Dr. George F. Chimento, MD

Dr. George F. Chimento, MD

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Orthopedics | Male | 52 years old

Dr. George Chimento is consistently listed as one of the Best Doctors in America and has been recognized by US News and World Report as one of the top Orthopaedic Surgeons in the country. 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 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 and received the Meritorious Service Medal for his contribution to the Air Force personnel. Before joining Ochsner, where he is the Section Head of Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement, Dr. Chimento was a fellow at the prestigious Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. 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. Dr. Chimento enjoys bicycling, spending time with his family and visiting New Orleans' great restaurants.Read more

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Dr. George Chimento is consistently listed as one of the Best Doctors in America and has been recognized by US News and World Report as one of the top Orthopaedic Surgeons in the country. 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 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 and received the Meritorious Service Medal for his contribution to the Air Force personnel. Before joining Ochsner, where he is the Section Head of Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement, Dr. Chimento was a fellow at the prestigious Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. 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. Dr. Chimento enjoys bicycling, spending time with his family and visiting New Orleans' great restaurants.Read more

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Specialties

  • Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Surgery

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • 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 Fracture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)

Procedures Performed

  • Arm Surgery
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • 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 Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Georgetown University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1990

  • Internship Hospital
    Tulane University Medical Center

    Completed in 1991

  • Residency Hospital
    Tulane University Medical Center

    Completed in 1995

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Hospital For Special Surgery/Weill Medical College Of Cornell University

    Completed in 2000

  • Undergraduate School
    Providence College

    Graduated in 1986

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Specializes in Orthopedics
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Malpractice claims in Louisiana not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Chimento's Care Philosophy

Dr. George Chimento is consistently listed as one of the Best Doctors in America and has been recognized by US News and World Report as one of the top Orthopaedic Surgeons in the country. 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 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 and received the Meritorious Service Medal for his contribution to the Air Force personnel. Before joining Ochsner, where he is the Section Head of Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement, Dr. Chimento was a fellow at the prestigious Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. 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. Dr. Chimento enjoys bicycling, spending time with his family and visiting New Orleans' great restaurants.