Dr. Rajiv Gala, MD

Dr. Rajiv Gala, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology  |  
Male  |  
43 y/o
9 reviews

Accepting new patients

Ochsner Baptist - A Campus of Ochsner Medical Center

4429 Clara St Ste 540

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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Care Philosophy

Dr. Rajiv Gala has a special clinical interest in minimally invasive gynecologic procedures. 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. Prior to joining the staff at Ochsner Health Systems, Dr. Gala was a faculty member at the University of Texas Southwestern Department of Obstetrics and Gynecololgy and served as Lead Gynecologist at Parkland Memorial Hospital. 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. He also received the Organon Resident Research Award for Outstanding Research in Women's Health in 2004. Dr. Gala is very involved with the American College Of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, where he served as the National Junior Fellow Congress Advisory Council Chair from 2007 to 2008. He also served on three national committees including Government Relations, American College Of Obstetricians and Gynecologists/American Board Of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Committee and the Grievance Committee. Dr. Gala is a Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
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Dr. Gala's Experience

Dr. Gala's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Board Certifications

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

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
  • Breech Position
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Chlamydia Infections
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Genitourinary Tract Infections in Pregnancy
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension Complicating Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum
  • Intrauterine Growth Restriction
  • Mastodynia
  • Maternal Anemia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Miscarriages
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Perimenopause
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregestational Diabetes Mellitus
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis


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  • 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 Monitoring
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • HIV Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • 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
  • Vaginosis Screening
  • Wound Repair


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Background Check

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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.


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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Gala has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Korean
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • Vietnamese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gala's Reviews

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Patient Reviews (6)
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.
Dr. Gala is great and I have already recommended him to several friends.
I love Ochsner!
Great doctor, very caring and understanding. Took his time and listened to my concerns.
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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

Hospitals where Dr. Gala has admitting priveleges

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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