Dr. Lawrence Sowka, MD

Dr. Lawrence Sowka, MD

Vascular Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 63
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Dr. Lawrence Sowka, MD is a vascular surgery specialist in Lakeland, FL and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from Medical College Of Wisconsin in 1980 and specializes in vascular surgery, vascular & interventional radiology, and more.

1305 Lakeland Hills Blvd

Lakeland, FL 33805

Contact Information

(863) 577-0251

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Top Care Areas

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Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
very high
more than 94% of peers
Vascular Surgical Procedure
normal
more than 75% of peers
Vascular Disease
normal
more than 72% of peers

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7  Specialties

  • Vascular Surgery
  • Angiography
  • Endovascular Surgery
  • Peripheral Vascular Surgery
  • Thoracoabdominal Surgery
  • Vascular & Interventional Radiologic Technology
  • Vascular & Interventional Radiology

2  Board Certifications

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

41  Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
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36  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Visceral Aorta
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Paracentesis
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Venous Sclerotherapy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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

  • Medical College Of Wisconsin
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Temple University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • University Miami
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Grt Ormond St Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Sowka's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Sowka

3.0

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