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Dr. Eric George, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery ·  Male · Age 56

Dr. George

Hand Center Of Louisiana

4228 Houma Blvd Ste 600B Metairie, LA 70006

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Dr. Eric George, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Metairie, LA and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from Joan C Edwards School Of Medicine At Marshall University in 1989 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery and orthopedic surgery.


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Dr. George repaired my hand with the “mini tightrope”, and now I can still play the violin. No kidding.
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Awesome Doctor he shows he is concern very friendly & prompt . I was referred to him for my carpal tunnel it was server he did surgery on both hands that was the best decision I've made in a long time.
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One of the best hand surgeons. Very good bedside manner not hard to talk to and he's to the point. Fixed my wrist years ago. Thank you Dr. George.
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Dr George is a great surgeon. There is no doubt he is best in the southeast, he does all of saints players I’ve been in his office when they come in to see him . He saved my hand . You people who complain about him are clueless,. The dude works 100 hours a week He is really talented and generous. I’ve heard he doesn’t have to work but cares so much I recommend him 100%
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Wonderful doctor, excellent choice.
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Not very happy after I got to the doctors office today to find out that my appointment was cancelled. I drove from Ponchatoula for a follow-up visit about my wrist. The office staff was not very concerned that they cancelled my appointment without even calling me. When I went for my first appointment, after they brought me to the examination room I waited for over 45 minutes before I actually saw the doctor. I would not recommend using this doctor. Way too many patients.
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Dr. George is a fantastic doctor. I had a complicated surgery and it went well. However, I cannot recommend him because of his office staff and billing practices. Most of his office staff members border on being rude and give out incorrect information. When I tried to get a bill explained I was told that their accounting system was difficult to explain. Red flag!!!!! Since they require payment up front, I overpaid by 185.00. That was in March. I am still waiting on my refund.
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I had both hands operated on by George. Every thing went well. Rehab was great and return check up were informative and helpful. I have sent others to him and never heard anything bad. Great surgeon and doctor .
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I had hand surgery by dr George a few years ago and unfortunately it went poorly . a year later I went to show him the poor result, and he proposed to redo the operation .Of course I said no. He clearly whanted to ignore the previous failure. I went to see a doctor in California to fix the damage and he did a very good job. And he made several comments about the poor state of my hand caused by the previous surgery. PS: never choose your doctor from a movie commercial !
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I've had three surgical procedures performed by Dr. George. All were successful and eliminated the problems.
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Never, EVER, have I had a physician so self absorbed in himself. He is all about the financial gain--recommending how own hospitals and will flip on you once finances and insurance do not go in his favor. I was merely a patient until hearing that BC BS had to reissue a check and then deny admission to his own hospital -- then I became a dollar sign. Refused to return phone calls to discuss an appeal. Just heartbreaking wondering when I became so insignificant.
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The staff at Hand Center of Louisiana is encouraging and upbeat.
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Really kind, professional and all around pleasant staff.
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I had trigger thumb surgery with Dr. George. Every appointment is a 2 hour wait to see him. My minor surgery was scheduled for 9:30 and wasn't done till 12:00 pm. My thumb was more messed up then before surgery. I had to see another doctor (not from EJ) who recommended intense physical therapy to get my thumb mobile. A 6 week recovery time turned into 3 months and counting. Thanks to my neurologist who told me to get a second opinion because something was wrong with the way my thumb looked.
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I've been a patient of Dr. George's for years and I trust him completely. He had to operate to relieve a locked thumb and as always the surgery went off without a hitch.
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Dr. George was great. He was able to diagnose my hand before even seeing the MRI or CT Scan. The wait can be a little long but he's definitely one of the nicest and personable doctors I've ever dealt with. If you want fast service, there's a million other hand surgeons you can go to.. but if you want it done right, go see Dr. George!
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He is the worst doctor I have ever visited. After a 2 hour wait time, he barely spends 5 minutes time to talk to you and hear you. No matter if I still have questions, he's already walking out the door even without saying good bye! He misdiagnosed me for Tendinitis and had a surgery on my hand. He has stated that I have reached the maximum medical treatment and after 3 months I am still dealing with the same issues as I had before. He knows nothing about work ethics!
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The staff at The Hand Center is courteous and perfect. They make coming back pleasant.
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Biography

Dr. Eric George, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Metairie, LA and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from Joan C Edwards School Of Medicine At Marshall University in 1989 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery and orthopedic surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery

Education

1994
Phoenix Integrated Mayo Clinic
Residency Hospital
1993
Grand Rapids Area Med Edn Center
Fellowship Hospital
1993
Butterworth Hospital
Residency Hospital
1989
Joan C Edwards School Of Medicine At Marshall University
Medical School
1994
1993
1993
1989

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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Dr. George's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. George treats Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist more than 100% of his peers

Dr. George treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
Neuroplasty
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. George performs Neuroplasty more than 99% of his peers

Dr. George performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Hands
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. George treats Osteoarthritis of Hands more than 99% of his peers

Dr. George treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. George's conditions and procedures:

  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Herniated Disc
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Grafts
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement