Dr. Joseph Lugo, MD

Dr. Joseph Lugo, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  |  
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Dr. Joseph Lugo, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Lake Charles, LA and has been practicing for 31 years. He specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.Read his story

1717 Oak Park Blvd Fl 2

Lake Charles, LA 70601

Contact Information

(337) 494-3278

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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(337) 494-3278

Dr. Lugo accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HealthLink
HealthLink PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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Dr. Lugo's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lugo performs Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Lugo performs this procedure more than 94% of his peers

Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lugo performs Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs) more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Lugo performs this procedure more than 85% of his peers

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lugo performs Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery more than 83% of his peers

Dr. Lugo performs this procedure more than 83% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Multi-Arterial Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery

Dr. Lugo's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • 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 Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Impella Device
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Paracentesis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Septic Embolism
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Ventricular Assist Device
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Lugo is one of the first interventional cardiologists in Lake Charles specializing in minimally invasive valve replacement called Transcatheter Aortic...Read more

Biography

Dr. Joseph Gregory Lugo, MD is a Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist at Memorial Medical Group Heart and Vascular Center and is affiliated with Lake Charles Memorial Hospital.

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Education

1990
Hosp Good Samaritan
Residency Hospital
1988
Los Angeles County - U S C Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1984
Los Angeles County - U S C Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1978
Stanford University
Undergraduate School
,

Awards

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What are Dr. Joseph Lugo, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Lugo frequently treats Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft, Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs), and Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Lugo treats.

Where is Dr. Joseph Lugo, MD's office located?

Dr. Lugo's office is located at 1717 Oak Park Blvd Fl 2, Lake Charles, LA 70601. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Lugo's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lugo

4.2

Based on 5 ratings

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1 Star
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Dr Lugo was my surgeon back in 2008 for my stage 3 esophageal cancer. Great surgeon along with his surgical team.
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Darrel Lucas – Dec 06, 2019
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after an MRI because of paralysis I was given an all clear as the situation stabilized ... my final in clinic visit complaining about back pain he doubled down on the "all clear" .. after I bought my medical records there was an unknown area on the MRI that was a possibility of a lesion (these are known to possibly be cancer after lung cancer).. this was NEVER revealed to me even as a 4 time cancer victim ... appropriate action was taken when I revealed this to my ecologist .. very irresponsible
What went well
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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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LA – Oct 20, 2018
He did my by pass surgery 05-25-2018
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
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Billy Baudoin in Jennings , LA – Jun 24, 2018
Dr. Lugo's Reply –
Thank you for the five-star review, Billy.
Dr. Lugo rocks! He performed my brothers by pass surgery & was terrific. God has truly blessed his hands??
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Julie in New Orleans, La – Oct 26, 2017

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Locations

Memorial Medical Group Heart & Vascular Center

Heart and Vascular Center1717 Oak Park Blvd Fl 2 Lake Charles, LA 70601
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Lake Charles Memorial Hospital

Lake Charles, LA

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average