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Dr. Melanie Edwards, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery ·  Female · Age 42

Dr. Edwards

Dr. Melanie Edwards, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Kenner, LA and has been practicing for 6 years. She graduated from Loma Linda University in 2001 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.


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Dr. Edwards accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Amerihealth
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Preferred Select
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareOregon
Medicaid
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
Coventry Health Care of Illinois
Coventry Health Care of Illinois PPO
Health and Life PPO
Platinum PPO
Coventry Health Care of Missouri
Coventry Health Care of Missouri PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Medicaid
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Tricare
HealthLink
HealthLink PPO
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Homestate Health Plan
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Tricare
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Medica
Medicaid
Medicaid
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Premera Blue Cross
Heritage Signature
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Medicaid
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
WellCare
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid

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Dr. Edwards' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Lung Surgery
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Edwards performs Lung Surgery more than 85% of her peers

Dr. Edwards performs this procedure more than 85% of her peers

Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Edwards performs Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy more than 66% of her peers

Dr. Edwards performs this procedure more than 66% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Video-Assisted Thorascopic (VATS) Lobectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thorascopic (VATS) Thymectomy
Lung Cancer
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Edwards treats Lung Cancer more than 65% of her peers

Dr. Edwards treats this condition more than 65% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Adult Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma
  • Bronchogenic Carcinoma
  • Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer

Dr. Edwards' conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Achalasia
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Infections
  • Chest Mass
  • Chest Wall Mass
  • Chest Wall Tumor
  • da Vinci® Lobectomy
  • Diaphragmatic Pacing
  • Dysphagia
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer Resection
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Heller Myotomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Malignant Pleural Effusion
  • Mediastinal Surgery
  • Mediastinal Tumors and Minimally Invasive Resection
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Minimally Invasive Thoracoscopic Surgery
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • NeuRx Diaphragm Pacing System (DPS)
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pleurisy
  • Primary Hyperhidrosis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Respiratory System Cancer
  • Robotic Surgery, Thoracic
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Thoracic Sympathectomy for Sweaty Palms
  • Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Procedure
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Surgery
  • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Lobectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Biography

Dr. Melanie Edwards, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Kenner, LA and has been practicing for 6 years. She graduated from Loma Linda University in 2001 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

2013
Cedars Sinai Med Ctr
Fellowship Hospital
2008
Saint Louis University School Of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
2006
Beth Israel Deaconess Hosp Harvard Med Sch
Residency Hospital
2002
Beth Israel Deaconess Hosp-Harvard Med Sch
Internship Hospital
2001
Loma Linda University
Medical School
2013
2008
2006
2002
2001

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A suburb communicator, Dr. Edwards stays on top of things. She answers all your questions. You go into your surgery knowledgable about what will happen. My lung surgery was easy and I healed quickly. She called me immediately when she received my pathology report to tell me they removed all the...Read More
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