Dr. W. Choate, MD

Sports Medicine •  Male • Age 39

  

Dr. W. Choate, MD is a sports medicine specialist in New Orleans, LA. He specializes in sports medicine.


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Ochsner Sports Medicine Inst

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(504) 826-8027
Ochsner Medical Center - Elmwood1221 S Clearview Pkwy Bldg B New Orleans, LA 70121
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Very knowledgeable and caring. I could not have found a better doctor. I am so grateful and blessed to have been treated Dr. Choate.
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Debbie Landry-May – Mar 17, 2020
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Dr. Choate performed a reverse shoulder replacement for me last October. He was quite candid about my surgical needs and thoroughly reviewed my options. I went with the replacement surgery and he was was great in the pre-op phase through my recovery with physical therapy. I would highly recommend Dr. Choate for an orthopedic procedure. Great attitude, performance and support.
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Jerome – Mar 06, 2020
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Dr. Choate is an outstanding physician. Not only is he an amazing physician at the top of his craft, his bed side maker is like no other. Dr Choate is always accessible and he care about doing his very best to restore his patients back to normal. Dr Choate takes on very difficult cases that other doctors may shy away from. I will never hesitate to place my health in his hands. Dr. Choate has performed two very complicated surgeries on me and both were a great success. You will not be disappointed if you choose Dr. Choate as your surgeon.
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Patricia Lewis – Feb 12, 2020
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Dr Choate will go above and beyond for his patients. After my surgery, on a Saturday, I ran a postoperative fever and he called me personally to reassure me that this was a common occurrence. He also called on Sunday to see how I was feeling! Dr Choate has always been companionate and very understanding towards me. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking a surgeon who actually listens and cares.
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RamesK – Feb 06, 2020
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I have nothing but praise for Dr. Choate! I have severe fibromyalgia and both my knees needed a total replacement. I am so grateful Dr. Choate performed my surgeries. Both surgeries were a success and the care I was giving exceeds all expectations. Dr. Choate is AMAZING and also has fantastic staff. Thank you for giving me a far better quality of life again and truly caring about your patients. Forever Grateful!
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Diann H. – Feb 04, 2020
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Dr. Choate has replaced my two knees in 2019. I am very happy with my new knees. I have not had any pain and have no problem going up and down steps in my job as a real estate agent. I am looking forward to getting back into tennis again. Thanks Dr Choate and your very pleasant staff.
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Eileen Traficante – Jan 03, 2020
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Dr Choate and his team were great. He repaired my right shoulder about 6 months ago. Everything from the first visit, pre op and post have been great. I’m fully recovered and able to get back to playing sports
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Thomas Register – Dec 13, 2019
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Dr. Choate is very thorough in his examination and uses current surgery techniques. My surgery was without complication and I know Dr. Choate’s expertise made it so. My recovery period was also without problems but Dr. Choate and his staff were available for any questions or concerns that I had. I was very pleased with the care I received from Dr. Choate. (I had a shoulder replacement).
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Peggy Villemarette – Dec 08, 2019
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I was very pleased with my experience with Dr. Choate. After my shoulder surgery, which was very successful, rehab and meds for inflammation, I am pain free. Dr. Choate is very professional and caring. His support staff is excellent. I would highly recommend him for people who are in need of shoulder pain relief.
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Michael Hebert – Oct 11, 2019
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Very pleasant Went in for my 6 month after surgery appointment things were great and Dr. Choate is a great guy and so is his staff. The whole procedure from start to finish was first class. Would recommend him to anybody.
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John LaBure – Oct 09, 2019
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From the time I met Dr.Choate and his awesome staff, I felt like he knew exactly how to address my shoulder problems quickly and precisely. In a matter of 6 short weeks , I went from having awful shoulder pain to a full recovery from surgery. The friendliness and knowledgeable staff was a great reassurance that I was in excellent hands!!!!
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Brandi barrett – Oct 04, 2019
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Dr. Choate and his entire team have been excellent and so easy to deal with. They all are caring, friendly and have been so accommodating. I had a pretty extensive shoulder surgery that happened during my relocation to Texas and they have gone the extra mile to make sure I was well taken care of, even calling to check in on me and squeezing me in while I’m in town. I'm almost back to normal and I can’t thank him and his team enough for that! Thank you! They are awesome!!
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Sharon R. – Oct 04, 2019
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I am extremely pleased with Dr. Choate and the team at Ochner.
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Glen Greiner – Sep 27, 2019
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I highly recommend Dr. Choate, Emily and his staff. He has a very down to earth demeanor and listened carefully while I explained my chronic elbow pain . The pain was diagnosed as a torn medial epicondyle tendon. Dr. Choate reattached the tendon and now my elbow pain is gone and it has only been two months since the surgery. Again I highly recommend Dr. Choate and have confidence in his abilities as a surgery.
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Dale K – Sep 13, 2019
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Dr Choate is an excellent surgeon who is easy to talk to and answered all my questions. He and his staff are both professional and courteous. They made sure I was educated well before my procedure. I highly recommend Dr Choate.
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Aug 30, 2019
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Dr Choate is always friendly and professional, greeting is with a smile. He performed ACL surgery on my knee, and I couldn't have had be a better surgeon.
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Nicole B – Aug 28, 2019
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Outstanding Surgeon! Simply the best in the South! Extremely compassionate, great bedside manner, professional and courteous staff, highly recommended, Brilliant Surgeon!
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LA – Jun 23, 2019
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Dr. Choate is easy to talk to / no BS he speaks the truth
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luling, LA – Jun 05, 2019
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I highly recommend Dr. Choate. I have complete confidence in his skills as a physician but he is also very kind and patient. As a senior I'm not the best at understanding medical terms and explanations and he takes time to be sure I know everything that is important about my care and does so with respect. I appreciate him and his nurse Emily for all that they have done.
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G Gerarve – Jun 05, 2019
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Dr. Choate, Emily and his entire team are a team of professionalism that any person would want to have. From the first time of meeting Dr. Choate and his team I was given the utmost care, concern, and attentiveness that one should always be given from their doctors. Thank you Dr. Choate, Emily, and your entire team for a job well done. Should I need anything else I would always choose Dr. Choate and his outstanding team over anyone else in the City. I would also tell all my family and friends if they need any type of care in this field to make an appointment with Dr. Choate and they will say the same thing!
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Dr. Choate accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Choate's conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • 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
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Biography

Dr. Choate is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist at the Ochsner Sports Medicine Institute. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and is a Fellow of the American Academy of...

Specialties

  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas - Greenville, SC (Sports Medicine and Shoulder Reconstruction)
Fellowship Hospital
Ochsner Clinic Foundation - New Orleans, LA (Orthopedic Surgery)
Residency Hospital
Ochsner Clinic Foundation - New Orleans, LA
Internship Hospital
University of Tennessee College of Medicine - Memphis, TN
Medical School

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Saint Bernard Parish Hospital

Chalmette, LA

60% Patient experience rating, 9% lower than the national average

Ochsner Medical Center

New Orleans, LA

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)