Dr. Walter Stephen Choate, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in New Orleans, LA and has been practicing for 7 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery.


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Dr. Choate's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Joint Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Choate treats Joint Pain more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Choate treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Choate treats Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Choate treats this condition more than 84% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle Sprain
Ankle Sprains and Strains
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Choate treats Ankle Sprains and Strains more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Choate treats this condition more than 84% of his peers

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

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2012
Ochsner Foundation Hospital
Residency Hospital
2007
UNIV OF TN HLTH SCI CTR
Medical School
2012
2007

Awards

Dr. Choate's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Choate

5.0

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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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Dr. Choate is easy to talk to / no BS he speaks the truth
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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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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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He is a wonderful doctor care .Who care about your needs and making sure your needs are met.
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Dr. Choate was easy to talk to and explained my operation in language I could understand. His staff was very friendly and took care of my every need. Would definitely recommend him to everybody I know. It was a pleasant experience.
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From day one, Dr. Choate and his team went above a beyond. Not only were they extremely knowledgeable, they were kind and patient. No question went unanswered throughout my entire process. I would highly recommend his team!
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Dr. Choate was excellent with my posterior labrum repair and i could not be happier. He was friendly every visit, was always positive, and led me on the perfect path of recovery to be able to play baseball again. i can't see any way it could have gone better. Very happy.
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Dr. Choate and his team were very attentive throughout the entire process, from first visit to discharge. They fully explained options and challenges to shoulder surgery. They were surprisingly responsive, followed up thoroughly. Best of all, the entire team — Emily in particular though all are terrific! — displayed a high level of professionalism while also caring deeply about a holistic approach. It was a longer road to recovery than expected (fibromyalgia didn’t help!) but I’d rather have Dr Choate and his team by my side than anyone else.
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Dr. Choate was able to diagnose, and explain to me why my joints were dislocating at such high frequency. Not only did he treat the problem that I presented to me, but told me how to care for the rest of my body.
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I was very lucky to be referred to Dr. Choate, and his capable staff Emily Pacitti, Lynsey Shaffer, and all the others. I was suffering with a very painful torn meniscus in my right knee, giving me 24 hour pain. Dr. Choate examined me in a very timely manner, and set up arthroscopic surgery. The surgery went very smoothly, and I was free of pain very shortly afterward. I had a fantastic recovery and I am now again an active 61 year old. Thank you Dr. Choate! Mitchell Yokum, New Orleans
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Brilliant, caring and most importantly extremely outstanding surgical skills - I am a middle aged active female who sought his help with both degenerative and overuse injuries in my knee . He performed a lateral Meniscectomy and cartilage debridement and now 6 weeks after the surgery my knee feels “ youthful “ , strong and pain free . Thank you Dr Choate for my new lease on life ! I highly recommend him to anyone of all ages with an orthopedic issue
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First of all. I just would say how lucky i was to get referred to Dr Choate and Dr Emily.There was never a question unanswered or anything that wasn't discussed before my massive knee reconstruction.After surgery there was a complication and i was informed the Dr Choate was off work,about 30 minutes later he showed up in a tee shirt and a ball cap.Clearly he was off work but took time to come check on me and assure me everything was as expected. That kind of dedication is rare these days.AWESOME
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Dr. Choate and his staff were excellent and very knowledgeable took the to answer all most question. I highly recommend Dr. Choate
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Dr. Choate is a caring professional and an excellent surgeon. He and his staff guided me through recovery from shoulder surgery with expertise and personal attention. I appreciate their efforts and am thankful for being able to return to my work and exercise routine. I would certainly recommend Dr. Choate and his team without hesitation.
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As a 69 yr old martial artist and generally active person my knee injury made me think I might not be able to continue doing what I love to do. Dr Choate had helped my wife with a shoulder issue so I saw him and from the moment I walked in I knew I was in the right place. His manner was relaxed and confident as he explained injury to me, gave me the options and his recommendation. After surgery he and his office were always available and my recovery is going extremely well. He’s a rock star!
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Dr. Choate is an excellent surgeon, and very kind and compassionate. He took time to listen to me and answer all of my questions. He's very calm and reassuring and explained everything step by step. Emily is fantastic too. Both were readily available and always returned messages within a few hours. I could not recommend him more highly!
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Dr. Choate is an excellent doctor!!! He and his staff were very kind and took their time with me. As a 36 year old man this is my first procedure in life and I was a nervous wreck going into this. He and his staff put my mind at ease, by explaining everything that was going on step by step. Without their expertise I would not be able to return to my lifestyle of kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I am very grateful!!
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The staff is caring and helpful. They take their time with you and are willing to accommodate schedules for kids. I would highly recommend Dr. Choate and his staff .
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Dr. Choate is very professional and a very good dr. I would recommend anyone to go to him.
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