Dr. John S. Bolton, MD

Dr. John S. Bolton, MD

General Surgery | Male | 65 years old

Dr. Bolton's expertise includes gastric, esophageal, liver, biliary and pancreatic cancer surgery, minimally invasive surgery for esophageal cancer, surgical endocrinology (thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, and pancreatic surgery), cancer research, breast cancer treatments and sentinel lymph node biopsy techniques. Dr. Bolton earned his medical degree from LSU and completed his internship and residency at Charity Hospital. He completed an hepatobiliary and pancreatic fellowship at the Lahey Clinic in Boston, Massachusetts, and a surgical oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. He is board certified in general surgery and is a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery. Read more

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Dr. Bolton's expertise includes gastric, esophageal, liver, biliary and pancreatic cancer surgery, minimally invasive surgery for esophageal cancer, surgical endocrinology (thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, and pancreatic surgery), cancer research, breast cancer treatments and sentinel lymph node biopsy techniques. Dr. Bolton earned his medical degree from LSU and completed his internship and residency at Charity Hospital. He completed an hepatobiliary and pancreatic fellowship at the Lahey Clinic in Boston, Massachusetts, and a surgical oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. He is board certified in general surgery and is a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery.Read more

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Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Aneurysm
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Arterial Catheterization With Robotic Assistance
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Diaphragmatic-Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Esophagomyotomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Esophagostomy
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • 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
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Open Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Percutaneous Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Drainage of Pleural Cavity With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Total Splenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vagotomy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Wound Repair

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Education

  • Medical School
    LSU School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1976

  • Internship Hospital
    Lahey Clinic

    Completed in 1980

  • Residency Hospital
    Lsu Medical Center/Charity Hospital

    Completed in 1981

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

    Completed in 1982

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Specializes in General Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery
  • Malpractice claims in Louisiana not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Bolton's Care Philosophy

Dr. Bolton's expertise includes gastric, esophageal, liver, biliary and pancreatic cancer surgery, minimally invasive surgery for esophageal cancer, surgical endocrinology (thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, and pancreatic surgery), cancer research, breast cancer treatments and sentinel lymph node biopsy techniques. Dr. Bolton earned his medical degree from LSU and completed his internship and residency at Charity Hospital. He completed an hepatobiliary and pancreatic fellowship at the Lahey Clinic in Boston, Massachusetts, and a surgical oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. He is board certified in general surgery and is a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery.