Vincent C. Lusco III
Dr Vincent Lusco III graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and completed medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 1998. He landed in Kentucky, completing his surgical residency at the University of Louisville where he received extensive training in advanced laparoscopy and bariatric procedures, including assisting Dr. Jeff Allen with the placement of the first laparoscopic adjustable gastric band in Kentucky, in May of 2001. He joined Louisville Surgical Associates in July 2003, and along with Dr. Olsofka developed Louisville’s premier LAP-BAND only program where more than 2500 adjustable bands have been placed. Dr. Lusco is a board certified general surgeon who also performs minimally invasive procedures such as laparoscopic cholecystectomy, Nissen fundoplication, splenectomy, hernia repair, and colon resections, as well as endoscopic procedures (EGD and colonoscopy). He is a member of the American College of Surgeons, American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons, Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, as well as the Kentucky Medical Association, the Louisville Surgical Society, and Greater Louisville Medical Society. Dr. Lusco has also served as Chief of Surgery and Head of the Medical Staff at Sts. Mary and Elizabeth Hospital. He was awarded during his residency with the Abrahms-Waterman award for the most compassionate surgical resident, and in 2010 was recognized by Louisville Magazine as a Top Surgeon by his peers. In addition to participating in national and international prospective studies involving the Allergan AP LAP-BAND, he also trains surgeons throughout the Midwest and East coast on how to safely place LAP-BANDs and develop successful programs. Dr. Lusco lives in Louisville with his wife Claire, and his three sons Vincent, Grayson, and Henry.