Dr. Richard Abben, MD

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Dr. Richard Abben, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Houma, LA and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Abben has more experience with Cardiac Implantable Device Procedures, Heart Conditions, and Adult Congenital Heart Conditions than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Illinois College of Medicine medical school in 1978. He is affiliated with medical facilities Terrebonne General Medical Center and Thibodaux Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Abben to book an appointment.

Dr. Abben

Cardiovascular Institute of the South

225 Dunn St Houma, LA 70360
Accepting new patients

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Yes I would. I have been with Dr. Abben for a long time and would not switch to another doctor. He checked me out in a reasonable time and was out in a flash.
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Brenda Gotreau – Apr 14, 2021
He was my parents' physician; he has been mine since 1992; he is my daughters' cardiologist since the age of 18 (she is 39), and he has been my spouse's since 2007. We could not be more happy with the quality of care he has provided to us all throughout the decades.
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Marianne Turnage, RN – Apr 14, 2021
Satisfied with every aspect of visit.
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Charlie Folse – Apr 14, 2021
Updated my current situation and reviewed past history and set up plan forward.
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Apr 13, 2021
Yes.
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Ronald J Lambert – Apr 10, 2021
Stratified
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Apr 07, 2021
Clean, Prompt, Professional, thorough Exam, efficient office. Highly Recommend!
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Bryan Aucoin – Apr 07, 2021
Very informative and comfortable to be under Dr. Abben’s care
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Samuel J. Rogers Sr. – Apr 06, 2021
Amazing Doctor!
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Covington, LA – Mar 23, 2017
Dr. Abben was understanding and concerned about me as an individual. He recommended the best course of action under the existing circumstances and the reasons why. He gained my trust is a very short time and performed the procedure ASAP.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Thibodaux, LA – Mar 07, 2017

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Biography

Dr. Richard Abben, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Houma, LA and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Abben has more experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Interventional Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Education

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Residency Hospital
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Residency Hospital
1978
University of Illinois College of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. Richard Abben, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Abben frequently treats Cardiac Implantable Device Procedures, Heart Conditions, and Adult Congenital Heart Conditions. See all practice areas where Dr. Abben specializes.

Where is Dr. Richard Abben, MD's office located?

Dr. Abben's office is located at 225 Dunn St, Houma, LA 70360. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Abben treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Abben treats other conditions, please contact the office at (985) 876-0300.

Cardiac Implantable Device Procedures

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Dr. Abben is experienced in the area of Cardiac Implantable Device Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
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Heart Conditions

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Dr. Abben is experienced in the area of Heart Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Heart Disease
Congestive Heart Failure
Hypertensive Heart Disease
Hypertension
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Adult Congenital Heart Conditions

Adult congenital cardiac disorder specialists diagnose and treat heart disorders, such as arrythmias and mitral valve disease, that have been present from birth to adulthood.Compare with other Adult Congenital Heart Conditions specialists.

Dr. Abben is experienced in the area of Adult Congenital Heart Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Flutter
Arrhythmias
Mitral Valve Disease
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Cardiac Electrical System Procedures

Electrophysiologists monitor, diagnose and treat abnormal heart rhythms through procedures such as electrocardiograms (EKGs) and pacemaker insertionsCompare with other Cardiac Electrical System Procedures specialists.

Dr. Abben is experienced in the area of Cardiac Electrical System Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
Electrocardiogram (EKG)
Cardioversion, Elective
Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
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Dr. Abben's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Cardiovascular Diagnostic Test
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Dobutamine Thallium Stress Test
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Electrophysiological Study
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Kawasaki Disease
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Long QT Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Mobitz, Type 2, Heart Block
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening (PAD)
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pharmacologic Nuclear Stress Test
  • Pharmacologic Stress Test, Adenosine
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Second Degree Heart Block
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Stress Test
  • Structural Heart Disease Evaluations and Treatment
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Third Degree Heart Block
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Venous Hypertension
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Pattern

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(985) 876-0300

Dr. Abben accepts the following insurance:

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Aetna HMO
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Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
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Locations

Cardiovascular Institute of the South

Cardiovascular Institute of the South225 Dunn St Houma, LA 70360
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