Dr. George Chimento, MD

Dr. George Chimento, MD

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Non-Surgical Orthopedics  |  
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52 y/o
(23)

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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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Dr. Chimento's Experience

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Dr. Chimento's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

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

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Procedures

  • 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 Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance

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0 Board Actions

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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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Ochsner Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

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Dr. Chimento's Reviews

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

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4.8
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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)
in metairie, la |
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 chance. And when you go home they call you every day to make sure you are okay. These people are dedicated competent confident professional caring and wonderful. I am amazed by their excellent care.
in New Orleans, LA |
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!
in New Orleans, LA |
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. Chimento and the entire Ochsner Orthopedic team. Grateful!
in Mobile, AL |
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 manner is impeccable and he really cares. I cannot say enough good things! I highly recommend him and his staff for the most complicated surgeries. I am thrilled!
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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Dr. Chimento accepts 25 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna POS
    Aetna PPO
  • American Lifecare
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    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
  • 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 Payors Organization
    Health Payors Organization PPO
  • Humana Veterans
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • MultiPlan
    PHCS Network EPO
    PHCS Network POS
    PHCS Network PPO
    PHCS Open Access PPO
  • National Healthcare Alliance
  • National Preferred Provider Network
  • PHCS
  • PPO Plus
    PPO Plus PPO
  • Prime Health Services
  • Provider Networks of America
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • USA Managed Care Organization

Hospitals where Dr. Chimento has admitting privileges

Ochsner Medical Center
1516 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA 70121
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