Hospital Buzz

Hospitals may not be the most fun place to be, but they can sure offer peace of mind when your health or that of a loved one is in reputably good hands. New Orleans and the surrounding region offer quality healthcare here at home, from routine surgeries to immediate, emergency care, and highly specialized procedures. They continue to expand offerings in healthcare as new technologies present new ways to see patients, diagnose problems, and pinpoint the best treatments available. Medical news is good news, and the latest hospital buzz showcases some of the region’s quality diverse offerings, new, convenient programs, and well-deserved recognition for successful outcomes. Find out more from the following providers and have a happy, safe, and healthy Mardi Gras season.


Crescent City Surgical Centre (CCSC) is America’s premier physician-owned surgical hospital. Owned and operated by a combination of 32 elite local practicing physicians and Louisiana Children’s Medical Center, CCSC offers eight operating rooms and two procedure rooms. Using cutting-edge DaVinci robotic laparoscopic technology, CCSC offers patients minimally invasive surgery resulting in less pain and faster recovery time.

Twenty VIP private rooms are available, and CCSC can make accommodations for those whose loved ones wish to stay overnight. Catered restaurant-style meals are served and designed to meet patients’ personal dietary needs. They offer expedited wait times on appointments in a relaxing and comfortable environment. CCSC features surgical specialists in the fields of Bariatric, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, ENT, Colo-Rectal, General Surgery, Gynecological Procedures, Urology, Interventional Radiology, Pain Management, Plastic, Reconstructive and Advanced Cosmetic Surgery.

For more information about Crescent City Surgical Centre, please call 504- 830-2500, or visit


Illnesses and injuries don’t follow a schedule, so it’s important to be close to medical care that’s available after hours. Children’s Hospital’s Virtual After Hours helps parents access Children’s Hospital providers from wherever they are through a free app. Simply register online and receive face-to-face pediatric care from your computer, tablet, or smartphone. Children’s Hospital is committed to providing each child with expert pediatric primary care. With 14 primary care clinics, two After Hours Clinics and the new Virtual After Hours Clinic, quality pediatric care is within reach.

To register for Virtual After Hours care, visit To learn more about physicians and services offered through Children’s Hospital, visit


Touro is dedicated to improving heart and vascular care for New Orleanians, and is proud to be awarded the Gold Seal of Approval® for Chest Pain Certification by The Joint Commission. This important Chest Pain certification provides Touro with the framework to provide expert, lifesaving care for its community. Following a rigorous onsite review in November 2018, Touro was awarded a two-year Chest Pain certification based on a thorough evaluation of its clinical programs, compliance with national standards, and performance measurements. This designation reflects Touro’s commitment to providing a higher standard of care for patients experiencing chest pain.

Join Touro for a Heart Health Women and Wine Tasting Thursday on February 7 at Auction House Market from 6 – 8 p.m. Learn about heart health, visit with the American Heart Association, and enjoy a fun ladies night out. Register at To learn more about heart care at Touro or to find a cardiologist, visit

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