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About Dr. Michael Weaver
Dr. Michael Weaver, MD is a Doctor primarily located in New Orleans, LA, with another office in New Orleans, LA. He has 27 years of experience. His specialties include Vascular Surgery, General Surgery, Cytopathology and Pathology. Dr. Weaver is affiliated with Lakeview Regional Medical Center, Tulane University Hospital & Clinic and West Jefferson Medical Center. Dr. Weaver has received 1 award. He speaks English.
Dr. Michael Weaver has the following 4 specialties
- Vascular Surgery
Vascular surgeons treat and manage disorders in your veins, arteries and your lymphatic system to ensure blood circulation in your heart and in brain is the best it can be. They're well-versed on how your vascular system works with the rest of your body and they can treat conditions that may cause blockages or buildup.
They can perform many of the same diagnostic testing as interventional radiologists can, such as angiography and MRIs. In addition to diagnosis, they provide critical care and treatment for aneurysms, artery blockages and trauma injuries that involve your veins. They can also help patients manage diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol as well as treat artery disease. Treatment for more serious cases might include bypass surgery or surgery to remove plaque.
- General Surgery
A surgical specialist is a physician who has additional training in a specific area of surgery.
The American Board of Medical Specialties acknowledges the following surgical specialties: general surgery, thoracic and cardiac surgery, colon and rectal surgery, obstetrics and gynecological surgery, neurological surgery, ophthalmic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngological surgery, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, urological surgery, and vascular surgery.
Some procedures are performed by more than one type of specialist. Also, some surgeons may choose to specialize in specific procedures within their specialty area. For example, a plastic and maxillofacial surgeon may specialize in performing rhinoplasty procedures.
Similar to what pathologists do, cytopathologists analyze specimens in a lab to help your doctor diagnose your condition. However, cytopathologists primarily analyze cells from tissues, tumors and lesions in order to detect disease, whereas pathologists primarily focus on bodily fluid samples.
The most common example of this is pap smears, which cytopathologists use to detect and study the precursors to cervical cancer in women. Additionally, they help oncologists detect blood cancers and blood disorders. You can think of all pathologists as a type of lab consultant for doctors. You consult with your doctor and then he or she often consults with a pathologist who uses lab testing to confirm what they suspect your condition might be.
A pathologist is a physician who specializes in the causes and paths taken by different diseases in order to accurately diagnose an illness.
Pathologists diagnose and determine the characteristics of a disease through the study of biopsies of diseased tissue or of bodily fluids. For example, a pathologist will look at a biopsy of a skin lesion in order to diagnose or rule out skin cancer. A pathologist will also look at a Pap smear in order to check for a gynecological cancer like cancer of the uterus.
In addition to determining the cause and development of a disease, these specialists also study the changes a disease makes to a body and the consequences of those structural changes.
Dr. Michael Weaver has the following 1 expertise
- Heart Diseases
Dr. Michael Weaver has 2 board certified specialties
Dr. Michael Weaver is Board Certified in 2 specialties
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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Aortic Valve replacement was my first surgery in life. Dr. Weaver excelled in patient confidence through explanation and encouraged feedback. I highly recommend this physician and surgeon. I am a Vietnam era veteran sent to Dr. Weaver from the Veterans Administration, receiving surgery at Tulane University Medical Center. I now have restored breathing and stamina on exercise, after the previous valve with severe stenosis was replaced. I cannot thank this man enough!
Patients' Choice Award (2009, 2012, 2014)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Dr. Weaver is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Lakeview Regional Medical Center
Tulane University Hospital & Clinic
West Jefferson Medical Center
East Jefferson General Hospital
Ochsner Baptist Medical Center
Louisiana Heart Hospital
Slidell Memorial Hospital
Louisiana Medical Center and Heart Hospital
27 Years Experience
Louisiana State University School Of Medicine In New Orleans
Graduated in 1986
Lsu Health Sciences
Dr. Michael Weaver accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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