Ochsner Medical Center

Cardiothoracic Surgery · 2 Providers

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Ochsner Medical Center

1514 Jefferson Hwy
New Orleans, LA 70121
View All Locations(504) 842-3966

Office Providers

Dr. Patrick Parrino, MD

Dr. Patrick Parrino, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Dr. Brian Pettiford, MD

Dr. Brian Pettiford, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery


Office Provider Reviews


based on the average of 18 provider reviews for Ochsner Medical Center

Review of Dr. Parrino


I would not recommend Dr Parrino because of the way he responded when things did not go at all as expected or planned with my mom. My family was left very alone and afraid in what was such a terrible time for us. Also Ochsner Hospital was the worst choice for us, we had a different nurse every day and the care would be great one shift and the next so bad. My mother died as a result of our bad decision in choosing Ochsner. I recommend reading other reviews and also investigating the types of lawsuits brought up against Ochsner hospital. Thank you
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Review of Dr. Parrino

-LA |

Dr Parrino did my valve replacement surgery. I had many complications and feel like I was not well cared for and that the complications were overlooked. I feel like I was not given the full extent of my serious side effect from surgery. My heart is worse that when I started and I was left in the dark wondering about my "new" serious heart condition
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- in Metairie, La |

Dr. Parrino performed a valve replacement on me abd was fantastic. He and his staff went over everything that i should expect ahead of time and I couldnt be happier. I am so glad that Dr Parrino was recommended to me.
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- in Covington |

Gene Parrino performed my aortic valve replacement in December 2010. It was a great experience - if you can believe that - he was excellent to work with, a skilled technician, and has produced a result that has been totally trouble-free for 10 years following the procedure. I cannot be complimentary enough to convey my confidence in Dr. Parrino!
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- in Kenner, LA |

Dr. Parrino is an exceptional surgeon. He repaired my mitral valve, which was leaking severely, and I had a great surgical outcome. His bed-side manner is low key and not alarmist; he takes the time to explain things, in a down to earth and comprehensible manner.. His staff is superb. I absolutely recommend that anyone needing heart surgery consider having the surgery performed by Dr. Parrino.
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Review of Dr. Pettiford

- in New Orleans, LA |

I was very pleased with the time and care that Dr. Pettiford displayed during my recent visit with him, he answered all of my questions thoroughly and was very personable. I particularly appreciated that he enthusiastically took the time to explain to me the more technical things that he was referring to, rather than just rambling off medical jargon in a rushed fashion like I've experienced in the past. Dr. Pettiford exudes confidence and knowledge andI would absolutely recommend his services.
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73 Procedures

  • Ablation For Treatment Of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess Or Cyst Drainage Or Aspiration
  • Abscess Or Fluid Incision And Drainage
  • Aortic Repair, Open Or Repair Of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (Icd) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (Incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Mri (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) Of Heart Or Chest
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator Or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal Or Repair
  • Chest Ct (Incl. Heart And Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy And Stent
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (Cabg) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Revascularization
  • Decortication And Pleurectomy
  • Diaphragmatic-Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Esophagomyotomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Excision Of Tracheal Tumor Or Stenosis
  • Head And Neck Surgery
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Impella Device
  • Incision And Removal Of Foreign Object
  • Insertion Of Left Ventricular Lead For Pacemaker Or Cardioverter And-Or Defibrillator
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lobectomy Of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (Partial Or Complete): Open, Or Resection Of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lung Transplant
  • Lymph Node Biopsy Or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Maze Procedure
  • Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, And Stenting
  • Non-Transplant Heart Failure Treatment
  • Open Diaphragmatic And-Or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pacemaker Insertion Or Replacement
  • Partial Lobectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements Or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
  • Removal Or Revision Of Pacemaker Or Cardioverter And-Or Defibrillator
  • Resection Of Cardiac Tumor
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Transplantation
  • Thoracoscopic Drainage Of Pleural Cavity With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Excision Of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy Of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thromboendarterectomy Or Excision Of Infected Graft
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (Tavr)
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair Or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, And Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Ventricular Assist Device
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (Vats) Or Thoracotomy


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Who We Are

  • Academic, tertiary referral center

Ochsner Medical Center accepts 59 insurance carriers

  • Aetna
  • Always Care Benefits
  • American Lifecare
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Behavioral Health Network
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Network
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
  • Employers Health Network
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems
  • EyeMed Vision Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Gilsbar 360
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Care Alliance Pool
  • Health Payors Organization
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • Humana Veterans
  • LACare
  • Louisiana Healthcare Connections
  • Louisiana Workers Compensation
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medica
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • National Healthcare Alliance
  • National Preferred Provider Network
  • PHCS
  • PPO Plus
  • Peoples Health
  • Prime Health Services
  • Provider Networks of America
  • Spectera
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • USA Managed Care Organization
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Universal American
  • Veteran Administration Plan


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