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Ochsner was founded in 1942 by one of the most preeminent surgeons of his day – Alton Ochsner, M.D. Dr. Ochsner’s legacy and high standards continue to inspire our surgical team today.

Our board-certified, fellowship-trained general surgeons perform thousands of procedures annually in our state-of-the-art surgical suites. Their skill in handling even the most complex procedures has made Ochsner the top referral center in the region, attracting patients from Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and beyond.

  • Nationally ranked #24 in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery by US News & World Report
  • Received 2018 Innovator Award from the Association of Community Cancer Centers. Ochsner is One of Only Seven Programs Nationwide to Receive an ACCC Innovator Award.
  • The Bariatric Surgery Program at Ochsner Medical Center on Jefferson Highway has received accreditation from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program and is a Comprehensive Center.

To make an appointment for a consultation with an Ochsner general surgeon, schedule online via MyOchsner or call 1-866-624-7637. Same-day appointments may be available.

Contrary to the name, general surgeons at Ochsner are specialists in not just one but several areas of expertise.

  • Achalasia (a disorder that makes it difficult for food and liquid to pass into the stomach)
  • Acute Care/ICU
  • Advanced GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)
  • Burns
  • Cancer
  • Cysts
  • Esophageal disorders
  • Lipomas
  • Lumps/bumps
  • Adrenal disorders
  • Parathyroid disorders
  • Thymus disorders
  • Thyroid problems
  • Enterocutaneous fistula (an abnormal connection between the intestinal tract or stomach and the skin)
  • Cholecystectomy (laparoscopic gallbladder removal)
  • Gastrointestinal surgery
  • Gastroparesis (prevents improper stomach emptying)
  • Hernia repair
  • Hiatal hernias
  • Minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures
  • POEM procedures
  • Mole removal
  • Port placement
  • Skin cancer/melanoma
  • Enlarged spleen
  • Appendix
  • Colon disorders/diseases
  • Pancreas disorders/diseases
  • Surgical oncology
  • Peritoneal dialysis catheter insertion
  • Surgical weight loss, including Orbera® – Intragastric Balloon Therapy.
    Learn more about surgical weight loss at Ochsner

Need reassurance that your surgery is necessary? Get an expert second opinion from one of the top general surgeons in the region. Learn more.

Patient referrals and transfers are critically important, and we want to make it easy for referring providers and their staff. To refer your patient for a clinic appointment, call our Clinic Concierge in our Regional Referral Center at 855-312-4190.

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General Surgery Locations

Ochsner St. Mary Specialty Clinic
1302 Lakewood Drive , 100
Morgan City, LA 70380
  • Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Ochsner CHRISTUS Health Center - Lake Area
4150 Nelson Rd.
Lake Charles, LA 70605
  • Mon–Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Slidell Memorial Hospital Ochsner General Surgery
1051 Gause Blvd. Suite 410
Slidell, LA 70458
Ochsner CHRISTUS Health Center - St. Patrick
401 Dr. Michael Debakey Drive , 1st Floor
Lake Charles, LA 70601
  • Mon – Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Ochsner Specialty Health Center – St. Bernard
8050 West Judge Perez Drive, Ste. 3200
Chalmette, LA 70043
  • Mon–Fri: 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
St. Bernard Parish Hospital
8000 W. Judge Perez Drive
Chalmette, LA 70043
Ochsner Cancer Center - Baton Rouge
17050 Medical Center Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
Ochsner Health Center - Zachary
4845 Main St., Ste. D
Zachary, LA 70791
  • Mon–Fri: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Ochsner Medical Complex - Iberville
25455 La Hwy. 1
Plaquemine, LA 70764
  • Clinic Hours: Mon–Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Emergency Care: 24 Hours: 12 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
Ochsner Medical Center
1514 Jefferson Hwy.
New Orleans, LA 70121
Ochsner Medical Center - North Shore
100 Medical Center Drive
Slidell, LA 70461
Ochsner Health Center - Luling
1057 Paul Maillard Road
Luling, LA 70070
Ochsner Medical Center - West Bank Campus
2500 Belle Chasse Hwy.
Gretna, LA 70056
Ochsner Health Center - Metairie
2005 Veterans Memorial Blvd.
Metairie, LA 70002
  • Mon: 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Tues–Fri: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sat: 8 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Ochsner Health Center - Kenner
200 West Esplanade Ave.
Kenner, LA 70065
Ochsner Medical Center - Kenner
180 W. Esplanade Ave.
Kenner, LA 70065
  • Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
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