Dr. Leonard Lapkin, MD

Dr. Leonard Lapkin, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  |  
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Age 60
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Dr. Leonard Lapkin, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Grand Junction, CO and has been practicing for 25 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 Ste 403

Grand Junction, CO 81506

Contact Information

(970) 298-7675

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Dr. Lapkin's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Lung Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lapkin performs Lung Surgery more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Lapkin performs this procedure more than 93% of his peers

Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lapkin performs Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs) more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Lapkin performs this procedure more than 88% of his peers

Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lapkin performs Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Lapkin performs this procedure more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Lapkin's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Ablation for Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • 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
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Fibrillation Surgery
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • 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)
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Revascularization Using Arterial Conduits
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • 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 Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Heart Valve Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Impella Device
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Left Ventricular Wire Insertion With VATS
  • Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • 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
  • Mediastinal Surgery
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery
  • Mini-Maze Procedure
  • 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
  • Paracentesis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • 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
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transmycardial Laser Revascularization
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Venous Sclerotherapy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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
1994
1993
1990
1986
1985
1980

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Dr. Lapkin's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lapkin

3.9

Based on 11 reviews

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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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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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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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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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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...Read More
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