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Dr. Stephen Laga, MD

Cardiovascular Surgery* Age 69
Dr. Stephen Laga, MD
3.9 (14 Ratings)
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Dr. Stephen Laga, MD is a Cardiovascular Surgery Specialist in Joplin, MO.
Dr. Stephen Laga, MD
3.9 (14 Ratings)
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Dr. Stephen Laga, MD

Cardiovascular Surgery* Age 69
Joplin, MO
Accepting new patients
45 years of experience
Dr. Stephen Laga, MD is a Cardiovascular Surgery Specialist in Joplin, MO.

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Dr. Stephen Laga, MD is a Cardiovascular Surgery Specialist in Joplin, MO and has 45 years experience. They graduated from Saint Louis University School of Medicine in 1979 and completed a residency at Rosalind Franklin University Chicago Medical School.They currently practice at Practice and are affiliated with Mercy Health - Springfield Regional Medical Center, Northwest Medical Center - Springdale and Baxter Regional Medical Center. At present, Dr. Laga received an average rating of 3.9/5 from patients and has been reviewed 14 times. Their office accepts new patients. Dr. Laga is board certified in Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery and accepts multiple insurance plans.

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Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
Cerebrovascular Disease
Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
Cerebrovascular Disease
Atherosclerosis
Carotid Artery Disease
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
Acute Coronary Syndrome
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Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Dissection
Aortic Ectasia
Aortic Stenosis
Aortic Valve Disease
Aortic Valve Regurgitation
Atherosclerosis of Aorta
Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Septal Defect
Benign Lung Neoplasms
Cardiac Tamponade
Coarctation of the Aorta
Congenital Heart Defects
Congenital Heart Disease
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Embolism
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Esophageal Diverticulum
Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
Hypertensive Heart with Failure
Hypertensive Heart without Failure
Iliac Aneurysm
Interstitial Lung Disease
Malignant Mediastinal Tumor
Mitral Valve Disease
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Mitral Valve Stenosis
Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation
Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
Pericardial Disease
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
Peripheral Edema
Pulmonary Embolism
Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
Rheumatic Tricuspid Disease
Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
Septal Defect
Spider Veins
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
Venous Compression
Venous Insufficiency
Aortic Valve Surgery
Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
Cardiac Catheterization with Robotic Assist
Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
Coronary Artery Bypass with Robotic Assist
Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Endovascular Repair of Aorta
Heart Defect Repair
Impella Device
Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and Defibrillator
Lobectomy of Lung with Robotic Assist
Maze Procedure
Mitral Valve Surgery
Open Lobectomy
Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
Peripheral Artery Bypass
Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

Insurance Accepted

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  • Superior Health Plan
  • Norton Healthcare Blue Access Tiered-KY PPO
  • Blue Preferred Plus POS
  • Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Medicare
  • HealthyBlue 2.0
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan PPO

Locations

  1. 1 Office
    1102 W 32nd St Ste 200, Joplin, MO 64804
  2. 2 Owensboro Health Medical Group -family Medicine
    1301 Pleasant Valley Rd Ste 201, Owensboro, KY 42303

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Laga
3.9
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Sep 02, 2022
Dr. Stephen Laga operated on my ascending aortic aneurysm, and a separate surgery on my descending aortic aneurysm. My ascending aorta measured to be 60mm at the day of my surgery, though a cardiologist at Mercy Hospital told me it was only 50mm, "It is stable, we will see you in 1 year and repeat your CT angiogram". Dr. Laga told me that I would have never lived the year out, that my very large, 60mm aneurysm would have ruptured within the year. Dr. Laga saw me everyday in the hospital, took time to draw diagrams, and answer all of my many questions, and was very reassuring. I feel that he saved my life. His bedside manner is excellent, and he is a very skilled surgeon. He was trained under the pioneers of open heart surgery at Baylor, specifically Dr. Michael DeBakey. I would highly recommend Dr. Laga to anyone who finds they need cardiac surgery. My husband may need cardiac care, and we will be asking Dr. Laga to help us with him.
Lisa Anderson — Sep 02, 2022
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Specialties*
Cardiovascular Surgery
Thoracic Surgery
Vascular Surgery
Congenital Cardiac Surgery
Cardiothoracic Surgery
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Education

Education

Medical Education
  • Saint Louis University School of Medicine
    1979
Medical Education

Board Certifications

Board Certifications
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
Board Certifications
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Internship

Internship
  • St Louis University Grp Hospital
    1980
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Residency

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  • Rosalind Franklin University Chicago Medical School
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New patients are generally accepted by Dr. Stephen Laga, MD. To arrange an appointment, call the number on Dr. Laga's profile.

Dr. Stephen Laga, MD is affiliated with Mercy Health - Springfield Regional Medical Center, Northwest Medical Center - Springdale and Baxter Regional Medical Center.

Yes, Dr. Stephen Laga, MD holds board certification in Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery.

Hospital Affiliations

  • Mercy Health - Springfield Regional Medical Center

    100 Medical Center Dr, Springfield, OH

  • Northwest Medical Center - Springdale

    609 W Maple Ave, Springdale, AR

  • Baxter Regional Medical Center

    624 Hospital Dr, Mountain Home, AR