Bariatric Surgery Staff- New Orleans
Dr. Richardson earned his medical degree from Harvard University and completed his internship, residency and surgical research fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He completed his fellowship in laparoscopic surgery at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Richardson is board certified in surgery and has been on staff at Ochsner since 1997. His expertise includes laparoscopic, minimally invasive surgeries and bariatric surgery. He has a special research interest in laparoscopic (minimally invasive) surgery.
Dr. Wooldridge earned his medical degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and completed his internship and residency at the University of Missouri Hospitals and Clinics in Columbia, Missouri. He completed his fellowship in laparoscopic and bariatric surgery at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center. Dr. Wooldridge is board certified in general surgery and has been on staff at Ochsner since 2009. His expertise includes laparoscopic, minimally invasive surgeries and bariatric surgery. He has a special interest in laparoscopic (minimally invasive) surgery.
Amber Weydert is a native of New Orleans, who earned her undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University. She holds a Bachelor of Science in physician assistant studies and a Master of Medical Sciences from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Ms. Plaisance is certified by the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistant. She is a member of the AAPA (American Academy of Physician Assistants) and LAPA (Louisiana Academy of the Physician Assistants.)
Monique Litolff is a graduate of the University of New Orleans and has a Bachelor of General Studies Degree and a minor in Sociology. Monique began her career in the Admit Office as a Registration Coordinator and worked her way up to more specialized areas such as Transplant and now Bariatric Surgery. Monique has been employed at Ochsner since 2002 and joined the Bariatric team in March 2009.
Bariatric Surgery Staff- Baton Rouge
Dr. Louis Jeansonne earned his medical degree from Louisiana State University, New Orleans, Louisiana. He completed a surgical residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and a Laparoscopic fellowship at Emory University. Dr. Jeansonne is Board Certified in Surgery and has been on staff at Ochsner since August 2008. His special interests include laparoscopic hernia repair, laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic fundoplication, transoral incisionless fundoplication, robotic surgery and bariatric surgery.