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James B. Wooldridge Jr., MD

Medical Director, Laparoscopic/Bariatric Surgery
Accepting New Patients
James B. Wooldridge Jr., MD
4.9 of 5 Stars
Based on 45 Patient Verified Ratings
Years Practicing

James B. Wooldridge Jr., MD

Medical Director, Laparoscopic/Bariatric Surgery
Accepting New Patients
Primary Location
1514 Jefferson Hwy
New Orleans, LA 70121
1514 Jefferson Hwy
New Orleans, LA 70121


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. He is also a Fellow of both the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. He acts as the Medical Director of the Post-OP Surgical Services floor. His expertise includes laparoscopic (minimally invasive) and bariatric surgery. He has a special interest in foregut, anti-reflux, and weight loss surgery.

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Education and Training

Medical School

The University of Tennessee
Field of Study: MD

Univ. of Tennessee College of Medicine


University of Missouri Hospitals
Field of Study: Internship - Surgery


University of Missouri Hospital
Field of Study: Residency - Surgery

University of Missouri
Field of Study: General Surgery


University of California Irvine College of Medicine
Field of Study: MIS/Bariatric Surgery

University of California at Irvine
Field of Study: Fellowship - Bariatrics


  • American Board of Surgery - General 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.

December 2023

Excellent job.

October 2023

Love Dr. Wooldridge and his staff. I have already recommended him and will continue to do so. I am so grateful he is so caring and so knowledgeable! Thanks!!

September 2023

Exemplary care.

September 2023

Doctor was Awesome,

August 2023

Dr Wooldridge explained everything including risks so I know what to expect post op. He has a wonderful bed side manner! He was honest and gained my trust. I feel I am in very competent hands and not as fearful of having surgery.