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TIF procedure for GERD patients at Performed Ochsner Baton Rouge

May 29, 2013


Dr. Louis Jeansonne performs the TIF procedure for GERD patients at Ochsner Medical Center – Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge, LA (May 29, 2013) – Ochsner Medical Center – B

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Ochsner-Kenner Only Hospital In Louisiana To Offer Nanoknife Procedure

January 11, 2013

NEW ORLEANS – Ochsner Medical Center-Kenner is the only hospital in the state to be equipped with a surgical device called a Nanoknife that is used to eliminate malignant tumors.


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Ochsner Health System Named a Walmart Center of Excellence for Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery

February 14, 2019

Ochsner is the 12th healthcare organization in the nation and the 1st in Louisiana to be named a Walmart Center of Excellence for joint replacement surgery.

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St. Bernard Parish Hospital Performs New Orleans’ First LINX® Procedure

February 5, 2019

LINX® consists of a small band of magnetized titanium beads wrapped around the LES located at the base of the esophagus. This band helps prevent gastric acids from pushing back up into the esophagus from the stomach, yet also safely allows the LES to open when required to allow for easy swallowing.

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Ochsner First in State to Use New Therapy for Patients Suffering from Chronic Pain

August 30, 2016

Ochsner Health System is offering another first in Louisiana—a revolutionary new therapy to treat patients suffering from chronic pain.

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Ochsner Welcomes Back Dr. Opoku-Boateng, One of Two Fellowship-Trained Endocrine Surgeons in LA

September 15, 2014

Ochsner welcomes back Adwoa Opoku-Boateng, MD, FACS, to its surgery department. Dr. Opoku-Boateng is fellowship-trained in endocrine surgery, one of only two such specialized surgeons in the state of Louisiana.

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Ochsner Baptist Offers Non-Surgical Treatment for Relief of Chronic Pain

September 29, 2014

Ochsner Baptist is the first in New Orleans to offer COOLIEF* Cooled Radiofrequency Treatment, a non-invasive, outpatient option for those suffering from chronic back, hip or knee pain lasting for longer than three months.

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Ochsner Health System Orthopedic Surgeon Lands Prestigious National Health Policy Fellowship

December 5, 2016

Ochsner Health System Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Brad Waddell, was recently selected as the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons’ (AAHKS) Health Policy Fellow (HPF) for 2017-2018.

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Ochsner Medical Center Invites You To Meet The RIO®

May 15, 2013

NEW ORLEANS -- New highly-advanced robotic arm technology available for partial knee and total hip replacement.

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Robotic-Assisted Simple Prostatectomy Provides Faster Relief For Men With Urinary Issues

March 20, 2014

BATON ROUGE -- William Senn, age 73, didn't think he had any prostate issues. He didn't have problems urinating and he didn't have any other symptoms. But his PSA score remained high for decades. It wasn't until Dr. Dudley Atkinson, a urologist at Ochsner Medical Center – Baton Rouge, suggested he undergo an ultrasound that he realized just how big his problem was.

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