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Ochsner Health Hospitals Accredited as Surgical Review Corporation Centers of Excellence

February 20, 2024

This accreditation recognizes Ochsner Health’s commitment to a high standard of quality patient care delivery and safety.

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Ochsner MD Anderson first in Louisiana to use CAR T cell therapy to treat cancer in adults

September 12, 2023

A New Orleans patient received CAR T cell therapy in June, with a complete response and no evidence of cancer in late July, putting them in full remission.

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Ochsner Health is the First in Louisiana to Offer Aquablation Therapy

July 19, 2023

Aquablation therapy is performed by the AquaBeam Robotic System, the first FDA-cleared, surgical robot utilizing automated tissue resection for the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

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Ochsner Health Implants Life-Saving Heart Devices in Pediatric Patient

June 1, 2023

Ochsner Hospital for Children, among the top ranked hospitals in the nation for pediatric cardiology and congenital heart surgery, recently performed groundbreaking procedures to treat severe heart failure in a child.

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Ochsner Performs First BR Procedure with New Pacemaker Technology

May 2, 2022

Dr. Freddy Abi-Samra implanted the WiSE CRT System in a patient procedure at Ochsner Medical Center – Baton Rouge as part of a clinical study called SOLVE-CRT. It's the latest milestone in Ochsner’s accomplishments with heart surgery.

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Ochsner Baton Rouge Joins Knee Injury Medical Trial

April 7, 2022

The Surgical Timing and Rehabilitation, or STaR, medical trial, will benefit the U.S. military, as well as athletes and people from all walks of life who suffer multiple-ligament knee injuries.

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Ochsner Baton Rouge Welcomes New Providers

January 13, 2022

Ochsner Baton Rouge continues to increase the size and scope of its medical staff, welcoming six new providers across various specialties.

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Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Completes First Inspire® Therapy Procedure

November 1, 2021

Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport physician Dr. Hamiter has completed the first Inspire procedure at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport. Inspire is an FDA-approved obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) treatment option for people who cannot use Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy.

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Ochsner Hospital for Children Offers Solution for Pediatric Scoliosis

December 12, 2019

An estimated six to nine million Americans are impacted by scoliosis – a curve in the spine that can present itself at any age, but is much more common in teens and pre-teens. Vertebral body tethering (VBT) is an innovative solution to treating scoliosis in pediatric patients that is less invasive than traditional surgical treatments.

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Ochsner Hospital for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Opening September 24

September 17, 2019

The state-of-the-art facility was specifically designed for orthopedic and sports medicine surgery and will offer the most advanced anesthesia and pain techniques, resulting in less pain and a quicker recovery.

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