Dr. Buford Berry MD
Thoracic Surgeons — Baton Rouge, LAContact Dr. Berry
Dr. Buford Berry specializes in thoracic surgery, vascular surgery, cardiac surgery in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Details of Dr. Berry's 49 years experience as an MD, his 2 hospital affiliations and education at Tulane University are available on your free doctor report.
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7777 Hennessy Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
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Board Certification, Specialty and Expertise
Dr. Buford Berry identified specializing in
Thoracic SurgeryThoracic Surgery
A thoracic surgeon provides the operative, perioperative care, and critical care of patients with pathologic conditions within the chest. Included is the surgical care of coronary artery disease, cancers of the lung, esophagus and chest wall, abnormalities of the trachea, abnormalities of the great vessels and heart valves, congenital anomalies, tumors of the mediastinum, and diseases of the diaphragm. The management of the airway and injuries of the chest is within the scope of the specialty. Thoracic surgeons have the knowledge, experience and technical skills to accurately diagnose, operate upon safely, and effectively manage patients with thoracic diseases of the chest. This requires substantial knowledge of cardiorespiratory physiology and oncology, as well as capability in the use of heart assist devices, management of abnormal heart rhythms and drainage of the chest cavity, respiratory support systems, endoscopy, and invasive and noninvasive diagnostic techniques. No Sub-Specialty., Vascular SurgeryVascular Surgery
A surgeon with expertise in the management of surgical disorders of the blood vessels, excluding the intercranial vessels or the heart. and Cardiac Surgery..
Dr. Buford Berry accepts the following plans for United Healthcare at 7777 Hennessy Blvd
- Definity Choice Plus
- Definity PPO
- Harvard Pilgrim Choice Plus
- Harvard Pilgrim Options
- PacifiCare SignatureElite
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A hospital affiliation covers any doctor who has an affiliation, association or admitting privilege with a hospital. A doctor's particular affiliation to a specific hospital can translate to the overall quality of that provider.
Dr. Berry is affiliated with 2 hospitals:
Our Lady Of The Lake Regional Medical Center
5000 Hennessy Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA
EducationDr. Berry attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and graduated in 1964 having 49 years experience. Additional residency training in General Surgery was conducted at Ochsner Foundation Hospital. Advanced training program of a fellowship in Thoracic Surgery was conducted at Mayo Clinic.
While there is no proven correlation between the quality of one's educational institution and the quality of one's professional competence, it is often an indicator. Medical schools have various levels of selectivity (some are harder to get into than others), and both the quality of their clinical training and level of research are measured. Additional medical training in both residency and fellowships and the facilities they are conducted at also provide a history of the doctors' level of training and experience.
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- Buford E Berry
- B Berry
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