Dr. George Chimento, MD

Dr. George Chimento, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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53 y/o
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Dr. George Chimento, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in New Orleans, LA and has been practicing for 18 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery.Read his story

Ochsner Medical Center

1514 Jefferson Hwy

New Orleans, LA 70121
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Lifecare
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
  • Employers Health Network
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Health Payors Organization
  • Humana Veterans

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Top Care Areas

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Knee Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Joint Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Limb Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Chimento's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Chimento "Dr. Chimento is the Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery and Section Head of Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans. His practice focuses on primary and revision hip and knee replacement surgery. He is consistently listed as one of the Best Doctors in America and has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top Orthopaedic Surgeons in America. Special areas of interest include less invasive surgical techniques, partial knee replacement surgery, and complex reconstructive cases. He currently performs robotically assisted hip and knee replacement surgery, which is at the forefront of current technology. He also trains other surgeons in these procedures. Dr. Chimento graduated with honors from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1990. He then completed his internship and residency at Tulane University Medical Center. Following residency, he served four years in the U.S. Air Force at Barksdale Air Force Base, where he was Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery. He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for his contribution to the Air Force personnel at Barksdale. Upon completion of his Air Force commitment, Dr. Chimento became a fellow at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, specializing in hip and knee replacement. After a period of time in private practice, he joined at Ochsner in 2006. Dr. Chimento has published articles and given several national and international presentations regarding hip and knee replacement surgery. Several of these projects have received awards. His major research interests are focused on improving patient outcomes and decreasing medical complications following joint replacement surgery. Dr. Chimento is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is currently the First Vice President of the Louisiana Orthopaedic Association. Other professional society memberships include the American Orthopaedic Association, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty, Southern Orthopaedic Association, Mid-America Orthopaedic Society, and the Greater New Orleans Orthopedic Society. Dr. Chimento is the Section Head of Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement at Ochsner. He is consistently listed as one of the Best Doctors in America and has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top Orthopaedic Surgeons in America. His practice focuses on primary and revision hip and knee replacement surgery. Special areas of interest include less invasive surgical techniques, partial knee replacement surgery, and complex reconstructive cases. He currently performs robotically assisted hip and knee replacement surgery, which is at the forefront of current technology. Dr. Chimento graduated with honors from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1990. He then completed his internship and residency at Tulane University Medical Center. Following residency, he served four years in the U.S. Air Force at Barksdale Air Force Base, where he was Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery. He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for his contribution to the Air Force personnel at Barksdale. Upon completion of his Air Force commitment, Dr. Chimento became a fellow at the prestigious Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Dr. Chimento has published articles and given several national and international presentations regarding hip and knee replacement surgery. His major research interests are focused on decreasing the need for blood transfusions and medical complications following joint replacement surgery. Dr. Chimento is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Professional society memberships include the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, Mid-America Orthopaedic Society, Greater New Orleans Orthopedic Society, and the Louisiana Orthopedic Association"
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1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

55  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bunion
  • Cancer
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Wrist Fracture
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21  Procedures

  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Replacement With Robotic Assistance
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Joint Replacement, Robotic-Assisted
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Providence College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • Georgetown University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Tulane University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Tulane University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Hospital For Special Surgery/Weill Medical College Of Cornell University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Chimento has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chimento's Reviews

4.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chimento to family and friends
23 total reviews (4 have comments)

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Likelihood to Recommend (23)

  • 5
    (17)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Dr. Chimento's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Stupendous! My first surgery was great. Dr Chimento and the entire staff at Ochsner hospital exceeded my expectations. Even the technicians and food servers were so very nice. The classes were so informative. They anticipate your every need even before you know you need it. They leave nothing to...more
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I was 86 when I had my total knee replacement. Dr. Chimento and his staff were very pleasant and professional. They explained everything thoroughly. Their protocol for surgery, pain management, and rehab was excellent. My surgery was very successful and I would highly recommend Dr. Chimento!
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I had the best possible experience for someone who had two total knee replacements in a year! The protocol for pain management and rehab were right on target. No surprises! My medical care had a seamless progression, all knew my case specifics and worked well together. I would highly recommend Dr....more
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I received amazing treatment from Dr Chimento and his entire staff! I have had 8 knee surgeries and Dr Chimento topped them all with a total knee replacement. My surgery was complicated due to prior surgeries. Dr Chimento overcame all obstacles with little to no pain afterwards! His bedside...more
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It's so good to see that you had a positive experience with us. We work hard to make sure our patients receive the best quality of care. Thank you!

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