Dr. James Lettera, MD

Dr. James Lettera, MD

Thoracic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 66
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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more than 84% of peers
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1  Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

36  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Connecticut.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

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What People Say About Dr. James Lettera, MD
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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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