Dr. George Fuhrman, MD

Dr. George Fuhrman, MD

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Surgical Oncology  |  
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58 y/o
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Dr. George Fuhrman, MD is a surgical oncology doctor who practices in New Orleans, LA. He is 58 years old and has been practicing for 25 years.Read his story

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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Fuhrman performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Breast Diseases
very high
more than 97% of peers
Breast Cancer
high
more than 79% of peers
Cancer
high
more than 78% of peers

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Dr. Fuhrman's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Fuhrman "Dr. George Fuhrman, MD is a surgeon who practices in New Orleans, LA. He is 58 years old and has been practicing for 31 years. Dr. Fuhrman is affiliated with Ochsner Baptist, Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center and Ochsner Medical Center."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Fuhrman "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 serve as Director of Graduate Medical Education and Program Director for Surgery at Atlanta Medical Center. He returned to Ochsner in 2012. He served as President of the Association of Program Directors in Surgery, as Vice President of the Southeastern Surgical Congress and is currently a member of the surgery residency review councel that provides oversight and accreditation for surgical training in the US. Dr. Fuhrman has authored over 70 journal articles and was editor of the acclaimed M.D. Anderson Handbook for Surgical Oncology. His interest in education extends to patient care as he involves patients in decision making."

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Specialties

  • Surgical Oncology
  • General Surgery
  • Oncology
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
60

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Appendicitis
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bile Duct Disorders
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Conn's Syndrome
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diverticulitis
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Goiter
  • Graft vs Host Disease
  • Graves' Disease
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Melanoma
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Obstructive Jaundice
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cystic Lesions
  • Pancreatitis
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Sarcoma
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome
  • von Willebrand Disease

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Procedures

  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Colectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Bile Duct Tumor
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hepatectomy
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Laparotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Louisiana.

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

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • New Orleans Magazine Best Doctors, 2017
Media & Publications
  • Dr. Fuhrman has 82 published articles,

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional 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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fuhrman to family and friends
4.0
based on 4 total reviews (1 with a comment)

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5.0
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  • 5
    (3)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Fuhrman's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

in Folsom, LA |
Would not go to anyone else. Excellent physician. Wonderful bedside manner. Keeps you informed and included in all decisions.
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Dr. Fuhrman accepts 36 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna Better Health
    Aetna Better Health of Louisiana
    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
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana PPO
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Network
  • Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
    Coventry Health Care of Louisiana HMO
  • Employers Health Network
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems
  • EyeMed Vision Care
    EyePrefer Essential Plan
  • 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
    HealthSmart POS
    HealthSmart PPO
  • Humana Veterans
  • LACare
  • Louisiana Healthcare Connections
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • MultiPlan
  • National Healthcare Alliance
  • National Preferred Provider Network
  • Optum
    Behavioral Health
  • PHCS
  • PPO Plus
    PPO Plus PPO
  • Prime Health Services
  • Provider Networks of America
  • Spectera
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • USA Managed Care Organization

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Hospitals where Dr. Fuhrman has admitting privileges

Ochsner Medical Center
1516 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA 70121
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Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center
1978 Industrial Blvd
Houma, LA 70363
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Ochsner Baptist
2700 Napoleon Ave
New Orleans, LA 70115
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