Dr. Joseph Cefalu, MD

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Interventional Cardiology | Male

Dr. Joseph Cefalu, MD
Whether you are at risk for heart and vascular disease, need some help in preventing future problems, or if you have a serious condition that requires the latest technologies and intervention, Baton Rouge Cardiology Center can help. We are also there for you when it comes to advice on making healthy lifestyle changes to prevent future problems. From prevention to diagnosis to advanced procedures, you have access to the highest quality of care available... right here at home. At Baton Rouge Cardiology Center, our team of dedicated cardiovascular specialists not only perform routine, but also highly specialized, complex, cardiac and vascular procedures. We also specialize in the treatment of varicose and spider veins. Our team of specialists includes interventional cardiologists, electrophysiologists, interventional radiologist, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, as well as a support staff of nurses and technicians, each prepared to participate in your diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. Our clinical outcomes are a reflection of our commitment to excellence.

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The physicians at Baton Rouge Cardiology Center are all board certified. We are committed to educating you about the full range of conditions and diseases and offer you the most advanced treatment options. Baton Rouge Cardiology Center provides cardiology services at convenient locations throughout Louisiana. For more information call 225-769-0933

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based on 11 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Cefalu Says:

I appreciate your time in submitting a patient survey.  If you received great service and attention, please tell a friend.  If you did not, please tell me or my staff.  We are committed to providing you the best care.

Dr. Cefalu'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)
in Zachary, LA |
It's easy and fast to get an appointment. Staff is professional, courteous, and very efficient. Dr. Credal is very prompt, thorough, and professional.
Thank you very much for the great review! Dr. Cefalu and our staff works really hard to offer patients the best care available, so we are happy to see that reflected in your personal experiences. I made sure Dr. Cefalu and the staff got the recognition they deserve. They were so happy to see your review. Thank you for trusting us with your health care. - Erica L.
in Baton Rouge, LA |
I love that he is a doctor with a low wait time. My appointment didn't take long at all.
Thank you very much for the great review! Dr. Cefalu appreciated your feedback and was happy to see your positive review. Thank you for trusting us with your health care. - Erica L.
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Dr. Cefalu says...

Whether you are at risk for heart and vascular disease, need some help in preventing future problems, or if you have a serious condition that requires the latest technologies and intervention, Baton Rouge Cardiology Center can help.

We are also there for you when it comes to advice on making healthy lifestyle changes to prevent future problems. From prevention to diagnosis to advanced procedures, you have access to the highest quality of care available... right here at home.

At Baton Rouge Cardiology Center, our team of dedicated cardiovascular specialists not only perform routine, but also highly specialized, complex, cardiac and vascular procedures. We also specialize in the treatment of varicose and spider veins.

Our team of specialists includes interventional cardiologists, electrophysiologists, interventional radiologist, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, as well as a support staff of nurses and technicians, each prepared to participate in your diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. Our clinical outcomes are a reflection of our commitment to excellence.

Dr. Cefalu's Care Philosophy

The physicians at Baton Rouge Cardiology Center are all board certified. We are committed to educating you about the full range of conditions and diseases and offer you the most advanced treatment options. Baton Rouge Cardiology Center provides cardiology services at convenient locations throughout Louisiana. For more information call 225-769-0933

Dr. Cefalu says...

Whether you are at risk for heart and vascular disease, need some help in preventing future problems, or if you have a serious condition that requires the latest technologies and intervention, Baton Rouge Cardiology Center can help.

We are also there for you when it comes to advice on making healthy lifestyle changes to prevent future problems. From prevention to diagnosis to advanced procedures, you have access to the highest quality of care available... right here at home.

At Baton Rouge Cardiology Center, our team of dedicated cardiovascular specialists not only perform routine, but also highly specialized, complex, cardiac and vascular procedures.

Dr. Cefalu says...

Whether you are at risk for heart and vascular disease, need some help in preventing future problems, or if you have a serious condition that requires the latest technologies and intervention, Baton Rouge Cardiology Center can help.

We are also there for you when it comes to advice on making healthy lifestyle changes to prevent future problems. From prevention to diagnosis to advanced procedures, you have access to the highest quality of care available... right here at home.

At Baton Rouge Cardiology Center, our team of dedicated cardiovascular specialists not only perform routine, but also highly specialized, complex, cardiac and vascular procedures. We also specialize in the treatment of varicose and spider veins.

Dr. Cefalu says...

I appreciate your time in submitting a patient survey.  If you received great service and attention, please tell a friend.  If you did not, please tell me or my staff.  We are committed to providing you the best care.

Dr. Cefalu's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
  •  Board certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine
  •  Malpractice claims in Louisiana not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

Education

  • Medical School
    Louisiana State University / School of Medicine In New Orleans
  • Internship Hospital
    Earl K. Long Memorial Hospital
  • Residency Hospital
    Earl K. Long Memorial Hospital
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Tulane Medical Center

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Adult Cardiology
  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Cardiology
  • Invasive Cardiology
  • Nuclear Cardiology

Procedures Performed

  • Angiography
  • Angioplasty
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Event Monitor
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Echocardiogram Interpretation
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Holter Monitoring
  • Impella Device
  • Interpretation of Electrocardiograms
  • Interpretation of Exercise Stress Tests
  • Nuclear Cardiac Imaging
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pacemaker Implantation, Permanent
  • Pacemaker Implantation, Temporary
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pacemaker Monitoring
  • Thrombolysis
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors