Louisiana Mesothelioma Doctors, Cancer Centers and Treatment
Mesothelioma patients who live in Louisiana have access to quality mesothelioma treatment in state. Conventional mesothelioma treatments available include surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. Additionally, clinical trials may currently be recruiting pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma patients in Louisiana.
We provide a list of top mesothelioma doctors that practice in Louisiana, as well as the top cancer care centers in the state. A list of local cancer support services has been included for your convenience. Find quality health care options available in Louisiana below.
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Louisiana Mesothelioma Cancer Centers
For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located in Louisiana. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered and how to contact the cancer center.
New Orleans, LA
The Ochsner Cancer Institute at the Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisianna is an NCI designated cancer center specializing in treating mesothelioma and other cancers of the lung.
Top Louisiana Mesothelioma Doctors
We have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that practice in the state of Louisiana. Please click on the doctor name to obtain more information about his/her background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, and office locations.
New Orleans, LA
Dr. Brian L. Pettiford is a cardiothoracic surgeon affiliated with the Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. He specializes in treating lung disorders including mesothelioma and thoracic malignancies.
New Orleans, LA
New Orleans, LA 70121
Dr. Robert Ramirez is a medical oncologist who specializes in the treatment of lung cancer, including mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma patients sometimes will travel long distances to meet with top mesothelioma doctors and thoracic surgeons across the country. These experts will usually focus on a particular mesothelioma type within their practice.
Louisiana Cancer Support Services
While receiving treatment, mesothelioma patients may find a need for temporary lodging, patient transport, physical therapy or counseling. We have compiled a list of these cancer support services in Louisiana for your convenience.
Louisiana Treatment Support Services
Counseling & Support Groups
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
Willis-Knighton Cancer Center
Feist-Weiller Cancer Center
- Cancer Services
Patrick F. Taylor Hope Lodge
Deming Pavilion Guest Housing
- Patrick F. Taylor Hope Lodge
Women's & Children's Hospital
- Women's & Children's Hospital
Thomas & McMahan Cancer Foundation
Pilots for Patients
- Thomas & McMahan Cancer Foundation
Tulane Medical Center
Pontchartrain Cancer Center
Our Lady of Lourdes
Saint Francis Medical Center
- Tulane Medical Center
Help With Mesothelioma Treatment Costs
Mesothelioma treatment can be a very expensive proposition and all of the different treatment related costs can add up quickly. Additionally, many people may need to take time off from work to deal with their cancer diagnosis.
The table below provides cost estimates for a number of common procedures used in diagnosing and treating mesothelioma.
Common Costs Associated with Treating Mesothelioma
|Mesothelioma Diagnosis & Treatment Costs||Approximate Cost Range|
|Diagnostic Imaging (CT, PET, MRI)||$800 – $1,600 per scan|
|Needle Biopsy||$500 – $700|
|Thoracoscopy or Pleuroscopy (lungs) or Laparoscopy (abdomen)||$3,600 – $5,000|
|Thoracotomy (lungs) or Laparotomy (abdomen)||$7,800 – $7,900|
|Surgery – Lobectomy/Pneumonectomy (removal of part or all of a lung)||$13,000 – $17,000|
|Radiation||$7,000 – $12,000|
|Chemotherapy – Pemetrexed (Alimta®)||$37,000 – $50,000|
|Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC)||$700 – $1,000|
Note: Costs mentioned above do not factor in insurance payments and reimbursements. Costs are estimated using data from the FAIR Health Consumer Cost Lookup tool, Healthcare Bluebook, and other sources to determine the costs of specific procedures.
Filing an Asbestos Exposure Claim
Don’t lose your right to file a claim. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Louisiana, you may be entitled to compensation. You must file your claim within the appropriate statute of limitations for the state of Louisiana.