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Mark Lafferty, MD

Dr. Lafferty is a general surgeon in the Massillon area. He is affiliated with Aultman Health Foundation and 3 more hospitals.
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Conditions treated

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48 doctors
Top 15%
49 doctors
Top 5%
24 doctors
Dr. Lafferty saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Canton area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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55 doctors
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55 doctors
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27 doctors
Dr. Lafferty saw pain patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Canton area. Learn more.

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1 doctor
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2 doctors
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Dr. Lafferty saw more pneumothorax patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Canton area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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10 doctors
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10 doctors
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4 doctors
Dr. Lafferty saw more skin cancer patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Canton area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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4 doctors
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4 doctors
Top 5%
1 doctor
Dr. Lafferty saw traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Canton area. Learn more.
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21 doctors
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21 doctors
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10 doctors
Dr. Lafferty saw more broken bone patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Canton area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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19 doctors
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20 doctors
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9 doctors
Dr. Lafferty saw more biliary tract disease patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Canton area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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21 doctors
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20 doctors
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10 doctors
Dr. Lafferty saw more hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Canton area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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14 doctors
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14 doctors
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6 doctors
Dr. Lafferty saw more carcinoma patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Canton area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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11 doctors
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12 doctors
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5 doctors
Dr. Lafferty saw more benign polyps patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Canton area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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6 doctors
Top 15%
5 doctors
Top 5%
2 doctors
Dr. Lafferty saw more collapsed lung patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Canton area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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3 doctors
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3 doctors
Top 5%
1 doctor
Dr. Lafferty saw fibrocystic breast patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Canton area. Learn more.
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6 doctors
Top 15%
6 doctors
Top 5%
3 doctors
Dr. Lafferty saw colon polyps patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Canton area. Learn more.

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9 doctors
Top 15%
8 doctors
Top 5%
4 doctors
Dr. Lafferty saw gas patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Canton area. Learn more.
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13 doctors
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12 doctors
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6 doctors
Dr. Lafferty saw more gallstones patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Canton area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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14 doctors
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14 doctors
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6 doctors
Dr. Lafferty saw more sebaceous cyst patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Canton area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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2 doctors
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2 doctors
Top 5%
1 doctor
Dr. Lafferty saw broken collar bone patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Canton area. Learn more.
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12 doctors
Top 15%
12 doctors
Top 5%
6 doctors
Dr. Lafferty saw more hemorrhoid patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Canton area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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2 doctors
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2 doctors
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Dr. Lafferty saw pelvic fracture patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Canton area. Learn more.
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11 doctors
Top 15%
10 doctors
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5 doctors
Dr. Lafferty saw skin tag patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Canton area. Learn more.

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8 doctors
Top 15%
8 doctors
Top 5%
4 doctors
Dr. Lafferty saw more inguinal hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Canton area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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27 doctors
Top 15%
26 doctors
Top 5%
13 doctors
Dr. Lafferty saw diarrhea patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Canton area. Learn more.
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15 doctors
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15 doctors
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7 doctors
Dr. Lafferty saw more diverticulitis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Canton area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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12 doctors
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12 doctors
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6 doctors
Dr. Lafferty saw more pancreatitis patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Canton area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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7 doctors
Top 15%
6 doctors
Top 5%
3 doctors
Dr. Lafferty saw more umbilical hernia patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Canton area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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31 doctors
Top 15%
30 doctors
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15 doctors
Dr. Lafferty saw more hemorrhage patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Canton area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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18 doctors
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18 doctors
Top 5%
8 doctors
Dr. Lafferty saw more abscess patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Canton area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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2 doctors
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2 doctors
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Dr. Lafferty saw anal fissure patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Canton area. Learn more.

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27 doctors
Top 15%
27 doctors
Top 5%
13 doctors
Dr. Lafferty saw constipation patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Canton area. Learn more.

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2 doctors
Top 15%
1 doctor
Top 5%
Dr. Lafferty saw hidradenitis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Canton area. Learn more.

Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Lafferty’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is higher than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Lafferty 33%
Predicted for his patients 16%

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. Lafferty’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Lafferty’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. Lafferty’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Lafferty’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 gallbladder removal rate

Dr. Lafferty’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
65%
outpatient gallbladder removal rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient gallbladder removal 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. Gallbladder removals are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Lafferty’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

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

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Lafferty’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal 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. Lafferty’s outpatient hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
94%
outpatient hernia surgery rate

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. Lafferty’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Lafferty’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. Lafferty’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Lafferty’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. Lafferty sees patients and can be reached at the following locations.

2037 Wales Ave NW
Massillon, OH 44646
154 miles away
Office
2037 Wales Rd NE
Massillon, OH 44646
154 miles away

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Credentials
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1984
  • University of Pennsylvania Health System Program
    RESIDENCY

Specializations

    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Surgery
    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Colon & Rectal Surgery
    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Surgery
    3. Vascular Surgery

Hospital affiliations

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

  • Aultman Health Foundation
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • Mercy Medical Center
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • Affinity Medical Center
    Hospital safety grade not available
  • Pomerene Hospital
    Hospital safety grade not available

Insurance accepted

Always check coverage with your doctor’s office.

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arise Health Plan
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Aultcare
  • 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
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • FrontPath Health Coalition
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Alliance Plan of Michigan
  • Health Net
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Independent Health
  • Lifetime Healthcare
  • MVP Health Care
  • Mayo Clinic Health Solutions
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Moda Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Network Health Plan
  • Ohio PPO Connect
  • PacificSource
  • Paramount
  • PreferredOne
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Priority Health
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Southeastern Indiana Health Organization
  • SummaCare
  • TRICARE
  • The Health Plan
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • ValueOptions
  • WellMed Medical Management
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield