Kamel Brakta, MD

Bariatric Surgery

After growing up in New Orleans, Dr. Brakta earned his undergraduate degree at LSU in Baton Rouge and completed master's degree coursework at Tulane University prior to entering medical school at LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport.

He served both his internship and residency at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC, which is the largest private hospital in the District of Columbia and a teaching hospital for Georgetown University School of Medicine. Following completion of his residency, Dr. Brakta returned home to Louisiana to begin his practice. His surgical focus is on the use of minimally invasive surgical techniques to provide patients with faster recovery, less discomfort, and lower infection rates.

Dr. Brakta has safely performed hundreds of surgeries using the da Vinci surgical system at Willis-Knighton Health System hospitals.

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Insurance Accepted

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  • AARP Medicare Supplemental Plans
  • Aetna
  • Aetna Better Health of Louisiana
  • Aetna Coventry Advantra Louisiana
  • Aetna Coventry Medicare Dual Preferred
  • Aetna Medicare Freedom PPO
  • Amerihealth Caritas Louisiana
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO Preferred Care
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield Federal Employees
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Louisiana - HMO Louisiana
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield OGB
  • Cigna HealthCare
  • Coventry Health Care (Aetna)
  • First Health
  • GEHA (Government Employees Health Association)
  • Gilsbar
  • Health Plus of Louisiana
  • Healthy Blue
  • Humana
  • Humana Choice PPO
  • IMA of Louisiana
  • Louisiana Healthcare Connections
  • Louisiana Medicaid
  • Louisiana Medicaid CHIP
  • Mail Handler's Benefit Plan (Aetna)
  • Medicare Railroad
  • Medicare Traditional Part B
  • Mutual of Omaha Supplemental Plans
  • Novasys Health
  • Peoples Health
  • PHCS (Private Healthcare Systems / Multiplan)
  • PPO Plus
  • Tricare for Life
  • Tricare Prime
  • Tricare Select / Standard
  • UMR (United Healthcare)
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Community Plan - Medicaid
  • Workers Compensation

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