Dr. Leonard Lapkin, MD

Dr. Leonard Lapkin, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  |  
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Dr. Leonard Lapkin, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Grand Junction, CO and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago in 1985 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery, critical care surgery, and more.

2643 Patterson Rd

Grand Junction, CO 81506

Contact Information

(970) 298-7675

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  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
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  • MultiPlan

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Practice Areas

Cardiac Surgery

Cardiac surgery, or heart surgery, is performed to treat issues related to the heart, including congenital defects or damage caused by other conditions, such as blocked arteries or arrhythmias.

Typically treats 68% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Heart Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lapkin performs Heart Surgery more than 78% of their peers

Dr. Lapkin performs this procedure more than 78% of their peers

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lapkin performs Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery more than 78% of their peers

Dr. Lapkin performs this procedure more than 78% of their peers

Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lapkin performs Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary) more than 67% of their peers

Dr. Lapkin performs this procedure more than 67% of their peers

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Dr. Lapkin's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Ablation for Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm Stent Grafting
  • 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 Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Arterial Catheterization With Robotic Assistance
  • Arterial Duplex Ultrasound
  • Arteriovenostomy for Renal Dialysis
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Fibrillation Surgery
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Carotid Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Constipation
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Revascularization Using Arterial Conduits
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Endovascular Procedure
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Endovenous Laser Treatment
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Heart Valve Surgery
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Impella Device
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparotomy
  • Left Ventricular Wire Insertion With VATS
  • Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Maze Procedure
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Mediastinal Surgery
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Mini-Maze Procedure
  • Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Pyloromyotomy
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Septal Defect
  • Skin Grafts
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Drainage of Pleural Cavity With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Pneumonectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transmycardial Laser Revascularization
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Venous Sclerotherapy
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Wound Repair

About Me

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..

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Critical Care Surgery
  • Trauma Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Education

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

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Dr. Lapkin's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lapkin

3.9

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I am forever in debt to Dr Lapkin. I never thought that I would be able to do the things I once could, but the skill of Dr Lapkin had allowed for me to finally proceed with my life.
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John in Glenwood springs – Oct 20, 2017
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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!
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Jacob in Glennwood springs – Oct 14, 2017
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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.
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Jane in Grand Junction, CO – Oct 06, 2017
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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!
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Scott in Delta, CO – May 11, 2017
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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!
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Grand Junction, CO – Apr 03, 2017
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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.
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Kim S in Grand Junction, CO – Nov 04, 2016
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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.
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Kim in Aspen, CO – Oct 06, 2016
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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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Cheyenne, Wyoming – Jun 11, 2016
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Locations

Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery, St. Mary's Medical Group

Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery, St. Mary's Medi2643 Patterson Rd Grand Junction, CO 81506
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Saint Marys Medical Center

Grand Junction, CO

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average