Dr. Blane Sessions, MD

Dr. Blane Sessions, MD

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery  ·  
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Age 38
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Dr. Blane Sessions, MD is a hand and upper extremity surgery specialist in Covington, LA and has been practicing for 6 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.Read his story

601 River Highlands Blvd Ste 200

Covington, LA 70433

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Gilsbar 360
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • 7 More

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Top Care Areas

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Carpal Tunnel Release
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hand Fracture
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Sessions' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Sessions "*Named as a 2017, 2016, & 2013 Top Doctor by Main Line Today Dr. Sessions' interest in specialized Hand to Shoulder Orthopedics for all ages led to his completion of the prestigious Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery Fellowship with training in microvascular and pediatric surgery at the Philadelphia Hand Center in conjunction with Thomas Jefferson University and Shriner's Hospital. After five years of practice in the Philadelphia area, he is excited to start practicing in Louisiana on the Northshore to be closer to family and friends. "As a former NCAA Division I athlete in baseball and a follower of all sports, I understand the pressures of sports injuries in high school, college, professional, and weekend warrior athletes and enjoy treating those eager to get back to play." Organizations Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) Member of the American Association for Hand Surgery (AAHS) West St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Sessions ""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 patients as if they were family members or friends...with empathy, compassion, and concern for the best possible outcome. Very few people get to a job they love....I am truly blessed to help others in a profession I truly enjoy, appreciate, and love.""

15  Specialties

  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
  • Pediatric Hand Surgery
  • Pediatric Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

89  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Amputated Arm
  • Amputated Finger
  • Arm Disorders
  • Arm Injuries
  • Arm Swelling
  • Arthritic Conditions of the Upper Extremity
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Finger
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Displaced Growth Plate Fracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Hyperextension
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Strain
  • Finger Disorders
  • Finger Injuries
  • Finger Joint Sprain
  • Forearm Fracture
  • Forearm Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Growth Plate Injuries
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Ligament Rupture
  • Hand Muscle Strain
  • Hand Neuropathy
  • Hand Pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • 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 Trauma
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis of Hand and Wrist
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rupture of Ulnar Collateral Ligament of Thumb
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Strain of Muscle and-or Tendon of Forearm
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Thumb Basal Joint Arthritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Ulnar Nerve Entrapment at Wrist
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Wrist Pain
  • Wrist Sprain
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70  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritic Hand Reconstruction
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Basal Thumb Joint Reconstruction
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Open
  • Congenital Hand Surgery
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Debridement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Endoscopic Hand Surgery
  • Endoscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Finger Amputation
  • Finger Joint Fusion
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • 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 or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand, Elbow, and Shoulder Microvascular Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Joint Drainage
  • Ligament Reconstruction and Tendon Interposition (LRTI) for the Thumb
  • Limb Reattachment
  • Microsurgical Procedure
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Pediatric Reconstructive Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgical Procedures
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder, Elbow, Hand, and Wrist Joint Reconstruction
  • Simple Fracture Care and Casting
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist and Forearm Tenotomy
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Surgery
  • X-Ray
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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Louisiana.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sessions has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sessions' Reviews

4.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sessions to family and friends
139 total reviews (38 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (139)

  • 5
    (125)
  • 4
    (3)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (8)

Dr. Sessions' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes
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Patient Comments (38)

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. ...more
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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...more
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Thank you for your kind words. I left the Philadelphia area and moved closer to my family in Louisiana. I wish you all the best.

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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...more
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Matty....It was a true pleasure to take care of you. I know your work effort and energy with Angie was truly remarkable.

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