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Whitaker, John M., MD

Clinical Associate Profesor of Surgery

LSU Health Baton Rouge
5246 Brittany Drive, Office 435
Baton Rouge, LA  70808-9136
PH: 225-757-4112
FAX: 225-757-4093


Residency — General Surgery, Louisiana State University School of Medicine, Shreveport, Louisiana, 07/76 – 06/81

MD 1976  — Louisiana State University School of Medicine, Shreveport, Louisiana, 1976

BS (Cum Laude), Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1972

Teaching Activities

Staff Surgeon - supervising resident emphasizing minimally invasive surgery, 2005–present

Surgical Clerkship Director for 3rd year Medical Students rotating in Baton Rouge, July 2014–present

Selected Publications

LeBlanc, ed., 2004. LeBlanc, K.A., Whitaker, J.M. “Laparoscopic Incisional and Ventral Hernioplasty: Lessons Learned from 200

Patients.” Hernia, 2003. LeBlanc, K.A., Whitaker, J.M. “Management of Chronic Postoperative Pain Following Incisional Hernia Repair with Composix® Mesh.” Hernia 6:194–197, 2002.

LeBlanc, K.A., Booth, W.V., Bellanger, D.E., Whitaker, J.M. “Laparoscopic Incisional and Ventral Herniorraphy: Our Initial 100 Patients.” Hernia 5:41–45, 2001.

LeBlanc, K.A., Booth, W.V., Whitaker, J.M., Bellanger, D.E. “Laparoscopic Incisional and Ventral Herniorraphy in 100 Patients.” American Journal of Surgery 180 (3):193–197, 2000.

Carter, P.R., Allain, B.W., Kleinpeter, K.P., Rhynes, V.K., Whitaker, J.M., Hausmann, M.G., LeBlanc, K.A. “Does Expanded Polytetrafluoroethylene Mesh Really Shrink After Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair?” Hernia 2011, ePub ahead of print.

Affiliated Hospitals & Clinics

Our Lady of the Lake Medical Center, Hennessy Boulevard, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Woman’s Hospital, Airline Highway, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Surgical Specialty Hospital, Bluebonnet Boulevard, Baton Rouge, Louisiana