Dr. James Wooldridge Jr, MD

Dr. James Wooldridge Jr, MD

General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
40 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. James Wooldridge Jr, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in New Orleans, LA. He is 40 years old and has been practicing for 14 years. Read his story

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very high
more than 97% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
very high
more than 96% of peers
Sleeve Gastrectomy
more than 76% of peers

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Dr. Wooldridge Jr's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Wooldridge Jr "Dr. Wooldridge earned his medical degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and completed his internship and residency at the University of Missouri Hospitals and Clinics in Columbia, Missouri. He completed his fellowship in laparoscopic and bariatric surgery at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center. Dr. Wooldridge is board certified in general surgery and has been on staff at Ochsner since 2009. His expertise includes laparoscopic, minimally invasive surgeries and bariatric surgery. He has a special interest in laparoscopic (minimally invasive) surgery."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Wooldridge Jr "Knowledge, Compassion, Open Communications, and Understanding of each patient's care plan is paramount for a successful recovery"


  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Achalasia
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Obesity


  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Heller Myotomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • ORBERA™ Intragastric Balloon System Insertion
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Weight Loss Revisional Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Louisiana.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1999
  • University of Tennessee College of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • University Of Missouri Hospital And Clinics
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • University Of Missouri Hospitals & Clinics
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • University of California At Irvine / California College of Medicine & Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Wooldridge Jr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Ochsner Medical Center

is a Healthgrades Top-Rated Hospital

Hospital Quality

2017 Five Star Recipient for Gallbladder Removal Surgery

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Dr. Wooldridge Jr's Reviews

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based on 9 total reviews (5 with comments)

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based on 67 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Wooldridge Jr's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • 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 (5)
in Metairie, LA |
I had my first appointment with Dr. Wooldridge and I found him to be very knowledgeable, easy to converse with, he allowed me to fully define my symptoms and he explained his assessment, and proposed actions.. If you want to be treated like a patient, and not just a number, I would suggest that you make an appointment with him. You will not be disappointed!!
in Thibodaux, LA |
He is professional and cares about the well-being of his patients. He never makes you feel like he's too rushed to spend time with you and answer your questions- even when he is. He treats with his heart. I would recommend him to anyone. His nurse, Jeneane, is also amazing.
in New Orleans, La |
I would definitely recommend. Dr.Wooldridge he was very professional and concerned about my needs my gastric sleeve surgery was performed with no complications thanks Dr.Wooldridge ??????????
in New Orleans, LA |
I've been a patient for over six years. He is always concerned for my well being.
in New Orleans, LA |
Dr. Wooldridge has such an amazing bedside manner. I would recommend him to anyone. Top notch!
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Wooldridge Jr accepts 39 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna Better Health
    Aetna POS
    Aetna PPO
    Behavioral Health
  • Always Care Benefits
  • American Lifecare
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Behavioral Health Network
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Network
  • Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
    Coventry Health Care of Louisiana HMO
  • Employers Health Network
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems
  • EyeMed Vision Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Galaxy Health Network
    Galaxy Health Network PPO
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Gilsbar 360
  • Health Payors Organization
    Health Payors Organization PPO
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
    Gold HMO
    Vision Care Plan (VCP)
  • Humana Veterans
  • LACare
  • Louisiana Healthcare Connections
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • Molina Healthcare
    MHNet - Behavioral Health
  • MultiPlan
  • National Healthcare Alliance
  • National Preferred Provider Network
  • Peoples Health
  • PHCS
  • PPO Plus
    PPO Plus PPO
  • Prime Health Services
  • Provider Networks of America
    ProNet PPO
  • Spectera
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
    Three Rivers Provider Network PPO
  • United Healthcare
    Optum Behavioral Health
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Community Plan
    United Behavioral Health
    United Healthcare
  • USA Managed Care Organization

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Hospitals where Dr. Wooldridge Jr has admitting privileges

Ochsner Medical Center
1516 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA 70121
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