Dr. Mark Kappelman, MD

Dr. Mark Kappelman, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
73 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Mark Kappelman, MD is a general surgery specialist in Gretna, LA and has been practicing for 45 years. He specializes in general surgery, vascular surgery, and more.

Crescent Surgical Group

120 Meadowcrest St Ste 450

Gretna, LA 70056
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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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Top Care Areas

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Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
more than 63% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
more than 62% of peers
Lung Surgery
more than 57% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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3  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

2  Board Certifications

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

54  Conditions Treated

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51  Procedures

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Background Check

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  • University Of Maryland School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1969
  • Tulane University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1970
  • Tulane University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1973

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Mark Kappelman, MD
Dr. Kappelman as well as his staff made my surgery much less stressful. Each patient is treated with respect and dignity.
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JTK in Terrytown, LA – Dec 03, 2016
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I need to speak to Dr.Kappelman about my return back to work on 10/10/16 with out restriction
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Janet Brockhoeft in Belle Chasse, LA – Oct 05, 2016
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Not very good with follow-up. Not sure how much he even cares to be involved with patients post-op, especially when complications arise.
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Lynn in St Louis, MO – Feb 16, 2016
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