Jan 24, 2013 4:04 PM by Press Release

Regional Welcomes Seasoned General Surgeon

LAFAYETTE, La. - The Regional Medical Center of Acadiana recently welcomed a seasoned General Surgeon to its growing team of specialists and other physicians serving Acadiana residents.

Dr. H. Lane Tuten Jr., a third generation General Surgeon and Operation: Desert Storm veteran, recently relocated his practice from New Iberia to Lafayette. His Lafayette practice is open at the Regional Medical Center of Acadiana, 4212 W. Congress St., Suite 2300 A-1.

"High quality, cost-effective medical care is available right here in Acadiana provided by your home town doctors and nurses with the compassion you deserve," said Dr. Tuten, who is treating patients at both Regional Medical Center and Women's & Children's Hospital.

Dr. Tuten followed in the footsteps of his grandfather, Dr. Wilbur R. Tuten, a family medicine physician, and his father, Dr. Harry L. Tuten Sr., a general surgeon.

"It's not every day you come across a high caliber general surgeon with Dr. Tuten's experience, wisdom and ability. He is a welcome addition to Regional Medical Center and a personable physician. I am sure many Acadiana residents will make a lasting connection soon after meeting him," said Kathy Bobbs, Chief Executive Officer for the Regional Medical Center of Acadiana.

The excitement and intricacy of general surgery attracted Dr. Tuten to the profession at age 11, when he said he started "scrubbing in."

"I love the aggressive nature of the profession and the ability to make rapid interventions in a medical problem," said Dr. Tuten, a seasoned professional at laparoscopy, abdominal, head, neck, breast and other surgeries.

Dr. Tuten earned a bachelor's degree from The Citadel, a military college in his native South Carolina, before completing his medical doctorate at the Medical University of South Carolina. He completed a residency in General Surgery at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas. He was in private practice for many years in South Carolina, and later worked in various staff surgeon positions in Alabama, Kansas and North Carolina before relocating to Louisiana as a General Surgeon with Hospital Corporation of America.

Dr. Tuten spent 13 years in the U.S. Army. Part of his time included a five-month stint in Iraq in the 1990s during Operation: Desert Storm. Most recently, Dr. Tuten practiced alongside a fellow third generation General Surgeon, Dr. Edward "Ned" Dauterive Jr., as part of the Legacy Medical Group in New Iberia.

Call 988-4176 today for more information or to schedule an appointment.


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