Dr. Gregory J Eckholdt MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Gregory Eckholdt is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Covington, Louisiana. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Ochsner Medical Center and Slidell Memorial Hospital. He received his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and has been in practice for 27 years. He is one of 6 doctors at Ochsner Medical Center and one of 5 at Slidell Memorial Hospital who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: General Cardiac/Thoracic Surgery

Hospital Affiliation

Ochsner Medical Center
Ranked #24 in Cardiology & Heart Surgery

Slidell Memorial Hospital

Education & Medical Training

Ochsner Clinic Foundation
Residency, General Surgery, 1987 - 1992

Baylor College of Medicine
Fellowship, Vascular Surgery, 1992 - 1993

Baylor College of Medicine
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1993 - 1995

Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
Class of 1987

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Gastroenterology

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Transplant Hepatology

AZ State Medical License
Active through 2014

Publications & Presentations

Usefulness of performing colonoscopy one year after endoscopic polypectomy.
Woolfson, I. K., Eckholdt, G. J., Wetzel, C. R., Gathright, J. B., Ray, J. E., Hicks, T. C., Timmcke, A. E., Ferrari, B. T.

The significance of mammographic findings after breast-conserving therapy for carcinoma of the breast.
Sardi, A., Eckholdt, G., McKinnon, W. M., Bolton, J. S.

Management of cancer of the opposite breast following breast preservation.
Sardi, A., Facundus, E. C., Eckholdt, G. J., McKinnon, W. M., Skenderis, B. S., Bolton, J. S.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Anthem Blue Access PPO
  • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
  • Anthem KeyCare PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CareFirst BCBS Maryland POS
  • CareFirst BlueChoice Advantage
  • CareFirst BlueChoice Network POS
  • CareFirst BluePreferred PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry Carelink Health Plans PPO
  • Coventry Virginia - HMO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • HealthLink PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Sagamore Health Plus
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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