Dr. Nicholas Persich, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
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Age 57
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Dr. Nicholas Persich, MD
Dr. Nicholas Persich, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Metairie, LA. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 30 years. Dr. Persich is affiliated with East Jefferson General Hospital.

4228 Houma Blvd Ste 120

Metairie, LA 70006

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Dr. Nicholas Persich, MD

Dr. Nicholas Persich, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Abdominal Pain
very high
more than 95% of peers
Abdominal Disorders
very high
more than 94% of peers
Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Persich "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 have been in practice in the New Orleans and Metairie area since 1984, building strong relationships between patients, doctors and staff. We strive to ensure that you receive the most comprehensive and quality care. We're here to serve you."


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  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Functional Dyspepsia
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Helicobacter Pylori Gastrointestinal Tract Infection
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Small Intestine Disorders
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders


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  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • ERCP With Spincterotomy
  • Endoscopic Common Bile Duct Stone Removal
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoid Banding
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Pyloromyotomy
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Therapeutic Colonoscopy
  • Variceal Hemostatis

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  • Lsu Affil Hosp
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
  • Louisiana State Univ School Of Medicine In New Orleans
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Medical Center Of Louisiana-New Orleans
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Hotel Dieu Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Lsu Medical Center Of New Orleans
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Medical Center Of Louisiana Charity Hospital-No
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Hotel Dieu Hosp
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Lsu Medical Center Of New Orleans
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Medical Center Of Louisiana Charity Hospital-No
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Persich has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Persich's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Persich to family and friends
based on 21 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Persich Says:

Please do not hesitate to notify me personally with any concerns or complaints you have with my office staff or the medical care you receive.  Thank you for the trust you have placed in me and my medical team.

Dr. Persich's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
Metairie, LA |
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!
in Jefferson , La. |
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.
in New Orleans, LA |
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.
in Kenner, LA |
Dr. Persich is an excellent physician. He cares about his patients and willingly spends time answering questions and explaining procedures.
in Metairie, LA |
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 !
in Metairie, LA |
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 !
in Metairie, LA |
Dr. Persich is an excellent doctor. He explains your diagnosis very well. I have received very good treatment from Dr. Persich. Also he has always been on track with the correct diagnosis.
in Kenner, LA |
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.
in New Orleans, LA |
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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Dr. Persich accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • 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
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Persich has admitting privileges

East Jefferson General Hospital
4200 Houma Blvd
Metairie, LA 70006
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