Dr. David Beck, MD

Dr. David Beck, MD

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Colon & Rectal Surgery  ·  
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65 y/o
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Dr. David Beck, MD is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in New Orleans, LA and has been practicing for 39 years. He specializes in colon & rectal surgery.Read his story

Ochsner Medical Center

1514 Jefferson Hwy

New Orleans, LA 70121
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Lifecare
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
  • Employers Health Network
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Health Payors Organization
  • Medicaid

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Beck performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Anal Disorders
very high
more than 98% of peers
Colectomy
very high
more than 97% of peers

Dr. Beck's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Beck's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Beck "Dr. Beck was a Distinguished Graduate of the USAF Academy and attended medical school at the University of Miami. He completed his residency in general surgery at Wilford Hall USAF Medical School, Lackland AFB, Texas and completed a fellowship in colorectal surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio. He is board certified in general and colon and rectal surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. After retiring from the Air Force, where he was Chairman and Residency Program Director of the Department of General Surgery at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center and the Military Consultant to the Air Force Surgeon General in Colon and Rectal Surgery, Dr. Beck joined Ochsner in 1993, served as Chairman of the Colon and Rectal Surgery Department from 1995 to 2014, and is now Chairman Emeritus and Medical Co-director of the Operating Room."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Beck "Dr. Beck researches colorectal diseases, has authored and edited seven medical textbooks and has published over 250 scientific articles. He is listed in Who's Who, Best Doctors in America, Good Housekeeping's Top Cancer Doctors for Women, and Best Surgeons in New Orleans. Dr. Beck is a nationally recognized expert in inflammatory bowel disease, anal cancer, stomas, adhesions, bowel preparation, sphincter saving surgery for cancer, and laparoscopic surgery. A Distinguished Graduate of the USAF Academy, he attended medical school at the University of Miami, completed his residency in general surgery at Wilford Hall USAF Medical School, Lackland AFB, Texas and completed a fellowship in colorectal surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio. He is board certified in general and colon and rectal surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. After retiring from the Air Force where he was Chairman and Residency Program Director of the Department of General Surgery at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center and the Military Consultant to the Air Force Surgeon General in Colon and Rectal Surgery, Dr. Beck joined Ochsner in 1993. He became Chairman of the Colon and Rectal Surgery Department in 1995 and served as the President of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) from 2010-2011. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Ochsner Clinic Foundation. In addition to being Ochsner's Chairman of the Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Dr. Beck is a Professor of Surgery at the University of Queensland, Australia and is on the clinical faculty at the Louisiana State University and Uniformed Services University Schools of Medicine."
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1  Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery*

25  Conditions Treated

25  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Sphincterotomy

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

  • University of Miami / School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • Wilford Hall Usaf Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Wilford Hall Usaf Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Beck has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Korean
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • Vietnamese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Beck's Reviews

4.2
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Beck to family and friends
15 total reviews (4 have comments)

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4.5
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Likelihood to Recommend (15)

  • 5
    (12)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Beck's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

THIS DOCTOR DAVID BECK, IS TRULY "THE BEST" GUT AND BUTT" DOCTOR IN THE ENTIRE NATION! I FIRST HEARD ABOUT HIM FROM ONE OF HIS PATIENTS THAT OVERHEARD MY GASTROPARESIS STORY. IT WAS CAUSED BY A "SIMPLE" ACID REFLUX SURGERY, FROM ANOTHER DOCTOR. THIS PATIENT TOLD ME HE HAD "9" SURGERIES FOR...more
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I have been seeing Dr. Beck since 2009 and would highly recommend him. He has performed several surgeries on me and would not allow anyone else to do my rectum or colon surgeries. He is straight forward and let's you know what to expect up front. I currently have a stoma and if I have any questions...more
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Where do I start, I walked in basically at the end of my rope battling Ulcerative Colitis, he did a total remove of my colon formed a J pouch & besides getting an infection shorty after going home, I've been going strong 13 years later no complaints or complications. I would highly recommend...more
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Dr. Beck did not explain anything. I was told it was a laproscopic surgery and he said there would be a two inch incision. I awoke to over six inch incision and no explanation. He told me I should be happy. There were no complications that altered the surgery. he never planned to do small...more
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