Dr. David Vargas, MD

Dr. David Vargas, MD

Colorectal SurgeryMaleAge 58

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(504) 266-0058

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Dr. David Vargas, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in New Orleans, LA. He is affiliated with Ochsner Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Vargas to book an appointment.


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Ochsner Medical Center1514 Jefferson Hwy New Orleans, LA 70121

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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (8)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (8)
  • Explained conditions well (8)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (2)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (2)
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Dr. Vargas and his team treat the patient, not just the problem. He and his staff have the highest degree of professionalism, along with a genuinely caring bedside manner. I'm now 4 weeks post-op, and my recovery has caused me less pain than the diverticulitis that necessitated the surgery. I highly recommend Dr. Vargas and his team.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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I gave Dr. Vargas a poor rating due to the following 1) did not detect a hemorrhoid during colonoscopy which was present at base of anus, 2) had a visit with him a month later to confirm the hemorrhoids, which he did, then performed a hemorrhoid banding while still on the bed without any consultation. I had no idea what banding was. Had to do own research. From what I read this procedure should have been done after a cleaning process. Because this wasn't done I am now dealing with an infection.
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yw in New Orleans, LA – Dec 09, 2016
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Dr. Vargas' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Anal and Rectal Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vargas treats Anal and Rectal Cancer more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Vargas treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Anal Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer
Intestinal Abscess
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vargas treats Intestinal Abscess more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Vargas treats this condition more than 94% of his peers


Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vargas performs Sphincterotomy more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Vargas performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Vargas' conditions and procedures:

  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Colectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • 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
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparotomy
  • Megacolon
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • 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)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement
  • Ulcerative Colitis

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Dr. Vargas accepts the following insurance:

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American Lifecare
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
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Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
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Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
Coventry Health Care of Louisiana HMO
Employers Health Network
Evolutions Healthcare Systems
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Worker's Compensation WC
Galaxy Health Network
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Health Payors Organization
Health Payors Organization PPO
Choice Care PPO
Humana Veterans
Special Needs Plan SNP
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
National Healthcare Alliance
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PPO Plus
Prime Health Services
Provider Networks of America
Special Needs Plan
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About Me


David Vargas graduated with distinction with a major in Religious Studies from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. He stayed...Read more


  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications


Colorectal Surgery, Ochsner Clinic Foundation
Fellowship Hospital
General General Surgery, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, PA
Residency Hospital
Shadyside Hospital
Internship Hospital
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Medical School


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How can I make an appointment with Dr. David Vargas, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (504) 266-0058, and for other questions, call (504) 842-4060.

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What are Dr. David Vargas, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Vargas frequently treats Anal and Rectal Cancer, Intestinal Abscess, and Sphincterotomy. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Vargas treats.

Where is Dr. David Vargas, MD's office located?

Dr. Vargas' office is located at 1514 Jefferson Hwy, New Orleans, LA 70121. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. David Vargas, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Vargas has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

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Ochsner Medical Center

New Orleans, LA

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

19 Awards Received