Dr. Frank Williams believes he became a neurologist at just the right time. “It’s an exciting time to practice neurology,” he says. “I feel like the field has advanced rapidly over the last few decades. There’s so much research and diseases that were once considered untreatable [that] we’re now finding answers for.”
The hand is the No. 1 injured part of the body. “You’re constantly using your hands, and there are so many ways you can injure them,” says Dr. Kelly Babineaux, a hand surgeon and assistant professor of clinical surgery at LSU. “They’re not in a shoe and protected like your feet.”
Dr. James Mansfield, an internal medicine physician at East Jefferson General Hospital, dedicates much of his practice to the treatment of what he refers to as “the New Orleans trio,” which includes the lifestyle diseases diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.
Few physicians are able to pinpoint the exact moment when they knew they wanted to become a doctor, much less the type of medicine they wanted to practice, but, for Dr. Murtuza J. Ali, a cardiologist at LSU Health Sciences Center, that moment occurred during a science class when he was 13 years old.
Exploring new frontiers in orthopedics, Dr. Russell Russo offers innovative treatments that he brought from his experience treating professional athletes in Houston back to his hometown of New Orleans.
For more than 25 years, Dr. Raymond DeCorte has been serving the patients of East Jefferson General Hospital in a variety of capacities. After graduating from Louisiana State University Medical Center, Dr. DeCorte completed his residency in general surgery at the University of South Alabama Medical Center in Mobile, Alabama.
Many doctors experience a feeling of a higher calling to go into medicine, but Dr. Meredith Maxwell, a primary care physician with Crescent City Physicians, can even identify the exact moment when she knew she wanted to become a physician.
This year, Dr. Paul Monsour is celebrating his 25th anniversary of practicing Radiation Oncology at East Jefferson General Hospital. In that time, he has treated more than 8,000 patients and touched thousands more lives.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month — but, women should take steps to remain aware of their breast health year-round. Dr. Donna Waters, an obstetrician and gynecologist at Crescent City Physicians, shares her recommendations to help women perform breast self-checks and keep current with recommended screenings.
ABOUT ME Dr. Frederick Kushner knew he wanted to be a cardiologist at age 11, when he learned of the world’s first heart transplant (performed by South African surgeon Christiaan Barnard). “That sparked the fire in me,” he says.
Though he jokes that what ultimately brought him from the East Coast back to the Gulf South was a preference for hurricanes over snow, it’s clear that Dr. John Joslyn is professionally driven by a desire to be on the cutting edge of radiologic technology.
Urologists across Louisiana, Mississippi and the Gulf Coast refer their patients to Touro urologist, Dr. Richard Vanlangendonck, because of his unique sub-specialty experience: he’s performed over 3,000 robotic urologic surgeries.
Dr. Sean O’Brien likes to joke that not even his loved ones know what he does, though he quickly adds that this is an oft-repeated joke among interventional radiologists. “I’m a doctor’s doctor,” he said.
Dr. Everett Robert is the department chair of neurosurgery at East Jefferson General Hospital and a practicing neurosurgeon at Southern Brain and Spine, a cutting-edge neurosurgical center in Metairie.
Dr. Michael Weaver has been performing cardiothoracic surgeries in the New Orleans area for over twenty years. He takes a two-pronged approach: he stays on top of all medical advances so that he can offer his patients the best of what is available, and he takes the time to educate his patients so that they […]
Dr. Paul Spring treats cancers of the head and neck. He began his career with medical research that contributed to several breakthrough discoveries. Nowadays he prefers to work directly with patients, and specializes in malignancies and benign surgical conditions of the head and neck.
In September 2012, the LSU Health System welcomed its first colorectal surgeon, Dr. Guy Orangio. One of only 1200 colorectal surgeons in the U.S., Dr. Orangio treats colon, rectal and anal cancer, as well as inflammatory bowel disease, severe constipation, fecal incontinence and fistulas.
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Dr. Richard Vanlangdendonck specializes in robotic surgery, but treats prostate, testes, bladder and kidney cancer as well as urological conditions such as kidney stones, benign prostate enlargement and urinary incontinence.