Dr. James Locher, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery •  Male • Age 56
  
Dr. Locher
Accepting new patients

St Elizabeth Cardiac & Thoracic

20 Medical Village Dr Ste 271 Edgewood, KY 41017

Make an Appointment

(859) 301-9010

Dr. James Locher, MD is a Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist in Edgewood, KY and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Tennessee College of Medicine medical school in 1989. He is affiliated with medical facilities St Elizabeth - Ft Thomas and St. Elizabeth Edgewood. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Locher to book an appointment.


Compare Providers

Quickly compare more Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialists in your area

See similar Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialists in Edgewood

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Hospital Satisfaction
    Patients said they were highly satisfied at this doctor's hospital. See hospitals
  • Practices at Top Hospital
    Patient Safety Excellence Award™ See hospitals

Insurance Check

Search for your insurance provider

Dr. Locher accepts

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

(859) 301-9010

Dr. Locher accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Anthem Essential-KY
Balanced Blue Access-KY PPO
Balanced Pathway-KY HMO
Balanced Pathway-KY PPO
Baptist HCA-KY
Blue Access - UL1 Tiered Network-KY PPO
Blue Access-KY
Blue Access-KY PPO
Blue Preferred-KY
Blue Traditional-KY
Bronze Blue Access w/HSA-KY PPO
Bronze Blue Access-KY PPO
Bronze Pathway for HSA-KY HMO
Bronze Pathway w/HSA - SG-KY HMO
Bronze Pathway w/HSA-KY PPO
Bronze Pathway X for HSA-KY HMO
Bronze Pathway X-KY HMO
Bronze Pathway- SG-KY HMO
Bronze Pathway-KY HMO
Bronze Pathway-KY PPO
Bronze Pathway-KY PPO Plus
Catastrophic Pathway X-KY HMO
Catastrophic Pathway-KY HMO
Gold Blue Access-KY PPO
Gold Pathway - SG-KY HMO
Gold Pathway X-KY HMO
Gold Pathway-KY HMO
Gold Pathway-KY PPO
Gold Pathway-KY PPO Plus
Kentucky Employees Health Plan (KEHP)
KentuckyOne-KY
Lumenos Plans-KY
Methodist Hospital-KY
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Norton Healthcare Blue Access Tiered-KY PPO
Pathway X-KY HMO
Pathway-KY
Pathway-KY HMO
Platinum Blue Access-KY PPO
Platinum Pathway - SG-KY HMO
Platinum Pathway-KY PPO
Platinum Pathway-KY PPO Plus
Silver Blue Access w/HSA-KY PPO
Silver Blue Access-KY PPO
Silver Pathway for HSA-KY HMO
Silver Pathway w/HSA - SG-KY HMO
Silver Pathway w/HSA-KY PPO
Silver Pathway X for HSA-KY HMO
Silver Pathway X-KY HMO
Silver Pathway- SG-KY HMO
Silver Pathway-KY HMO
Silver Pathway-KY PPO
Silver Pathway-KY PPO Plus
St. Joseph's-KY
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-KY
UK RHP-Regional Health Plan-KY
UK-Indemnity-KY
UK-KY EPO
UK-KY PPO
UK-Medicare Carve-Out-KY
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HealthLink
HealthLink PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Sagamore Health Network
Sagamore Plus

Background Check

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice claims information for Kentucky
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
Learn more about background checks

Experience Check

Check Dr. Locher's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Locher's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Locher treats Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) more than 63% of his peers

Dr. Locher treats this condition more than 63% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 1
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 2
Vascular Disease
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Locher treats Vascular Disease more than 61% of his peers

Dr. Locher treats this condition more than 61% of his peers

Heart Disease
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Locher treats Heart Disease more than 55% of his peers

Dr. Locher treats this condition more than 55% of his peers

Dr. Locher's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

Help Improve Healthgrades

Does Dr. James Locher, MD...

Communicate via email?

Offer telehealth services or virtual visits?

Offer evening visits?

Offer an online patient portal?

Offer weekend visits?

Dr. Locher's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Locher

5.0

Based on 10 ratings

5 Stars
100%
(10)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
0%
(0)
healthgrades logo

Leave a review

How likely are you to recommend
Dr. Locher?
(Select your rating)
RecentHighestLowestMost Helpful
Reply Flag
Dr. Locher is a skilled, trustworthy and Christian man. My husband had open bypass surgery an June 17, 2019. As they were taking him off of the by pass machine his aorta ripped and the 4-5 hour surgery turned into 11 hours. During the 23 days in Cardiac Recovery Unit Dr. Locher was there to encourage me and even prayer for us. He was "right there for us". Dr. Locher telIs you how it is --straight out. He listens to you and takes his time to answer your questions. I would recommend Dr. Locher to anyone.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option
Erleen Burdine – Oct 15, 2019
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. James Locher, MD?
Reply Flag
My father was admitted into St. Elizabeth ER with major blockages to his heart, and it was complicated with advanced cancer. His odds were extremely low. Thanks to Dr. Locher (and his associate Dr. Christenson, he has beaten those odds and is with us today. He is phenomenal!
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option5
thumbs down icon option
J. Mai in Ft Thomas, KY – Dec 11, 2017
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. James Locher, MD?
Reply Flag
Dr. Jim Locher gave me a new heart. I cannot convey enough gratitude for his objectivity mixed with sincere encouragement and his own self revelations. Totally scared, but I gave him my trust. I am able to write these words ... now, today, thanks to his great skills!
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option5
thumbs down icon option
Westerville, OH – Nov 29, 2016
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. James Locher, MD?

Leave a review

How was your experience with Dr. Locher?

About Me

Biography

Dr. James Locher, MD is a Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist in Edgewood, KY and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Tennessee College of Medicine medical school in 1989. He is affiliated with medica...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

Roanoke Meml Hosp Affil U Va
Residency Hospital
1996
U Louisville Hosp
Fellowship Hospital
1992
U Va - U Va MC
Residency Hospital
1990
Roanoke Meml Hosp
Internship Hospital
1989
University of Tennessee College of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

Common Questions and Answers

  • Does Dr. Locher communicate via email?

    No responses yet. What's your ?

    Yes
    (0)
    No
    (0)
  • Does Dr. Locher offer telehealth services or virtual visits?

    No responses yet. What's your ?

    Yes
    (0)
    No
    (0)
  • Does Dr. Locher offer an online patient portal?

    No responses yet. What's your ?

    Yes
    (0)
    No
    (0)
  • Does Dr. Locher have free onsite parking?

    No responses yet. What's your ?

    Yes
    (0)
    No
    (0)
  • Does Dr. Locher offer weekend visits?

    No responses yet. What's your ?

    Yes
    (0)
    No
    (0)
  • Does Dr. Locher offer evening visits?

    No responses yet. What's your ?

    Yes
    (0)
    No
    (0)

Please call the office to learn more. (859) 301-9010

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. James Locher, MD accepting new patients?

Does Dr. James Locher, MD accept my insurance?

What are Dr. James Locher, MD's top areas of care?

Locations

St Elizabeth Cardiac & Thoracic

St Elizabeth Cardiac & Thoracic20 Medical Village Dr Ste 271 Edgewood, KY 41017
1

Affiliated Hospitals

Check the quality of care at hospitals where Dr. Locher treats patients.

Learn more

St Elizabeth - Ft Thomas

Fort Thomas, KY

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

St. Elizabeth Edgewood

Edgewood, KY

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)