W. C. Sternbergh, III, MD

W. C. Sternbergh, III
Ochsner Medical Center - Main Campus 1514 Jefferson Hwy. New Orleans, LA 70121  1-866-OCHSNER

Specialties Offered

After taking his post-graduate degree at Brown University, Dr. Sternbergh received his M.D. from Duke University School of Medicine. He performed his general surgical training at the Medical College of Virginia and his vascular fellowship at Emory University. He is double boarded in Vascular Surgery and General Surgery and is the author more than 80 scientific publications and book chapters pertaining to vascular disease. Dr. Sternbergh literally "wrote the book" on the endovascular treatment of abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysm; being published in the latest edition of “Rutherford’s Vascular Surgery”, the worldwide most respected textbook on vascular disease. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the Society for Vascular Surgery and past President of the Peripheral Vascular Surgical Society. Dr Sternbergh has been on staff at Ochsner since 1996. His areas of expertise include minimally invasive endovascular and open treatment of aortic aneurysms, carotid artery blockage, leg blockages and use of vein for dialysis access fistulas.

Titles Held

Section Head, Vascular & Endovascular Surgery
Program Director, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Fellowship

Clinical Interests

Aneurysmal Disease (Aortic, Visceral, Peripheral) - Endovascular Repair (Endografts: decending thoracic, infrarenal, popliteal), Open surgical repair. Carotid Artery Disease - percutaneous endovascular (stenting), Carotid endarterectomy. Peripheral Artery Disease - Percutaneous endovascular treatment (angioplasty/stenting), Aortic, femoral, tibial bypass surgery. Visceral Arterial Occlusive Disease - Renal Stenting, SMA/Celiac stenting, Open surgical reconstruction. Dialysis Access - AV Fistula creation, Fistulagrams/percutaneous Rx of stenosis or aneurysm, Treatment of vascular steal and IVC filter placement. Varicose Veins - Laser ablation of saphenous vein (EVLT).

Languages Spoken


Certifications Held

American Board of Surgery

  • Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine
  • Internship: Medical College of Virginia Hospitals
  • Residency: Medical College of Virginia Hospitals
  • Fellowship: Emory University Hospital