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Tulane Medical Center

Tulane Medical Center

a New Orleans hospital & emergency room

Tulane Medical Center is an award-winning hospital and ER in New Orleans and offers advanced medical care in the Jefferson and Orleans parishes. The emergency room (ER) is within walking distance of the French Quarter, with fast average ER wait times.

The New Orleans hospital provides expert medical care for children and adults. Our doctors specialize in the routine care of infants, children, adolescents, and adults, providing a wide range of pediatric and family care services. Make an appointment with one of our medical experts today!

Tulane Medical Center has two satellite campuses, Tulane Lakeside Hospital in Metairie, and Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington.

It is hard to receive the news of any cancer diagnosis. It's even more difficult with the multiple treatment options and nuances of a diagnosis like prostate cancer . To help decide which treatment is best for you, Tulane Heath System brings patients and family members together with medical oncologists, urologic surgeons and radiation treatment specialists to discuss your different treatment options in one convenient visit.

We've assembled the most experienced prostate cancer treatment team in the Gulf South region to work together and share our expertise with you and your family. And as we know that waiting can sometimes be the most difficult aspect of the treatment process, we pledge to arrange an initial visit within 48 hours of your first call.

The Multidisciplinary Prostate Cancer Clinic is for prostate cancer patients who:

  • Want the convenience of seeing physicians who explain and offer all treatment options in the same clinic visit
  • Want to learn about the latest available treatment choices
  • Would like a second opinion of a current treatment plan
  • Want to evaluate all possible options
  • Have questions or need guidance regarding available therapies
  • Are undecided about which treatment is best for them
  • Are seeking the world-class treatment options available at Tulane Health System

Immediately after your initial call, our patient navigator will arrange for you or your loved one to be seen within a day or two by a physician for an initial visit. That physician will take the lead in arranging for a more in-depth evaluation with the multidisciplinary group. At the end of that visit, every patient receives a summary plan of next steps, which will outline all possible treatment options discussed. Our patient navigator will follow up within a few days to ensure all your questions have been answered.

This collaborative, hands-on approach to care offers a number of benefits to our patients, including:

  • Access to nationally and internationally renowned experts in prostate cancer and urologic surgery
  • A weekly review of patient cases by the full team of medical, surgical and radiation oncology experts
  • A comprehensive review of all outside medical records, including pathology and radiology images
  • Coordinated scheduling for appointments among various specialties and follow-up visits
  • Access to a patient navigator to assist you throughout the treatment process
  • Access to support programs and groups
  • Availability of the latest treatment options
  • Access to cutting-edge clinical trials
  • Education and support for you and your family and caregivers

The Tulane Multidisciplinary Prostate Cancer Clinic is located within the Tulane Cancer Center. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call our clinic coordinator at (504) 988-2342 .

The emergency rooms at Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans and Tulane Lakeside Hospital in Metairie are the best places to go if the worst ever happens to you or your family. When you visit our ER, your emergency is our emergency. Adults and children who visit our ERs receive care from an experienced team of emergency physicians, specially trained nurses, technicians and other healthcare professionals within minutes of arriving through our doors.

The ERs at both of our hospitals serving the New Orleans area offer expert, compassionate care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Employing the latest techniques and technology, Tulane's emergency room works closely with the area's ambulance services to ensure the best possible care, beginning even before patients arrive at the hospital so emergency physicians can plan for treatment before arrival.

Top Symptoms Requiring ER Visits

  • Head injury or other major trauma
  • Heart attack or stroke
  • Life-threatening conditions
  • Loss of consciousness
  • One-sided weakness or numbness
  • Open fractures
  • Severe bleeding
  • Signs of heart attack/chest pain
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Uncontrolled pain or bleeding

Urgent care centers are better equipped to handle every-day sickness and injuries. If you are unsure if your condition is potentially serious, it is always a safer option to go to an emergency room.

Pediatric emergency room in New Orleans

The Tulane Medical Center ER in New Orleans and the Tulane Lakeside Hospital ER in Metairie have specialized children's emergency rooms with highly trained staffs of kid-friendly physicians and nurses. You can rest easier knowing your child has access to some of the best pediatric care in the region in your own community.

Senior-Friendly ER

At Tulane Medical Center, we know no two emergencies are alike – especially for our older patients. That's why we've created a specialized emergency care program with seniors in mind. Our senior ER treatment rooms offer more amenities tailored to the needs of older adults, and our specially trained geriatric emergency certified staff work with patients to ensure they receive the highest-quality emergency care.

Tulane Medical Center, an acclaimed teaching, research, and medical facility, serving the greater New Orleans area, began in 1834 as a small, medical college with seven faculty members. The school was founded by three young physicians who had moved to New Orleans and recognized the need to study and treat “the peculiar diseases which prevail in this part of the Union,” including yellow fever and malaria. At the time, there were only 14 medical schools in the United States.

When the Louisiana Legislature established the University of Louisiana in 1847, the Medical College of Louisiana was incorporated into the school. The reputation of the medical college grew quickly, and its enrollment expanded over the years leading up to the Civil War.

In 1976, Tulane University opened its own private, 235-bed hospital to offer high quality and specialized inpatient and outpatient hospital services, as well as postgraduate medical education programs and applied research projects. This hospital is now Tulane Medical Center.

In 1995, Hospital Corporation of America acquired Tulane Medical Center. In 2005, Lakeside merged with Tulane Medical Center, changing its name to Tulane Lakeside Hospital, thus creating the multihospital system known as Tulane Health System. Most recently, in 2017, Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington, La, joined the Tulane Health System.

Tulane Health System, an acclaimed teaching, research, and medical system serving the greater New Orleans area. Tulane Health System includes Tulane Medical Center , Tulane Lakeside Hospital , Lakeview Regional Medical Center , and more than 25 clinics throughout the community.

University Medical Center

University Medical Center New Orleans

Our little extra is inspiring and healing patients like you every day.

At LCMC Health University Medical Center New Orleans, our focus is keeping you and your family healthy through offering the latest advancements in patient care. With a legacy nearly 300 years in the making, our community care is provided by a thoughtful staff in the best environment for healing. We are an extra-extraordinary academic medical center here to partner with you on every step of your health journey.

Whatever you need, we've got you covered.

With 650 physicians and more than 2,700 employees, University Medical Center is a leading center for treating patients with a wide variety of conditions. We are the only Level 1 Trauma Center in the region. With healthcare treatment options that cover the range of your patient needs, we are helping you live your best life.

What makes us different? Our medical training and research partnerships

Our partnerships with LSU Health New Orleans and Tulane University School of Medicine, along with other colleges and universities, means we are committed to training the healthcare providers of tomorrow today. Each year, we train more than 1,000 residents, 1,200 nurses, and 1,400 other health care students. How does this benefit our patients? We are able to offer you the latest advancements in care to help you live your best life.

A comprehensive approach to cancer care

Accredited by the American College of Surgeons-Commission on Cancer (ACS-COC), the Cancer Center at University Medical Center offers patients a comprehensive approach to their cancer care. We offer the latest technologies for the early detection and prevention of cancer, as well as the most up-to-date treatment options based upon national treatment guidelines put forth by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN). We utilize a team approach to discuss a personalized treatment plan for each patient, developing a consensus of care through our scheduled conferences attended by all of our cancer physicians and specialists from medical, surgical and radiation oncology.

The Cancer Center provides patients with a single location for clinic visits, treatment planning, surgical needs, chemotherapy infusion, and radiation oncology services. We have a state-of-the art imaging center for every possible need, such as screening/diagnostic mammograms, ultrasound, CT scans, MRI, PET/CT scans and several other radiographic studies that may be required. We also have a growing portfolio of clinical trials for various types of cancers, often only available here at University Medical Center.

Mammograms & Breast Imaging

Helping women maintain their breast health

Your breast health is important. For women age 40 years and older, the American College of Radiology recommends yearly mammograms. At University Medical Center New Orleans, we offer these screenings with no doctor's order needed. If you think it's time for your mammogram, visit University Medical Center New Orleans for same-day screening.

Appointments & walk-ins welcome

If you would like to request an appointment, please call 504.702.5700, or fill out the request an appointment form below. Our clinic is open Monday – Friday from the hours of 7:30 am - 3:30 pm.

What is a mammogram?

Mammograms allow imaging specialists to use X-rays and get a closer look at breast tissue to diagnose potential warning signs of breast disease. If you or your physician notice any unusual pain, lumps, or discharge in your breast, it's time for a mammogram. Learn more in our health library .

Breast health and preventive care

The sooner breast cancer is detected, the better. With regular mammograms and exams, you can find problems sooner and treat problems. These can include other noncancerous or benign conditions as well. Learn more in our health library.

Frequently asked questions: mammograms

You may have questions about your upcoming breast exam. Why should women get mammograms? When is the best time to get one? What should you expect as far as risks and results? Our FAQ page offers answers to these and other questions.

Mammogram quiz

Interested in learning more about mammograms? Take our online quiz to test your knowledge about how to spot breast cancer in its early stages. For more information about breast exams, click here to watch a video .

Mammogram podcast

You can find detailed information about mammography and other breast exam issues. Learn more about why mammograms are worth considering and how to prepare for them. Click here to listen.

Now available: 3D mammography

Thanks to a new imaging process called breast tomosynthesis, University Medical Center now offers 3D mammography that offers a clearer and more accurate view of the breast. By taking multiple images of the breast, radiologists gain a clearer view of tissue layers and any areas that may be cause for concern.