Dr. Jacob Dowden, MD

Dr. Jacob Dowden, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 40

Accepting new patients

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(504) 266-0058

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Dr. Jacob Dowden, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Kenner, LA. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Ochsner Medical Center and CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Dowden to book an appointment.


Ochsner Health Center - Kenner

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(504) 266-0058
Ochsner Kenner Gastroenterology200 W Esplanade Ave Ste 401 Kenner, LA 70065

Ochsner Health Center - Luling

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(504) 266-0058
St. Charles - Cardiology1057 Paul Maillard Rd Ste 2200 Luling, LA 70070

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  • Appointment wasn't rushed (3)
  • Explained conditions well (3)
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    Dr. Dowden sved my life with an emergency surgery on mid-March after my colon perforated. He was extremely attentive to my and my family during my near-death experience and recovery. He performed a colostomy at the time and 2 weeks ago was able to reverse the procedure. HE IS THE BEST! I would trust my family and friends to him without reservation. He went above and beyond for me.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
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    Lisa Parrish in Chickamauga, GA – Aug 24, 2018
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    I met with Dr. Dowden about removing my gallbladder. He suggested that it be removed after having other procedures done in the ER from other doctors. Surgery was very easy and went great! He is very friendly and will answer any questions that you may have! I would definitely recommend him for your surgery!!
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    Amber in Fort Oglethorpe, Ga – Dec 08, 2016
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    Dr. Dowden's Top Procedures and Conditions

    Treatment Frequency
    Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
    very high
    very high

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Dowden treats Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract more than 98% of his peers

    Dr. Dowden treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

    Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
    very high
    very high

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Dowden performs Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy) more than 93% of his peers

    Dr. Dowden performs this procedure more than 93% of his peers

    Cholecystitis and Gallstones

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Dowden treats Cholecystitis and Gallstones more than 93% of his peers

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

    Rating Includes other areas of care:

    • Acute Cholecystitis
    • Cholecystitis
    • Gallstones

    Dr. Dowden's conditions and procedures:

    • Abdominal Pain
    • Abdominoplasty
    • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
    • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
    • Acute Bowel Infarction
    • Anal and Rectal Cancer
    • Anal Fistula
    • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
    • Appendectomy, Open
    • Appendicitis
    • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
    • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
    • Bile Duct Cancer
    • Bile Duct Procedure
    • Biliary Atresia
    • Breast Cancer
    • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
    • Colectomy
    • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Constipation
    • Crohn's Disease
    • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Duodenal Polypectomy
    • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
    • Esophageal Cancer
    • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
    • Excision of Rectal Tumor
    • Excision of Stomach Tumor
    • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
    • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
    • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
    • Gallbladder Cancer
    • Gallbladder Removal
    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
    • Gallstones
    • Gastrectomy
    • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Open
    • Gastric Ulcer
    • Gastrotomy
    • Hemorrhoids
    • Hepatectomy
    • Hernia Repair
    • Hiatal Hernia
    • Hyperparathyroidism
    • Ileus
    • Incisional Hernia
    • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    • Inguinal Hernia
    • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
    • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
    • Intestinal Abscess
    • Intestinal Obstruction
    • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
    • Ischemic Colitis
    • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
    • Laparotomy
    • Lipomas
    • Liver Cancer
    • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
    • Megacolon
    • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
    • Neuroendocrine Tumors
    • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
    • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
    • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
    • Pancreatic Cancer
    • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
    • Partial Lung Collapse
    • Pelvic Abscess
    • Peptic Ulcer
    • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
    • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
    • Pleural Effusion
    • Port Placements or Replacements
    • Puncture Aspiration
    • Pyloric Stenosis
    • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
    • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
    • Secondary Malignancies
    • Small Intestine Cancer
    • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
    • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
    • Sphincterotomy
    • Spinal Nerve Block
    • Splenectomy
    • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
    • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
    • Stomach Cancer
    • Thyroid Nodule
    • Tracheal Surgery
    • Umbilical Hernia
    • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
    • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
    • Ventral Hernia
    • Wound Repair

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    Dr. Dowden accepts the following insurance:

    Choice Plus POS II
    National (BlueCard) PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
    Blue Open Access POS
    CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
    HealthyBlue 2.0
    HealthyBlue Advantage
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
    Choice Care PPO
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

    About Me


    Dr. Dowden specializes in hepatopancreatobiliary, robotic hepatobiliary surgery and general surgeries.


    • General Surgery

    Board Certifications


    Frequently Asked Questions

    How can I make an appointment with Dr. Jacob Dowden, MD?

    Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (504) 266-0058, and for other questions, call (504) 464-8588.

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    Dr. Jacob Dowden, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Dowden's profile to make an appointment.

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    What are Dr. Jacob Dowden, MD's top areas of care?

    Dr. Dowden frequently treats Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract, Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy), and Cholecystitis and Gallstones. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Dowden treats.

    Where is Dr. Jacob Dowden, MD's office located?

    Dr. Dowden's office is located at 200 W Esplanade Ave Ste 401, Kenner, LA 70065. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

    Does Dr. Jacob Dowden, MD offer telehealth services?

    Dr. Dowden has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

    Affiliated Hospitals

    Dr. Dowden is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

    Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

    Ochsner Medical Center

    New Orleans, LA

    73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

    19 Awards Received

    CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga

    Chattanooga, TN

    78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

    7 Awards Received

    Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)

    Erlanger Medical Center

    Chattanooga, TN

    63% Patient Experience Rating, 6% lower than the national average

    1 Award Received

    Parkridge Medical Center

    Chattanooga, TN

    76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average