Dr. George Fuhrman, MD is a surgical oncology specialist in New Orleans, LA and has been practicing for 26 years. He specializes in surgical oncology, oncology, and more.


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Ochsner Medical Center

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Ochsner Lieselotte Tansey Breast Center

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Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Behavioral Health
Always Care Benefits
Standard Plan
American Lifecare
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Behavioral Health Network
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
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Cigna
Community Health Network
Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
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Employers Health Network
Evolutions Healthcare Systems
EyeMed Vision Care
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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
HealthSmart
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Humana Veterans
LACare
Louisiana Healthcare Connections
Medicaid
Medicare
Special Needs Plan SNP
MultiPlan
National Healthcare Alliance
National Preferred Provider Network
Optum
Behavioral Health
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PPO Plus PPO
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Provider Networks of America
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Dr. Fuhrman's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Breast Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fuhrman treats Breast Diseases more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Fuhrman treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Gastrointestinal Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fuhrman treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 73% of his peers

Dr. Fuhrman treats this condition more than 73% of his peers

Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fuhrman treats Cancer more than 70% of his peers

Dr. Fuhrman treats this condition more than 70% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma
  • Adolescent Cancer
  • Adrenal Cortical Carcinoma
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Adult Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Adult Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Ampullary Carcinoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma
  • Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Appendix Cancer
  • Astrocytoma
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC)
  • Basal Type Breast Cancer
  • Benign Astrocytoma
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Biliary Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Blood Cancer
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (Includes: Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brainstem Glioma
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Recurrence
  • Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma
  • Bronchogenic Carcinoma
  • Cancer of Floor of Mouth
  • Cerebellar Astrocytoma
  • Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chordoma
  • Choriocarcinoma
  • Chromophobe Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma
  • Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Distal Colorectal Cancer
  • Distal Gastrointestinal Tract Cancers
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Duodenal Cancer
  • Ear Cancer
  • Endocrine Cancer
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • ENT Cancer
  • Epidermoid Carcinoma
  • Epithelial-Myoepithelial Carcinoma
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer
  • Eye Cancer
  • Facial Skin Cancer
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Familial Colorectal Cancer
  • Familial Pancreatic Cancer
  • Familial Renal Cancer
  • Familial Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Fibrolamellar Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Follicular Adenocarcinoma
  • Follicular Thyroid Cancer
  • Gall Bladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder & Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastric Cancer, Borrmann 4
  • Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
  • Genital System Cancer
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Gland Cancer
  • Glassy Cell Carcinoma
  • Glioma
  • Gliomatosis Cerebri
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hamartomatous Colorectal Cancer
  • Heart Cancer
  • Hepatobiliary Cancer
  • Hepatocellular Cancer
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Hip Cancer
  • Hypopharyngeal Cancer
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Infundibulocystic Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Intestinal Cancer
  • Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
  • Joint Cancer
  • Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngeal Carcinoma
  • Limb Cancer
  • Lip Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma of the Breast
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Male Genitourinary Cancer
  • Malignant Astrocytoma
  • Malignant Breast Tumor
  • Malignant Glioma
  • Mediastinal Cancer
  • Medullary Thyroid Cancer
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Melanoma-Astrocytoma Syndrome
  • Merkel Cell Cancer
  • Metastatic Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Metastatic Blood Cancer
  • Metastatic Bone Cancer
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Metastatic Liver Cancer
  • Metastatic Lymph Cancer
  • Metastatic Nervous System Cancer
  • Metastatic Prostate Cancer
  • Metastatic Skin Cancer
  • Metastatic Soft Tissue Cancer
  • Metastatic Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Metastatic Squamous Neck Cancer With Occult Primary
  • MSI-H Colorectal Cancer
  • MSI-L Colorectal Cancer
  • MSS Colorectal Cancer
  • Muscle Cancer
  • Nasal Cavity Cancer
  • Nasopharyngeal Cancer
  • Neck Cancer
  • Nerve Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Cancer
  • Nevoid Basal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome
  • Nodular Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Noduloulcerative Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
  • Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer, Familial
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Nose Cancer
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer, Adult
  • Osteosarcoma of the Breast
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Epithelial Cancer
  • Palate Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Islet Cell Cancer
  • Papillary Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Papillary Thyroid Cancer
  • Paranasal Sinus Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Cancer
  • Parathyroid Carcinoma
  • Parotid Gland Cancer
  • Pediatric Cancer
  • Pelvic Cancer
  • Penile Cancer
  • Pharyngeal Cancer
  • Pigmented Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pre-Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Primary Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 1
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 10
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 11
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 14
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 2
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 3
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 4
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 5
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 6
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 7
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 8
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 9
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - X-Linked 1
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - X-Linked 2
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary -12
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary -13
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary -15
  • Radiation-Induced Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Renal (Kidney) Cancer
  • Renal Cell Cancer
  • Respiratory System Cancer
  • Retinal Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Sebaceous Gland Carcinoma
  • Secretory Breast Carcinoma
  • Sinonasal Undifferentiated Carcinoma
  • Sinus Cancer
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Spleen Cancer
  • Sporadic Colorectal Cancer
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Conjunctiva
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Head and Neck
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer, Familial
  • Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Supraglottic Laryngeal Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thoracic Cancer
  • Throat Cancer
  • Thymus Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer, Anaplastic
  • Thyroid Cancer, Familial Medullary
  • Thyroid Cancer, Hurthle Cell
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Trachea Cancer
  • Transitional Cell Cancer
  • Transitional Cell Carcinoma
  • Tubular Carcinoma
  • Urachal Cancer
  • Ureteral Cancer
  • Urinary Tract Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Visual Pathway and Hypothalamic Glioma
  • Vocal Cord Carcinoma
  • Vulvar Cancer

Dr. Fuhrman's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendicitis
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bile Duct Disorders
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Colectomy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Conn's Syndrome
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diverticulitis
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Excision of Bile Duct Tumor
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrotomy
  • Goiter
  • Graft vs Host Disease
  • Graves' Disease
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hepatectomy
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma
  • Laparotomy
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Melanoma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Obstructive Jaundice
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Oral Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cystic Lesions
  • Pancreatitis
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Sarcoma
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Ventral Hernia
  • von Willebrand Disease
  • Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome

About Me

Dr. George Fuhrman joined the Ochsner team in 1994 and has held many leadership roles. He served as Section Head of General Surgery, as Director of the Tansey Breast Center and as Residency Program Director for Surgery. In 2006 he moved to Georgia to...

Specialties

  • Surgical Oncology
  • General Surgery
  • Oncology

Board Certifications

Education

1993
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Fellowship Hospital
1991
Orlando Regional Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1987
Orlando Regional Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1986
Medical College of Georgia
Medical School
1982
Mercer University / School of Medicine
Undergraduate School
1993
1991
1987
1986
1982

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • New Orleans Magazine Best Doctors, 2017

Media & Publications

  • Dr. Fuhrman has 82 published articles,

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American College of Surgeons, Member
  • American Society of Breast Surgeons, Member
  • American Surgical Association, Member
  • Society of Surgical Oncology, Member
  • Southeastern Surgical Congress, Member
  • Southern Surgical Association, Member
  • Western Surgical Association, Member

Dr. Fuhrman's Reviews

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Would not go to anyone else. Excellent physician. Wonderful bedside manner. Keeps you informed and included in all decisions.
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Ochsner Medical Center

New Orleans, LA

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)

Ochsner Baptist

New Orleans, LA
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

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