Dr. Gregory J. Eckholdt, MD

Dr. Gregory J. Eckholdt, MD

Cardiovascular Surgery | Male | 55 years old

Dr. Eckholdt earned his medical degree from LSU and completed his internship and residency at Ochsner before completing fellowships in vascular and cardiothoracic surgery at Baylor University Medical Center in Houston, Texas. Dr. Eckholdt is board certified in general, vascular and cardiothoracic surgery and has been on staff at Ochsner since the spring of 2002. His professional interests include coronary artery bypass grafting, valve surgery and endografts for abdominal aortic aneursyms. He practices at Ochsner Health Center Covington, Ochsner Health Center Hammond and Ochsner Health Center Slidell.Read more

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As a Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon I strive to provide the best care possible to each and every patient I see. My staff and I are available to the patient and their families every step of the way. We know how scary this territory can be to navigate. I hold multiple board certifications and believe in staying current on the latest technologies. This allows me to offer the most innovative care possible. I have an interest in Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting, Valve Surgery and Endografts for Abdominal and Thoracic Aortic Aneursyms.Read more

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Dr. Eckholdt earned his medical degree from LSU and completed his internship and residency at Ochsner before completing fellowships in...Read more

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Through the Grace of God and Dr. Eckholdt performing emergency heart surgery on my daughter back in 2003 while she was a junior in high school and was involved in a horrible car accident in which she sustained several life threatening injuries, she pulled through and totally recovered. This life changing experience is what led her to become an RN. Our family will forever be grateful to him and the almighty father for her second chance at life. He was the most honest and caring Dr. I had ever met
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    Specialties

    • Cardiovascular Surgery
    • Cardiothoracic Surgery

    Board Certifications

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    • General Surgery
    • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    • Thoracic Surgery
    • Vascular Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Aneurysm
    • Aneurysm of Heart
    • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
    • Aortic Aneurysm
    • Aortic Dissection
    • Aortic Ectasia
    • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
    • Aortic Stenosis
    • Aortic Valve Disease
    • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
    • Arrhythmias
    • Atrial Fibrillation
    • Atrial Flutter
    • Benign Tumor
    • Cancer
    • Cardiomegaly
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Carotid Artery Disease
    • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
    • Congenital Heart Defects
    • Congenital Heart Disease
    • Congestive Heart Failure
    • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
    • Coronary Artery Dissection
    • Empyema
    • Endocarditis
    • Esophageal Cancer
    • Esophageal Diseases
    • Head and Neck Cancer
    • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
    • Heart Disease
    • Heart Tumors, Benign
    • Lung Cancer
    • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
    • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
    • Mitral Valve Disease
    • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
    • Mitral Valve Stenosis
    • Pericardial Disease
    • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
    • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
    • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
    • Pleura Cancer
    • Pleural Cancer
    • Pulmonary Disease
    • Pulmonary Embolism
    • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
    • Secondary Hypertension
    • Septal Defect
    • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
    • Thrombosis
    • Vascular Disease

    Procedures Performed

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    Clinical Interests: Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass and Endografts for Abdominal Aortic Aneursyms

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    • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
    • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
    • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
    • Aortic Valve Surgery
    • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
    • Cardiac Electrophysiology
    • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
    • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
    • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
    • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
    • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
    • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
    • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
    • Decortication and Pleurectomy
    • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
    • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
    • Esophageal Surgery
    • Head and Neck Surgery
    • Heart Defect Repair
    • Heart Surgery
    • Impella Device
    • Lobectomy, Open
    • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
    • Lung Removal, Open
    • Lung Surgery
    • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
    • Maze Procedure
    • Mitral Valve Surgery
    • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
    • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
    • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
    • Port Placements or Replacements
    • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
    • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
    • Thoracentesis
    • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
    • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
    • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
    • Tracheal Surgery
    • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
    • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
    • Vascular Surgical Procedure
    • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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    Education

    • Medical School
      Louisiana State Univ School Of Medicine In New Orleans

      Graduated in 1986

    • Residency Hospital
      Alton Ochsner Med Fndn
      Baylor College Of Med

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    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

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    • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    • Specializes in Cardiovascular Surgery
    • Board certified in General Surgery, Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery and Vascular Surgery
    • Malpractice claims in Louisiana not available
    • No sanctions found
    • No board actions found
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    Dr. Eckholdt says...

    Dr. Eckholdt earned his medical degree from LSU and completed his internship and residency at Ochsner before completing fellowships in vascular and cardiothoracic surgery at Baylor University Medical Center in Houston, Texas. Dr. Eckholdt is board certified in general, vascular and cardiothoracic surgery and has been on staff at Ochsner since the spring of 2002. His professional interests include coronary artery bypass grafting, valve surgery and endografts for abdominal aortic aneursyms. He practices at Ochsner Health Center Covington, Ochsner Health Center Hammond and Ochsner Health Center Slidell.

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    Dr. Eckholdt's Care Philosophy

    As a Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon I strive to provide the best care possible to each and every patient I see. My staff and I are available to the patient and their families every step of the way.  We know how scary this territory can be to navigate.  I hold multiple board certifications and believe in staying current on the latest technologies.  This allows me to offer the most innovative care possible.  I have an interest in Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting, Valve Surgery and Endografts for Abdominal and Thoracic Aortic Aneursyms.

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    Dr. Eckholdt says...

    Clinical Interests: Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass and Endografts for Abdominal Aortic Aneursyms