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James B. Burke, MD

Dr. James B. Burke, MD

General Surgery

Accepting new patients

Offers Telehealth

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Willis-Knighton Physician Network

Office Locations


  • Fellowship: Willis-Knighton Medical Center (2000)
  • Residency: LSUHSC Shreveport School of Medicine (1999)
  • Internship: LSUHSC Shreveport School of Medicine (1994)
  • Medical School: LSU Medical Center in New Orleans (1993)
  • Medical School: American University of the Caribbean (1987)
  • University: Northwestern State University (1984)
  • University: Louisiana State University (1981)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery: General Surgery

Insurance Accepted

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AARP Medicare Supplemental Plans
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)
Health Plus of Louisiana
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
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
Healthy Blue
People's Health

Conditions Treated

Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
Partial Lung Collapse
Inguinal Hernia
Hiatal Hernia
Intestinal Abscess
Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
Pleural Effusion
Thyroid Nodule
Adrenal Gland Cancer
Varicose Veins
Colorectal Cancer
Secondary Malignancies
Ulcerative Colitis
Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
Small Intestine Cancer
Anal and Rectal Cancer
Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
Abdominal Pain
Umbilical Hernia
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
Incisional Hernia
Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
Barrett's Esophagus
Bone Cancer
Esophageal Cancer
Breast Cancer
Stomach Cancer
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Anal or Rectal Pain
Gastric Ulcer
Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
Intestinal Obstruction
Pelvic Abscess
Peptic Ulcer
Pyloric Stenosis
Gallbladder Cancer
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Pancreatic Cancer
Ventral Hernia
Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
Crohn's Disease
Biliary Atresia
Ischemic Colitis
Esophageal Varices
Lung Cancer
Gynecologic Cancer
Anorectal Abscess

Procedures Performed

Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
Excision of Stomach Tumor
Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Port Placements or Replacements
Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
Bile Duct Procedure
Duodenal Polypectomy
Bunion Surgery
Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
Non-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation With Robotic Assistance
Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
Appendectomy, Open
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
Acid Reflux Surgery
Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
Tracheal Surgery
Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
Bladder Surgery
Wound Repair
Excision of Breast Tumor
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Excision of Rectal Tumor
Gallbladder Removal
Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
Skin Grafts
Hernia Repair
Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
Breast Reconstruction
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Biopsy of Breast
Excision of Esophageal Lesion
Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
Arteriovenostomy for Renal Dialysis
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