Dr. Rafael Gaytan, MD

CardiologyMaleAge 64

Dr. Rafael Gaytan, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Carthage, MO and has over 39 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Gaytan has more experience with Cardiac Electrical System Procedures, Cardiac Implantable Device Procedures, and Heart Conditions than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine medical school in 1982. He is affiliated with medical facilities Mercy Hospital Columbus and Mercy Hospital Joplin. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Gaytan to book an appointment.

Dr. Gaytan

Mccune-brooks Regional Hospital

3125 Dr Russell Smith Way Carthage, MO 64836
Accepting new patients

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Gaytan

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Gaytan treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Gaytan treats other conditions, please contact the office at (417) 781-5387.

Cardiac Electrical System Procedures

Electrophysiologists monitor, diagnose and treat abnormal heart rhythms through procedures such as electrocardiograms (EKGs) and pacemaker insertionsCompare with other Cardiac Electrical System Procedures specialists.

Dr. Gaytan is experienced in the area of Cardiac Electrical System Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
Electrocardiogram (EKG)
Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
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Cardiac Implantable Device Procedures

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Dr. Gaytan is experienced in the area of Cardiac Implantable Device Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
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Heart Conditions

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Dr. Gaytan is experienced in the area of Heart Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Heart Disease
Sinus Bradycardia
Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
Third Degree Heart Block
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Adult Congenital Heart Conditions

Adult congenital cardiac disorder specialists diagnose and treat heart disorders, such as arrythmias and mitral valve disease, that have been present from birth to adulthood.Compare with other Adult Congenital Heart Conditions specialists.

Dr. Gaytan is experienced in the area of Adult Congenital Heart Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Arrhythmias
Atrial Flutter
Atrial Fibrillation
Mitral Valve Disease
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Dr. Gaytan's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Atrioventricular Septal Defect (AVSD)
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Cardiomyopathy, Restrictive
  • Cardiovascular Diagnostic Test
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Dobutamine Thallium Stress Test
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Endocarditis
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Long QT Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mobitz, Type 2, Heart Block
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening (PAD)
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pharmacologic Nuclear Stress Test
  • Pharmacologic Stress Test, Adenosine
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Second Degree Heart Block
  • Septal Defect
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Stress Test
  • Structural Heart Disease Evaluations and Treatment
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Third Degree Heart Block
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Unstable Angina
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Pattern

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Dr. Gaytan accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Alliance (Select Network)-MO
Alliance-MO EPO
Balanced Blue Access-MO
Blue Access Choice (St Louis) (Select Network)-MO
Blue Access Choice - S-MO
Blue Access Choice-MO
Blue Access-MO
Blue Traditional-MO
Bronze Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Access Choice-MO
Bronze Blue Access Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Access-MO
Bronze Pathway for HSA-MO
Bronze Pathway X for HSA-MO
Bronze Pathway X-MO
Bronze Pathway-MO
Catastrophic Pathway X-MO
Catastrophic Pathway-MO
Gold Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Gold Blue Access Choice-MO
Gold Blue Access Plus-MO
Gold Blue Access-MO
Gold Blue Preferred Options-MO
Gold Pathway X-MO
Gold Pathway-MO
Lumenos plans (Blue Access)-MO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway X-MO
Pathway-MO
Preferred-Care Blue (KC) (Select Network)-MO
Silver Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Silver Blue Access Choice-MO
Silver Blue Access Plus-MO
Silver Blue Access-MO
Silver Blue Preferred Options-MO
Silver Pathway for HSA-MO
Silver Pathway X for HSA-MO
Silver Pathway X-MO
Silver Pathway-MO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
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Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Rafael Gaytan, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Carthage, MO and has over 39 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Gaytan has more experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

Education

Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinic
Fellowship Hospital
2002
Med Coll VA
Fellowship Hospital
1985
Grady Memorial Hospital
Residency Hospital
1983
Medical University of South Carolina Medical Ctr
Internship Hospital
1982
Emory University School of Medicine
Medical School
,

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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What are Dr. Rafael Gaytan, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Gaytan frequently treats Cardiac Electrical System Procedures, Cardiac Implantable Device Procedures, and Heart Conditions. See all practice areas where Dr. Gaytan specializes.

Where is Dr. Rafael Gaytan, MD's office located?

Dr. Gaytan's office is located at 3125 Dr Russell Smith Way, Carthage, MO 64836. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Rafael Gaytan, MD speak?

Dr. Gaytan speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Practice

Mccune-brooks Regional Hospital3125 Dr Russell Smith Way Carthage, MO 64836
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Gaytan is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Mercy Hospital Columbus

Columbus, KS

Mercy Hospital Joplin

Joplin, MO

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)