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Charles Lago Sr, MD

Dr. Lago is a general surgeon in the Fort Lauderdale area. He is affiliated with Northwest Medical Center and 3 more hospitals.
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Conditions treated

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310 doctors
Dr. Lago saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Miami area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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669 doctors
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669 doctors
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334 doctors
Dr. Lago saw more vascular disease patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Miami area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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152 doctors
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152 doctors
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75 doctors
Dr. Lago saw more hemorrhoid patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Miami area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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30 doctors
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29 doctors
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14 doctors
Dr. Lago saw more anal fissure patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Miami area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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7 doctors
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7 doctors
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3 doctors
Dr. Lago saw more anal fistula patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Miami area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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386 doctors
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387 doctors
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193 doctors
Dr. Lago saw more peripheral vascular disease (PVD) patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Miami area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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34 doctors
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34 doctors
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17 doctors
Dr. Lago saw more rectal cancer patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Miami area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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162 doctors
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162 doctors
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81 doctors
Dr. Lago saw more benign polyps patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Miami area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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277 doctors
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277 doctors
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138 doctors
Dr. Lago saw more hemorrhage patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Miami area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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27 doctors
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27 doctors
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13 doctors
Dr. Lago saw anal polyp patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Miami area. Learn more.

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81 doctors
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81 doctors
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40 doctors
Dr. Lago saw colon polyps patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Miami area. Learn more.

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11 doctors
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11 doctors
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5 doctors
Dr. Lago saw more anal cancer patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Miami area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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137 doctors
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136 doctors
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68 doctors
Dr. Lago saw more diverticulitis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Miami area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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110 doctors
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109 doctors
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54 doctors
Dr. Lago saw more ulcerative colitis (UC) patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Miami area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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120 doctors
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120 doctors
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59 doctors
Dr. Lago saw more colon cancer patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Miami area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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17 doctors
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16 doctors
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8 doctors
Dr. Lago saw more fecal incontinence patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Miami area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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124 doctors
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124 doctors
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62 doctors
Dr. Lago saw more diverticulosis patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Miami area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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62 doctors
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61 doctors
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30 doctors
Dr. Lago saw more Crohn's disease patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Miami area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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720 doctors
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720 doctors
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360 doctors
Dr. Lago saw more pain patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Miami area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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248 doctors
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247 doctors
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123 doctors
Dr. Lago saw more inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Miami area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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37 doctors
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36 doctors
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18 doctors
Dr. Lago saw more genital warts patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Miami area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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105 doctors
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105 doctors
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52 doctors
Dr. Lago saw irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Miami area. Learn more.
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21 doctors
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22 doctors
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10 doctors
Dr. Lago saw more pilonidal cyst patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Miami area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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181 doctors
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181 doctors
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90 doctors
Dr. Lago saw more abscess patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Miami area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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444 doctors
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444 doctors
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222 doctors
Dr. Lago saw high cholesterol patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Miami area. Learn more.

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693 doctors
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694 doctors
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346 doctors
Dr. Lago saw cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Miami area. Learn more.

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313 doctors
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313 doctors
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156 doctors
Dr. Lago saw constipation patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Miami area. Learn more.

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121 doctors
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121 doctors
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60 doctors
Dr. Lago saw more bowel obstruction patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Miami area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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58 doctors
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58 doctors
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29 doctors
Dr. Lago saw skin tag patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Miami area. Learn more.

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46 doctors
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47 doctors
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23 doctors
Dr. Lago saw more ventral hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Miami area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Lago’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
6%
laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery to reduce scarring and pain compared to traditional open surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Laparoscopic surgery involves smaller incisions, less scarring, and sometimes less pain than traditional open surgery.

To help you understand how Dr. Lago’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Lago’s hernia surgeries were performed laparoscopically.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of laparoscopic hernia surgeries for patients like Dr. Lago’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Lago’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient hernia surgery rate

Dr. Lago’s outpatient hernia surgery rate is lower than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Lago 12%
Predicted for his patients 65%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient hernia surgery to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Hernia surgeries are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Lago’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Lago’s hernia surgeries were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient hernia surgery for patients like Dr. Lago’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Lago’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Lago sees patients and can be reached at the following locations.

Office
350 N Pine Island Rd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33324
911 miles away
  • Spanish
Coral Springs Medical Center-Womens Center
2901 Coral Hills Dr
Coral Springs, FL 33065
901 miles away

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Credentials
  • Orlando Health Program
    RESIDENCY
  • State University of New York Upstate Medical University
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1989

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Lago is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Northwest Medical Center
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)
  • Broward Health Coral Springs
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)
  • University Hospital and Medical Center
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)
  • Westside Regional Medical Center
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • Capital District Physicians Health Plan
  • Capital Health Plan
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Dean Health Plan
  • EmblemHealth
  • Evergreen Health Cooperative
  • Fallon Health
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Alliance Plan of Michigan
  • Health First
  • Health Net
  • HealthCare Partners
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Independent Health
  • MVP Health Care
  • Magellan Health
  • MagnaCare
  • Mayo Clinic Health Solutions
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Optima Health
  • Paramount
  • Pomco
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Priority Health
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • SummaCare
  • TRICARE
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • ValueOptions
  • WellMed Medical Management
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield