Dr. Gregory Eckholdt, MD

Dr. Gregory Eckholdt, MD

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Cardiovascular Surgery  |  
Male  |  
56 y/o
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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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Aneurysm
very high
more than 96% of peers
Aortic Aneurysm
very high
more than 94% of peers
Vascular Disease
very high
more than 90% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Eckholdt "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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Specialties

  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
  • Thoracic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
  • Vascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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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 Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Lung Cancer
  • 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
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • 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
  • 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
  • Hernia Repair
  • Impella Device
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • 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
  • Thoracentesis
  • 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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Background Check

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • Louisiana State Univ School Of Medicine In New Orleans
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Alton Ochsner Med Fndn
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Baylor College Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Eckholdt has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Eckholdt's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Eckholdt to family and friends
4.6
based on 9 total reviews (3 with comments)

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4.9
based on 58 total reviews (8 with comments)
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Dr. Eckholdt's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Ponchatoula, LA |
My family member had a aortic tear with other complications with a 5% survival rate. Dr. Eckholdt did the emergency surgery. It was very successful and the family member had a complete recovery. Dr. Eckholdt besides being an excellent surgeon seems compassionate and caring.
Covington, LA |
Very brief encounter....poor explanation of my condition.....did not go over test results....seemed disinterested.....said " call if your condition bothers you" which I feel is equivalent to " take two aspirins & call me in the morning" Not so hot !!
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in Diamondhead, MS |
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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Hospitals where Dr. Eckholdt has admitting privileges

Ochsner Medical Center - North Shore
100 Medical Center Dr
Slidell, LA 70461
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St. Tammany Parish Hospital
1202 S Tyler St
Covington, LA 70433
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Ochsner Medical Center
1516 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA 70121
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Slidell Memorial Hospital
1001 Gause Blvd
Slidell, LA 70458
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North Oaks Medical Center
15790 Paul Vega MD Dr
Hammond, LA 70403
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