Dr. John Bolton, MD

Dr. John Bolton, MD

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Surgical Oncology  ·  
Male  ·  
67 y/o
(3)

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Dr. John Bolton, MD is a surgical oncology specialist in New Orleans, LA and has been practicing for 36 years. He specializes in surgical oncology and general surgery.Read his story

Ochsner Medical Center

1514 Jefferson Hwy

New Orleans, LA 70121
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Insurance Accepted

  • 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

See how frequently Dr. Bolton performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

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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Dr. Bolton's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Bolton "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."

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."

2  Specialties

  • Surgical Oncology
  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

73  Conditions Treated

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56  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

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

  • 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

3.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bolton to family and friends
3 total reviews (2 have comments)

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4.9
based on 49 total reviews (15 with comments)
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Likelihood to Recommend (3)

  • 5
    (2)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Bolton's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Dr. Bolton is the best surgeon there is! He is extremely compassionate & thorough in his explanation of things. I highly recommend Dr. Bolton.
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I Dnt recommend Dr.Bolton whatsoever, He did the whipple surgery on my sister, She had faith and trust in him but that's what he had her to believe she would be fine, well,No she's gone all his lies and misleading my sister, He will one day understand what I'm going thru losing her,when one of his...more
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