Dr. James Howell, MD

Dr. James Howell, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 53

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(318) 215-7245

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Dr. James Howell, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Bossier City, LA and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Louisiana State Univ School Of Medicine In New Orleans medical school in 1995. He is affiliated with WK Bossier Health Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Howell to book an appointment.

Office Hours

2400 Hospital Dr Ste 250 Bossier City, LA 71111

Mon

8 am
to
5 pm

Tue

8 am
to
5 pm

Wed

8 am
to
5 pm

Thu

8 am
to
5 pm

Fri

8 am
to
5 pm

Sat

Office
closed

Sun

Office
closed
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Locations

WK Bossier Surgical Associates

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WK Bossier Surgical Associates2400 Hospital Dr Ste 250 Bossier City, LA 71111
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Dr. Howell's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Howell

4.7

Based on 20 ratings

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What went well
  • Staff friendliness (17)
  • Office environment (16)
  • Listened & answered questions (15)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (3)
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
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He’s the best surgeon that has ever done surgery on me. He cares about his patients
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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Debbie – Jun 05, 2021
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Dr Howell removed my gallbladder. He’s a wonderful doctor and his staff is friendly and efficient. I would definitely recommend.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Angie – Jun 03, 2021
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Very thorough, professional and friendly!
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
No results
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May 13, 2021
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Dr. Howell did an amazing job with my surgery. I’ve had multiple other abdominal surgeries, and his incision sites were the cleanest ones I’ve had. The hospital staff was very kind to me, as well. He seems to really care for his patients!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mar 27, 2021
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Waiting time is long and staff is not friendly. The doctor doesn’t have a caring personality.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
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Mar 11, 2021
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What went well
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  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
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Feb 04, 2021
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Dr Howell is one of the most genuine people I’ve ever met. He’s casual without being unprofessional. Not only is he a good doctor, but his office is beautifully decorated by art he makes in his spare time. Overall, I would highly recommend him and his office to anyone who needs it.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
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Office staff was pleasant and knowledgeable. Surgery and recovery went smoothly. Would recommend to anyone.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Dec 12, 2020
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He was able to see my son the very next day after calling with a complaint of a hernia. He was very caring and compassionate. I would highly recommend Dr. Howell.
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
No results
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Lisa – Dec 04, 2020
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Dr. Howell is awesome. Only complaint I have is how long I have to wait to see him sometimes.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Dec 03, 2020
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The nurse was very professional as was Dr Howell .
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nov 19, 2020
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Very helpful friendly and professional service will return
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Iyana Brantley – Nov 19, 2020
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Dr. Howell's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Howell treats Cholecystitis and Gallstones more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Howell treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Gallstones
Gallbladder Removal
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Howell performs Gallbladder Removal more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Howell performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Cholecystectomy, Open
  • da Vinci® Cholecystectomy
  • Single Incision Cholecystectomy
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Howell performs Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Howell performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Howell's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Bowel Infarction
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Bone Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • 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)
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • 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
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Hernia Surgery
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Orchiectomy
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • 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)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer Tumor Treatment
  • Skin Surgery
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Howell accepts the following insurance:

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Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
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HealthyBlue 2.0
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GEHA
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Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
NovaSys Health
PPO Plus
Private HealthCare Systems
Railroad Medicare
Tricare
Prime
Standard
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

About Me

Biography

Dr. James Howell, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Bossier City, LA and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Louisiana...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Lsu Health Science Center University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1995
Louisiana State Univ School Of Medicine In New Orleans
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. James Howell, MD?

Call (318) 215-7245 to make an appointment as a new patient, or (318) 746-4460 for existing patients or other inquiries. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. James Howell, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Howell has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. James Howell, MD accepting new patients?

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Does Dr. James Howell, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. James Howell, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Howell frequently treats Cholecystitis and Gallstones, Gallbladder Removal, and Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Howell treats.

Where is Dr. James Howell, MD's office located?

Dr. Howell's office is located at 2400 Hospital Dr Ste 250, Bossier City, LA 71111. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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WK Bossier Health Center

Bossier City, LA