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Mario LaGiglia, DO

About Mario

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

  • College
  • Utah Valley University
  • Medical School
  • Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Residency
  • William Beaumont Army Medical Center