James G. Redmann, MD, FACS, is an expert in bariatric surgery, specializing in performing the sleeve gastrectomy, gastric band, gastric bypass, duodenal switch and the new incisionless POSE procedure. He is board certified in surgery and a Bariatric Center of Excellence designated surgeon. Born in Metairie, Louisiana, Dr. Redmann was graduated Summa Cum Laude from Jesuit High School in New Orleans. His Bachelor of Arts degree in Latin is from The University of Texas at Austin, and his Medical Doctor degree is from Louisiana State University in New Orleans. After completing his residency in General Surgery at L.S.U., Dr. Redmann moved to Eunice, Louisiana, where he performed all aspects of General Surgery for the area. He served as Chief of Surgery and Chief of the Medical Staff at Acadian Medical Center in Eunice and held the offices of Treasurer, Vice-President, and President of the St. Landry Parish Medical Society. Having lost his mother to lung cancer while he was living in Eunice, Dr. Redmann felt compelled to move back to the Northshore with his wife, Dody, when his father was diagnosed with esophageal cancer.
With the Surgical Specialists of Louisiana, Dr. Redmann has performed and assisted in thousands of bariatric procedures for surgical weight loss; and he sees patients for nonsurgical weight loss in the MyWeight clinic. He is a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons, and is a Volunteer Site Surveyor for MBSAQIP. Dr. Redmann is a proctor for the da Vinci robot surgery system. He also specializes in the surgical treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease, GERD, including Nissen fundoplication and hiatal hernia repair and the LINX reflux management system. Gallbladder surgery, hemorrhoid surgery, and hernia repair are also part of Dr. Redmann’s surgical repertoire.
With his impressive bedside manner and excellent surgical skill, Dr. Redmann has been named one of the Top Surgeons in America. As Chief of the Medical Staff at Southern Surgical Hospital in Slidell, he has maintained quality healthcare for patients in our area. “I feel blessed by God every day to have the skills to take care of my patients and improve their lives.” Dr. Redmann would be honored to have you as a patient.
GERD is caused by a weak esophageal sphincter muscle.
An estimated 1 in 5 U.S. adults suffer from GERD.
The incidence of esophageal adenocarcinoma, a type of cancer linked to GERD, increased over 600% between 1973 and 2006.
Approximately 40% of GERD sufferers continue to have symptoms while taking medications for GERD.
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