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Why Choose Ochsner for Surgery?

The surgery team at Ochsner Health is skilled at performing both major and minor surgeries for a wide range of conditions.

Whether you need surgery after an accident, to remove a tumor, to improve your quality of life or to save your life, our team will work with you and your family to make sure you have a safe, smooth and comfortable surgery and recovery.

Before your procedure, you will meet with different specialists or receive referrals to subspecialists all in the same visit. Your care team will include healthcare professionals from several specialties, including surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, pathologists, radiologists, social workers and more.

Our board-certified and fellowship-trained surgeons from multiple specialties work together closely whenever necessary to provide the best patient care. We recognize that the best surgical results don’t come from the skill of one surgeon alone. 

U.S. News & World Report has repeatedly awarded 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.

Ochsner was also named “High Performing” for abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, colon cancer surgery, hip replacement, knee replacement, lung cancer surgery, prostate cancer surgery, stroke, transcatheter aortic valve replacement and uterine cancer surgery.

The pediatric surgical department at Ochsner Hospital for Children was also recognized for its heart surgery and gastroenterology surgery programs.

Additionally, Healthgrades has named Ochsner one of America’s “50 Best Hospitals” for vascular surgery and one of America’s “100 Best Hospitals” for joint replacement and prostate surgery.


In general, there are four classifications, or categories of surgery. Each may impact how quickly your surgery is scheduled or performed. The categories are:

  • Emergency or immediate surgery. This type of surgery is performed as quickly as possible, when every second matters to save a life, limb or organ. An emergency surgery might be performed after a heart attack, stroke or traumatic brain injury.
  • Urgent surgery. This kind of surgery is performed within hours, or possibly days, of the onset of problems. Urgent surgery might be performed after you break a bone or have an abdominal injury.
  • Expedited or non-urgent surgery. This surgery may happen within days or weeks after your doctor recommends surgery. This type of surgery includes cancer surgery and surgical procedures for orthopedic injuries.
  • Elective surgery. These surgeries may be planned months in advance. Some may be medically necessary, such as gallbladder removal or joint replacement, while other procedures may be purely elective, such as cosmetic plastic surgery.

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

Surgery Locations

Ochsner American Legion Hospital
1634 Elton Road
Jennings, LA 70546
  • : 4:33 p.m.-4:33 p.m.
  • Open 24/7
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 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 St. Mary
1125 Marguerite St.
Morgan City, LA 70380
  • 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 LSU Health - Monroe Medical Center
4864 Jackson St.
Monroe, LA 71202
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Medical Center - Hancock
149 Drinkwater Blvd.
Bay St. Louis, MS 39520
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Cancer Center – Baton Rouge
17050 Medical Center Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
Ochsner Outpatient Surgery Center - Covington
1000 Ochsner Blvd.
Covington, LA 70433
  • Mon–Fri: 5 a.m.-2 p.m.
St. Charles Parish Hospital
1057 Paul Maillard Road
Luling, LA 70070
  • Open 24/7
Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center
1978 Industrial Blvd.
Houma, LA 70363
  • Open 24/7
Slidell Memorial Hospital East
100 Medical Center Drive
Slidell, LA 70461
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Health Center - Slidell
2750 East Gause Blvd.
Slidell, LA 70461
  • Monday – Friday: 6:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Saturday: 7 a.m.-11 a.m.
Ochsner Health Center - Covington
1000 Ochsner Blvd.
Covington, LA 70433
  • Mon–Fri: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Ochsner Health Center - Tangipahoa
41676 Veterans Ave.
Hammond, LA 70403
  • Monday–Friday: 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Ochsner Health Center - O'Neal
16777 Medical Center Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
  • Monday–Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Ochsner Medical Center - Baton Rouge
17000 Medical Center Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner St. Anne Hospital
4608 Highway 1
Raceland, LA 70394
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Medical Center - Kenner
180 West Esplanade Ave.
Kenner, LA 70065
  • Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.