Dr. Leonard Hays III, MD

Dr. Leonard Hays III, MD

Cardiac Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 61
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Dr. Leonard Hays III, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Chattanooga, TN. He graduated from University of Kentucky and specializes in cardiac surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, and more.

2515 Desales Ave Ste 204

Chattanooga, TN 37404

Contact Information

(423) 622-0207

Insurance Accepted

  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Hays III performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Heart Surgery
very high
more than 97% of peers
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
more than 97% of peers
Vascular Disease
very high
more than 93% of peers

Dr. Hays III's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Hays III "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 corrected, it then becomes my goal to correct all contributing factors in order to reduce the chance of recurrent disease and effect the long tern result."

3  Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

3  Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Interventional Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

55  Conditions Treated

  • Abnormal Heart Beat
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Cardiac Compression Syndrome
  • Cardiac Defects
  • Cardiac Diverticulum
  • Cardiac Hydatid Cysts With Intracavitary Expansion
  • Cardiac Malformation - Cleft Lip-Palate - Microcephaly - Digital Anomalies
  • Cardiac Sources of Embolism
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Conduction Disorder of the Heart
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Block
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Disease in Women
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Laterality Defects
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Symptoms, Heart
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease

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26  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

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

  • University of Kentucky
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1978
  • University of Kentucky
    Medical School | Graduated
  • University of Alabama
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University of Alabama
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University of Virginia
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hays III has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hays III' Reviews

4.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hays III to family and friends
87 total reviews (23 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (87)

  • 5
    (77)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (6)

Dr. Hays III' 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 (23)

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...more
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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...more
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