Lafayette General & CIS Welcome Two Cardiologists to the World-Class Team


LAFAYETTE—Lafayette General Medical Center and Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) are proud to announce the addition of two cardiologists, Drs. Nick Cavros and John Patterson, who began seeing patients on Monday, May 2 at 443 Heymann Blvd., Suite B.  

Dr. Nick Cavros is board certified in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology.  Before joining CIS, he served as the Assistant Director of the Lankenau Hospital Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program and Interventional Research in Pennsylvania.  He specializes in performing coronary and peripheral interventional procedures to treat coronary artery disease and peripheral artery disease. 

Dr. John Patterson is board certified in internal medicine, cardiology and interventional cardiology.  He is trained in coronary intervention with a focus on complex coronary disease as well as structural heart disease. Before joining the CIS team, Dr. Patterson held the title of Medical Director of Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories since 2004 at Winston-Salem Cardiology and served as Medical Director of Cardiovascular Research from 2003 to 2010 at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Drs. Cavros and Patterson join Dr. Agostino "Gus” Ingraldi, Dr. Wade May, Dr. Mike McElderry and Dr. Raghotham Patlola on the team of CIS physicians serving the Lafayette area.  Dr. Mike Mounir, cardiologist at Lafayette General, continues to see patients at the CIS location on Heymann Boulevard.

To schedule an appointment with CIS at Lafayette General, please call 1-877-588-8429.  CIS accepts most major insurances, including Medicare and Medicaid. 

Lafayette General partners with CIS in an effort to bring world class physicians, state-of-the-art diagnostic capabilities and the latest technology to detect and treat heart and peripheral vascular disease at Lafayette General. 

About Lafayette General

Celebrating its 100th Anniversary, Lafayette General was founded in 1911 as a community not-for-profit hospital serving Lafayette Parish and the surrounding communities. The current location in the Oil Center, originally built in 1963, is in the midst of a $70 million total renovation project. Lafayette General is a full-service, acute care hospital employing 1,883 employees, making it the 5th largest employer in Lafayette with an annual payroll in excess of $103 million.

About CIS

CIS is one of the most respected groups of cardiologists, representing nearly every specialty in heart and circulatory medicine.  With a team of nearly 450 dedicated members, CIS serves communities throughout Louisiana, as well as national and international patients, at its 12 clinics.  CIS consistently positions itself at the forefront of technology by providing the most up-to-date technology coupled with compassionate care.  This mission has guided the institute for more than 27 years of service to south Louisiana. 

For more information about Lafayette General, call 1-337-289-8600 or visit For more information about CIS, call 1-800-425-2565 or visit 

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