Heart & Vascular

Second to None

Of the 645 Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Programs nationally, Memorial’s Heart & Vascular Team is the *FIRST to receive the American College of Cardiology’s prestigious Transcatheter Valve Certification. This recognition demonstrates expertise in TAVR, a less invasive option to replace diseased aortic valves without open heart surgery. While being first is not the goal, doing what we do well, implementing best practices, and achieving quality outcomes is our priority. That’s the importance of the ACC certification. It recognizes our commitment to the highest TAVR standards.

Our multi-disciplinary heart team consisting of interventional cardiologists Christopher Thompson, MD and Edward Bergen, DO, along with cardiovascular/thoracic surgeons 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.

MMG Heart & Vascular Center’s goal is to provide the best possible cardiac care to our patients in the Lake Charles area by utilizing the latest cardiology information and state-of-the-art techniques in a pleasant, compassionate and friendly environment. Each member of the Heart & Vascular Center team is dedicated to your individual health needs. Our board certified cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeon work with your primary care physician to ensure you receive a comprehensive plan of care. From promoting good heart-health to providing the most effective diagnostics and treatment available today, Heart & Vascular Center welcomes the opportunity to guide you through the complexities of any cardiovascular condition. Whether you are a current or a prospective patient, call us for more information about our staff and services. Heart and Vascular Center provides the most advanced diagnostic technologies and therapeutic options for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular conditions in adults and children, including:

  • Angina
  • Arrhythmia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Coronary thrombosis
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Endocarditis
  • Hypertension
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Mitral valve prolapse
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Stroke

Through the efforts of our physicians, medical staff and research teams, we have developed breakthrough approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. By providing the finest patient care available anywhere, combined with modern and technologically-sophisticated diagnostic and treatment capabilities, we offer a complete and comprehensive approach to the management of cardiovascular disease.

Our team of cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons specialize in:

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • CT Angiography
  • Pacemaker Implantation
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

Current patients click here to access the Heart & Vascular Center Patient Portal

    Office Locations:

    Lake Charles Location:
    1717 Oak Park Boulevard 2nd Floor
    Lake Charles, LA 70601
    (337) 49-HEART
    (337) 494-3278
    (337) 494-3240 fax
    Monday - Thursday 7:00am - 5:00pm
    Friday 7:00am - 12noon

    Sulphur Location:
    913 E. Kent Drive
    Sulphur, LA 70663
    (337) 527-3610
    (337) 527-6063 fax
    Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm
    Friday 8:00am - 12noon

    DeRidder Location:
    501 South Pine Street
    DeRidder, LA 70634
    (337) 49-HEART
    (337) 494-3278
    (337) 494-3240 fax
    Monday 8:00am- 5:00pm
    Tuesday 1:00 pm- 5:00pm

    DeQuincy Location:
    122 W. 4th Street
    DeQuincy, LA 70633
    (337) 49-HEART
    (337) 494-3278
    (337) 494-3240 fax