Dr. Melanie Edwards, MD

Dr. Melanie Edwards, MD

Thoracic Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 41
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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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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Edwards performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Lung Surgery
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more than 79% of peers
Lung Cancer
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more than 64% of peers
Pulmonary Disease
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more than 63% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

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

28  Conditions Treated

  • Achalasia
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Chest Infections
  • Chest Mass
  • Chest Wall Mass
  • Chest Wall Tumor
  • Dysphagia
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Malignant Pleural Effusion
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pleurisy
  • Primary Hyperhidrosis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Respiratory System Cancer

39  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Bronchoscopy
  • da Vinci® Lobectomy
  • Diaphragmatic Pacing
  • Esophageal Cancer Resection
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Heller Myotomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Mediastinal Surgery
  • Mediastinal Tumors and Minimally Invasive Resection
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Minimally Invasive Thoracoscopic Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • NeuRx Diaphragm Pacing System (DPS)
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • 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
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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Louisiana.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Edwards has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Edwards' Reviews

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Dr. Edwards' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

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...more
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