Dr. Louis Lanza, MD

Dr. Louis Lanza, MD

Cardiovascular Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
63 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Louis Lanza, MD is a cardiovascular surgery specialist in Scottsdale, AZ and has been practicing for 32 years. He specializes in cardiovascular surgery, thoracic surgery, and more.Read his story

Mayo Clinic- Arizona

13400 E Shea Blvd Ste 2B

Scottsdale, AZ 85259
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Insurance Accepted

  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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

Partial Lung Collapse
very high
more than 99% of peers
Port Placements or Replacements
very high
more than 96% of peers
Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
more than 87% of peers

Dr. Lanza'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.

Dr. Lanza's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Lanza "Interests Adult cardiothoracic surgery Treatment of thoracic cancer Treatment of aortic aneurysms Treatment of adult cardiac diseases "

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lanza "Cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgeons at Mayo Clinic are part of an integrated, multidisciplinary team of doctors and health care professionals who provide individualized care for each patient. Having all this expertise in a single place, focused on you, means that you're not just getting one opinion — your care is discussed among the team, your test results are available quickly and appointments are scheduled in coordination. Specialists work together to provide exactly the care you need."

4  Specialties

  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Cardiology
  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

63  Conditions Treated

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53  Procedures

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Arizona.

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.


  • Bachelor Loyola University Chicago
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1978
  • MD Loyola University Chicago
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Internship - Surgery University of Michigan Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Chief Resident - General Surgery University of Michigan Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Resident - General Surgery University of Michigan Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Resident - Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery Texas Heart Institute
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Fellow - Surgical Oncology National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Research Fellowship - Thoracic Oncology University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Nominee, Young Surgical Investigator's Conference American College of Surgeons, 1994
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 1980
  • Award for Outstanding Achievement as a Medical Student Lange Medical Publications, 1981
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • Alpha Omega Honor Medical Society, Member
  • American College of Surgeons, Member
  • Denton A. Cooley Cardiovascular Surgical Society, Member
  • General Thoracic Surgical Club, Member
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Member
  • Western Thoracic Surgical Association, Member
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Dr. Lanza's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lanza to family and friends
7 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Lanza's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Dear Dr, Lanza - it is 4 years ago today that you saved my mothers life. She was against all odds every other place told us so - she could literally die at any moment with her severe aortic stenosis. I am so grateful to have her hear on this earth for 4 more years thus far - your expertise, and...more
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