Dr. Freddy Abi-Samra, MD

Dr. Freddy Abi-Samra, MD

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Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology  ·  
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64 y/o
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Dr. Freddy Abi-Samra, MD is a clinical cardiac electrophysiologist in New Orleans, LA and has been practicing for 33 years. He specializes in clinical cardiac electrophysiology and cardiology.Read his story

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Dr. Abi-Samra's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Syncope
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abi-Samra treats Syncope more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Abi-Samra treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Syncope, Familial Neurocardiogenic
Atrial Flutter
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

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 his peers

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

Dr. Abi-Samra's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • 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
  • 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

  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1986
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Fellowship Hospital
1981
American University Of Beirut Medical Center, Lebanon
Residency Hospital
1981
American University Of Beirut Medical Center, Lebanon
Internship Hospital
1979
American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine
Medical School
1975
American University of Beirut, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Undergraduate School
1986
1981
1981
1979
1975

Languages

  • Arabic
  • French
  • English

Awards

Dr. Abi-Samra's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Abi-Samra

4.5

Based on 14 reviews

5 Stars
78.57142857142857%
(11)
4 Stars
7.142857142857143%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
14.285714285714286%
(2)
1 Star
0%
(0)

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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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Aetna
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
American Lifecare
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Anthem Blue Cross
Anthem Blue Cross of California EPO
Plus POS
Power Select HMO
Prudent Buyer PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Covered California - Bronze EPO
Covered California - Gold EPO
Covered California - Platinum EPO
Covered California - Silver EPO
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana PPO
Cigna
Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
Coventry Health Care of Louisiana HMO
Dean Health Plan, Inc.
Gold HMO
Platinum HMO
Silver 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
Galaxy Health Network PPO
Worker's Compensation WC
Health Net
Covered California - Bronze PPO
Health Net of California
Seniority Plus Medicare Advantage HMO
Health Payors Organization
Health Payors Organization PPO
Medicaid
Medicaid of California
Medi-Cal
Medicare
Special Needs Plan SNP
MultiPlan
National Healthcare Alliance
National Preferred Provider Network
PHCS
PPO Plus
PPO Plus PPO
Prime Health Services
Provider Networks of America
Sharp Health Plan
Covered California - Bronze HMO
Performance HMO
Premier HMO
Three Rivers Provider Network
UnitedHealthCare
AARP Medicare Complete Essential HMO
AARP Medicare Complete Premier HMO
AARP Medicare Complete Value HMO
Sharp Secure Horizons Medicare Advantage HMO
United Healthcare
USA Managed Care Organization

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Ochsner Medical Center

New Orleans, LA

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