Dr. John Bolton, MD

Dr. John Bolton, MD

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Surgical Oncology  |  
Male  |  
67 y/o
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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. 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), and cancer research.

Ochsner Medical Center

1514 Jefferson Hwy

New Orleans, LA 70121
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Always Care Benefits
  • American Lifecare
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Amerihealth
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Behavioral Health Network
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
  • Employers Health Network
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems
  • EyeMed Vision Care

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Top Care Areas

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Esophageal Cancer
very high
more than 99% of peers
Pancreatic Cancer
very high
more than 93% of peers
Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
very high
more than 91% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Bolton "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) and cancer research. 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."

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Specialties

  • Surgical Oncology
  • General Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • ENT Cancer
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hernia
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Purpura
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Ventral Hernia

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenalectomy
  • 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)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Esophagomyotomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Esophagostomy
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Kidney Surgery
  • 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
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • 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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Background Check

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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

  • LSU School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • Lahey Clinic
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Lsu Medical Center/Charity Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1982

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bolton has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • Alton Ochsner Surgical Society, Member
  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • American College of Surgeons, Member
  • Association of Program Directors in Surgery, Member
  • James D. Rives Surgical Society, Member
  • Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, Member
  • Society of Surgical Oncology, Member
  • Southern Surgical Association, Member
  • Surgical Association of Louisiana, Member

Dr. Bolton's Reviews

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5.0
based on 1 review

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4.8
based on 56 total reviews (5 with comments)
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Dr. Bolton's 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
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Dr. Bolton accepts 39 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna POS
    Aetna PPO
    Behavioral Health
  • Always Care Benefits
  • American Lifecare
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Amerihealth
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Behavioral Health Network
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana PPO
  • Cigna
  • 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
  • Galaxy Health Network
    Galaxy Health Network PPO
  • Gilsbar 360
  • Health Care Alliance Pool
  • Health Payors Organization
    Health Payors Organization PPO
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana Veterans
  • Louisiana Healthcare Connections
  • Medcom
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • Mississippi Health Partners
  • MultiPlan
  • National Preferred Provider Network
  • Peoples Health
  • PHCS
  • PPO Plus
    PPO Plus PPO
  • Prime Health Services
  • Provider Networks of America
  • Spectera
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • USA Managed Care Organization
  • Veteran Administration Plan
  • Vision Benefits of America

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Hospitals where Dr. Bolton has admitting privileges

Ochsner Medical Center
1516 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA 70121
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Ochsner Medical Center - Kenner
180 W Esplanade Ave
Kenner, LA 70065
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