Dr. George E Catinis, MD

Dr. George E Catinis, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
Male  |  
51 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. George E Catinis, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Metairie, LA. He is 51 years old and has been practicing for 28 years.

Metropolitan Gastroenterology Associates

4228 Houma Blvd Ste 520

Metairie, LA 70006
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • American Lifecare
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Amerihealth
  • AmeriPlan
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Benefit Management
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Catinis "My philosophy is to treat my patients as if they were family members. When you come to my office, my promise to you is that I will be attentive to your needs, and I will address your problems and concerns as if a parent, a brother or a sister was sitting in your seat. You will be treated with respect and courteousness.

As an MD at the Metropolitan Gastroenterology Associates, I am committed to excellence in patient care and the development of lifelong relationships with the residents and visitors of New Orleans. We believe in promoting both the highest level and quality of care with the greatest degree of compassion possible. Patient satisfaction is always our goal."


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  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders


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  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • ERCP With Spincterotomy
  • Endoscopic Common Bile Duct Stone Removal
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Esophageal Stenting
  • Esophageal pH Monitoring
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)

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  • Damascus University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • University Of Damascus, Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Marshall University School Med
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Marshall University School Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Gastroenterology
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Lsu Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Advanced Biliary Endoscopy Fellowship, 1997-1998, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA
    Other Education | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Catinis has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • French
  • Greek

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Catinis' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Catinis to family and friends
based on 96 total reviews (36 with comments)
Dr. Catinis' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (36)
in Metairie |
Never can one prepare for:"You have Cancer!" When Dr C delivered the news to me, I bursted out crying like a child. I will never, ever forget how compassionate he was when that moment felt like a death sentence. He is very knowledgeable and kind, soft spoken; the guy you want to go see when you need a gastrointerologist!! Dominique in the office has been amazing too.Returning phone calls in a timely manner. I will recommend Dr. C to anyone, every time. A Thousand "Thank you's" Dr. Catinis.
Metairie, LA |
Ease of making appts and procedures.Staff and doctor easy to talk with and knowledgible.
in LA |
Dr. Catinis is the best doctor I have ever seen. He is not only smart but extremely understanding. You won't regret seeing him. He will without a doubt figure out what is going on with you. Before going to Dr. Catinis I had seen multiple other specialist and once again hit a dead end. They couldn't figure out what was going on. However, doctor Catinis figured it all out, and I'm on my to a full recovery.
in Kenner, LA |
Dr. Catinis is wonderful in every way!! I would highly recommend him to anyone. He is very nice, caring, thorough, and knowledgeable.
in Metairie, LA |
I met with Dr. Catinis after meeting with many other doctors who blew me off as having "just IBS" or a "nervous stomach". I had been rushed to the ER almost weekly with stomach pains so severe that I could barely breathe, and other doctors treated me as if it was all in my head. Dr. Catinis took time to review all of my tests and ordered more so we could have a full evaluation. He helped me tremendously when we were able to finally find a diagnosis and a treatment that worked amazingly well!
Metairie, LA |
Dr. Catinis is the best in the entire New Orleans/Jefferson Parish area. Kind, considerate and an excellent person.
in River Ridge, LA |
Dr Catinis is a Dr. that I would highly recommend. His demeanor is professional yet very comforting. He takes time to answer any questions that you have and is genuinely concerned with your health. Dr Catinis went above and beyond what I expected and helped me to understand me condition from a whole heath perspective. Dr. Catinis has my full faith and trust.
in Metairie, LA |
Dr. Catinis is very competent, experienced, caring, and friendly. He takes whatever time with the patient to obtain the patient history and symptoms, prescribe necessary tests and medications and explain in detail to the patient test results, his prognosis, future treatment, and offers to answer fully all questions of his patients.
in Louisiana |
He takes his time to walk you through the process and answers all of your questions. He seems to actually care about you.
in New Orleans, LA |
I was very happy with Dr. Catinis. He was so helpful and very kind. I highly recommend him!
in Kenner, LA |
Today was the third time that I had to have a colonoscopy with Dr. Catinis being my Dr. of choice. I think the best way to describe this man is to tell you that other Doctors could learn from him. He is typically on time with his appointments and incredibly cordial. He has a great sense of humor, great bedside manner and just makes you feel like a person and respected. I recommend him highly!
Metairie, LA |
I highly recommend Dr. Catinis.
in New Orleans, LA |
Highly recommended to me by another trusted healthcare provider. Great "bedside manners." I have recommended Dr. Catinis to friends and family.
in Kenner, LA |
Wonderful doctor very caring. Explains very well any procedure that you need. He follows up with your medical issues. I will highly recommend him. His staff is friendly, efficient and organized.
in Metairie, LA |
Very courteous and plain speaking. Spends time explaining things in understandable terms.
Warrior, AL |
One of the best doctors I've ever had. He's great at answering all my questions and never tries to rush me out the door or push unnecessary tests or procedures.
in Louisiana |
Dr. Catinis has been looking after my Gastroenterology conditions and concerns for years now and I am ashamed to say this is my first time rating his services. He is a Excellent doctor and I recommend him to everyone. I feel like the market is flooded with doctors but not always good one. Dr. Catinis is one of the good one's. I have high cancer concerns do to family history. Dr. Catinis is very thorough with his treatment and care. He takes a interest in my health needs and I trust him.
Kenner, LA |
I've seen Dr. Catinis is for several procedures and follow ups. I felt an instant trust in him. The staff was always friendly and efficient. Dr. Catinis has a balance of professionalism, kindness, and genuine compassion. This combination is very difficult to find. He takes his time, listened to my concerns and addressed them in such a way that I'd leave with a sense of well being. I go in the office with a list of questions and he addresses all of them. I truly feel blessed to have him as a Dr.
in Metairie, LA |
Dr. Catinis is my husband's and my gastroenterologist. He saved his life and guided him through his colon cancer surgery. He was there anytime we called him to answer our questions and to reassure us. His care is above and beyond what is expected!! Anytime I have problems and call for advise, he returns my call personally to tell me what to do. He always gives his patients all the time they need, never rushes trough a visit, and helps with any recommendations needed. My husband and I trust him!
in Slidell, LA |
Dr. Catinis has been my gastroenterologist for approximately 14 years. He is kind, compassionate, and dedicated to his patients. He has always been available, ready to answer questions, and has provided results/plan of care in a prompt and appropriate manner. I value and trust his medical decisions. I highly recommend Dr. Catinis to family and friends.
in New Orleans, LA |
Dr. Catinis has excellent bedside manner. He takes the time to listen to the patient's concerns and strives to appropriately address the patient's medical condition.
in Metairie, LA |
Dr. George Catinis is very knowledgeable, professional and caring. He is excellent in imparting information to a patient. I had an appointment with him today, and have been under his care for approximately 8 years. Dr. Catinis was recommended to me by my internal medicine doctor. I have recommended him to a number of people, and they all think that he is excellent.
in Destrehan, LA |
I was impressed with Dr. Catinis the minute I walked into his office. He introduced himself then actually sat down and reviewed my questionnaire before he examined me. He expressed concern about my weight loss & cautioned me to call him immediately if I lost more than 1lb. a week. He then scheduled me for a colonoscopy. After confirming that all was okay, told me to come back in 5 years unless other symptoms arose. Very professional, very caring. I felt like a friend of his, not a number.
in Kenner, LA |
Dr. Catinis is always very courteous, pleasant, and highly professional. He always has time to listen to my concerns and he explains procedures thoroughly and in a way that even I can understand. His bedside manner, in my opinion, is exemplary. I feel privileged to have him as my gastroenterologist.
in Gretna, LA |
I would highly recommend Dr. Catinas to other patients. Three years ago my husband got very ill. After going to several specialists, Dr Catinas was the specialist who found out what was wrong with my husband. My husband was under his care for 6-12 months. He is very concerned about his patients. I am now under Dr Catinas care due to severe abdomen pain. Dr. Catinas will not stop until he figures out what is wrong. His professionalism is of the utmost standards. A top rated gastroenterologist.
in New Orleans, LA |
Dr. Catinis was very thorough with my care. He spent time with me during each visit making sure I understood and was comfortable with my care plan.
in Metairie, LA |
Dr. Catinis took his time listening to my problems, explaining my health issues and gave me the needed tests and medications. I trust him very much and I rely completely on his judgement and decisions. I would strongly recommend him to my family, my friends and anybody who needs a gastroenterologist. Not only he is a very good Doctor but he is also Compassionate.
in Covington, La. |
Dr. Catinis is very thorough. He always follows up with you and he and his staff are incredible with setting up appointments and communicating with their patients. His level of care, trust, and communication skills should be the benchmark for all physicians.
in Metairie, LA |
Dr.Catinis ,is the best doctor ever.He is very caring,what he says is true,he does treat you like family. Dr Catinis,answers all questions,I know he has lots of patients but I always feel special.I would ---I do tell everyone if they need a gastroenterology doctor,I feel he is the best.Dr Catinis knew my mom had pancreatic cancer her first appoinment,a good friend told me about him my mom & i loved his honesty,he told us what to do that day, that was 10yrs ago my mom got to live 18 months.
in New Orleans, LA |
Dr Catinis is very thoughtful and took his time answering all my questions. He also told me what to expect about with my illness and told me I could contact him at anytime for anything. Very pleasant.
in Metairie, LA |
Dr. Catinis is a wonderful doctor. He is very caring and interested in your well being. He takes the time to talk to his patients and explains everything in terms you can understand. He called after hours with test results he knew I was anxiously awaiting. His office staff is courteous and efficient. It's been one of the best experiences with a doctor I've had in a very long time.
in Harahan, LA |
Best doctor in New Orleans? Very possibly. His office is very quick to schedule you. They understand that their patients require urgent attention given the nature of many GI disorders. They also work to fix your problem rather than just throw you on some steroids. Catinis answers any question you ask in a timely manner (usually at the end of the day if you call in, unless it's urgent, in which case he may contact you sooner). The difference in care switching from Ochsner to Metro GI is insane.
in New Orleans, LA |
Fantastic doctor to speak with and ensures your comfortable during consultatIon,wish he was my family physician.
in New Orleans, LA |
Dr. Catinis is a model doctor. He listens carefully to the patient, explains all diagnosis, medication and procedures, carefully reviews patient history at each visit and follows the patient's ongoing medical conditions. I initially went to him for a regular colonoscopy. Due to his dilligence in questioning I had a needed endoscopy and as I still had some problems, a CATscan which revealed a kidney growth. He compasonately relayed this information and contacted my primary care physician.
in New Orleans, LA |
From the Office visit to the Procedure, Dr. Catinis and his Staff were TOP NOTCH!
in Metairie, LA |
I definitely would recommend Dr. Catinis to family and friends because he is very knowledgeable, very attentive and very compassionate. He pays a lot of attention to my explanation, answers my questions, and does everything possible to explain the nature of my illness and available treatment options. His desire and effort to find solution and ability to not to give up helps me to gain optimism and trust that I will overcome my illness and fully recover.
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Dr. Catinis accepts 23 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • American Lifecare
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Amerihealth
  • AmeriPlan
    Discount Card
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Benefit Management
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana PPO
  • Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • PHCS
  • PPO Plus
    PPO Plus PPO
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • USA Health and Wellness Network
  • USA Managed Care Organization
  • WellCare

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Hospitals where Dr. Catinis has admitting privileges

Ochsner Baptist
2700 Napoleon Ave
New Orleans, LA 70115
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East Jefferson General Hospital
4200 Houma Blvd
Metairie, LA 70006
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Touro Infirmary
1401 Foucher St
New Orleans, LA 70115
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