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Dr. Nicholas Persich, MD

Gastroenterology ·  Male · Age 59

Dr. Persich

Metairie Gastroenterology

4228 Houma Blvd Ste 120 Metairie, LA 70006

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Dr. Nicholas Persich, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Metairie, LA and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from Louisiana State Univ School Of Medicine In New Orleans in 1987 and specializes in gastroenterology.


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(504) 456-6701

Dr. Persich accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
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Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
Coventry Health Care of Louisiana HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
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UnitedHealthCare
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Navigate HMO
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Options PPO
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Dr. Persich's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Nausea
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Persich treats Nausea more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Persich treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Abdominal Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Persich treats Abdominal Disorders more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Persich treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Diarrhea
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Persich treats Diarrhea more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Persich treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Persich's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopic Common Bile Duct Stone Removal
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • ERCP With Spincterotomy
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Functional Dyspepsia
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Helicobacter Pylori Gastrointestinal Tract Infection
  • Hemorrhoid Banding
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Pyloromyotomy
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Small Intestine Disorders
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Therapeutic Colonoscopy
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Variceal Hemostatis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

About Me

Care Philosophy

We strive to provide personalized, professional care of the highest quality in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology, including the prevention and treatment of peptic ulcer disease, colon cancer, pancreatic abnormalities and liver diseases. We...

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1992
Hotel Dieu Hosp
Fellowship Hospital
1992
LSU Medical Center of New Orleans
Fellowship Hospital
1992
Medical Center of Louisiana Charity Hospital-NO
Fellowship Hospital
1990
Hotel Dieu Hosp
Residency Hospital
1990
LSU Medical Center of New Orleans
Residency Hospital
1990
Medical Center of Louisiana Charity Hospital-NO
Residency Hospital
1988
Medical Center of Louisiana-New Orleans
Internship Hospital
1987
Louisiana State Univ School Of Medicine In New Orleans
Medical School
1983
LSU Affil Hosp
Undergraduate School
1992
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1983

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I have known Dr. Persich for the last 20 plus years. He and I worked together many many moons ago at I.M.G. Healthcare. I recently started having issues that warranted making an appt. to see Dr. Persich. I must say that he has not changed a bit. He is still as caring as he was 20 plus years ago. Dr. Persich is a PHEUMONAL DOCTOR with awesome caring ways and a great bedside manner. I would definitely recommend Dr. Persich to ANYONE that needs to see a G.I. doctor.
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He’s so kind and personable. Easy to get an appointment and not a long office wait.
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Dr persich is a very patient and sweet dr, takes his time to discuss anything u r concerned about, I would recommend him to anyone!! Lisa D
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Dr.Persich is an excellent doctor. He always explains things very well and your care is very important to him.
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Great doctor and great staff. Both are willing to answer any questions you have and are kind and understanding while doing so
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Dr Persich and staff made me feel very comfortable. I would recommend him and his staff to everyone.
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fantastic - Wonderful.
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Dr. Persich and his staff are very friendly and accommodating. They view everyone individually and not like you're a number. They take the time to listen and to address any questions and / or concerns you may have. I highly recommend their services!
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I would definitely recommend Dr. Persich to anyone having gastroenterology issues or needing colonoscopy screening.
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Dr. Persich is personable, knowledgeable and attentive. He answered all my questions and I am confident in his care. Office wait was a tad long but there may have been a reason for it.
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I have been a patient of Dr. Persich for over 10 years. I've received outstanding service and I have happily recommended other patients to him.
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Dr Persich is very attentive, extremely knowledgeable and personable, explains everything. Would absolutely recommend him to any one.
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Excellent doctor. I was looking for a small (3 docs) practice, I am tired of huge practices where there is (seems like) hundreds of patients a day! Dr. Persich was personable, knowledgable. and made me feel at ease. He explained everything so I could understand. He listened and asked if I had any questions. Office staff was also great!
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The staff and doctor are very friendly , they make you feel at ease and comfortable. The doctor answered all my questions and explained the upcoming procedure. the doctor didn"t try to rush out of the office like most doctors.
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Dr. Persich is the man and and his staff are accommodating, understanding, both in the office and at the endoscopy center. I was blown away at the attention in the endoscopy center. All the direct assist nurses were very attentive to my concerns. The first read me like a book. The anesthesiologist was patient with me, explaining what to expect. As he applied the anesthesia I was flipping out a bit due to the reaction it produced; I had to grab his arm. But he was okay with it. A god among men.
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Dr. Persich is an excellent physician. He cares about his patients and willingly spends time answering questions and explaining procedures.
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Today I had my Colonoscopy. I am a man who, like most men, don't like go to doctors. But I gave to say that through the years, I have had Dr. Pursich do my colonoscopies, and I have faith in him as a great surgeon! He has a wonderful staff, and together they make a colonoscopy , a breeze !
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I love Dr Persian, his assistants, and staff. They are professional, caring, and friendly. My husband and I know that when we go there, that we are in complete trust and faith that our doctor cares about his patients. We chose to have our procedure at Alliance Endo Center, on Houma Blvd. , we love having it there. You actually will never want to go to a hospital again! We have had at least 4 colonoscopies each through the years. This procedure is 0 pain !
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I would and do recommend Dr. Persich every chance that I get. He is the best Doctor that I have ever had. He is understanding, compassionate and takes wonderful care of his patients. I joke and call him my God Doctor, since I don't have a God Father or God Mother. He has my total trust and if he feels something needs to be done, I listen. He also spends time explaining everything and listening to his patients, which is hard to find this day and age.
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Dr. Persich takes the time to sit down and talk to me about the problems I've been having, what's has and has not been working for me. Then we explains what options are available and, when asked, explains which option he thinks would work better and why. And he's always been right in my case. I appreciate his demeanor, kindness and his explanations. He never rushes you during a visit and has great patience. I definitely would recommend Dr. Persich to anyone in need of his expertise.
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