Dr. Howard Hirsch, MD

Dr. Howard Hirsch, MD

Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics  ·  
Male  ·  
57 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Howard Hirsch, MD is a joint replacement & reconstruction orthopedic specialist in Metairie, LA and has been practicing for 26 years. He specializes in joint replacement & reconstruction orthopedics, sports medicine orthopedic joint reconstruction, and more.

Ochsner Health Center - Metairie

2005 Veterans Memorial Blvd

Metairie, LA 70002
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Fallon Community Health Plan
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • MultiPlan
  • Neighborhood Health Providers
  • Network Health
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • United Health Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Hirsch performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers
Bone Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Hirsch's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

3  Specialties

  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

69  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger


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26  Procedures

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.


  • Brown University / Alpert Medical School
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
  • Brown Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • U Okla Coll Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • A/o Traumatology
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hirsch has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member

Ochsner Medical Center - Kenner

is a Healthgrades Top-Rated Hospital

Hospital Quality

2018 Five Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement

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Dr. Hirsch's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hirsch to family and friends
15 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (15)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Hirsch's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Dr. Hirsh did my mother knee replacement. Great job, he is kind, warm hearted and sympathetic. He has a great staff, the surgery went very well no complications and my mom is elderly women with many underlining diseases. Thank you Dr. Hirsh.
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Dr. Hirsch is a great doctor. I has helped me out for a long time with my Total R and L hip replacements. My experience with him has been great. Also he has done my friends hips too. with no problems.
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Dr. Hirsch was recommended to me by Dr. Susan Pollan, my pain management provider. I trust her implicitly and she was correct in her assessment of Dr. Hirsch. He replaced my cousin's knee and will replace mine in late July. My cousin's experience was great and I am certain that mine will be, as...more
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My former review of Dr. Hirsch was not accepted by HealthGrades. I suppose they felt it was too harsh. What's harsh is a doctor treating patients and their families like they are clueless, stupid people.
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