Dr. James Bienvenu, MD

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Age 60
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Dr. James Bienvenu, MD
A Lafayette native, James C. Bienvenu is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Zerben Bienvenu. A summa cum laude graduate from the University of Southwestern Louisiana, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Chemistry. Dr. Bienvenu ranked first in his class of 100 at Louisiana State University Medical Center in Shreveport, Louisiana. He completed his clinical years at the Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Upon graduating medical school, he completed a General Surgery internship at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. Bienvenu later completed an Internal Medicine residency at University Medical Center in Lafayette, Louisiana. Selected for a fellowship under Dr. Worth Boyce with the Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida, Dr. Bienvenu received extensive training in all cognitive and endoscopic aspects of Gastroenterology. Board certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology by The American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Bienvenu served as an instructor at University Medical Center and as Chairman of Medicine at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center. He has been deemed one of the top Gastroenterology Physicians in the State of Louisiana by Louisiana Life Magazine. Dr. Bienvenu has been in private practice in Lafayette, Louisiana, since 1989. He joined Acadiana Gastroenterology Associates in 1996. Dr. Bienvenu currently provides service to his patients at Acadiana Endoscopy Center, Lafayette General Medical Center, and Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center. He is a member of the Lafayette Parish Medical Society, Louisiana State Medical Society, Louisiana Gastroenterology Society, American Gastroenterological Association, and American College of Gastroenterology.

439 Heymann Blvd

Lafayette, LA 70503

Contact Information

(337) 269-0963

Dr. James Bienvenu, MD

Dr. James Bienvenu, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Benefit Management
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
  • Gilsbar 360
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • PHCS
  • PPO Plus
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Vantage Health Plan
  • Verity Healthnet

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Care Philosophy

The shared vision of the physicians and staff of Acadiana Gastroenterology Associates and Acadiana Endoscopy Center is to provide unified, professional, and compassionate care with uncompromising excellence. While striving for continuous improvement in our services, we seek to provide exceptional care with a positive attitude in a comfortable environment, focusing on the highest standards of patient satisfaction and care in the field of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
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Dr. Bienvenu's Experience

Dr. Bienvenu's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Gastroenterology
  • Board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Mesenteric Panniculitis
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Rectal Diseases
  • Rectal-Colon Bleeding
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vomiting Disorders


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  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • ERCP With Spincterotomy
  • Endoscopic Common Bile Duct Stone Removal
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Esophageal Stenting
  • Esophageal pH Monitoring
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoid Banding
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Manometry
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Lsu
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
  • Louisiana State Univ School Of Medicine In New Orleans
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Lsu School Med
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • University Mc
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Tampa Hosp/U South Fla
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bienvenu's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bienvenu to family and friends
based on 7 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Bienvenu's Performance
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  • 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 (2)
Broussard, LA |
Dr. Bienvenu has an incredible bedside manner. His staff at the clinic and endoscopy center are top notch. With such a sensitive and testing, you can fully trust Dr. Bienvenu and his staff. We have to travel out of town for our daughter's Ulcerative Colitis and I have always dreaded the day we would graduate from that practice and see an adult doctor locally who I trusted just as much as her doctor, but I have found someone! Very pleased!
Lafayette, LA |
Too busy performing procedures with little office time to discuss results with patients.
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  • Benefit Management
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
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  • Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
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  • PHCS
  • PPO Plus
  • Tricare
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  • Vantage Health Plan
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Hospitals where Dr. Bienvenu has admitting privileges

Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center
4801 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy
Lafayette, LA 70508
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Lafayette General Medical Center
1214 Coolidge Blvd
Lafayette, LA 70503
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