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Charles Leithead, MD

Vascular Surgery
Accepting New Patients
    Charles Leithead, MD
4.7 of 5 Stars
Based on 139 Patient Verified Ratings
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Charles Leithead, MD

Vascular Surgery
Accepting New Patients
Primary Location
120 Ochsner Blvd.
Gretna, LA 70056 Suite 120
4429 Clara St.
New Orleans, LA 70115 Suite 330

Biography

Dr. Charles Leithead is a native of Lake Charles, Louisiana and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences with a minor in French at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. He received his Doctor of Medicine from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. He completed an Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency at The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Dr. Leithead treats a wide variety of vascular conditions including aneurysms, carotid artery disease, peripheral vascular disease, DVT (blood clots), spider veins and varicose veins with both open surgery and minimally invasive procedures. He is the Medical Director of The Ochsner Vein Clinic. He has both a clinical and research interest in limb salvage. Dr. Leithead was awarded his Physician in Vascular Interpretation certification by the Alliance for Certification and Advancement.

During his residency, he received the William D. Jordan, Jr. Award of Excellence and Integrity. Dr. Leithead was awarded the Ochsner Medical School Teaching Excellence Award for the Department of Surgery. Dr. Leithead was also a nominee for Teacher of the Year. He was one of four finalists for the Ochsner Health System Physician of the Year.

Dr. Leithead loves being a vascular surgeon because he has a passion for vascular surgery and treating patients from head to toe. He enjoys individualizing each patient's care, assuring they receive the best treatment for their particular need, with or without a surgical intervention. It brings joy to Dr. Leithead to improve his patients' quality of life and to always be there for his patients. Dr. Leithead treats his patients like family.

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Education and Training

Medical Education

Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans

Residency

University of Alabama at Birmingham - GME
Field of Study: Vascular Surgery

Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery

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Ochsner Patient Verified Reviews

To obtain patient ratings and comments, we partner with Press Ganey, an independent patient satisfaction company that works with more than 26,000 healthcare organizations to improve the patient experience. These patient verified ratings are based on the “likelihood to recommend” physician scores on the nationally developed Medical Practice Survey. Actual top box results for this question are translated to a 1-5 scale, and the star scores are measured on that scale, with 5 being the best score.

February 2024

Excellent!

February 2024

I have recommended this doctor to my family and friends. My expectations were exceeded.

February 2024

Very impressed with the experience!

January 2024

Dr. Answered all of my questions and explained my options moving forward very thoroughly.

January 2024

Very good

January 2024

Overall great experience, the doctor was very patient with my 88 year old mother, answered the questions she asked. She likes him a lot, she feels that he was genuinely concerned about her.

January 2024

Excellent

December 2023

Outstanding

November 2023

Very good experience

November 2023

The Doctor cannot be topped. He listened. He was intuitive. He gave suggestions. He interpreted tests. He comforted this patient who had not slept very well in weeks.

November 2023

I have already recommended Dr. Leithead to 3 other people.

September 2023

Dr. Leithead and his team, again are absolutely fantastic.

September 2023

Care with clear explanation

September 2023

Great bedside manner and conversation was clear and concerned.

August 2023

Good

August 2023

Good

August 2023

Doctor asked questions re: recovery & current condition, did a physical examination and offered information about optional vein procedures available to me. Very thorough.

August 2023

Great

August 2023

The provider showed much concern. Explain & discuss my proposed treatment I would recommend this provider to other individuals. my support stocking measure of my leg.

July 2023

He not only physically connects but he spiritually connects too with his patients

June 2023

Dr. Leithead and his entire team were absolutely phenomenal. So very courteous, compassionate and very helpful in guiding me through all of my concerns.

June 2023

Dr. Leithead was very friendly and professional. He answered all of my questions.

June 2023

I highly recommend Dr. Leithhead. He is very patient, knowledgeable and kind.

June 2023

Dr. Leithead is very knowledgeable and professional and I have already recommended him to a few other people.