Dr. Leonard Lapkin, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 59
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Dr. Leonard Lapkin, MD
Dr. Leonard Lapkin, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery doctor who practices in Grand Junction, CO. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 32 years. Dr. Lapkin is affiliated with St. Mary's Hospital and Regional Medical Center.

2643 Patterson Rd Ste 403

Grand Junction, CO 81506

Contact Information

(970) 298-7675

Dr. Leonard Lapkin, MD

Dr. Leonard Lapkin, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Care Philosophy

Responsible and skillful application of my surgical knowledge andtechnique to provide best care for long term improvement in quality of life and survival for my patients..
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Dr. Lapkin's Experience

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Dr. Lapkin's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Board certified in Critical Care Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery and Thoracic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Critical Care Surgery
  • Trauma Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
  • Thoracic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Ablation for Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aortic Aneurysm Stent Grafting
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arterial Duplex Ultrasound
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Atrial Fibrillation Surgery
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Carotid Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Revascularization Using Arterial Conduits
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Endovascular Procedure
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Endovenous Laser Treatment
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Heart Valve Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Impella Device
  • Left Ventricular Wire Insertion With VATS
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mediastinal Surgery
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Mini-Maze Procedure
  • Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transmycardial Laser Revascularization
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Venous Sclerotherapy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

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

  • Duke University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • University Of Illinois/ Cook County Hospital Combined Surgical Program
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • University Of Illinois/ Cook County Hospital Combined Surgical Program
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • University Of Southern California/ Los Angeles County Hospital Cardiothoracic Surgical Residency
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • University Of Southern California School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lapkin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lapkin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lapkin to family and friends
3.9
based on 11 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Lapkin's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
in Glennwood springs |
Dr Lapkin is absolutely an amazing surgeon. My mother and are best friends, and I almost had her taken away from me. His ability to do emergency aortic surgery has made me forever in his debt and she is doing better than ever!
in Grand Junction, CO |
Dr. Lapkin saved my life. I am so grateful for his healing touch. I never leave reviews, but felt compelled to do so as am so thankful and blessed that he was available when I nearly died. Words cannot express I feel. You are my angel.
in Delta, CO |
Dr. Lapkin was very professional & explained my procedure in detail. He gave me peace of mind knowing he was there thru the whole procedure. I had a paprthyroid surgery done at the same time Dr Lapkin removed an Mediastinal mass from under my sternum. He has great energy!
Grand Junction, CO |
I am late in writing this review, but after reading several of the comments, I felt I needed to give my perspective. I had heart-lung bypass surgery 5 years ago to remove a tumor in the left ventricle of my heart - a very uncommon and not at all straight-forward surgery. A friend on the staff at CU Medical School talked to cardiothorasic surgeons at CU and also Duke Med Schools. All knew of Dr. Lapkin and recommended staying in GJ for surgery because of his expertise. I have NO regrets!
in Grand Junction, CO |
Dr Lapkin was honest and personable, my surgery was very successful due to his skill in the procedure. Rather than a valve replacement , he was able to repair the existing valve.
in Aspen, CO |
Dr. Lapkin fits the stereotypical surgeon personality profile: arrogant and lacking bedside manner. He almost talked my mom out of our decision to have the surgery with his negative, discouraging and fear-inducing pre-surgery conversation by saying there was a 10% chance the surgery would be beneficial, after our main doc said the chances were 80%. We were in an emergency situation and did not get to choose a doc. The surgery had no complications. Glad we didn't let him talk us out of it.
Cheyenne, Wyoming |
Dr. Lapkin has to be one the worst doctors I have ever visited. While his background seems ok, there is something missing in his general demeanor
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Dr. Lapkin accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Lapkin has admitting privileges

St. Mary's Hospital and Regional Medical Center
2635 N 7th St
Grand Junction, CO 81501
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