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Dr. Matthew Linger, MD

General Surgery*
5.0 (3)
Map Pin Small Alexandria, LA
Accepting new patients
11 years of experience

Offers telehealth

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Overview of Dr. Matthew Linger, MD

Dr. Matthew Linger, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Alexandria, LA. They specialize in General Surgery, has 11 years of experience, and is board certified in General Surgery. They graduated from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and is affiliated with Rapides Regional Medical Center. Dr. Linger, completed a residency at Vanderbilt University. Patients rated Dr. Linger an average 5.0 star rating.

Dr. Linger works at Rapides Surgical Specialists in Alexandria, LA with other offices in Natchitoches, LA. They frequently treat conditions like Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax) and Rib Fracture along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Anthem and Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

Dr. Linger's Office Locations

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    Rapides Surgical Specialists
    201 4th St Ste 5B, Alexandria, LA 71301 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions
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    Phone Icon (318) 389-8239
    Monday
    07:30 - 18:00
    Tuesday
    07:30 - 18:00
    Wednesday
    07:30 - 18:00
    Thursday
    07:30 - 18:00
    Friday
    08:00 - 17:00
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    Rapides Regional Physician Group – Natchitoches
    118 South Dr Ste 300, Natchitoches, LA 71457 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions
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Experience & Treatment Frequency

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Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
Rib Fracture
Wedge Resection Colon

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Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
Rib Fracture
Wedge Resection Colon
Appendicitis
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
Diaphragmatic and Hiatal Hernia
Gallstones
Gastroparesis
Intestinal Obstruction
Pelvic Abscess
Traumatic Brain Injury
Umbilical Hernia
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Cholecystectomy with Robotic Assist
Colectomy
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Gallbladder Removal
Gastrotomy
Laparoscopic Appendectomy
Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)
Open Incisional or Ventral Hernia Repair
Thoracentesis
Tracheal Surgery
Ventral Hernia Repair Open
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
Wound Repair
Abdominal Pain
Acute Bowel Infarction
Adrenal Gland Cancer
Anal and Rectal Cancer
Anal or Rectal Pain
Anorectal Abscess
Anorectal Fistula
Ascites
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Barrett's Esophagus
Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
Biliary Atresia
Biliary Tract Cancer
Boerhaave's Syndrome
Bone Cancer
Brain Injury
Breast Cancer
Breast Lump
Burn Injuries
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
Cholangiocarcinoma
Colorectal Cancer
Congenital Anomaly Intestine
Constipation
Crohn's Disease
Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
Empyema
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Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
Gallbladder Cancer
Gastric Ulcer
Gynecologic Cancer
Hemorrhoids
Hiatal Hernia
Hiatal Hernia with Obstruction
Hidradenitis
Hyperparathyroidism
Ileus
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Incisional Hernia
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Inguinal Hernia
Intestinal Abscess
Intestinal Diverticulosis
Intestinal Fistula
Intestinal Prolapse
Ischemic Colitis
Lipomas
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Liver Cancer
Lung Cancer
Meckel's Diverticulum
Megacolon
Mesenteric Lymphadenitis
Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Obstructed Inguinal Hernia
Osteosarcoma
Pancreatic Cancer
Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
Partial Lung Collapse
Peptic Ulcer
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
Peripheral Arterial Dissection
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
Pleural Effusion
Proctoptosis
Pyloric Stenosis
Rectal Prolapse
Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
Second-Degree Burns
Secondary Malignancies
Small Intestine Cancer
Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Thyroid Cancer
Thyroid Nodule
Tubo-Ovarian Abscess
Ulcerative Colitis
Varicose Veins
Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
Ventral Hernia
Visceroptosis
Abdominoplasty
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Acid Reflux Surgery
Arterial Catheterization with Robotic Assist
Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
Atherectomy
Augmentation Cystoplasty
Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
Bile Duct Procedure
Bladder Surgery
Bone Marrow Biopsy
Bunion Surgery
Colectomy Laparoscopic
Colectomy Sigmoidectomy with Robotic Assist
Colostomy
Cyst Incision and Drainage
Decortication and Pleurectomy
Diaphragmatic Paraesophagel Hernia Robotic Assist
Dressing and Debridement of Wound or Infection
Duodenal Polypectomy
Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
Excision
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Excision of Bile Duct Tumor
Excision of Breast Tumor
Excision of Rectal Tumor
Excision of Stomach Tumor
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)
Gastrectomy
Gastrectomy with Robotic Assist
Gastric Bypass Surgery
Gastric Bypass Surgery, Open
Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
Hemigastrectomy
Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
Hernia Repair
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Robotic Assist
Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary
Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery
Laparoscopic Incisional Hernia Repair
Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair
Laparoscopic Removal of Stones from Biliary Tract
Laparoscopic Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair
Laparotomy
Liver Biopsy
Lobectomy of Lung with Robotic Assist
Lumpectomy
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Mastectomy
Nephrectomy
Nephrectomy with Robotic Assist
Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
Open Appendectomy
Open Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
Open Inguinal Hernia Repair
Open Lobectomy
Open Lung Resection or Removal
Open Segmentectomy
Orchiectomy
Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
Paraesophageal Hernia Repair
Paraesophageal Hernia Repair Robotic Assist
Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Peripheral Artery Bypass
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
Port Placements or Replacements
Procetectomy With Robotic Assist
Proctectomy
Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
Renal Transplant
Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
Salpingectomy with Robotic Assist
Salpingo Oopherectomy
Skin Grafts
Sleeve Gastrectomy
Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
Sphincterotomy
Spinal Nerve Block
Splenectomy
Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
Splenorrhaphy
Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
Thoracoscopic Lobectomy Robotic Assist
Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection Robotic Assist
Thyroid Lobectomy
Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
Umbilical Hernia Repair Open
Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
Varicose Vein Procedure
Ventral Hernia Repair Laparoscopic
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    • Aetna
    • Anthem
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Cigna
    • First Health
    • Humana
    • MultiPlan

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    Ratings & Reviews

    5.0
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    About Dr. Matthew Linger, MD

    Specialties*
    • General Surgery

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    Years of Experience
    • 11 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    Gender
    • Male
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    NPI Number
    • 1588009468
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    Education & Certifications

    Residency
    • Vanderbilt University
    Residency
    Medical Education
    • Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • General Surgery
    Board Certifications
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    Hospital Affiliations

    • Rapides Regional Medical Center

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Dr. Matthew Linger, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Linger is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

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

    Dr. Linger has seen patients for Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax) and Rib Fracture, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Linger on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    3 patients have reviewed Dr. Linger. The overall rating for this provider is 5.0. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Linger.

    Whether a person prefers to schedule an appointment online or over the phone with Dr. Linger, there are benefits to both methods. A person calling to schedule an with Dr. Linger appointment can ask questions about the practice, provider availability, conditions treated, procedures performed, and if their insurance carrier is accepted. While online scheduling is quicker, easier, allows one to view a wide range of appointment times, and may provide the ability to sync with a personal calendar.

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