Dr. James R. Barnes, MD

Dr. James R. Barnes, MD

Bariatric Surgery | Male | 51 years old

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Dr. Barnes has been performing bariatric surgery since 1996, focusing now on the laparoscopic gastric bypass and the laparoscopic sleeve...Read more

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in Shreveport, LA |
Despite repeated requests that Dr. Barnes and his staff verify that my insurance covered bariatric surgery prior to scheduling tests, they did not confirm my coverage. Instead, they tried to defend that the tests completed justified the surgery by sending form letters to my insurance company. Nearly $3,000 later, the result is that my insurance does not - and will not - cover surgical options for obesity, leaving me to pay for unnecessary tests because the surgery is not covered on my plan.
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Dr. Barnes says...

Dr. Barnes has been performing bariatric surgery since 1996, focusing now on the laparoscopic gastric bypass and the laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, as well as, revisional surgery for failed lap bands and stomach staplings. He also performs other laparoscopic surgery, including gallbladders, hernia repairs and antireflux surgery.

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Dr. Barnes is board certified by the American Board of Surgery. He is affiliated with the American Medical Association, Louisiana State Medical Society, and the American Society for Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. 

Dr. Barnes' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Louisiana not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Obesity

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences

    Graduated in 1991

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences

    Completed in 1991

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences

    Completed in 1996

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Arkansas

    Graduated in 1987

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Revision Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic

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