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 32 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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Dr. Lafuente's Top Procedures and Conditions

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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)
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • 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 Defect Repair
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Heart Valve Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Impella Device
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • 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)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • 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
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Respiratory System Cancer
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Segmentectomy
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Septal Defect
  • 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
  • Thymomas
  • 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 32 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
1987
Meth Hospital Baylor College Med
Fellowship Hospital
1985
University Costa Rica Affil Hosps
Residency Hospital
1981
Universidad De Costa Rica, Facultad De Medicina
Medical School
1980
University Costa Rica
Internship Hospital
1994
1987
1985
1981
1980

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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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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