Dr. David Rau, MD

Dr. David Rau, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 60
Dr. David Rau, MD is a general surgery specialist in Houma, LA and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans in 1984 and specializes in general surgery, breast surgical oncology, and more.

5619 Highway 311 Ste A

Houma, LA 70360

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Gilsbar 360
  • Golden Rule
  • 3 More

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Top Care Areas

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Abdominal Disorders
more than 90% of peers
Gastrointestinal Diseases
more than 84% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
more than 77% of peers

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6  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Gastroenterological Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Rau does not have any board certifications listed.

77  Conditions Treated


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48  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paracentesis
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Skin Grafts
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Wound Repair


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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.


  • Nicholls State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
  • La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Lsu Medical Center Of New Orleans
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Lsu Medical Center Of New Orleans
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rau's Reviews

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

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Rau's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Dr. David is my doctor and has been since 2012, and he has set the bar for doctors in my humble opinion. I trust him with my life and the life of my friends, and always will. His bed side manor is kind, professional, and natural. He's honest, up front and delivers the worst of news with the best...more
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I had to have emergency surgery 2 times in the past 3 years. I have been extremely satisfied with their professionalism, office staff, and caring and concern shown to myself and my family. I have had no post op problems, promptly came when consulted, explained in detailed problems he found.
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