Dr. George M. Fuhrman, MD

Dr. George M. Fuhrman, MD

Oncology | Male | 57 years old

Dr. George Fuhrman joined the Ochsner team in 1994 and has held many leadership roles....Read more

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Dr. George Fuhrman joined the Ochsner team in 1994 and has held many leadership roles. He served as Section Head...   Read More

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  • Internship Hospital
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  • Fellowship Hospital
  • Undergraduate School
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      Specialties

      • Oncology
      • General Surgery

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      • General Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Acute Leukemia
      • Adrenal Gland Cancer
      • All Lymphoma
      • Anal Cancer
      • Anemia
      • Appendicitis
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Basal Cell Carcinoma
      • Bile Duct Cancer
      • Bile Duct Disorders
      • Biliary Atresia
      • Bladder Cancer
      • Bleeding Disorders
      • Blood Disorders
      • Bone Cancer
      • Bone Disorders
      • Brain Disorders
      • Breast Cancer
      • Breast Diseases
      • Breast Lump
      • Cancer
      • Carcinoma in Situ
      • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
      • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
      • Colorectal Cancer
      • Conn's Syndrome
      • Crohn's Disease
      • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
      • Diverticulitis
      • Endocrine Disorders
      • Esophageal Diseases
      • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
      • Gallbladder Cancer
      • Gastric Ulcer
      • Gastrointestinal Diseases
      • Goiter
      • Graves' Disease
      • Gynecologic Cancer
      • Hypercoagulable State
      • Incisional Hernia
      • Inguinal Hernia
      • Intestinal Obstruction
      • Leukocytosis
      • Lipomas
      • Liver Cancer
      • Lump
      • Lung Cancer
      • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
      • Mass
      • Melanoma
      • Myeloma
      • Myeloproliferative Disorders
      • Neuroendocrine Tumors
      • Neutropenia
      • Nodular Lymphoma
      • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
      • Obstructive Jaundice
      • Osteosarcoma
      • Pancreatic Cancer
      • Pancreatic Cystic Lesions
      • Pancreatitis
      • Pancytopenia
      • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
      • Peptic Ulcer
      • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
      • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
      • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
      • Prostate Cancer
      • Pulmonary Disease
      • Pyloric Stenosis
      • Retina Diseases
      • Sarcoma
      • Secondary Malignancies
      • Sickle Cell Disease
      • Skin Cancer
      • Small Intestine Cancer
      • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
      • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
      • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
      • Stomach Cancer
      • Stomach Diseases
      • Thrombocytosis
      • Thyroid Cancer
      • Thyroid Disease
      • Umbilical Hernia
      • Urinary Disorders
      • Uterine Diseases
      • Vascular Disease
      • Ventral Hernia
      • Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome

      Procedures Performed

      • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
      • Biopsy of Breast
      • Bone Marrow Biopsy
      • Colectomy
      • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
      • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
      • Excision of Bile Duct Tumor
      • Excision of Breast Tumor
      • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
      • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
      • Gastrotomy
      • Hepatectomy
      • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
      • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
      • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
      • Laparotomy
      • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
      • Mastectomy
      • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
      • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
      • Plasmapheresis
      • Port Placements or Replacements
      • Splenectomy
      • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
      • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
      • Tracheal Surgery

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        Board Actions

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      Education

      • Medical School
        Medical College of Georgia

        Graduated in 1986

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Ut MD Anderson Cancer Center

        Completed in 1993

      • Undergraduate School
        Mercer University / School of Medicine

      Awards & Recognition

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        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Oncology
      • Board certified in General Surgery
      • Malpractice claims in Louisiana not available
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Fuhrman's Office & Staff

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      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      16 – 30 minutes

      Experience with Dr. Fuhrman

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      How well provider listens and answers questions
      Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. Fuhrman's Care Philosophy

      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 and served as President of the Association of Program Directors in Surgery, as Vice President of the Southeastern Surgical Congress and is currently a Governor of the American College of Surgeons. 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.