Dr. John Ochsner Sr, MD

Dr. John Ochsner Sr, MD

Cardiovascular Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
91 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. John Ochsner Sr, MD is a cardiovascular surgery specialist in New Orleans, LA and has been practicing for 66 years. He specializes in cardiovascular surgery.Read his story

Ochsner Medical Center

1514 Jefferson Hwy

New Orleans, LA 70121
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Lifecare
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Network
  • Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
  • Employers Health Network
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Health Payors Organization

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Dr. Ochsner Sr's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Ochsner Sr "Dr. John Ochsner Sr, MD is a Cardiovascular Surgeon who practices in New Orleans, LA. He is 90 years old and has been practicing for 65 years. Dr. Ochsner Sr is affiliated with Ochsner Medical Center."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ochsner Sr "Dr. John Ochsner's expertise includes heart surgery, heart transplantation and vascular surgery. Dr. Ochsner is board certified in Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, and Vascular Surgery and has been on staff at Ochsner since 1961. He earned his medical degree from Tulane University and completed surgical residencies at Baylor University Affiliated Hospitals and Texas Children's Hospital. He served as Chief Surgical Resident at each. An international medical leader, Dr. Ochsner has also held many prominent roles including President of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, President of The International Society for Cardiovascular Surgery and Chairman of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery."

1  Specialties

  • Cardiovascular Surgery

2  Board Certifications

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

12  Conditions Treated

5  Procedures

  • Surgical Procedures
  • Transplant Care
  • Transplant Surgery
  • Vascular Procedure
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Tulane University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1952
  • University of Michigan Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University of Michigan Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Texas Childrens Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ochsner Sr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ochsner Sr's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ochsner Sr to family and friends
10 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

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Dr. Ochsner Sr's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

He was rude to me. Lied to me about stem cell therapy options (I had done extensive research before going to my appointment about the variety of options and research studies being done at Ocshner Hospital at that time using stem cell therapy.) He made a nasty, cutting remark to the student, about...more
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