Dr. Melanie Edwards, MD

Dr. Melanie Edwards, MD

Thoracic Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 42
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Dr. Melanie Edwards, MD is a thoracic surgery specialist in Kenner, LA and has been practicing for 5 years. She graduated from Loma Linda University in 2001 and specializes in thoracic surgery.

200 W Esplanade Ave

Kenner, LA 70065

Contact Information

(504) 412-1705

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Amerihealth
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • 27 More

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Dr. Edwards' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Lung Surgery
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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
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
Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Pleura Cancer
Pleural Cancer
Pleural Effusion
Pleurisy
Primary Hyperhidrosis
Pulmonary Disease
Pulmonary Embolism
Respiratory System Cancer
Robotic Surgery, Thoracic
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
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 thoracic surgery specialist in Kenner, LA and has been practicing for 5 years. She graduated from Loma Linda University in 2001 and specializes in thoracic surgery.

Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

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

LSU Healthcare Network Multi-Specialty Clinic

Insurance accepted

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

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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SSM Saint Mary's Hospital

Richmond Heights, MO