Dr. Bruce Palmer Cleland MD Surgeon

Dr. Bruce Cleland is a surgeon in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Baton Rouge General Medical Center and Ochsner Medical Center. He received his medical degree from University of Virginia School of Medicine and has been in practice for 35 years. Dr. Cleland accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 24 doctors at Baton Rouge General Medical Center and one of 20 at Ochsner Medical Center who specialize in Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Surgeon: General Surgery

Education & Medical Training

William Beaumont Army Medical Center
Residency, General Surgery, 1979–1984

University of Virginia School of Medicine
Class of 1979

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified in Surgery

LA State Medical License
Active through 2015

Publications & Presentations

Total lung preservation following mainstem-bronchial resection for carcinoid tumor.
Hecker, S., Mena, J., Cleland, B.P., McFadden, P.M.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • AmeriHealth Direct POS
  • AmeriHealth Direct POS Value Network
  • Amerihealth HMO
  • AmeriHealth HMO Value Network
  • AmeriHealth PPO
  • AmeriHealth PPO Value Network
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS California CaliforniaCare HMO
  • BCBS California PPO
  • Blue Shield California HMO
  • Blue Shield California PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • GHI PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Net California Large Group PPO
  • Health Net HMO - Employer Group
  • HIP of New York - Select PPO
  • Horizon BCBS Direct Access
  • Horizon BCBS HMO
  • Horizon BCBS POS
  • Horizon BCBS PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO - Kaiser
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Oxford Health Freedom
  • Oxford Health Liberty
  • Pacificare HMO
  • QualCare HMO
  • QualCare PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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