Dr. Scott Tucker, MD

Dr. Scott Tucker, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 37
(30)
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Dr. Scott Tucker, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in New Orleans, LA and has been practicing for 4 years. He graduated from Tulane University Of Louisiana in 2008 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.Read his story

3434 Prytania St Ste 310

New Orleans, LA 70115

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
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more than 61% of peers
Tibia and Fibula Fractures
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more than 59% of peers
Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
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more than 59% of peers

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Dr. Tucker's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Tucker "Dr. Scott Tucker is a fellowship-trained Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Surgeon, having completed specialized training with one of the pioneers of Sports Medicine, Dr. James Andrews."
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger

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Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Louisiana.

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.

Education

  • Colby College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2002
  • Tulane University Of Louisiana
    Medical School | Graduated 2008
  • Tulane University Of Louisiana
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Tulane University Of Louisiana
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2013
  • The Andrews Institute, Gulf Breeze, Fl
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2014

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Tucker has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Tucker's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tucker to family and friends
4.9
based on 30 total reviews (22 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (30)

  • 5
    (29)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Tucker'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 (22)

in New Orleans
I had 4 surgeries in 1. Dr. Tucker repaired my completely torn rotator cuff, bicep tendon, and bone spurs. I am 5 months post surgery and back in the gym. It's a long process and journey but well worth it. My physical therapist raved about how Dr. Tucker did a great job on my shoulder and I agree.
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in New Orleans, LA
Very PROFESSIONAL ....PROMPT AND FLEXIBLE appointments and OUTSTANDING SERVICE BOTH WHEN CHECKING IN AND SEEING DOCTORS AND STAFF FRONT AND BACK !!!??????
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in Gretna, LA
Dr. Tucker is a very friendly and intelligent doctor! He makes sure that you understand everything that is going on with you and his workers at the front desk and behind the scenes do the same!!
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in New Orleans, LA
I chose to see Dr. Scott Tucker because he is a fellowship-trained Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Surgeon. I was suffering with a (right shoulder) "completely torn rotator cuff" which had retracted. He performed surgery which entailed a superior capsular reconstruction, biceps tenodesis, and...more
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in New Orleans, LA
Excellent care. Arm fracture necessitated surgery that was scheduled the following day and was able to be accomplished with minimally invasive surgical procedure and home about 2 hours after surgery. Managed with nerve block and pump - I did not need any pain medication. Great PT from Crescent...more
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