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Brian L. Pettiford MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Brian Pettiford is a specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. He works in New Orleans, LA and Baton Rouge, LA. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. Dr. Pettiford is professionally affiliated with Ochsner.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $1,288
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $650
Shawn J. Stafford MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
200 Henry Clay Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Shawn Stafford is a pediatric surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stafford include robotic surgery. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stafford takes. Dr. Stafford graduated from Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. Dr. Stafford is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital (TCH) and LSU Health New Orleans.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Robotic Surgery

George Frank Chimento M.D.
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. George Chimento is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in New Orleans, LA. Clinical interests for Dr. Chimento include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is affiliated with Ochsner Medical Center. Dr. Chimento takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Chimento has an open panel. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Charity Hospital, New Orleans and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He has received the distinction of New Orleans Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Hip Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty, ... (Read more)

Michael W. Hartman M.D.
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1542 Tulane Avenue; Box T67
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Michael Hartman specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in New Orleans, LA and Kenner, LA. Dr. Hartman's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. His medical residency was performed at Mayo Clinic. He is affiliated with Ochsner and St. James Parish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty, Trauma

Luis Manuel Espinoza M.D.
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Luis Espinoza is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His clinical interests include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, GEHA, and more. Dr. Espinoza attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. For his professional training, Dr. Espinoza completed a residency program at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Ochsner. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. William Richardson MD
Specializes in General Surgery
average rating 1 stars (1 rating)
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. William Richardson practices general surgery. Dr. Richardson is in-network for Coventry, First Health, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner. He welcomes new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 34
  • Charge (avg.): $2,687 - $6,109
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $631 - $1,263
Dr. Gregory Walker Pippin M.D.
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
average rating 4.35 stars (10 ratings)
1111 Medical Center Boulevard; Suite N-406
Marrero, LA
 

Dr. Gregory Pippin sees patients in Gretna, LA, Marrero, LA, and Metairie, LA. His medical specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Pippin is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: dermabrasion, botox injection, and liposculpture. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner and West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pippin honors. Dr. Pippin attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He has received professional recognition including the following: New Orleans Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , QuickLift, mini facelift

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Lip Implants, Sclerotherapy, Double Eyelid Surgery, Chin Implants, Juvederm, Chemical ... (Read more)

Hugo St Hilaire DDS, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2820 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Hugo St Hilaire, who practices in New Orleans, LA, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Before performing his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. St Hilaire attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. His clinical interests include chin implants, cheek (mid-face) lift, and cleft lip and palate repair. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. St Hilaire honors. He has received the following distinction: New Orleans Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Tulane Medical Center, Ochsner, and LSU Health New Orleans. Dr. St Hilaire has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , mini facelift

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botox Injection, Rhinoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Dysport Injection, Eyelid ... (Read more)

Jacob Michael Estes MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
average rating 5 stars (3 ratings)
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Jacob Estes' area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner. Dr. Estes takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $4,420
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $951
Dr. David A. Jansen M.D.
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
average rating 4.52 stars (12 ratings)
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. David Jansen is a plastic surgeon and general surgeon. His clinical interests include breast reconstruction revision, vaginoplasty, and dermabrasion. Patient reviews placed Dr. Jansen at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Jansen has received professional recognition including the following: New Orleans Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ochsner, Touro Infirmary, and Thibodaux Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , tumescent liposuction, endoscopic surgery, mini facelift

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
average rating 4.75 stars (6 ratings)
502 Rue De Sante; Suite 106
Laplace, LA
 

Dr. William Johnson specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in La Place, LA and Kenner, LA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Johnson include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. For his professional training, Dr. Johnson completed a residency program at Ochsner Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Ochsner and St. James Parish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Replacement Arthroplasty, Trauma

Charles G. Haddad Jr. M.D.
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 3.62 stars (2 ratings)
3939 Houma Boulevard; 21 Doctors Row
Metairie, LA
 

Dr. Charles Haddad's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Haddad takes. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Atlanta Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Osteoporosis, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 42
  • Charge (avg.): $681 - $4,108
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $173 - $1,058
Dr. Stephen Eric Metzinger M.D.
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
average rating 4.87 stars (54 ratings)
3223 8th Street; Suite 200
Metairie, LA
 

Dr. Stephen Metzinger is a facial plastic surgeon, otolaryngologist, and head and neck plastic surgeon in Metairie, LA. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Metzinger's clinical interests include breast reconstruction revision, vaginoplasty, and dermabrasion. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. Metzinger (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Metzinger's professional affiliations include Tulane Medical Center, Children's Hospital, and Tulane Lakeside Hospital for Women and Children.

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Relevant Interests: , power-assisted liposuction (PAL), MACS (minimal access cranial suspension) facelift, tumescent liposuction, endoscopic surgery, SlimLipo, mini facelift

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Charles Freel M.D.
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 4.93 stars (15 ratings)
533 Bolivar Street; Floor 5
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Andrew Freel's specialty is plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Freel include eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. His professional affiliations include Ochsner and St. Elizabeth's Hospital. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Patient ratings for Dr. Freel average 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , mini facelift

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Butt Augmentation, Nipple Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Charles Patrick Murphy M.D.
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 4 stars (1 rating)
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Charles Murphy's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Murphy's areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner. Before performing his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, Dr. Murphy attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Dr. Murphy has received professional recognition including the following: New Orleans Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Arthroscopic Surgery

Robert L. Shackleton M.D.
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
4400 General Meyer Avenue; Suite 308
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Robert Shackleton is an orthopedic surgeon. His clinical interests include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Dr. Shackleton is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He completed his residency training at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. Dr. Shackleton's professional affiliations include Ochsner and West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

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What is Minimally Invasive Surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery is surgery performed using tiny tools and several small incisions instead of one large one. First performed in the 1980s, minimally invasive surgery has now become commonly used for all kinds of procedures because it offers so many benefits over traditional surgery.

Since minimally invasive surgery minimizes the amount of injury that a patient experiences by avoiding a large incision, it typically results in fewer issues after surgery. There tend to be fewer stitches needed, less scarring, less pain, a faster recovery time, and a lower risk of infection. Some minimally invasive procedures even require less anesthesia than usual.

There are three main types of minimally invasive surgery:
  • Laparoscopic surgery, where several small incisions are made. A tiny camera is inserted into one, and the surgeon looks at the procedure on a video screen while moving tools through the other openings.
  • Endoscopic surgery, which is performed using an endoscope. An endoscope is a thin, hollow tube that contains a camera. It can be inserted either through a small incision or an existing opening such as the nose. Tiny tools can be passed through the tube to the area that needs to be worked on.
  • Robotic surgery, which uses tools that are even smaller and more precise than laparoscopic tools. The tools and camera are inserted through a small opening, and then the surgeon controls the robot from a computer in another room.

Minimally invasive surgery is not the right choice in every situation. However in many cases, it makes surgery less difficult to handle.
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