Dr. Rajiv B. Gala, MD

Dr. Rajiv B. Gala, MD

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Obstetrics & Gynecology | Male | 43 years old

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.Read more

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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.Read more

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Specialties

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Board Certifications

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  • 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
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • 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

Procedures Performed

  • Birth Control
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Colposcopy
  • C-Section
  • 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
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • HIV 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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Education

  • Medical School
    University of Alabama At Birmingham

    Graduated in 2000

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Alabama Hospitals
  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Alabama Hospitals

Awards & Recognition

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Languages Spoken

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

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Malpractice claims in Louisiana not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Gala's Office & Staff

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Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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Dr. Gala's 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.