Dr. Eric George, MD
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Dr. Eric George, MD


Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male


Dr. Eric George, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Metairie, LA. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 28 years. Dr. George is affiliated with East Jefferson General Hospital.

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      16 to 30 minutes
    Patient Reviews (11)
    in Kenner, LA |
    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 .
    Houston, TX |
    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 !
    in Metairie, LA |
    I've had three surgical procedures performed by Dr. George. All were successful and eliminated the problems.
    Metairie, LA |
    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.
    in Metairie, LA |
    The staff at Hand Center of Louisiana is encouraging and upbeat.
    in Louisiana |
    Really kind, professional and all around pleasant staff.
    in Destrehan, LA |
    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.
    in Louisiana |
    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.
    in New Orleans, LA |
    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!
    Mandeville, LA |
    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!
    in Metairie, LA |
    The staff at The Hand Center is courteous and perfect. They make coming back pleasant.
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    •  Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
    •  Board certified in Hand Surgery and Plastic Surgery
    •  Malpractice claims in Louisiana not available
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Hand Surgery
    • Plastic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Benign Tumor
    • Bone Disorders
    • Cancer
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • De Quervain's Disease
    • Dupuytren's Contracture
    • Fracture
    • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
    • Gastrointestinal Diseases
    • Hand Conditions
    • Hand Fracture
    • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hands
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Skin Cancer
    • Third-Degree Burns
    • Trigger Finger
    • Wrist Fracture


    • Medical School
      Joan C Edwards School Of Medicine At Marshall University

      Graduated in 1989

    • Residency Hospital
      Butterworth Hospital

      Completed in 1993

      Phoenix Integrated Mayo Clinic

      Completed in 1994

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Grand Rapids Area Med Edn Center

      Completed in 1993

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

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    • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
    • Arm Surgery
    • Carpal Tunnel Release
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
    • Elbow Replacement
    • Elbow Tenotomy
    • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
    • Excision of Skin Lesion
    • Facial Reconstruction
    • Fracture Care
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
    • Skin Grafts
    • Steroid Injection
    • Trigger Finger Release
    • Wound Repair
    • Wrist Fusion
    • Wrist Replacement