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John W. Baker, MD

About Dr. Baker

I’m a general surgeon at University Medical Center and the Assistant Professor of the Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery Division at Tulane University. I earned my medical degree at Louisiana State University at Shreveport and completed both my residency and internship in General Surgery with LSU. I specialize not only in Bariatric and Metabolic Surgeries, but Laparoscopic Surgeries as well. I am certified by the American Board of Surgery. 

My little something extra 

I have a special interest in access to care, patient safety, and surgery mission trips. I am working with Operation New Life on mission trips to Honduras to help with advanced laparoscopic techniques.  

Affiliations University Medical Center New Orleans, East Jefferson General Hospital
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Education and Experience
  • Medical School
  • Louisiana State University-- Shreveport, School of Medicine Shreveport, LA
  • Residency
  • Louisiana State University School of Medicine Shreveport, LA
  • Board Certification
  • American Board of Surgery (ABS). (Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery)
    American Board of Surgery (ABS). (Surgery)
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