Dr. James Leithead III, MD

Bariatric SurgeryMaleAge 36

Dr. Leithead III
Accepting new patients
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Dr. James 'Buddy' Leithead III, MD

3100 Galleria Dr Ste 300 Metairie, LA 70001

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Dr. James Leithead III, MD is a Bariatric Surgery Specialist in Metairie, LA. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Avala Hospital and Lakeview Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Leithead III to book an appointment.


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    ALTHOUGH I HAVEN'T HAD MY WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY YET, DR. LEITHEAD IS VERY COMPASSIONATE ABOUT MY OTHER HEALTH ISSUES AS WELL, I WISH THERE WERE MORE DOCTORS WHO TRULY CARE FOR THEIR PATIENTS AS HE DOES. CONTINUE BEING YOU ??
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    • Staff friendliness
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
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    Demetrice Woods – Sep 08, 2020
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    Dr.Leithead. Thanks for all of your help. When I was admitted and had adhesions surgery you were the only one that cared.I was discharged and I was still sick. You called at 3:35 am to check on me .My husband told that I was sick vomiting and hurting. You told us to go back to Southern surgical, you re admitted me for further test. Well,thanks no resolution!! I am still having problems with Swallowing at night severe acid reflux from the last surgery. It gives severe anxiety,can't sleep am going live the rest of my life like this? If could give you a million stars I would. Don't change,your are compassionate and caring. Unlike my surgeon that deserted Me.After this horrific outcome. But there is God and I will get my relief one way or another. Keep safe . E A
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    E A – May 23, 2020
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    He is so compassionate and a very talented surgeon.
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    So caring and attentive
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    About Me

    Biography

    James A. Leithead III (Buddy), a native of Lake Charles, LA, received his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University and his medical degree from...Read more

    Specialties

    • Bariatric Surgery
    • Bariatric Medicine
    • Colorectal Surgery
    • Gastroenterological Surgery
    • General Surgery
    • Laparoscopic Surgery
    • Minimally Invasive Surgery
    • Robotic Surgery
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    Board Certifications

    Education

    Jackson South Community Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital
    Department of Surgery - Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
    Residency Hospital
    Department of Surgery - Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
    Internship Hospital
    Louisiana State University School Of Medicine, New Orleans
    Medical School
    2006
    Louisiana State University
    Undergraduate School

    Languages

    • English
    • French

    Awards

    Frequently Asked Questions

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    Does Dr. James Leithead III, MD offer telehealth services?

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

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

    Dr. Leithead III frequently treats Stomach Diseases, Esophageal Surgery, and Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Leithead III treats.

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

    Dr. Leithead III's office is located at 3100 Galleria Dr Ste 300, Metairie, LA 70001. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

    What languages does Dr. James Leithead III, MD speak?

    Dr. Leithead III speaks French and English. View profile to see all.

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    Dr. Leithead III's Top Procedures and Conditions

    Treatment Frequency
    Stomach Diseases
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    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Leithead III treats Stomach Diseases more than 88% of his peers

    Dr. Leithead III treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

    Esophageal Surgery
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    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Leithead III performs Esophageal Surgery more than 85% of his peers

    Dr. Leithead III performs this procedure more than 85% of his peers

    Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
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    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Leithead III performs Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure more than 84% of his peers

    Dr. Leithead III performs this procedure more than 84% of his peers

    Dr. Leithead III's conditions and procedures:

    • Abdominal Disorders
    • Abdominal Hernia
    • Abdominal Pain
    • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
    • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
    • Acid Reflux Surgery
    • Anal Disorders
    • Anal or Rectal Pain
    • Appendectomy
    • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
    • Appendicitis
    • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
    • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
    • Benign Tumor
    • Cancer
    • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
    • Cholelithiasis
    • Colectomy
    • Colon and Rectal Surgery
    • Colonoscopy
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Constipation
    • da Vinci® Colectomy
    • Dialysis Access Procedures
    • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
    • Endoscopy
    • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
    • Esophageal Diseases
    • Esophageal Diverticulum
    • Esophageal Surgery
    • Excision of Skin Lesion
    • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
    • Gallbladder Removal
    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
    • Gallstones
    • Gastrectomy
    • Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic
    • Gastric Bypass Surgery
    • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
    • Gastric Sleeve Surgery
    • Gastroenterology Procedures
    • Gastrointestinal Diseases
    • Head and Neck Cancer
    • Hemorrhoid Treatment
    • Hemorrhoids
    • Hernia
    • Hernia Repair
    • Incisional Hernia
    • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    • Inguinal Hernia
    • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
    • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
    • Intestinal Obstruction
    • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
    • Laparoscopic Colectomy
    • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
    • Laparotomy
    • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
    • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
    • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
    • Partial Lung Collapse
    • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
    • Pleural Effusion
    • Port Placements or Replacements
    • Pulmonary Disease
    • Pyloric Stenosis
    • Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery
    • Sleeve Gastrectomy
    • Stomach Diseases
    • Stomach Surgery
    • Thrombosis
    • Ulcer
    • Ulcerative Colitis
    • Umbilical Hernia
    • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
    • Vascular Disease
    • Vascular Surgical Procedure
    • Ventral Hernia
    • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Lobectomy
    • Weight Loss Revisional Surgery

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    Blue Cross Blue Shield
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    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
    Commercial Insurance Company
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    Dr. James 'Buddy' Leithead III, MD

    James 'Buddy' Leithead III3100 Galleria Dr Ste 300 Metairie, LA 70001
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    James 'Buddy' Leithead7015 Highway 190 East Service Rd Covington, LA 70433
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    James 'Buddy' Leithead1570 Lindberg Dr Ste 8 Slidell, LA 70458
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