Representatives from Lakeview Regional Medical Center, a campus of Tulane Medical Center, Tulane Transplant Institute and the St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony today to celebrate the opening of the Tulane Surgery Clinic Northshore. The clinic, located at Lakeview Regional, initially brings Tulane’s transplant services to a new, convenient location, with additional specialties to be added in the near future.
“We are proud to expand the lifesaving services of the Tulane Transplant Institute to Northshore residents,” said Dr. Hoonbae Jeon, Tulane Transplant Institute’s medical director. “Now patients seeking kidney, liver and pancreas transplants can receive access to pre- and post-operative care right in their own neighborhood.
“And we hope the new location spurs interest in additional organ donors, too.”
Transplant patients and donors who live on the Northshore now have more convenient access to pre-operative appointments, follow-up appointments, education, support groups and more at the new clinic. Procedures and surgeries will continue to be performed at Tulane Medical Center, where more than 3,000 life-saving transplants have occurred since the program’s inception in the 1960s.
“In addition to the organ transplant services, the clinic will add additional surgical specialists in the next few months,” said Hiral Patel, Lakeview Regional CEO. “Soon we will have Tulane general surgeons, urologists and head and neck surgeons providing services at Tulane Surgery Clinic Northshore.”
Transplant patients and organ donors can call (985) 867-4223 to make an appointment at clinic, which is located on the fourth floor of Lakeview Regional, 101 Judge Tanner Blvd., Suite 404.