Dr. David Margolin, MD

Dr. David Margolin, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
55 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. David Margolin, MD is a general surgery specialist in Raceland, LA and has been practicing for 29 years. He specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery.Read his story

Ochsner Specialty Health Center - Raceland

4608 Highway 1

Raceland, LA 70394
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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
  • Community Health Network
  • Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
  • Employers Health Network
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Health Payors Organization

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Top Care Areas

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

Anal Disorders
very high
more than 98% of peers
Colon and Rectal Surgery
very high
more than 95% of peers
Intestinal Obstruction
very high
more than 92% of peers

Dr. Margolin'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. Margolin's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Margolin "Dr. Margolin earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo and completed his internship and residency at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He completed his fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at Ochsner. Dr. Margolin is board certified in general surgery and colon and rectal surgery and has been on staff at Ochsner since the beginning of 2003. Dr. Margolin is listed in Best Doctors in America. He serves as Director of Colon and Rectal Surgery Research.His professional interests include laparoscopic colon and rectal surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, complex anorectal conditions and incontinence."

2  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery

2  Board Certifications

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

24  Conditions Treated

28  Procedures

  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • 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
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Proctosigmoidopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • 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
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement

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.


  • MC Ohio Toledo
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Case Western Res University
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Alton Ochsner Med Found
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Margolin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

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

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Margolin does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Margolin and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Ochsner Medical Center

is a Healthgrades Top-Rated Hospital

Hospital Quality

2017 Five Star Recipient for Gallbladder Removal Surgery

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Dr. Margolin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Margolin to family and friends
7 total reviews (2 have comments)

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based on 68 total reviews (32 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Margolin's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Dr. Margolin is an excellent surgeon and I would recommend him to anyone. He truly cares for his patients and is willing to explain anything you need to know in simple terms (even draws it out for you!). His compassion, thoroughness, attention to detail and friendliness make him a top notch...more
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When Dr. Margolin consulted with me for my surgery, he didn't speak to me as if my procedure was routine...which it probably is for him. He spoke of it with the seriousness that I felt it deserved. He was patient and allowed me to express my fears; and, he answered all of my questions. With each...more
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