Dr. Brian Pettiford, MD

Dr. Brian Pettiford, MD

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48 y/o
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Dr. Brian Pettiford, MD is a thoracic surgery specialist in New Orleans, LA and has been practicing for 15 years. He specializes in thoracic surgery.Read his story

Ochsner Medical Center

1514 Jefferson Hwy

New Orleans, LA 70121
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Always Care Benefits
  • American Lifecare
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Behavioral Health Network
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care

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Dr. Pettiford's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Lung Surgery
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pettiford performs Lung Surgery more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Pettiford performs this procedure more than 95% of his peers

Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pettiford performs Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Pettiford performs this procedure more than 89% of his peers

Lung Cancer
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pettiford treats Lung Cancer more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Pettiford treats this condition more than 86% 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

Dr. Pettiford's conditions and procedures:

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
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 Wedge Resection
Thymomas
Tracheal Surgery
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Care Philosophy

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

Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

  • 2003
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)
    Residency Hospital
    2003
  • 2001
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)
    Internship Hospital
    2001
  • 1996
    University of Pittsburgh / Main Campus
    Medical School
    1996
  • 1992
    Morehouse College
    Undergraduate School
    1992

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

Dr. Pettiford's Reviews

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Dr. Pettiford's Performance
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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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...Read More
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Insurance accepted

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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
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
ChoiceCare Network
Choice Care (Humana)
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
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
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

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Ochsner Medical Center

New Orleans, LA

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