Dr. John Bolton, MD

Surgical Oncology ·  Male · Age 69

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Dr. John Bolton, MD is a surgical oncology specialist in New Orleans, LA and has been practicing for 37 years. He specializes in surgical oncology and general surgery.


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Dr. Bolton performed my distal pancreactomy and spleenectomy 4/24/18. The surgery was to be part laproscopic and part hand assisted. I ended up having to have open surgery. I am 6 months post surgery, and I feel great. Dr. Bolton was very thorough with the whole process leading up to a decision on having surgery. He was an excellent doctor/surgeon through the whole process. I would highly recommend him to anyone facing a difficult surgery.
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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 loved ones go thru this terrible tragedy she went thru..but he's not compassionate enough to feel pain, I pray he that he opens his eyes every morning and sees her staring at him like she did pitifully
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Dr. Bolton's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Pancreatic Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bolton treats Pancreatic Cancer more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Bolton treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

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  • Familial Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Islet Cell Cancer
Esophageal Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bolton treats Esophageal Cancer more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Bolton treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Gastrointestinal Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bolton treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 83% of his peers

Dr. Bolton treats this condition more than 83% of his peers

Dr. Bolton's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Adrenalectomy
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diaphragmatic-Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Esophagomyotomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Esophagostomy
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Open Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Percutaneous Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Purpura
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Drainage of Pleural Cavity With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Total Splenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Vagotomy
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Wound Repair

About Me

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. D...

Specialties

  • Surgical Oncology
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

Awards

Memberships & 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

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Ochsner Medical Center

New Orleans, LA

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average