Dr. Michael Bates, MD

Dr. Michael Bates, MD

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Cardiothoracic Surgery  |  
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47 y/o
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Dr. Michael Bates, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery doctor who practices in New Orleans, LA. He is 47 years old and has been practicing for 17 years. Dr. Bates is affiliated with Ochsner Medical Center.

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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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

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Bypass With Robotic Assistance
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • 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 Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Transmycardial Laser Revascularization
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Ventricular Assist Device
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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

  • 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)
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Bates accepts 38 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna Better Health
    Aetna Better Health of Louisiana
    Aetna POS
    Behavioral Health
  • Always Care Benefits
    Standard Plan
  • American Lifecare
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Behavioral Health Network
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana PPO
  • Cigna
  • 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)
    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
    HealthSmart POS
    HealthSmart PPO
  • Humana Veterans
  • LACare
  • Louisiana Healthcare Connections
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • Mississippi Health Partners
  • MultiPlan
  • National Preferred Provider Network
  • Optum
    Behavioral Health
  • PHCS
  • PPO Plus
    PPO Plus PPO
  • Prime Health Services
  • Provider Networks of America
  • Spectera
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • USA Managed Care Organization
  • WellCare
    WellCare PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Bates has admitting privileges

Ochsner Medical Center
1516 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA 70121
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