Morehouse General Hospital welcomed a new doctor to their staff during an open house Thursday.


Morehouse General Hospital welcomed a new doctor to their staff during an open house Thursday.

Dr. Larry M. Isaacs, M.D., began practicing at the hospital Jan. 12 in general and bariatric surgery, including: hernia repair, appendectomy, varicose vein stripping, gall bladder removal, wound care, breast biopsy, mastectomy, carpal tunnel, tendon repair, hand surgery and gastric sleeves and banding.

“He’s a well-experienced individual with 26 years of experience,” said chairman board of commissioners for MGH, Mike Wooden. “He’s not just talented and very qualified, he’s also passionate and dedicated.”

Isaacs, a native of New York, graduated medical school at Albany Medical College in Albany, N.Y., and did his residency at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. He’s a Board Certified General Surgeon and has an extensive background in trauma and critical care.

Isaacs is among three new doctors coming on staff at MGH.

“Dr. Joseph Rutz is a OBGY doctor who came four months ago,” Wooden said. “We’re expecting one new internist in mid-April who’ll specialize in internal medicine.”

Isaacs and his wife, Nadiene, have relocated to Bastrop from California.  
“We’re thankful for the overall hospitality we’ve received,” Isaacs said. “Everyone has made our move from California to Louisiana very smooth. I’m looking forward to working with you guys everyday.”