Dr. Michael Bates, MD

Dr. Michael Bates, MD

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Cardiothoracic Surgery  |  
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48 y/o
(7)

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Dr. Michael Bates, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in New Orleans, LA and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School in 2000 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery, general surgery, and more.

Ochsner Medical Center

1514 Jefferson Hwy

New Orleans, LA 70121
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Always Care Benefits
  • American Lifecare
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Behavioral Health Network
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
  • Employers Health Network
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems
  • EyeMed Vision Care

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Top Care Areas

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

Vascular Disease
normal
more than 66% of peers
Lung Surgery
normal
more than 65% of peers
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
normal
more than 65% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Bates "It is my duty to always put patients first."
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Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Thoracic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Disease
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Thromboembolic Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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

  • Appalachian State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • Ochsner Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Ochsner Clinic Foundation, Cardiothoracic Residency
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Stanford University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008

Awards & Recognition

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

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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

Dr. Bates' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bates to family and friends
4.9
based on 7 total reviews (1 with a comment)

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4.7
based on 38 total reviews (6 with comments)
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Likelihood to Recommend (7)

  • 5
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  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
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  • 2
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Dr. Bates' 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
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

in Lafayette La
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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