Dr. George Golightly, MD

Dr. George Golightly, MD

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General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
54 y/o
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Dr. George Golightly, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Baton Rouge, LA. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 22 years.

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Top Care Areas

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Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
very high
more than 98% of peers
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
very high
more than 98% of peers
Abscess
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Golightly "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. "

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Specialties

  • General Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Fracture
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • 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
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paracentesis
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • 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)
  • Skin Grafts
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Wound Repair

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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

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Golightly has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Ochsner Medical Center - Baton Rouge

is a Healthgrades Top-Rated Hospital

Hospital Quality

2016 Five Star Recipient for Treatment of Gastrointestinal Bleed

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Dr. Golightly's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Golightly to family and friends
3.0
based on 6 total reviews (2 with comments)

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4.9
based on 35 total reviews (4 with comments)
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Dr. Golightly's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    FAIR
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
denham springs, la |
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 compassion Dr Golightly.
Thank you for this review. We're very sorry about your experience, and we'd like to have someone reach out to you personally. Please email us at connect@ochsner.org with your contact information so we can pass it along.
Baton Rouge, LA |
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 surgeon). Upon my consultation with Dr. Golightly, he was very rude and cold. He did not explain any other options other than what HE decided was best for my surgery. I would type more but no space! Stay away!
Thank you for this review. We're very sorry about your experience, and we'd like to have someone reach out to you personally. Please email us at connect@ochsner.org with your contact information so we can pass it along.
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Dr. Golightly accepts 29 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna 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) 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
  • National Preferred Provider Network
  • PHCS
  • PPO Plus
    PPO Plus PPO
  • Prime Health Services
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • USA Managed Care Organization
  • Wells Fargo Insurance
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Golightly has admitting privileges

Ochsner Medical Center - Baton Rouge
17000 Medical Center Dr
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
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