Dr. Brian Pettiford, MD

Dr. Brian Pettiford, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery •  Male • Age 50

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Brian Pettiford, MD is a Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Pettiford has more experience with Thoracic Surgery than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Ochsner Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Pettiford to book an appointment.


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Ochsner Medical Center

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(504) 266-0058
Ochsner Medical Center1514 Jefferson Hwy New Orleans, LA 70121
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Dr. Pettiford and his staff are outstanding. The staff was wonderful while preparing me for surgery. Dr. Pettiford came to my room with his assistant on numerous occasions to check in on me and I was only in the hospital a day and a half. The surgery went excellent. The staff made sure all of my medications were available and my follow-up appointments set even before I left the hospital. Dr. Pettiford and his staff take care of their patients well! If you are having GERD, hiatial hernia and/or reflux problems go make an appointment with him, you and your family will not be disappointed.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Georgia – Aug 01, 2020
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Dr. Pettiford is a fantastic surgeon. He saved my life!
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Jodi – Oct 23, 2019
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I was diagnosed with a sarcoma which had collapsed my right lung. Dr. Pettiford led the removal of this tumor. It was approximately 15 pounds. I have the full use of both lungs and have made a 100 percent recovery.
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Bill Horton – Sep 11, 2019
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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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Frequently Treated by Dr. Pettiford

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Pettiford treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Pettiford treats other conditions, please contact the office at (504) 842-3966.

Thoracic Surgery

Thoracic surgery is a subspecialty of general surgery that focuses on surgical treatment of conditions affecting the chest, including the heart, lungs, trachea, esophagus, diaphragm and chest wall.Compare with other Thoracic Surgery specialists.

Dr. Pettiford typically treats 60% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Lung Surgery
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
Esophageal Surgery
Normal Frequency
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Very High Frequency
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Dr. Pettiford's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Achalasia
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Diaphragmatic-Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Esophagomyotomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Flail Chest
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Malignant Mesothelioma
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Paralyzed Diaphragm
  • Partial Lobectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Thoracentesis
  • 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
  • Thymomas
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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Dr. Pettiford accepts the following insurance:

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National (BlueCard) PPO
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About Me

Care Philosophy

To provide consistent cutting edge and compassionate care to patients when they need it the most.

Biography

Dr. Pettiford is a Tifton GA native and  graduate of Morehouse College.  He received his medical doctor degree from the University of Pittsburgh. ...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Residency Hospital
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Internship Hospital
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Medical School

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Member
  • American College of Surgeons, Member
  • Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society, Member
  • International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, Member
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Member
  • Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, Member

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Ochsner Medical Center

New Orleans, LA

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)
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