Dr. Brian Pettiford, MD

Cardiothoracic SurgeryMaleAge 51

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Dr. Brian Pettiford, MD is a Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist in New Orleans, LA and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med in 1996. He is affiliated with Ochsner Medical Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Brian Pettiford, MD

Ochsner Baptist Medical Center

2700 Napoleon Ave New Orleans, LA 70115
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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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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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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.
What went well
  • 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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Jerrica in New Orleans, LA – Dec 24, 2015
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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 native of Tifton, Georgia. He is an honors graduate of Morehouse College where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in biology....Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Internship Hospital
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Medical School
2003
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)
Residency Hospital
1996
Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med
Medical School
1996
University of Pittsburgh / Main Campus
Medical School
1992
Morehouse College
Undergraduate School
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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

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Brian Pettiford, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Pettiford has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Brian Pettiford, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Brian Pettiford, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Pettiford's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Brian Pettiford, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Brian Pettiford, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Pettiford frequently treats Lung Cancer, Neuroendocrine Tumors, and Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Pettiford treats.

Where is Dr. Brian Pettiford, MD's office located?

Dr. Pettiford's office is located at 2700 Napoleon Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Pettiford's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Lung Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pettiford treats Lung Cancer more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Pettiford treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Adult Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma
  • Bronchogenic Carcinoma
  • Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
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Neuroendocrine Tumors
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pettiford treats Neuroendocrine Tumors more than 64% of his peers

Dr. Pettiford treats this condition more than 64% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor
  • Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor
Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pettiford performs Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance more than 35% of his peers

Dr. Pettiford performs this procedure more than 35% of his peers

Dr. Pettiford's conditions and procedures:

  • Achalasia
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Flail Chest
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Malignant Mesothelioma
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Paralyzed Diaphragm
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoscopic Drainage of Pleural Cavity With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thymomas

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(504) 349-6131

Dr. Pettiford accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna Better Health of Louisiana
Aetna HMO
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Behavioral Health
Choice Plus POS II
Choice PPO
Always Care Benefits
American Lifecare
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
AvMed
Open Access
Behavioral Health Network
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana PPO
BlueConnect HMO
Capital Blue Cross
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
ChoiceCare Network
Choice Care (Humana)
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
Group Plan PPO
Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
Employers Health Network
Evolutions Healthcare Systems
EyeMed Vision Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Galaxy Health Network
Galaxy Health Network PPO
Gateway Health Plan
Geisinger Health Plan
Gilsbar 360
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Health Payors Organization
Health Payors Organization PPO
HealthPartners
HealthSmart
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Classic Blue
Humana
Cancer Care
Care Plus
Choice Care HMO
Choice Care Network PPO
Choice Care PPO
LACare
Louisiana Healthcare Connections
Louisiana Workers Compensation
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medica
Medicaid
Medicaid
Medicare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
National Preferred Provider Network
Peoples Health
PHCS
PPO Plus
Prime Health Services
Provider Networks of America
ProNet PPO
Spectera
Three Rivers Provider Network
Three Rivers Provider Network PPO
United Healthcare Community Plan
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Community Plan
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Behavioral Health
Universal American
UPMC Health Plan
USA Managed Care Organization

Locations

Ochsner Baptist Medical Center

Ochsner Baptist Medical Center2700 Napoleon Ave New Orleans, LA 70115
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Ochsner Medical Center

Ochsner Medical Center1514 Jefferson Hwy # CT-8 New Orleans, LA 70121
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