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Karl A. LeBlanc, MD earned his medical degree from LSU Medical School in Shreveport, where he also completed his internship and residency in general surgery. He also received his Masters of Business Administration from LSU. He is Board Certified in general surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). He is also a member of the Society for Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS), Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), and is one of the founding members and past presidents of the Americas Hernia Society (AHS). He has been active in minimally invasive and laparoscopic surgery since its origin. He founded the Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship in Baton Rouge and served as the Fellowship Director from 2004 - 2020. Dr. LeBlanc has authored eight textbooks on minimally invasive, robotic, and hernia surgery and has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed medical literature. Dr. LeBlanc specializes in hernia and abdominal wall reconstruction surgery. He also has special interest in surgery for  gastroesophageal reflux and foregut disease.


He is an invited speaker for numerous national and international conferences.


One of his premier achievements was the development and the performance of the world's first laparoscopic incisional hernia repair.




LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport

Residency, General Surgery, 1983

LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport

Internship, General Surgery, 1979

LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport

Medical/Professional Education, 1978

Board Certifications


American Board of Surgery, 2014



Contact Info:

The Surgeons Group of Baton Rouge

7777 Hennessy Boulevard, Suite 612

Baton Rouge, LA 70808




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Karl Andrew LeBlanc, MD - America's Top 50 Doctors - General Surgeon - Louisiana

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