Dr. George Golightly, MD

Dr. George Golightly, MD

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General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
55 y/o
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Dr. George Golightly, MD is a general surgery specialist in Hammond, LA and has been practicing for 23 years. He specializes in general surgery.Read his story

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Dr. Golightly's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Golightly performs Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Golightly performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Golightly performs Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Golightly performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Excision of Breast Tumor
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Golightly performs Excision of Breast Tumor more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Golightly performs this procedure more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Golightly's conditions and procedures:

Abdominal Disorders
Abdominal Pain
Abscess
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Anal and Rectal Cancer
Anal Disorders
Anal Fissure
Anal or Rectal Pain
Anal Prolapse
Aneurysm
Anorectal Abscess
Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
Appendectomy, Open
Appendicitis
Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
Benign Tumor
Biopsy of Breast
Bone Marrow Biopsy
Breast Cancer
Breast Diseases
Breast Lump
Breast Reconstruction
Breast Surgical Procedure
Cancer
Carcinoma in Situ
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
Colectomy
Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Colorectal Cancer
Constipation
Crohn's Disease
Cyst Incision and Drainage
Destruction of Anal Tumor
Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal Diseases
Esophageal Surgery
Esophagomyotomy
Excision of Breast Tumor
Excision of Skin Lesion
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
Fracture
Gallbladder Removal
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
Gastroenterology Procedures
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Gynecologic Cancer
Head and Neck Cancer
Head and Neck Surgery
Heart Surgery
Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
Hemorrhoids
Hernia
Hernia Repair
Hidradenitis
Hyperparathyroidism
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Incisional Hernia
Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Inguinal Hernia
Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
Intestinal Abscess
Intestinal Obstruction
Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
Lipomas
Liver Cancer
Lung Cancer
Lung Surgery
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Mastectomy
Meckel's Diverticulum
Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
Pancreatic Cancer
Paracentesis
Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
Parathyroidectomy
Partial Lung Collapse
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
Pleural Effusion
Port Placements or Replacements
Pulmonary Disease
Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
Rib Fracture
Secondary Malignancies
Skin Grafts
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Splenectomy
Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
Stomach Cancer
Stomach Diseases
Stomach Surgery
Thoracentesis
Thrombosis
Thymomas
Thyroid Cancer
Thyroidectomy
Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
Tracheal Surgery
Ulcer
Ulcerative Colitis
Umbilical Hernia
Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Varicose Veins
Vascular Disease
Ventral Hernia
Wound Repair

About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. George Golightly has been on staff at Ochsner since 2000. He earned his medical degree from LSU and completed his internship and residency at State University of New York in Buffalo. Dr. Golightly is board certified in surgery.

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

  • State University of New York At Buffalo
    Residency Hospital
  • State University of New York At Buffalo
    Internship Hospital
  • 1995
    Louisiana State Univ School Of Medicine In New Orleans
    Medical School
    1995

Awards

Dr. Golightly's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Golightly

2.7

Based on 7 reviews

5 Stars
28.571428571428573%
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4 Stars
14.285714285714286%
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3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
14.285714285714286%
(1)
1 Star
42.857142857142854%
(3)

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  • Staff friendliness
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Dr. Go lightly called me at home and told me I had breast cancer. He never asked if I was alone, which I was at the time. When my husband came home about 45 minutes later I was a complete ""basket case." I guess to doctors who deal with this on a daily basis feel it's no big deal. Please show more...Read More
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Honestly, stay far, far away from him. Choose someone else. I've had some simple health issues since I was about 17 that caused me to have 2 surgeries by the age 19. I was young, but very familiar with the whole consultation then surgery process (as I had done it twice before, with another...Read More
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Aetna
Aetna Test POS
American Lifecare
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Assurant Health
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana PPO
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Choice
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
Coventry Health Care of Louisiana HMO
Employers Health Network
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) Test PPO
Worker's Compensation WC
Galaxy Health Network
Galaxy Health Network PPO
Worker's Compensation WC
Golden Rule
Medicaid
Medicare
Special Needs Plan SNP
MultiPlan
MultiPlan Test
National Preferred Provider Network
PHCS
PPO Plus
PPO Plus PPO
Prime Health Services
Three Rivers Provider Network
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus Test POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
USA Managed Care Organization
Wells Fargo Insurance
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

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