Dr. Rajiv Gala, MD

Dr. Rajiv Gala, MD

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Obstetrics & Gynecology  |  
Male  |  
44 y/o
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Dr. Rajiv Gala, MD is an obstetrics & gynecology doctor who practices in New Orleans, LA. He is 44 years old and has been practicing for 17 years. Read his story

Ochsner Baptist - A Campus of Ochsner Medical Center

4429 Clara St Ste 440

New Orleans, LA 70115
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • American Lifecare
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Network
  • Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
  • Employers Health Network
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Health Payors Organization

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Tubal Ligation
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hypertension Complicating Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum
very high
more than 98% of peers
Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Dr. Gala's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Gala "I am proud to be a Specialist in the full spectrum of Obstetrics and Gynecology. My particular areas of interest include Ectopic Pregnancies, Pelvic Pain, and Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (especially vaginal hysterectomies). I have been fortunate to have received many teaching and research awards including: Thomas J. Watson Fellowship (1995-1996) CREOG National Faculty Award (2011, 2017) Society for Gynecologic Surgeons -- President Elect (2017-2018)"

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Gala "Dr. Rajiv Gala has a special clinical interest in minimally invasive gynecologic procedures, especially vaginal hysterectomies. He treats all low-to-moderate risk obstetric patients in addition to providing the full spectrum of gynecologic care. Dr. Gala is dedicated to resident education and the use of simulation to improve clinical competence and patient safety in particular. He earned his medical degree from The University of Alabama School of Medicine at Birmingham and completed his residency training with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Alabama in Birmingham, where he was honored with the title of Administrative Chief Resident.  Dr. Gala is very involved with the American College Of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, ABOG, and the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons (President-Elect).  He is on many committees with the various organizations.  Dr. Gala is a Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists."

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Specialties

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Accredited by: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Breech Position
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Chlamydia Infections
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Endometriosis
  • Genitourinary Tract Infections in Pregnancy
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension Complicating Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum
  • Low Back Pain During Pregnancy
  • Maternal Anemia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Miscarriages
  • Nausea
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Perimenopause
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregestational Diabetes Mellitus
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Thrombosis
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Yeast Infections

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Procedures

  • Birth Control
  • C-Section
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Colposcopy
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Fetal Cardiac Monitoring
  • Fetal Monitoring
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • HIV Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Myomectomy - Open and-or Laparoscopic
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Pap Smear
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Sympathectomy
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Trichomoniasis Screening
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
  • Vaginal Delivery and VBAC
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginosis Screening
  • Wound Repair

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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • University of Alabama At Birmingham
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • University of Alabama Hospitals
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Gala has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Gujarati

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gala's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gala to family and friends
4.8
based on 9 total reviews (2 with comments)

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4.9
based on 66 total reviews (10 with comments)
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Dr. Gala's 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
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Metairie, LA |
Dr. Gala and his staff are the greatest. He has been my OB/GYN since I moved to the New Orleans area in 2013; and as long as he is practicing, he will Always be my doctor. He absolutely listens to every concern I have, he's very compassionate and caring. You can reach out to him as much as possible and he or his staff will always reach back out in a timely manner. He is the absolute best in his field, and he has the merits to prove it. I would recommend all those I love, to him. Great doctor.
in Kenner, LA |
Dr. Gala's staff was helpful and friendly, plus the wait time was next to nothing! I hadn't been recommended by anyone, but I was in need of my yearly exam pronto. He and his nurse immediately put me at ease about seeing a different doctor. He seemed to honestly care about my health and never came across as too busy to answer my questions. I didn't feel judged and we even cracked a couple of jokes. My impression is that he is not only a knowledgeable doctor but a compassionate one.
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Dr. Gala accepts 27 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna POS
    Aetna PPO
  • American Lifecare
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana PPO
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Network
  • Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
    Coventry Health Care of Louisiana HMO
  • Employers Health Network
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Galaxy Health Network
    Galaxy Health Network PPO
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Health Payors Organization
    Health Payors Organization PPO
  • Humana Veterans
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • MultiPlan
  • National Healthcare Alliance
  • National Preferred Provider Network
  • PHCS
  • PPO Plus
    PPO Plus PPO
  • Prime Health Services
  • Provider Networks of America
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • USA Managed Care Organization

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Hospitals where Dr. Gala has admitting privileges

Ochsner Baptist
2700 Napoleon Ave
New Orleans, LA 70115
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Ochsner Medical Center
1516 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA 70121
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