Dr. Freddy Abi-Samra, MD

Cardiology •  Male • Age 65

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Freddy Abi-Samra, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Baton Rouge, LA. Dr. Abi-Samra has more experience with Implantable Cardiac Devices, Electrophysiology, and Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Ochsner Medical Center and Ochsner Medical Center - Baton Rouge. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Abi-Samra to book an appointment.


Locations

Ochsner Medical Complex - The Grove

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(504) 266-0058
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Arrhythmia10310 The Grove Blvd Baton Rouge, LA 70836
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Ochsner Medical Center

New Patient?
(504) 266-0058
Patient Booking Open
Our after hours patient concierge is open and ready to help you get started.
Ochsner Medical Center1514 Jefferson Hwy New Orleans, LA 70121
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I see Abi-Samra for POTS and he always listens and puts in the effort to find what works best for me. I've seen him for about 5 years now and he is consistently great.
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Would not let me speak. Shushed me and spoke at me not to me. Never understood test results or medications. Felt he was very condescending. I will opt for a second opinion and hopefully a more compassionate physician.
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Dr. Abi-Samra accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Choice Plus POS II
American Lifecare
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
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Practice Areas

Implantable Cardiac Devices

Typically treats 85% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abi-Samra performs Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Abi-Samra performs this procedure more than 97% of their peers

Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abi-Samra performs Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair more than 87% of their peers

Dr. Abi-Samra performs this procedure more than 87% of their peers

Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abi-Samra performs Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement more than 72% of their peers

Dr. Abi-Samra performs this procedure more than 72% of their peers

Electrophysiology

Electrophysiologists monitor, diagnose and treat abnormal heart rhythms through procedures such as electrocardiograms (EKGs) and pacemaker insertions

Typically treats 84% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abi-Samra performs Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Abi-Samra performs this procedure more than 97% of their peers

Cardiac Electrophysiology
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abi-Samra performs Cardiac Electrophysiology more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Abi-Samra performs this procedure more than 94% of their peers

Cardioversion, Elective
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abi-Samra performs Cardioversion, Elective more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Abi-Samra performs this procedure more than 90% of their peers

Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders

Adult congenital cardiac disorder specialists diagnose and treat heart disorders, such as arrythmias and mitral valve disease, that have been present from birth to adulthood.

Typically treats 76% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Atrial Flutter
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abi-Samra treats Atrial Flutter more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Abi-Samra treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Arrhythmias
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abi-Samra treats Arrhythmias more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Abi-Samra treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Atrial Fibrillation
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abi-Samra treats Atrial Fibrillation more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Abi-Samra treats this condition more than 88% of their peers

Cardiac Care

Cardiac care specialists diagnose and treat general cardiac conditions such as high blood pressure, angina, and arrhythmias through procedures including cardiovascular stress tests, ablation therapy, and heart valve surgery.

Typically treats 71% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 17 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Heart Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abi-Samra treats Heart Disease more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Abi-Samra treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Cardiomyopathy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abi-Samra treats Cardiomyopathy more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Abi-Samra treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Hypotension
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abi-Samra treats Hypotension more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Abi-Samra treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

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Dr. Abi-Samra's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries (CCTGA)
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Ebstein's Anomaly
  • Electrophysiological Study
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipidoses (incl. Gaucher Disease)
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

About Me

Dr. Abi-Samra has been on staff at Ochsner since 1986 where he directs the electrophysiology and pacing services. He is board certified in cardiovascular disease and specializes in syncope implantable defibrillators, radiofrequency ablation, permanen...

Specialties

  • Cardiology

Education

Metropolitan General Hospital - Cleveland, OH <br> Cleveland Clinic Foundation - Cleveland, OH
Fellowship Hospital
American University of Beirut - Beirut, Lebanon
Residency Hospital
American University of Beirut - Beirut, Lebanon
Medical School
1979
Amer U Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
1975
American University of Beirut, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Arabic
  • French
  • English

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Ochsner Medical Center

New Orleans, LA

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention Award™ (2020)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)

Ochsner Medical Center - Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge, LA

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average