Dr. H Vargas, MD

Dr. H Vargas, MD

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Colon & Rectal Surgery  ·  
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56 y/o
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Dr. H Vargas, MD is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Metairie, LA and has been practicing for 30 years. He specializes in colon & rectal surgery.Read his story

Ochsner Health Center - Metairie

2005 Veterans Memorial Blvd

Metairie, LA 70002
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Lifecare
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Network
  • Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
  • Employers Health Network
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Health Payors Organization

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Top Care Areas

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Constipation
very high
more than 95% of peers
Anal Disorders
very high
more than 95% of peers
Colon and Rectal Surgery
very high
more than 88% of peers

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Dr. Vargas' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Vargas "David Vargas graduated with distinction with a major in Religious Studies from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. He stayed at the University of Virginia and graduated from the School of Medicine. He completed a residency in General Surgery and served as Chief Surgical Resident at the Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown Pennsylvania. Dr. Vargas then pursued additional training here in New Orleans performing a fellowship at the Ochsner Clinic in the specialty of Colon Rectal Surgery. He became board certified (and has been re-certified) by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Colon Rectal Surgery. Of note, Dr. Vargas distinguished himself by attaining the highest score on the written examination administered by the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery. After leaving fellowship training in New Orleans, Dr. Vargas gained extensive clinical experience in both private practice and academic surgery all the while remaining involved in medical education and postgraduate surgery resident training. He has been active in local, regional, and national professional organizations and has held positions of leadership. He has authored multiple book chapters as well as scientific articles published in peer-reviewed surgical journals. While Dr. Vargas’ clinical practice encompasses the breadth of Colon Rectal Surgery, in particular he has gained recognition for minimally invasive or laparoscopic colorectal surgery which led to his recruitment in 2007 to the University of Kentucky College of Medicine as Chief of Colon Rectal Surgery. After five years in Kentucky, he returned to New Orleans in 2012 and joined the Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery of the Ochsner Clinic where he now serves as Staff Surgeon and Program Director of the Colon Rectal Surgery Fellowship. In addition, he is a Assistant Medical Director of Endoscopy Services at Ochsner Medical Center."
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1  Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery*

24  Conditions Treated

25  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • 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)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • University of Virginia / Main Campus
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Shadyside Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Lehigh Valley Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Ochsner
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Vargas has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Vargas' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Vargas

4.1

Based on 9 reviews

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1 Star
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I gave Dr. Vargas a poor rating due to the following 1) did not detect a hemorrhoid during colonoscopy which was present at base of anus, 2) had a visit with him a month later to confirm the hemorrhoids, which he did, then performed a hemorrhoid banding while still on the bed without any...Read More
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