Dr. Leonard Hays III, MD

Dr. Leonard Hays III, MD

Cardiac Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 61
(86)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Leonard Hays III, MD is a cardiac surgery doctor who practices in Chattanooga, TN. He is 61 years old.

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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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

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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."
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Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
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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*
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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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Procedures

  • Angioplasty With Stent Placement
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Doppler
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Stenting
  • Coumadin® Management
  • Echocardiography
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Surgery
  • Impella Device
  • Lung Surgery
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Rotational Atherectomy
  • Vascular Brachytherapy

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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hays III to family and friends
4.6
based on 86 total reviews (23 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (86)

  • 5
    (76)
  • 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)

in Henagar |
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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in Chattanooga, TN |
Excellent doctor . Very diligent and thoughtful.
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in Rossville, GA |
Very Knowledgable and friendly. Detail oriented and caring. Wants and does what is best for his patients.
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in Chattanooga, TN |
I love him
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Nashville, TN |
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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Dr. Hays III accepts 3 insurance carriers
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • UnitedHealthCare
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