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General Surgery

Why choose Ochsner Health for your general surgery care?

The general surgery department at Ochsner offers advanced procedures and techniques for a wide range of conditions. Our board-certified and fellowship-trained general surgeons perform thousands of major and minor surgeries annually in our state-of-the-art surgical suites. Their skill in handling even the most complex surgical procedures has made Ochsner the top referral center in the region, attracting patients from across Louisiana and Mississippi.

U.S. News & World Report repeatedly gives Ochsner high marks for its surgical specialties. In 2022, Ochsner ranked in the country’s top 10% of programs for gastroenterology surgery, neurosurgery and lung surgery. Whether treating cancer, providing surgical critical care or addressing a chronic illness, you can count on Ochsner general surgeons to have the knowledge and experience every ill patient needs.

It’s easy to schedule general surgery at Ochsner. With dozens of locations offering multiple general surgical subspecialties, you can always find a surgeon near you providing the services you need at a location close to home. Find a location near you.

General surgery is a medical specialty that treats acute and chronic conditions. Surgery may remove soft tissue, such as a tumor, or it may repair diseased organs or broken bones. Ochsner general surgeons have been trained to provide expert care, including preoperative and postoperative supervision. Additionally, our general surgeons are trained to handle emergency situations where quick intervention may be necessary to save a surgical patient’s life.

The Ochsner department of general surgery has several subspecialties, including:

  • Acute care surgery
  • Breast surgery
  • Colon and rectal surgery
  • Endocrine surgery
  • Gastrointestinal surgery
  • Surgical oncology

General surgery can treat a wide variety of medical conditions, from acute injuries to serious illnesses to chronic health problems. Many of the typical conditions we treat include:

  • Abdominal wall hernias
  • Achalasia — a disorder that makes it difficult for food and liquid to pass into the stomach
  • Appendicitis
  • Burns
  • Cysts, lipomas and other benign growths and tumors
  • Enterocutaneous fistula — an atypical connection between the gastrointestinal tract and the skin
  • Esophageal disorders
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Liver disease
  • Pancreatic disease
  • Skin cancer

Ochsner general surgeons also work with surgeons and physicians in other surgical specialties to treat many types of complex conditions.

General surgery at Ochsner offers the resources and the capabilities that smaller health care facilities do not have. Our highly trained physicians and staff use leading-edge technology to perform complex surgeries, including:

  • Arteriovenous fistula repair
  • Cholecystectomy — gallbladder removal
  • Esophagogastric fundoplasty — minimally invasive surgery to treat GERD
  • Hernia repair
  • Lumpectomy and mastectomy
  • Minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures
  • Port placement
  • Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) — a procedure that treats certain swallowing disorders
  • Peritoneal dialysis catheter insertion
  • Whipple procedure — a complex surgery to treat pancreas and bile duct disorders

We perform outpatient and inpatient surgeries. We also have an intensive care unit surgical suite for the most critical cases, as well as a minimally invasive minor procedure room.

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Map of Ochsner-affiliated facilities that provide services related to General Surgery

General Surgery Locations

Ochsner American Legion Hospital
1634 Elton Road
Jennings, LA 70546
  • : 10:26 p.m.-10:26 p.m.
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Medical Complex - Clearview
4430 Veterans Memorial Blvd.
Metairie, LA 70006
  • Monday – Friday: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ochsner University Hospital & Clinics
2390 West Congress St.
Lafayette, LA 70506
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Lafayette General Surgical Hospital
1000 West Pinhook Road
Lafayette, LA 70503
  • Open 24/7
Oil Center Surgical Plaza
1000 W. Pinhook Road.
Lafayette, LA 70503
  • Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Friday: 7:30 a.m.-noon
Ochsner Acadia General Hospital
1305 Crowley Rayne Highway
Crowley, LA 70526
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Lafayette General Orthopedic Hospital
2810 Ambassador Caffery Parkway
Lafayette, LA 70506
  • : 10:26 p.m.-10:26 p.m.
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner St. Mary Specialty Health Center
1302 Lakewood Drive , Suite 100
Morgan City, LA 70380
  • Monday – Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ochsner CHRISTUS Health Center - Lake Area
4150 Nelson Road
Lake Charles, LA 70605
  • Mon–Fri: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ochsner St. Martin Hospital
210 Champagne Blvd.
Breaux Bridge, LA 70517
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital
1310 West 7th St.
Kaplan, LA 70548
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center
1214 Coolidge St.
Lafayette, LA 70503
  • Open 24/7
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 Medical Center - Hancock
149 Drinkwater Blvd.
Bay St. Louis, MS 39520
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Specialty Health Center – St. Bernard
8050 West Judge Perez Drive , Suite 3200
Chalmette, LA 70043
  • Mon–Fri: 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
St. Bernard Parish Hospital
8000 W. Judge Perez Drive
Chalmette, LA 70043
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Cancer Center – Baton Rouge
17050 Medical Center Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
Ochsner Medical Complex - Iberville
25455 La Highway 1
Plaquemine, LA 70764
  • Clinic Hours: Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Emergency Care: 24 Hours: 10:26 p.m.-10:26 p.m.
  • Open 24/7
Slidell Memorial Hospital East
100 Medical Center Drive
Slidell, LA 70461
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Health Center - Luling
1057 Paul Maillard Road
Luling, LA 70070
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 Baptist - A Campus of Ochsner Medical Center
2700 Napoleon Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70115
  • Open 24/7