Surgeon's Group of Baton Rouge


Karl A. LeBlanc, MD, MBA, FACS, FASMBS, General Surgeon

Hometown: Breaux Bridge, LA

Graduate School: Master of Business Administration from LSU in Baton Rouge

Medical School: LSU School of Medicine - Shreveport

Internship: LSU School of Medicine - Shreveport

Residency: LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport, General Surgery

Certifications and Accreditations: American Board of Surgery, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Fellow of the American Society of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review

Special Interests: hernia repair, weight loss surgery and robotic surgery

More About Dr. LeBlanc

Karl A. LeBlanc, MD, MBA, FACS, FASMBS, is a board-certified general surgeon and one of the founding members and past presidents of the Americas Hernia Society (AHS). He has a Master of Surgery, the highest level of education one can achieve in this field, and he has been active in minimally invasive and laparoscopic surgery since its origin. He helped found the Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship in Baton Rouge and served as the Fellowship Director from 2004-2020. Dr. LeBlanc also serves as the Medical Director for the Our Lady of the Lake Comprehensive Hernia Center.

Dr. LeBlanc has authored eight textbooks on minimally invasive, robotic, and hernia repair surgeries and has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed medical literature.

Dr. LeBlanc uses his advanced skill set to treat a variety of conditions, including:

  • Hernias
    • Epigastric
    • Femoral
    • Hiatal
    • Incisional
    • Inguinal
    • Umbilical
    • Lumbar
    • Complex abdominal hernias
    • Multiple recurrent hernias
  • Chronic groin pain after hernia repair
  • Abdominal wall reconstruction
  • Mesh infections and pain
  • Obesity
  • Acid reflux
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Foregut disease
  • Gallbladder conditions
  • Thyroid conditions
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Stricture of the colon
  • Diverticulitis
  • And more

Medical Publications and Appearances

  • "Tack Hernia - A New Entity" -- Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
  • "Laparoscopic Repair of Ventral Wall Abdominal Hernia" -- Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
  • "Thoughts on Robotic Hernia Repair from Surgeon Convert" -- International Hernia Collaboration Meeting, New York City

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