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Dr. James Leithead III, MD

Bariatric Surgery*
4.0 (4)
Map Pin Small Covington, LA
Accepting new patients

Offers telehealth

Overview of Dr. James Leithead III, MD

Dr. James Leithead III, MD is a Bariatric Surgery Specialist in Covington, LA. Dr. Leithead III, completed a fellowship at Jackson South Community Hospital. Dr. Leithead III, completed a residency at Department of Surgery - Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. Patients rated Dr. Leithead III an average 4.0 star rating.

Dr. Leithead III works at Practice in Covington, LA with other offices in Metairie, LA, Slidell, LA and New Orleans, LA. They frequently treat conditions like Diaphragmatic and Hiatal Hernia and Unexplained Weight Loss along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Cigna as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Leithead III's Office Locations

  1. 1
    Surgical Specialists of Louisiana
    7015 Highway 190 East Service Rd Ste 200, Covington, LA 70433 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (985) 234-3000
    Monday
    08:30 - 17:00
    Tuesday
    08:30 - 17:00
    Wednesday
    08:30 - 17:00
    Thursday
    08:30 - 17:00
    Friday
    08:30 - 17:00
    Saturday
    Closed
    Sunday
    Closed
  2. 2
    Surgical Specialists of La
    3100 Galleria Dr Ste 300, Metairie, LA 70001 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (504) 934-3000
    Monday
    08:30 - 17:00
    Tuesday
    08:30 - 17:00
    Wednesday
    08:30 - 17:00
    Thursday
    08:30 - 17:00
    Friday
    08:30 - 17:00
    Saturday
    Closed
    Sunday
    Closed
  3. 3
    Office
    1810 Lindberg Dr Ste 1700, Slidell, LA 70458 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (985) 234-3000
  4. 4
    University Medical Center
    2000 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70112 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (504) 702-5700
    Monday
    08:30 - 17:00
    Tuesday
    08:30 - 17:00
    Wednesday
    08:30 - 17:00
    Thursday
    08:30 - 17:00
    Friday
    08:30 - 17:00
    Saturday
    08:30 - 17:00
    Sunday
    08:30 - 17:00

Hospital Affiliations
Admitting Hospitals

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  • Our Lady Of The Lake Surgical Hospital
  • University Medical Center New Orleans

Experience & Treatment Frequency

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Sleeve Gastrectomy
Diaphragmatic and Hiatal Hernia
Unexplained Weight Loss

Treatment frequency



Many providers have expertise treating multiple conditions or procedures. FindCare uses a variety of data sources to determine which conditions or procedures a provider treats and their level of experience.
Sleeve Gastrectomy
Diaphragmatic and Hiatal Hernia
Unexplained Weight Loss
Obesity
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Paraesophageal Hernia Repair Robotic Assist
Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Abdominal Pain
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
Gallstones
Umbilical Hernia
Acid Reflux Surgery
Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
Cholecystectomy with Robotic Assist
Duodenal Polypectomy
Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
Gallbladder Removal
Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)
Laparoscopic Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair
Ventral Hernia Repair Laparoscopic
Abdominal Disorders
Abdominal Hernia
Appendicitis
Barrett's Esophagus
Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
Biliary Atresia
Breast Cancer
Breast Lump
Cancer
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Cholelithiasis
Duodenal Ulcer
Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal Diseases
Esophageal Diverticulum
Gastric Ulcer
Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Gastroparesis
Hernia
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Hiatal Hernia
Hiatal Hernia with Obstruction
Hyperparathyroidism
Ileus
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Incisional Hernia
Inguinal Hernia
Intestinal Obstruction
Lipomas
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Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
Pediatric Obesity
Pelvic Abscess
Peptic Ulcer
Pyloric Stenosis
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Stomach Cancer
Stomach Diseases
Stomach Stenosis
Surgical Weight Loss
Ulcer
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Ulcerative Colitis
Ventral Hernia
Weight Gain
Weight Loss
Abdominoplasty
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Appendectomy
Colectomy
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Colonoscopy
Cyst Incision and Drainage
da Vinci® Colectomy
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn
Endoscopy
Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
Esophageal Surgery
Excision of Stomach Tumor
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Gastrectomy
Gastrectomy with Robotic Assist
Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic
Gastric Bypass Surgery
Gastric Sleeve Surgery
Gastroenterology Procedures
Gastrotomy
Hemorrhoid Treatment
Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
Hernia Repair
Laparoscopic Colectomy
Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery
Laparoscopic Incisional Hernia Repair
Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
Laparotomy
Liver Biopsy
Open Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
Open Incisional or Ventral Hernia Repair
Puncture Aspiration
Pyloromyotomy
Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery
Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
Stomach Surgery
Ventral Hernia Repair Open
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Lobectomy
Wedge Resection Stomach
Weight Loss Management
Weight Loss Revisional Surgery
Wound Repair
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    About Dr. James Leithead III, MD

    Specialties*
    • Bariatric Surgery

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    Languages Spoken
    • English, French
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    NPI Number
    • 1437473469
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    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • Jackson South Community Hospital
    Fellowship
    Residency
    • Department of Surgery - Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
    Residency
    Undergraduate School
    • Louisiana State University
    Undergraduate School
    Board Certifications
    • General Surgery
    Board Certifications
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    Dr. James Leithead III, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Leithead III is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Leithead III has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Leithead III has seen patients for Diaphragmatic and Hiatal Hernia and Unexplained Weight Loss, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Leithead III on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    4 patients have reviewed Dr. Leithead III. The overall rating for this provider is 4.0. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Leithead III.

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