Dr. Javier Lafuente, MD

Dr. Javier Lafuente, MD

Cardiac Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 61
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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

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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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Lafuente performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
normal
more than 78% of peers
Aneurysm
normal
more than 78% of peers
Aortic Aneurysm
normal
more than 75% of peers

Dr. Lafuente's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

4  Specialties

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

2  Board Certifications

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

65  Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arterial Dissection
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma
  • Bronchogenic Carcinoma
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Carotid Atherosclerosis
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Lung Cancer
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Postoperative Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Respiratory System Cancer
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Thromboembolism
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Thrombosis
  • Vertebral Artery Dissection
  • Visceral Aneurysm
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lafuente has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lafuente's Reviews

4.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lafuente to family and friends
9 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

  • 5
    (8)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Lafuente's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

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...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...more
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