of Medicine in 1978 and specializes in thoracic surgery.

Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

  • 1984
    University Of Miami School Of Med
    Fellowship Hospital
    1984
  • 1982
    Stvincent's Hospital
    Residency Hospital
    1982
  • 1978
    St Vincent's Hospital
    Internship Hospital
    1978
  • 1978
    Georgetown University School Of Medicine
    Medical School
    1978

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Dr. Lettera's Reviews

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4.4

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Poor work as a surgeon. He lacks the skills of a surgeon of 21yrs. He doesn’t know how to admit his knowledge is limited. Don’t let him cut you open
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Long ago. 1989. I had to have a second chest surgery to remove the rest of my left lung from a bronchial adenoma. Dr Lettera was called in by Dr Mergenthaler, another wonderful surgeon who had no hesitation seeking a second opinion. Both did what they could to save my life. I am now 63. I...Read More
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Excellent and extremely reliable! I underwent surgery with Dr. Lettera 3 years ago. Whenever I had a question, he always took the time to call me back. It's great to have a doctor who takes the time to listen to any concerns the patient may have. I will never forget your support Dr. Lettera!...Read More
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Locations

Connecticut Vascular and Thoracic Surgical Associates

Insurance accepted

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Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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