Dr. Philip Gachassin, MD

Dr. Philip Gachassin, MD

General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 48
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Dr. Philip Gachassin, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Lafayette, LA. He is 48 years old and has been practicing for 20 years.

1000 W Pinhook Rd # 310

Lafayette, LA 70503

Contact Information

(337) 233-9900

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • PHCS
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Verity Healthnet

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
very high
more than 99% of peers
more than 87% of peers
Stomach Surgery
more than 79% of peers

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  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Anal Fissure
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Lump
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Obesity
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia


  • Adjustable Gastric Banding
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Colectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastrotomy
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery

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.


  • Tulane Univ
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • University Of South Alabama Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • University Of South Alabama Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Gachassin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gachassin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gachassin to family and friends
based on 47 total reviews (22 with comments)
Dr. Gachassin'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 (22)
in Sulphur, LA |
I love Dr. Gachassin and his entire staff. They are all super helpful and friendly. Very professional.
San Jose, CA |
Office workers are proven helpful everthing done efficiently. First visit expect to spend a lot time basically filling in papers and providing your information before seeing doctor.
Humble, TX |
I had a consultation with Dr. Gachassin and liked him a lot. I am having surgery with him later this month. I have heard many good things about him from my doctor and next door neighbor, who had him as a surgeon.
in Carencro, LA |
Very likely
Great care by Dr. Gachassin and his entire team. Everyone was knowledgeable about the procedure and made certain I understood the process. Dr. Gachassin is a highly experienced surgeon, which is why I chose him. My surgery went smoothly and the aftercare was top notch. I would recommend him and his team to anyone in need of his services.
in Opelousas, LA |
A truly “at ease” experience from the entire staff. Dr.Gacassin answered all my questions and always made me feel at ease.
in Lafayette LA |
Very caring and attentive. Listened to my concerns and came up with solutions to try to solve my medical problems
Forney, TX |
My experience was great. Was very well taken care of.
in Lafayette, LA |
Great staff, great surgeon, great surgery center!
in Lafayette, LA |
My surgery was emergency through the ER. I didn't know Dr. Gachassin and he was due to go off rotation but he stayed to do my surgery, late at night and then he spent a good deal of time with my husband as if he had nowhere else to be. I'm sure he was very tired. My experience with him since is that he is a very caring person and a very competent surgeon. I also found him to be fully present at our appointment afterward. I recommend him.
in Lafayette, LA |
Dr. Gachassin and his staff were so easy to work with. I would highly recommend their office and services for your surgical needs.
Breaux Bridge, LA |
Was very satisfied with my initial visit. He and his assistant explained what was happening with my body and why. Had to have my Gallbladder removed and was very well taken care of at the hospital. Gave me written and verbal instructions. Recovering well.
Opelousas, LA |
Dr . Gachassin & his staff are top notch!
Carrollton, TX |
I would highly recommend Dr. Gachassin to family and friends. The level of care, information, and professionalism that I received from his bariatric team throughout the process has been phenomenal.
in Lafayette, LA |
He took excellent care of my mother in the hospital. I would give him my highest recommendation!!
in Carencro, LA |
Dr. Philip Gachassin perform a Gastric Bypass on me on 14th November 2016 and on my 6 month examination, I had lost 98 lbs. I was off 6 medications and went from a size 44 jeans to size 32. I am extremely happy with the surgery results. I would highly recommend Dr. Philip Gachassin and his Bariatric .
in Broussard La |
I have had several surgeries performed by Dr. Gachassin and I think he is Awesome. Very confident in his skills and abilities. Always puts me at ease. Very professional and caring staff too ????????
Opelousas, LA |
Great experience with Dr Gachassin. Great outcome. Absolutely no complaints!
in Breaux Bridge |
Friendly staff. Dr. Gachassin is good hearted and very intelligent. I had open inguinal hernia surgery and I have had very little pain or swelling.
in Baker, LA |
Great Doctor !!!!!!!
in Lafayette, LA |
He follows up with me regular.
in Lafayette, LA |
Pre surgery visit and post surgery visit I felt rushed, he gave me a booklet to read about the surgery and he did not see me in the hospital upon my release. My post visit I had issues and concerns, after waiting more than 45 minutes after my appointment time, the nurse seem huffed and when dr gachassin came in the room I could tell he was in a hurry, I tried to explain my issues all he said I'll see you in 6 weeks and walked out. What a waste of time. I will never go back!!!!
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Dr. Gachassin accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • PHCS
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Verity Healthnet

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Hospitals where Dr. Gachassin has admitting privileges

Lafayette General Medical Center
1214 Coolidge Blvd
Lafayette, LA 70503
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Lafayette General Surgical Hospital
1000 W Pinhook Rd
Lafayette, LA 70503
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