Dr. Louis A Lanza MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Louis Lanza is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Phoenix, Arizona and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Mayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic Hospital. He received his medical degree from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and has been in practice for 33 years. Dr. Lanza accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 10 doctors at Mayo Clinic and one of 5 at Mayo Clinic Hospital who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: General Cardiac/Thoracic Surgery, Cardiopulmonary Transplantation, Cardiovascular Surgery

Hospital Affiliation

Mayo Clinic Hospital
Ranked #36 in Cardiology & Heart Surgery

Education & Medical Training

University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers
Residency, General Surgery, 1981–1984

University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers
Residency, General Surgery, 1986–1988

National Institutes of Health Clinical Center
Fellowship, Surgical Oncology, 1984–1986

Texas Heart Institute
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1989–1991

University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1988–1989

Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
Class of 1981

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified in Surgery

American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Certified in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

AZ State Medical License
Active through 2015

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Top MD, Consumers Checkbook

Fellow (FACS), American College of Surgeons

Publications & Presentations

Histologic remission of cardiac amyloidosis: a case report.
Nelson, M. R., Lanza, L. A., Reeder, C. B., Scott, R. L., McCullough, A. E., Chandrasekaran, K., Click, R. L.

Early bioprosthetic valve failure due to carcinoid heart disease.

Thrombography reveals thrombin generation potential continues to deteriorate following cardiopulmonary bypass surgery despite adequate hemostasis.
Wong, R.K., Sleep, J.R., Visner, A.J., Raasch, D.J., Lanza, L.A., DeValeria, P.A., Torloni, A.S., Arabia, F.A.

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Insurances Accepted

  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Great West PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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