With services integrated into seven area hospitals, Tulane Surgery is the true New Orleans academic surgical program. Patients benefit from excellent, innovative care provided by renowned faculty. Students and residents learn from diverse practice settings with large and varied patient population.
Tulane Medical Center
1415 Tulane Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70112
Tulane Medical Center is a tertiary care facility with 235 beds and 24 specialty clinics, located within the School of Medicine downtown campus. Opened in 1976, it is the main practice location and teaching center for the medical school faculty. The Tulane Abdominal Transplant Center, Cancer Center, Center for Wound Healing, Hernia Center, Chest Wall Defects Center, Pediatric Heart Center, and Cardiovascular Institute are located here. Robotic Surgery, the Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, and Tulane Healthcare Simulation Center (opening in January 2009) are advancing the quality of care, to make certain the future.
Tulane Lakeside Hospital
4720 S. 1019 Service Road
Suite 300, Metairie, LA 70001
Lakeside delivers babies: more than 90,000 since opening in 1964. Today, this 119 bed hospital continues to emphasize women's health services. It is home to the Tulane Breast Health Center, a location of Tulane Aesthetic Surgery, and a Tulane Surgery Clinic. In 2007, Tulane and Lakeside combined had more than 4,000 surgical admits. Surgical residents train here throughout their postgraduate work.
MCLNO University Hospital
2021 Perdido Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
In 1736, just eighteen years after the settling of New Orleans, a French sailor founded Charity Hospital to care for the indigent. Named for the Daughters of Charity nuns who ran it for a century, Charity is the second oldest continually operated public hospital in the United States. From 1833 until destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in August 2005, Charity was located on Tulane Avenue. Tulane Medical School grew up around Charity and relocated next door in 1929. Generations of physicians chose Tulane residency programs because of Charity Hospital. Though the iconic structure closed following hurricane Katrina, the Spirit of Charity lives on at University Hospital. Plans to build a new, modern facility are being developed. Internationally-renowned Dr. Norman McSwain, Tulane Professor of Surgery, directs the Level-1 trauma center at University Hospital. Yearly, University sees more than 1100 surgical inpatient admissions. Surgery residents are on trauma service here during postgraduate years one, two and four.
200 Henry Clay Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana 70118
The Crippled Children's Hospital opened in 1955 to rehabilitate children of the polio epidemic and other physical handicaps. Renamed in 1976, not-for-profit Children's Hospital is Louisiana's only full-service hospital exclusively for children. The 201 bed hospital has more than 1700 surgical admissions yearly. Residents spend four months here, during their third postgraduate year, and also see patients here during their plastic surgery rotations.
East Jefferson General Hospital
4200 Houma Blvd.
Metairie, LA 70006
Publicly owned and not-for-profit, East Jefferson has grown to 450 beds and a medical staff of nearly 700, since opening in 1971. As a community service district hospital, it serves the burgeoning population of the east bank of Jefferson Parish. Primary services include cardiovascular, rehabilitative, oncology, and woman & child care. In 2007, East Jeff had more than 6800 surgical admissions. Residents are on service here during their third and fifth years of training.
Touro Medical Center
1401 Foucher Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
Located in the beautiful Garden District in uptown New Orleans, Touro Infirmary is New Orleans only community based, not-for-profit, faith-based hospital. Since 1852, Touro has been at the forefront of medical excellence. In 1923, Touro was one of only 15 hospitals in the country approved to use insulin to treat diabetes. Today, the Touro Rehabilitation Center is one of the premier programs in the country. Touro sees more than 3400 surgical patients annually. Surgery residents rotate through Touro, during their third year for general and thoracic surgery.
West Jefferson General Hospital
1101 Medical Center Boulevard
Marrero, Louisiana 70072
Since it opened in 1960, West Jeff has had an amazing $13.5 billion dollar economic impact on the community. Today it is a 451-bed, full service, community hospital located on the West Bank of the New Orleans region. It has received recognition as one of the top hospitals in the nation and as one of the Top 5 Best Places to Work in the metropolitan area. In 2007, West Jeff had more than 4400 surgical admissions. Surgery residents are on service at West Jeff during their fourth year of training.
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