Member, American Medical Association
Member, Society of Graduate Surgeons
Member, Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Member, American College of Surgeons, fellow
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 when open heart surgery would be too high of a risk. 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.
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.