Dr. Blane Sessions, MD

Hand and Upper Extremity SurgeryMaleAge 42

Dr. Sessions
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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. Dr. Sessions has more experience with Hand & Wrist Surgery than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Avala Hospital and Cypress Pointe Surgical Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Sessions to book an appointment.

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Dr Sessions & his are super nice, professional, & caring. He is very patient & takes time to explain the benefits of having surgery & the risk to not having surgery. I would strongly refer any family, friends, or acquaintances to see him. I am so thankful for the care I have received.
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Priscilla G – Aug 12, 2021
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Dr. Blane Sessions first of all is a kind, caring and knowledgable surgeon. He is thoughtful about your concerns, and takes time to explain. He re-built my right rotator-cuff and 3 torn and shredded muscles. "Amazing"!!!! I went back a year and a half later to do basically the same surgery on my left shoulder. Needless to say, I find Dr. Blane Sessions and his staff extremely professional in every aspect. He is an amazing surgeon!! No need to look any further.
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Vance – Aug 09, 2021
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I’ve been suffering with pain in my shoulders for a couple of years. Went to a number of doctors to no avail. Finally my pcp provider referred me to Dr. Sessions and he assured me that he could help me. And that he has. I had a couple of things going on and he’s been taking care of them one at a time. And now I’m getting better and better to the point that I can even sleep at nights, before all I could do was toss and turn all night. So yes I highly recommend him to anyone who’s having hand and shoulders issues. The staff was very kind they knew who I was when I came in and called me by name. And the office visits were quick and convenient. So I would like to say thank you to Dr. Sessions and his staff.
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Lawrence Offner III – Jul 30, 2021
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He did an awesome work on my hand! I would recommend him to anyone.
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Diedre – Jul 25, 2021
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Most kind caring knowledgeable practice staff I have ever been too definitely recommend
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Tammy latimer – Jun 26, 2021
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Had a trigger release done a few weeks ago at his office. It was really fast, very convenient and no pain. I highly recommend Dr. Sessions, he did a great job on my hand.
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Jun 19, 2021
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Awesome!!!
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good staff, Dr. Sessions answered any questions without rushing me. great surgery; minimally invasive and quick recovery with great results: goodbye Dupuytren's ; I have my hand back.
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Brad J – Jun 14, 2021
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Amazing doctor. Spends time with you and explains the diagnosis and treatments that are best.
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Very knowledgeable and friendly! The office knows what they are doing and how to schedule appointments which is a plus when you don’t have to wait long. Highly recommend!
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Debra Ridgedell – Apr 16, 2021
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Dr. Sessions performed Carpel Tunnel on my right hand March 19, 2021 as outpatient at Avala Hospital. Was back home in less than 4 hours, essentially pain free and had full nights rest from then on. Just back from having the two little stitches removed and have full hand motion although limited strength that shall return soon. Had been unable to get full nights sleep for quite some time. I will recommend Dr. Sessions to anyone. Very satisfied with Avala Hospital as well. GOD BLESS Joe
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Joe Carriere – Mar 27, 2021
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Awesome. Thank you!
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Love him and his staff. I would recommend him to anyone
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Takeya Smith – Feb 20, 2021
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Dr. Sessions completed 2 rotator cuff surgeries for me in 2020. I was very pleased with both and can now pick up my grandbabies without pain! I was mostly pleased with how much time Dr. Sessions took with me during the office visits in which he explained my options in great detail. I have been to the Covington office which is very clean and well run with a great staff. I also appreciate that Dr. Sessions sees patients in Hammond in the Avala Building once a week. This is very convenient for me. I can’t say enough good things about my experiences with Dr. Sessions! ??
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Dorothy B. – Feb 17, 2021
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I recently had surgery on my rotator cup, Dr Sessions team did a wonderful job I have full range of motion of my arm and it has only been a month. THANK YOU SO SO MUCH.
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Feb 15, 2021
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Very profession, very efficient. I saw Dr. Sessions on Tuesday 2/2/2020, as my carpal tunnel syndrome was driving me out of the bed every night and basically going numb every time I was not in motion. He performed the successful surgery on 2/4/2020. Out patient, local anesthesia, in at 10 AM and out at 11 AM. Sincere, attentive, and thorough. I highly recommend.
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Wayne Gatlin – Feb 13, 2021
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I have had carpel tunnel surgery performed on both my hands by Dr. Sessions. He is highly knowledgeable and explains everything thoroughly. He has a confidence that puts you at ease. I highly recommend him.
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Leslie Douglass – Dec 03, 2020
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Dr. Sessions and his staff are genuinely kind and caring, very personable, accommodating, and take the time to explain everything. I cannot say enough good about Dr. Sessions. In addition, his office is very warm and inviting. I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Sessions and hi staff!
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Mary Kay Walden – Dec 03, 2020
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I'm really impressed at how easy it is to get an appointment. I also love that he has state of the art equipment there so that you can get diagnosed immediately. Great people.. always very friendly and the doctor is so nice.
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Nov 16, 2020
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I went in with a "trigger finger" issue; Dr. Sessions was very patient with me. After checking out my finger he gave me several options on how I can deal with it. Since my issue was ongoing for a while, getting more painful each day, I chose the surgical procedure he described in detail, which is done in his office. On my next visit, less than a week later, I had the procedure done in less than 30 minutes total and walked out with my trigger finger problem totally gone. I have a couple of more PT visits and my finger is as good as new. Thanks Dr. Sessions.
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Charles – Nov 05, 2020
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Dr. Sessions recently did surgery on me, to release my trigger thumb. He explained everything to me in detail, he is also very nice with a great bedside manner. His staff is exceptionally helpful and friendly. I would highly recommend him to my family and friends.
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Lynn Holmes – Oct 22, 2020
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I had CMC thumb joint replacement surgery recently by Dr. Sessions. Five weeks out it is healing well, and I am very pleased with the outcome. Before the surgery all my options were explained along with the importance of therapy to regain function. Dr. Sessions is personable and efficient. The office staff have been polite and responsive. I am happy to recommend Dr. Blane Sessions.
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Margaret – Oct 01, 2020
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Care Philosophy

"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...Read more

Biography

Dr. Sessions' interest in specialized Hand to Shoulder Orthopedics for all ages led to his completion of the prestigious Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery...Read more

Specialties

  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Pediatric Hand Surgery
  • Pediatric Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
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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
2002
Centenary College Of Louisiana
Undergraduate School
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Dr. Sessions' office is located at 601 River Highlands Blvd Ste 200, Covington, LA 70433. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Sessions

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Sessions treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Sessions treats other conditions, please contact the office at (985) 238-0045.

Hand & Wrist Surgery

Hand and wrist conditions including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's contracture, and fractures or sprains, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Hand & Wrist Surgery specialists.

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Dr. Sessions' conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Bone Scan
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Injection
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • McMurray's Test
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • 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
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal and Postural Screening
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Sprain or Strain

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Louisiana Hand to Shoulder Center, LLC

Louisiana Hand to Shoulder Center, LLC601 River Highlands Blvd Ste 200 Covington, LA 70433
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