Dr. Jorge Lagares-Garcia, MD

Colorectal SurgeryMaleAge 52

Dr. Lagares-Garcia
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Roper St. Francis Physician Partners - Colorectal Surgery

125 Doughty St Ste 280 Charleston, SC 29403

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Dr. Jorge Lagares-Garcia, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Charleston, SC and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Barcelona medical school in 1992. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital and Mount Pleasant Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Lagares-Garcia to book an appointment.

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What went well
  • Staff friendliness (31)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (30)
  • Explained conditions well (30)
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  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (11)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (9)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (8)
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Very good. Makes you feel at ease about your procedure.
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Charles Wray – Dec 17, 2020
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Very arrogant and self righteous
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Oct 15, 2020
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I give this Doctor 100% in his abilities, bedside manner friendliness and follow ups. When meeting with this Dr all questions are answered straight forward, 6 weeks after surgery playing golf and back to normal..
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Alan Rogers in Murrells inlet, SC – Aug 05, 2019
Alan, we are so happy to read such a great review...Read More
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As a former nurse I am usually wary of trying new doctors but Dr. Lagares was recommended and the exam and forthcoming suggestions were skillful and positive. It was a good experience.
What went well
  • Office environment
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Alice K. Zilling – Jul 24, 2019
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Very attentive and professional. I highly recommend him!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jul 24, 2019
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Dr. Jorge Lagares-Garcia, MD is the BEST colorectal surgery specialist in the world! It was an honor and a privilege to have him as my doctor during such difficult time in my life; and I am so grateful beyond words can express for everything ... THANK YOU so so MUCH from my ? May God continue to bless Dr. Lagares Garcia with wisdom, knowledge and understanding ?? ?? ??
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Regina Witomski – Jul 22, 2019
Regina, we are glad Dr. Lagares could help! Thank...Read More
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I have had another positive experience with Dr. Lagares. He is professional, does not encourage procedures that are not necessary, and takes time with his patients. I highly recommend Dr. Lagares.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jul 12, 2019
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Two office visits and surgery. He treated us very well. Especially this last visit. He took the time to explain all aspects of what happens next to my husband and I.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Shirley Harrison Higgins – Jun 29, 2019
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After my second visit with Dr. Lagares things are still looking good. We are planning for the surgery that will be required and he addressed all of my questions and concerns for the procedure. His assistant could have been a little nicer and considerate towards me especially knowing I have a lot of fears about everything really. Before I left the office they did schedule me for a CT scan at Mount Pleasant and I was able to get that done while I was still near Charleston. As for the CT tech he did a poor job, he pushed the IV needle in too far and hurt my arm badly then attempted to blame me for pushing it in. I’ve had 3 scans prior and 2 of them called for the dye contrast with the IV and none of them hurt like this. All the others aside Dr. Lagares still seems like the right person to help me through all this. My only fear is how I’ll be treated prior surgery and then afterwards.
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May 27, 2019
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Dr Lagares-Garcia was very kind and compassionate. He listened attentively to my concerns, had familiarized himself with my medical history prior to walking in the room, answered all of my questions, and treated my condition successfully. I highly recommend Dr Legares-Garcia.
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Apr 28, 2019
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I was impressed with the entire office. The receptionist was pleasant and made me feel welcome. The nurse, Lisa, was very comforting. I've always admired Dr. Lagares and was happy when my GI doctor referred me to him.
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Apr 27, 2019
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Dr. Lagares is a wonderful, caring doctor. Doesn't dismiss ANY symptoms you may mention, no matter how minor or vague. He is most definitely the best surgeon to be found between Charleston and Myrtle Beach (where I live). I asked my Primary if there was anyone in the MB area and his reply was "I wouldn't even give you a referral. Lagares is the only one I send my patients to." (My primary is pretty outstanding as well!)
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Apr 20, 2019
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Visit was a follow up of colon surgery. Dr Lagares is professional, personable and the operation was very successful thanks to his skill and the advantage of robotic assistance.
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Apr 08, 2019
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Dr.Garcia listens, answers my questions, explains in detail what to expect to And makes sure as a patient you understand the procedure. Treats you with respect and very polite
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Mar 23, 2019
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Excellent. He got right to the point and clearly explained what will be happening to me.
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Mar 23, 2019
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Dr. Legares-Garcia is the most caring and compassionate doctor. He is straight up front with you about procedures. He always says a prayer over you before you go into surgery. He suggested I drink a Kefir yogurt drink to help with digestion. I love Dr. Legares-Garcia! Lisa Collins
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Lisa Collins in Summerville , SC – Mar 07, 2019
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I definitely recommend Dr Lagares-Garcia, outstanding surgeon, great patient care, has heart felt compassion to his patient and was extremely easy to talk with no matter how busy he was. Had three surgeries by Dr Lagares and all of them went great with excellent follow up by his experienced staff.
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Cris in Moncks Corner , SC – Jan 02, 2019
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I don't feel confident with the care I have received from Dr. Lagares-Garcia and his staff. Phone calls are not returned right away, for issues after surgery, nor are they resolved. I don't feel I have received urgent care to resolve my issues. Which prolonged undue pain and suffering. There is a dire need for attentive aftercare. Dr. Lagares-Garcia is only as good as a surgeon, as his staff will let him be.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Kelly – Jun 11, 2018
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Awful bedside manner. Rude and arrogant. Did not return to him, transferred to MUSC surgeon.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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May 01, 2018
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I am so happy and satisfied with the excellent care from Dr. Lagares-Garcia, that I received recently. Friendly and professional, he took me from an urgent emergency situation, through major surgery, recovery, and I'm on my way back to health. At my age of 79, I am extremely thankful for the experience of meeting such a gifted doctor. I would gladly recommend him to anyone in need.
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Richard Barish in Mt. Pleasant, SC – Mar 10, 2018
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Biography

Dr. Jorge Lagares-Garcia, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Charleston, SC and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated...Read more

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

2002
Cleveland Clinic
Fellowship Hospital
2001
Conemaugh Mem Hospital
Residency Hospital
1996
Conemaugh Mem Hospital
Internship Hospital
1992
University Of Barcelona
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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What are Dr. Jorge Lagares-Garcia, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Lagares-Garcia frequently treats Anal and Rectal Cancer, Anal Fistula, and Intestinal Abscess. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Lagares-Garcia treats.

Where is Dr. Jorge Lagares-Garcia, MD's office located?

Dr. Lagares-Garcia's office is located at 125 Doughty St Ste 280, Charleston, SC 29403. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Lagares-Garcia's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Anal and Rectal Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lagares-Garcia treats Anal and Rectal Cancer more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Lagares-Garcia treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Anal Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer
Anal Fistula
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lagares-Garcia treats Anal Fistula more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Lagares-Garcia treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Intestinal Abscess
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lagares-Garcia treats Intestinal Abscess more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Lagares-Garcia treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Lagares-Garcia's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Bone Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Complete Nephrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Open
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Fluke
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Megacolon
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Proctosigmoidopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Repair of Rectocele With Robotic Assistance
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Tubo-Ovarian Abscess
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Wound Repair

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Locations

Roper St. Francis Physician Partners - Colorectal Surgery

Charleston Office125 Doughty St Ste 280 Charleston, SC 29403
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
Mount Pleasant3510 N Highway 17 Ste 220 Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
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Summerville Office1112 N Main St Ste C Summerville, SC 29483
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