Dr. Richard Hesse, MD

Dr. Richard Hesse, MD

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73 y/o

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Dr. Richard Hesse, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in New Orleans, LA. He is 73 years old and has been practicing for 49 years. Dr. Hesse is affiliated with Ochsner Medical Center.

Ochsner Medical Center

1514 Jefferson Hwy Fl 10

New Orleans, LA 70121
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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. Richard Hesse has been named one of the Top Ophthalmologists in America by the Consumer Research Council multiple times and has been selected by peer group survey Best Doctors in America annually since 2001. Dr. Hesse graduated with highest honors from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and earned his medical degree from Tulane, where he also graduated with honors. After his internship at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville he entered the US Air Force and attained the rank of Major. Upon discharge he returned to New Orleans and completed his ophthalmology residency at Ochsner. Dr. Hesse joined the Ochsner staff, where he serves as the department chair, in 1980. He also holds a Clinical Professorship at LSU. Dr. Hesse's post-doctoral education includes an executive MBA degree in healthcare clinics from Tulane. He has served as president of the Louisiana-Mississippi Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology Society, president of the ophthalmology section of the Southern Medical Association and is the author of numerous articles concerning oculoplastics, orbital tumors and orbital blood flow to the optic nerve. Dr. Hesse is a board certified ophthalmologist and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. You can visit Dr. Hesses' website at www.EyePlastics.com.
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Dr. Hesse's Experience

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  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Melanoma
  • Eye Trauma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Graves' Disease
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Presbyopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects

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Procedures

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Eyelid Tumor Reconstruction
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Orbit Evisceration
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Ptosis (Eyelids) Surgery
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Lid Retraction
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • University Of North Carolina
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1964
  • Tulane University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1968
  • University Of Virginia Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1969
  • Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1975
  • University of Iowa
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1980

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hesse has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

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

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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Hesse 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)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • 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. Hesse has admitting privileges

Ochsner Medical Center
1516 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA 70121
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