Dr. Lear Koch, MD

Dr. Lear Koch, MD

Thoracic Surgery  |  
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Age 73
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Dr. Lear Koch, MD is a thoracic surgery specialist in Scranton, PA and has been practicing for 40 years. He graduated from Baylor College Of Medicine in 1972 and specializes in thoracic surgery and vascular surgery.

720 Madison Ave

Scranton, PA 18510

Contact Information

(570) 343-1115

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Koch's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Aortic Aneurysm
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Koch treats Aortic Aneurysm more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Koch treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Abdominal 1
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Thoracic 1
  • Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Koch performs Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs) more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Koch performs this procedure more than 90% of his peers

Aneurysm
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Koch treats Aneurysm more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Koch treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Sinus of Valsalva
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 1
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 2
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 3
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 4
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 5
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 6
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 7
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 8
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Abdominal 1
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Familial Thoracic 1
  • Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Congenital Aneurysms of the Great Vessels
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Dissecting Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm
  • False Aneurysm
  • Femoral Aneurysm
  • Fetal Left Ventricular Aneurysm
  • Iliac Aneurysm
  • Leber Miliary Aneurysm
  • Popliteal Aneurysm
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Aneurysm
  • Retinal Macoaneurysm
  • Ruptured Aneurysm
  • Saccular Aneurysm
  • Suprarenal Aneurysm
  • Vein of Galen Aneurysm
  • Visceral Aneurysm

Dr. Koch's conditions and procedures:

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
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
Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
Atherosclerosis
Atherosclerosis of Aorta
Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Flutter
Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
Benign Tumor
Cancer
Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cardiomegaly
Cardiomyopathy
Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
Carotid Artery Disease
Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
Congenital Heart Defects
Congenital Heart Disease
Congestive Heart Failure
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Decortication and Pleurectomy
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Endocarditis
Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Endovascular Repair of Aorta
Esophageal Diseases
Esophageal Surgery
Head and Neck Surgery
Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
Heart Defect Repair
Heart Disease
Heart Surgery
Heart Tumors, Benign
Hernia Repair
Impella Device
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
Maze Procedure
Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
Mitral Valve Disease
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Mitral Valve Stenosis
Mitral Valve Surgery
Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
Pericardial Disease
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
Peripheral Artery Bypass
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
Port Placements or Replacements
Pulmonary Disease
Pulmonary Embolism
Pulmonary Valve Disease
Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
Septal Defect
Thoracentesis
Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Thrombosis
Tracheal Surgery
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
Tricuspid Valve Surgery
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
Varicose Veins
Vascular Disease
Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
Vascular Surgical Procedure
Venous Compression
Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
Venous Insufficiency
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Biography

Dr. Lear Koch, MD is a thoracic surgery specialist in Scranton, PA and has been practicing for 40 years. He graduated from Baylor College Of Medicine in 1972 and specializes in thoracic surgery and vascular surgery.

Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

1979
Baylor Coll Med Affil Hosp
Residency Hospital
1973
Baylor Coll Med Affil Hosp
Internship Hospital
1972
Baylor College Of Medicine
Medical School
1979
1973
1972

Awards

Dr. Koch's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Koch

4.5

Based on 15 reviews

5 Stars
86.66666666666667%
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
13.333333333333334%
(2)

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May 17, 1990 had 4 bypasses performed by Dr. Koch. Since then I have run 13 Marathons and a ton of local 5K Races. 28 Years ago today I thought it was all over/not. Again, great thanks to Dr. Koch and staff. I would be back tomorrow morning if I needed a thoracic surgeon! Most have rated him 5...Read More
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Dr. Koch is an outstanding Surgeon who in a rating of 10 is a 11. I was operated on in 1973 for a triple bypass at age 73 and I am now 78 still working at Home Depot. He is the best as people I have talked to feel the same. Walter J. Last
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My brother had his mitral valve repaired several years ago. Not a glitch from start to finish! We both felt very confident after meeting with Dr. Koch. He was approachable & made us feel very comfortable & confident in our decision to choose him. We had met with another surgeon a few days before...Read More
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Geisinger Health Plan
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
MultiPlan
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