Dr. James Leithead III, MD

Bariatric SurgeryMaleAge 37

Bariatric Surgery

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. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. James Leithead III, MD

Dr. James 'Buddy' Leithead III, MD

3100 Galleria Dr Ste 300 Metairie, LA 70001 ()
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(504) 934-3000

Telehealth available

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At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
    This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Dr. Leithead III's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Leithead III performs Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Leithead III performs this procedure more than 94% of his peers

Obesity
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Leithead III treats Obesity more than 93% of his peers

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

Sleeve Gastrectomy
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Leithead III performs Sleeve Gastrectomy more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Leithead III performs this procedure more than 91% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic

Dr. Leithead III's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendicitis
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Constipation
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • da Vinci® Colectomy
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Endoscopy
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • 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
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Obesity
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Pyloromyotomy
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Lobectomy
  • Weight Loss Revisional Surgery

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(504) 934-3000

Dr. Leithead III accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. Leithead III's Reviews

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4.0

Based on 4 ratings

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I would never go to him, he does not care about a patient’s needs, only money.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Denise L. Hatfield – Oct 29, 2021
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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 ??
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Demetrice Woods – Sep 08, 2020
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He is so compassionate and a very talented surgeon.
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
3 people found this helpful
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Oct 31, 2019
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So caring and attentive
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
5 people found this helpful
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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
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Languages

  • English
  • French

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Is Dr. James Leithead III, MD accepting new patients?

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Does Dr. James Leithead III, MD accept my insurance?

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

Dr. Leithead III frequently treats Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic, Obesity, and Sleeve Gastrectomy. 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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Locations

Dr. James 'Buddy' Leithead III, MD

James 'Buddy' Leithead III3100 Galleria Dr Ste 300 Metairie, LA 70001
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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
  • Directions
Dr. James 'Buddy' Leithead III, MD7015 Highway 190 E Service Rd Ste 200 Covington, LA 70433
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James 'Buddy' Leithead1570 Lindberg Dr Ste 8 Slidell, LA 70458
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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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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Avala Hospital

Covington, LA

85% Patients that would definitely recommend, 15% higher than the national average

Lakeview Regional Medical Center

Covington, LA

Southern Surgical Hospital

Slidell, LA

89% Patients that would definitely recommend, 19% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

University Medical Center New Orleans

New Orleans, LA

77% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% higher than the national average