Dr. Michael Bates, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery •  Male • Age 50

Accepting new patients

Dr. Michael Bates, MD is a Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist in New Orleans, LA and has over 20 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Bates has more experience with Cardiac Surgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School medical school in 2000. He is affiliated with Ochsner Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Bates to book an appointment.


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(504) 266-0058
Ochsner Medical Center1514 Jefferson Hwy New Orleans, LA 70121

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Dr. Bates was the perfect balance of art and science. He was kind and compassionate with a high level of patient care. He was an excellent communicator with both my husband and myself. He explained everything thoroughly and allowed time for questions every time we saw him.
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One of the best physicians I have been to. Very patient and very thorough. Did not make me feel he had somewhere else to be. Gave me ample to time to go through my list of questions. He even asked my husband if he had any questions or concerns. Very satisfied.
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Dr. Bates accepts the following insurance:

Aetna Better Health
Aetna Better Health of Louisiana
Aetna HMO
Aetna POS
Behavioral Health
Choice Plus POS II
Always Care Benefits
Standard Plan
American Lifecare
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
National (BlueCard) PPO
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Behavioral Health Network
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Select PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
Coventry Health Care of Louisiana HMO
Employers Health Network
Evolutions Healthcare Systems
EyeMed Vision Care
EyePrefer Essential Plan
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Worker's Compensation WC
Galaxy Health Network
Galaxy Health Network PPO
Worker's Compensation WC
Health Care Alliance Pool
Health Payors Organization
Health Payors Organization PPO
HealthSmart POS
HealthSmart PPO
Choice Care PPO
Humana Veterans
Louisiana Healthcare Connections
Special Needs Plan SNP
Mississippi Health Partners
National Preferred Provider Network
Behavioral Health
PPO Plus
Prime Health Services
Provider Networks of America
Special Needs Plan
Special Needs Plan SNP
Three Rivers Provider Network
United Healthcare Community Plan
United Healthcare
USA Managed Care Organization
WellCare PPO
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

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Practice Areas

Cardiac Surgery

Cardiac surgery, or heart surgery, is performed to treat issues related to the heart, including congenital defects or damage caused by other conditions, such as blocked arteries or arrhythmias.

Typically treats 54% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Aortic Valve Surgery

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bates performs Aortic Valve Surgery more than 71% of their peers

Dr. Bates performs this procedure more than 71% of their peers

Heart Surgery

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bates performs Heart Surgery more than 68% of their peers

Dr. Bates performs this procedure more than 68% of their peers

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bates performs Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) more than 68% of their peers

Dr. Bates performs this procedure more than 68% of their peers

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Dr. Bates' conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Bypass With Robotic Assistance
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Transplant
  • Impella Device
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lung Transplant
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Thromboembolic Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Transmycardial Laser Revascularization
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Ventricular Assist Device
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

It is my duty to always put patients first.


  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery


Ochsner Clinic Foundation
Residency Hospital
Stanford University
Fellowship Hospital
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Medical School


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Media & Publications

  • Pacemaker use following heart transplantation,
  • Lung transplantation and the routine use of cardiopulmonary bypass and median sternotomy: experience at the Ochsner Multi-Organ Transplant Institute., 2017
  • Use of pulmonary arteriovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in conjunction with the total artificial heart., January 201
  • Preoperative Administration of Vitamin K Reduces Bleeding in Patients Receiving Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Devices, 2017

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • International Society of Heart and Lung Transplant, Member
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Member
  • Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, Member

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Ochsner Medical Center

New Orleans, LA

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)