Dr. George Puente, MD

Dr. George Puente, MD

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Gastroenterology  ·  
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58 y/o
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Dr. George Puente, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Metairie, LA and has been practicing for 31 years. He specializes in gastroenterology.

Metropolitan Gastroenterology Associates

4228 Houma Blvd Ste 520

Metairie, LA 70006
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Lifecare
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Amerihealth
  • AmeriPlan
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Benefit Management
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule

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Insurance accepted

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Aetna
American Lifecare
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Amerihealth
AmeriPlan
Discount Card
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Benefit Management
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana PPO
Cigna
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Choice
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Health Net
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Humana
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
MultiPlan
PHCS
PPO Plus
PPO Plus PPO
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
USA Health and Wellness Network
USA Managed Care Organization
WellCare

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Dr. Puente's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Diverticulitis, Intestinal
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Puente treats Diverticulitis, Intestinal more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Puente treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Puente treats Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Puente treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Stomach Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Puente treats Stomach Diseases more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Puente treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Puente's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bravo pH Testing
  • Cancer
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Stricture
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoid Banding
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Megacolon
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

About Me

Care Philosophy

Metropolitan Gastroenterology Associates' team is committed to excellence in patient care and the development of lifelong relationships with the residents and visitors of New Orleans. We believe in promoting both the highest level and quality of care with the greatest degree of compassion possible. Patient satisfaction is always our goal.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

Education

Ochsner Clinic Foundation
Fellowship Hospital
Ochsner Clinic Foundation
Residency Hospital
1989
Ochsner Medical Foundation
Internship Hospital
1988
Tulane University Medical School
Medical School
1989
1988

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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Dr. Puente's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Puente

4.5

Based on 8 reviews

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1 Star
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I've been a patient of Dr.Puente for many years, and I've very pleased being under his care. He has all the qualities you want in a doctor. But now I was told by his brother he will be only working on Monday and Tuesdays. I will now have to search for another doctor since those days are not good for me. Thank you Dr. Puente for being my gastro Doctor
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I HAVE RECOMMENDED SO MANY OF MY FRIENDS TO DR. PUENTE. HE IS JUST THE NICEST DR. VERY THOROUGH. TAKES HIS TIME WITH YOU. I HAVE BEEN A PATIENT OF HIS FOR MANY YEARS AND I ABSOLUTELY LOVE HIM. I TRUST HIM THOROUGHLY. HE IS ONE OF THE BEST DOCTORS THAT I GO TO I HAVE HAD MANY PROCEDURES DONE BY DR. PUENTE
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