Dr. Mario LaGiglia spent a good portion of his youth in Monticello, Utah,
and graduated from Monticello High School in 1996. He attended Utah Valley
University, in Orem, for his pre-med studies and then studied medicine
at Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine, in Iowa. He
graduated medical school in 2009 and then spent six years in residency
at William Beaumont Army Medical Center, in El Paso, Texas. He finished
his residency in 2014 and was stationed at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina for
the remainder of his time in the military. As a General Surgeon Dr. LaGiglia
works with Bariatric and Oncologic surgeries, including Thyroid, Colon,
Breast, Stomach and Melanoma. He also performs Hernia Repairs.
The year before he graduated high school, at age 17, Dr. LaGiglia joined the 1457th Engineer Battalion of the Utah Army National Guard, in Blanding, Utah.
After nearly ten years of combat training and experience, including training
with the Army Rangers and several deployments to the Middle East, Dr.
LaGiglia decided to go into medicine. After twenty-three years in the
National Guard and Army, ten of those as an Army surgeon, Dr. LaGiglia
retired from the Army in 2018 and left his Surgical Unit, based out of
Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. The following day he was in Blanding, ready
to join the BMH surgical staff.
Dr. LaGiglia said leaving the military was hard in many ways. He loved
what he was doing, being deployed in the field with just a 40-pound bag
of medical equipment, doing surgery in all types of conditions. Dr. LaGiglia
said 99% of his surgeries dealt with blunt and penetrating trauma, having
practiced in trauma and critical care units while in the Army.
Dr. LaGiglia married Bridget Johnson, of Blanding, twenty-three years ago.
They have three sons. He is a man of many passions, his family, his country,
his medical profession, hunting and fly-fishing. When not working, Dr.
LaGiglia enjoys all types of outdoor activities with his family, including,
hunting, fishing, especially fly fishing, and skiing