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James G. Howell, MD

Dr. James G. Howell, MD

General Surgery

Accepting new patients

Willis-Knighton Physician Network

Office Locations



  • Medical School: LSU Medical Center in New Orleans
  • Internship: LSUHSC Shreveport School of Medicine
  • Residency: LSUHSC Shreveport School of Medicine

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery: General Surgery

Insurance Accepted

Disclaimer: Not all physicians accept all insurance plans. Physicians move in and out of plans throughout the year. When you call for an appointment, confirm that the physician accepts your insurance.

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
United Healthcare Dual Complete

Conditions Treated

Breast Cancer
Varicose Veins
Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
Partial Lung Collapse
Rib Fracture
Lung Cancer
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
Secondary Malignancies
Hiatal Hernia
Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
Bone Cancer
Abdominal Pain
Liver Cancer
Ventral Hernia
Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
Pyloric Stenosis
Pelvic Abscess
Peptic Ulcer
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
Pancreatic Cancer
Pleural Effusion
Acute Bowel Infarction
Adrenal Gland Cancer
Umbilical Hernia
Intestinal Obstruction
Colorectal Cancer
Crohn's Disease
Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
Incisional Hernia
Anal or Rectal Pain
Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Small Intestine Cancer
Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
Inguinal Hernia
Intestinal Abscess
Anorectal Abscess
Ischemic Colitis
Gastric Ulcer

Procedures Performed

Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Gallbladder Removal
Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
Minimally Invasive Hernia Surgery
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
Skin Cancer Tumor Treatment
Port Placements or Replacements
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Gallbladder Surgery
Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
Breast Surgical Procedure
Colon Surgery
Appendectomy, Open
Excision of Breast Tumor
Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
Cyst Incision and Drainage
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
Hernia Repair
Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags