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Dr. Blane Sessions, MD

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery ·  Male · Age 39

Dr. Sessions

Louisiana Hand to Shoulder Center, LLC

601 River Highlands Blvd Ste 200 Covington, LA 70433

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Dr. Blane Sessions, MD is a hand and upper extremity surgery specialist in Covington, LA and has been practicing for 7 years. He graduated from La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans in 2006 and specializes in hand and upper extremity surgery, orthopedic hand surgery, and more.


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Dr. Sessions' Top Procedures and Conditions

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De Quervain's Disease
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sessions treats De Quervain's Disease more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Sessions treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sessions treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Sessions treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sessions performs Incision and Removal of Foreign Object more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Sessions performs this procedure more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Sessions' conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Amputated Arm
  • Amputated Finger
  • Arm Disorders
  • Arm Injuries
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arm Swelling
  • Arthritic Conditions of the Upper Extremity
  • Arthritic Hand Reconstruction
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Basal Thumb Joint Reconstruction
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Finger
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Open
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Congenital Hand Surgery
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Debridement
  • Displaced Growth Plate Fracture
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Hyperextension
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Strain
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Endoscopic Hand Surgery
  • Endoscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Finger Amputation
  • Finger Disorders
  • Finger Injuries
  • Finger Joint Fusion
  • Finger Joint Sprain
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Forearm Fracture
  • Forearm Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Growth Plate Injuries
  • Hand and Elbow Microvascular Surgery
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fusion
  • Hand and Wrist Osteoarthrotomy
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Ligament Rupture
  • Hand Muscle Strain
  • Hand Neuropathy
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Pain
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand, Elbow, and Shoulder Microvascular Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • In-Office Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Ligament Reconstruction and Tendon Interposition (LRTI) for the Thumb
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Reattachment
  • Microsurgical Procedure
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Partially Dislocated Elbow (Nursemaid Elbow)
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Pediatric Reconstructive Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgical Procedures
  • Pediatric Trauma
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis of Hand and Wrist
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rupture of Ulnar Collateral Ligament of Thumb
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Shoulder, Elbow, Hand, and Wrist Joint Reconstruction
  • Simple Fracture Care and Casting
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Strain of Muscle and-or Tendon of Forearm
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Thumb Basal Joint Arthritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ulnar Nerve Entrapment at Wrist
  • Wrist and Forearm Tenotomy
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Pain
  • Wrist Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Sprain
  • Wrist Surgery
  • X-Ray

About Me

"I was inspired to become a physician by my uncle, a general surgeon in North Louisiana, and went on to be mentored by a hand surgeon who taught me the values of caring for all upper extremity problems. I genuinely strive to treat all my pa...

Specialties

  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

2012
The Philadelphia Hand Center/Thomas Jefferson Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2011
Louisiana State University Health Science Center
Residency Hospital
2007
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
Internship Hospital
2006
La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans
Medical School
2002
Centenary College Of Louisiana
Undergraduate School
2012
2011
2007
2006
2002

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Dr. Sessions' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Sessions

4.7

Based on 142 reviews

5 Stars
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(128)
4 Stars
2.112676056338028%
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3 Stars
1.408450704225352%
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2 Stars
0.704225352112676%
(1)
1 Star
5.633802816901408%
(8)

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Dr. Sessions did carpel tunnel surgery on my right hand. I was amazed at how little pain I had after the surgery. I did not require much pain medication which consisted only of Ibuprofen and Tylenol. He and his assistant were both very professional during the entire procedure for which I was wide awake.
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Brought my 9 year old son in who was complaining of a hand injury that would not go away. Dr. Sessions immediately identified the problem and gave us several options on treatment. My son was very comfortable and his staff is A+. Highly recommend Dr. Sessions for hand or shoulder issues.
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I saw Dr Sessions last year and I was treated for trigger finger. He was thorough without a whole bunch of extra stuff, which i appreciated. Now, having issues with my thumb, I am sad to hear that he has left Philly. I wish Louisiana was closer.
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Dr. Sessions operated on my hand last year and did a great job. He explained everything well and guided me through my recovery so I understood everything along the way. Hand is feeling great but now my other one is hurting and wanted him to take of it. Sorry to see that he's left Philadelphia. Great bedside manner, great surgeon. Philly's loss is Louisiana's gain. Good luck Dr. Sessions!
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Thanks for your wonderful comments Dave.
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I have 3 issues with my left arm, he was the only doctor to take the time to figure out a plan for each problem. Called to make an appt to finalize the options and was told he was no longer there. What a terrible shock,he was the best doctor I had ever been to, knowledgeable, caring, and treated you like a real person, not just another patient to deal with. I have seen other orthopedic doctors, but none compare to Dr. Sessions. I am still hoping I can find where he is located at now. Thank you!
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I would strongly recommend Dr. Sessions. He pieced my hand back together after a devastating injury, his expertise and care are key in my recovery. He is kind and caring. He volunteered to speak with my mother from the emergency room, she is 2000 miles away. I saw him at least 10 times and every time he was knowledgeable, genuine, and friendly. He understands the importance of support in the aftercare. I felt Dr. Sessions was staunch in every way, he has my back in every step. Thank you, Blane
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I was relieved to hear he was fired from The Hand Center. He hadn't bothered to really listen & mis-diagnosed my condition. The info in the initial report proves this as he claims I had trigger finger in both hands. The pain which I had was in both my palms & feet & it was due to a magnesium deficiency, not trigger finger. Besides, I had never mentioned having any problems with my fingers, so how did he come up with trigger finger as the problem? He hadn't paid attention.
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Where did Dr Sessions go???? My husband Aaron has been under his care for a few months and we got a call that Dr is no longer with practice....we would like to find him! We are at his appointment now and have been waiting over a hour to see the new Dr!!!! WE MISS YOU DR SESSIONS!!! ---Stacey Aaron E.
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I've seen Dr Sessions three times in the last year, most recent was in Feb. 2017 for ganglion cyst surgery on my hand, he did a great job and I followed up 10 days later for suture removal, it's now been 6 weeks since my surgery and I'm still having so much pain and discomfort in my hand especially at night it keeps me awake. So I called his office today to schedule an appointment and they informed me that he is no longer with their practice. So not sure what to do. Anybody knows where he went?
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Dr. Sessions is fantastic. I was in and out of the office in 20 minutes. No long wait time. checked in, immediately called back by the nurse, Dr. Sessions came in within minutes. He was informative, kind, and friendly and professional.
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Thanks Morgan!!!!!
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The best choice for any hand problems...he is punctual, friendly, always smiling..and knows his stuff. He has the best staff, both in the office and on the phone. He calls it like it is, will lay out your options, discuss a plan of action, and carry it through. Follow up was even easy.
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Dr. Sessions assessed my fractured finger and hand. He also cared for my husband when he severed his finger in a home project accident as well as carpal tunnel surgery. We both highly recommend Dr. Sessions. He is an expert in his field and great follow-up. His office and support staff are outstanding as well.
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There is NOTHING not to LOVE about Dr. Sessions. Plain and simple. Do yourself a favor - go injure your hand (if you haven't already), and make an appointment ASAP. You'll thank me in the end. It's so refreshing to know a physician as competent, dedicated, and compassionate as Dr. Sessions. His rapport with patients is exemplary. Not a discouraging word can be said. Nada.
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I had ulnar nerve surgery in November 2016 and sent my daughter to him for bilateral carpal tunnel release surgery this January. I have great confidence in his skill and competency. He and his staff are very friendly and pleasant.
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I entered Dr. Sessions office in pain and left comfortable. I called at the last minute and he saw me immediately. He is a compassionate and a most professional physician. I can't thank him enough for his kindness and response to my situation. I would recommend Dr. Sessions highly. Mary J Gilliford
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Great experience from start to finish of two Carpal Tunnel surgeries.
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Rec'd appointment right away for 1st time visit to have DR.Sessions see what was going on with my right finger. It was extremely infected !! DR.. Sessions immediately scheduled me for Surgery the next morning Sept. 28, 2016 all went well with Dr. following up that same date with a professional phone call that night to see how I was doing !! I would highly recommend Dr. Sessions as very knowledgeable , explains what is going on medically & Dr. answered all concerns.
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When I first met Dr. Sessions I mentioned his resemblance to a young buddy of mine who is general manager of a tugboat company based at Phila. Navy Yard. Dr. Sessions told me he had experience with tugboat workers in New Orleans during his residence training. If you read his philosophy, you will have to like him. He let me observe my carpal tunnel operation and explained any details I asked about. Everyone who attended me from initial visit through the surgery and therapy was professional.
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Dr. Sessions diagnosed & released my L H carpal tunnel problem in 2012 & again n 2016 on R hand. Recently, after developing random, sharp wrist/thumb pain, Dr. Sessions took several x-rays. 30 minutes later I departed the Philadelphia Hand Clinic with a diagosis of an anatomically specific form of arthritis, a recommendation against surgey and a cortisone injection as a first step in management of this chronic problem. Dr. Sessions' surgical skills are 2nd to none, his staff exceptional!
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Was so pleased with our experience. Everyone was extremely friendly and professional. The worked efficiently, but never made you feel like you were just a job. Completely comfortable atmosphere, while still being great at what they do.
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