Dr. Javier Lafuente, MD

Dr. Javier Lafuente, MD

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Age 62
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Dr. Javier Lafuente, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from Universidad De Costa Rica, Facultad De Medicina in 1981 and specializes in cardiac surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, and more.

18400 Katy Fwy Ste 690

Houston, TX 77094

Contact Information

(832) 522-8600

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • 2 More

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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Texas
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. Lafuente's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Dialysis Access Procedures
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lafuente performs Dialysis Access Procedures more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Lafuente performs this procedure more than 93% of his peers

Vascular Surgical Procedure
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lafuente performs Vascular Surgical Procedure more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Lafuente performs this procedure more than 93% of his peers

Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lafuente performs Arteriovenous Shunt Creation more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Lafuente performs this procedure more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Lafuente's conditions and procedures:

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
Airway Stenting
Aneurysm
Aneurysm of Heart
Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Dissection
Aortic Ectasia
Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
Aortic Stenosis
Aortic Valve Disease
Aortic Valve Regurgitation
Aortic Valve Replacement
Aortic Valve Surgery
Arterial Dissection
Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
Atherosclerosis
Atherosclerosis of Aorta
Atrial Flutter
Benign Tumor
Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma
Bronchogenic Carcinoma
Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
Carotid Artery Disease
Carotid Artery Stenosis
Carotid Atherosclerosis
Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Decortication and Pleurectomy
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Dialysis Access Procedures
Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair, Open
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
Empyema
Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Endovascular Repair of Aorta
Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal Diseases
Esophageal Surgery
Esophagomyotomy
Excisional Biopsy
Head and Neck Cancer
Heart Surgery
Heart Tumors, Benign
Heart Valve Replacement
Heart Valve Surgery
Hernia Repair
Impella Device
Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
Lobectomy
Lobectomy, Open
Lung Biopsy
Lung Cancer
Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
Lung Removal, Open
Lung Surgery
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Maze Procedure
Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
Mitral Valve Disease
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Mitral Valve Repair
Mitral Valve Replacement
Mitral Valve Stenosis
Mitral Valve Surgery
Muscle Biopsy
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Pericardial Disease
Peripheral Angioplasty
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
Peripheral Artery Bypass
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
Pleura Cancer
Pleural Biopsy
Pleural Cancer
Port Placements or Replacements
Port Removal
Postoperative Pulmonary Embolism
Pulmonary Embolism
Pulmonary Valve Disease
Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
Respiratory System Cancer
Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
Segmentectomy
Segmentectomy, Open
Small Cell Lung Cancer
Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy
Surgical Biopsy
Temporal Artery Biopsy
Thoracentesis
Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
Thromboembolism
Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
Thrombosis
Tracheal Reconstruction
Tracheal Resection
Tracheal Surgery
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
Tricuspid Valve Surgery
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
Valvuloplasty
Varicose Veins
Vascular Disease
Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
Vascular Surgical Procedure
Venous Compression
Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
Venous Insufficiency
Venous Sclerotherapy
Venous Thrombosis
Ventricular Assist Device
Vertebral Artery Dissection
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Lobectomy
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
Visceral Aneurysm

About Me

Biography

Dr. Javier Lafuente, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from Universidad De Costa Rica, Facultad De Medicina in 1981 and specializes in cardiac surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, and more.

Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

  • 1994
    Baylor College Med Affil Hospital
    Residency Hospital
    1994
  • 1987
    Meth Hospital Baylor College Med
    Fellowship Hospital
    1987
  • 1985
    University Costa Rica Affil Hosps
    Residency Hospital
    1985
  • 1981
    Universidad De Costa Rica, Facultad De Medicina
    Medical School
    1981
  • 1980
    University Costa Rica
    Internship Hospital
    1980

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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4.6

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Dr. Lafuente reciently changed my husband's Aortic Valve. Dr. Lafuente is the BEST Surgeon anyone would want! He knows what he's doing and he cares about the patient! Even though he was in surgery with someone else on other days, he still came to check on my husband everyday. He sometimes checked...Read More
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My Father had a heart attack while in Houston seeing the birth of his 7th grandchild. The night after baby delivered he had a heart attack and needed quintuple bypass surgery. As an RN working in the medical center I was very picky with who I would let operate on my Father. Dr. Lafuente and the...Read More
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Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
Blue Choice
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Universal American

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