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J. Gregory Lugo MD
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J. Gregory Lugo MD

(337) 494-6799
Primary Specialties
  • Cardiovascular/Thoracic Surgery
    (Board Certified)
Affiliations
  • Memorial Medical Group
  • Practice Started
    2016

Primary Office

Address:
1717 Oak Park Boulevard
2nd Floor
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Phone:
(337) 494-6799
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Physician Bio

Memorial's Heart & Vascular program is thefirst in the nation to be recognized by the American College of Cardiology for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients receiving transcatheter aortic valve repair and replacement procedures. The award is based on evaluation of the staff’s ability to meet standards for multidisciplinary teams, formalized training, shared decision-making and registry performance.

The ACC’s Transcatheter Valve Certification is an external review and certification process that pairs with established national clinical databases to monitor patient safety and real-world outcomes related to transcatheter valve therapies. Participation in established national clinical databases such as the STS/ACC TVT Registry is required for hospitals interested in achieving Transcatheter Valve Certification.

Dr. Lugo is one of the first invertentional cardiologists in Lake Charles specializing in miniminally invasive valve replacement.called Ttranscatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) with the Edwards SAPIEN 3 valve. This procedure is approved for use in patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis.

Education

College: Stanford University
Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin
Internship: University of Southern California
Residency: University of Southern California
Fellowship: University of Southern California (cardiothoracic surgery)

Other Specialties/Certifications

Member, American Medical Association
Member, Society of Graduate Surgeons
Member, Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Areas of Expertise

Dr. Lugo specializes in aortic surgery, minimally invasive valve repair and replacement, peripheral vascular surgery including carotid procedures and bypasses, and surgery for diseases of the lungs and chest cavity.

Lake Charles Memorial offers transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) with the Edwards SAPIEN 3 valve. This procedure is approved for use in patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis. Our multi-disciplinary heart team consisting of cardiovascular/thoracic surgeon Gregory Lugo, MD take a rigorous approach to patient care through our Valve Clinic. With the innovative procedures we are utilizing in treating aortic valve disease, including balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) and TAVR, patients can have an enriched and improved quality of life.

Awards

*Memorial's Heart & Vascular program is thefirst in the nation to be recognized by the American College of Cardiology for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients receiving transcatheter aortic valve repair and replacement procedures. The award is based on evaluation of the staff’s ability to meet standards for multidisciplinary teams, formalized training, shared decision-making and registry performance.

*Lake Charles Memorial’s interventional coronary care program is ranked as the top program in the state and as one of the top 100 programs in the country. The analysis is conducted by CareChex®, which looks at patient safety, inpatient quality and measures of mortality, complications and readmission rates.

Accepted Health Plans

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