Dr. James Barnes, MD

Dr. James Barnes, MD

Bariatric Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 52
(14)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. James Barnes, MD is a bariatric surgery doctor who practices in Shreveport, LA. He is 52 years old and has been practicing for 27 years. Read his story

1455 E Bert Kouns Ind Loop Ste 105

Shreveport, LA 71105

Contact Information

(318) 798-4433

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Obesity
very high
more than 94% of peers
Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
very high
more than 93% of peers
Esophageal Surgery
very high
more than 88% of peers

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Dr. Barnes' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Barnes "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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Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Surgery
1

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
1

Conditions Treated

  • Obesity
22

Procedures

  • 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
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic

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.

Education

  • University Of Arkansas
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1987
  • University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Barnes has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Barnes' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Barnes to family and friends
4.4
based on 14 total reviews (3 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

  • 5
    (12)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Barnes' Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Bossier City, LA |
Dr. Barnes made me feel comfortable from the first appointment. All my questions were answered up front and I was told what to expect after surgery. My post op appointment I had lost 10 lbs.
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in shreveport, La |
Dr. Barnes is a profession and has your well being and safety foremost. He will take care of you before, during and after the procedure at the highest level. He answers questions completely and honestly so you will know what to expect. His staff is great. The hospital staff were also the best. ...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....more
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Dr. Barnes accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Barnes has admitting privileges

CHRISTUS Health Shreveport - Bossier
1 Saint Mary Pl
Shreveport, LA 71101
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