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Dr. Leonard Hays III, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery ·  Male · Age 63

Dr. Hays III

Leonard J Hays III MD

2515 Desales Ave Ste 204 Chattanooga, TN 37404

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Dr. Leonard Hays III, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Chattanooga, TN. He graduated from University of Kentucky and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.


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(423) 622-0207

Dr. Hays III accepts the following insurance:

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No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
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Dr. Hays III' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hays III treats Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Hays III treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 1
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 2
Heart Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hays III performs Heart Surgery more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Hays III performs this procedure more than 95% of his peers

Heart Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hays III treats Heart Disease more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Hays III treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Hays III' conditions and procedures:

  • Abnormal Heart Beat
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Angioplasty With Stent Placement
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Compression Syndrome
  • Cardiac Defects
  • Cardiac Diverticulum
  • Cardiac Doppler
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Hydatid Cysts With Intracavitary Expansion
  • Cardiac Malformation - Cleft Lip-Palate - Microcephaly - Digital Anomalies
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiac Sources of Embolism
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Conduction Disorder of the Heart
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Coronary Stenting
  • Coumadin® Management
  • Echocardiography
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Block
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Disease in Women
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Surgery
  • Impella Device
  • Laterality Defects
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Rotational Atherectomy
  • Septal Defect
  • Symptoms, Heart
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Vascular Brachytherapy
  • Vascular Disease

About Me

Care Philosophy

I strive to provide cutting edge cardiovascular care in a compassionate respectful manner. My goal as a patients cardiologisit is to identify and appropriately correct potentially life threatening cardiovascular conditions. Once these conditions are ...

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology

Education

University of Virginia
Fellowship Hospital
University of Alabama
Residency Hospital
University of Alabama
Internship Hospital
University of Kentucky
Medical School
1978
University of Kentucky
Undergraduate School
1978

Awards

Dr. Hays III' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Hays III

4.6

Based on 88 reviews

5 Stars
87.5%
(77)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
2.272727272727273%
(2)
1 Star
6.818181818181818%
(6)

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Dr. Hays III' Performance
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Office & Staff Performance
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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Dr. Hays is great but office staff needs help. They called to cancel an appointment that had been set for six months on the DAY of the appointment! When I tried to discuss this issue with the office, an employee named Amy was especially rude, angry and unprofessional. On another visit, we signed in and sat in office for 2 hours. I finally asked about appt and staff informed me we were not on the schedule. We had to leave without seeing the dr. He seems to have a very high turnover amongst staff. If he could hire professional office staff, I would rate him much higher.
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My husband has heart problems in his mid thrities. No other doctor thought it was his heart. He was a very serious and large blockage in a difficult spot in his artery. Dr Hays saved his life. He later had more blockages and again Dr Hays was excellent. He's wonderful with families, explains things, is very thorough, and I can say for a fact that he cares about his patients. He gets to know you and develop a relationship with you. When you see him, you know you're not just another chart.
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Excellent doctor . Very diligent and thoughtful.
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Very Knowledgable and friendly. Detail oriented and caring. Wants and does what is best for his patients.
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I love him
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Complete lack of communication by Dr Hayes and his entire staff. Was given OK to wait until after June 19th to have procedure by Dr Hayes, and then when they tried to plan it for the 17th was dropped from Dr Hayes' care for refusing the procedure when I told them I couldn't until after the 19th. This is the third mess up by this office, and now I'm left without a heart doctor. Wouldn't recommend them to anyone. Negligent and uncaring staff and a doctor who doesn't care.
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He is an expert at what he does and I think he is the best at what he does.
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Very personable
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Needs other doctors in practice.
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Dr. Hays is a great man and a wonderful physician
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He is great
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Very detailed evaluation. He went over all medications and what they were used for, as well as my medical conditions. Most importantly, I felt that I had his full attention and he listened to my concerns.
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Awesome bedside manner and explains everything very well.
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I absolutely love him.
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The moment Dr. Hayes came into the room, I felt a calmness.. Dr. Hayes has a very gentle soul. His initial exam was the finest, I have had, from any doctor. Very thorough. He , successfully, diagnosed my problem.
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If your looking for a good cardiologist, I feel he is the best.
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He is a very thorough physician and takes his time.
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We like his personality and is a great doctor.
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He is a very good doctor.
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He is a very nice doctor who gets to the point.
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