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Michael Banda, MD

Dr. Banda is a general surgeon in the Vivian area. He is affiliated with Willis Knighton Medical Center and 2 more hospitals.
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Dr. Banda saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Banda saw more cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Banda saw more biliary tract disease patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Banda saw more cholecystitis patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Banda saw more gallstones patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Banda saw more sleep disorders patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Banda saw more vascular disease patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Banda saw more coronary artery disease (CAD) patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Banda saw more hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Banda saw more appendicitis patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Banda saw more sleep apnea patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Banda saw boil patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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Dr. Banda saw more lipoma patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Banda saw more type 2 diabetes patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Banda saw more diabetes patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Banda saw more heart disease patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Banda saw more umbilical hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Banda saw more hypothyroidism patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Banda saw more abscess patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.
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Dr. Banda saw more bowel obstruction patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Banda saw peripheral neuropathy patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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Dr. Banda saw more cellulitis patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.
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Dr. Banda saw neuropathy patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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Dr. Banda saw more thyroid condition patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Banda saw more inguinal hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Banda saw irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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Dr. Banda saw atrial fibrillation (Afib) patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Banda saw dementia patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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Dr. Banda saw congestive heart failure (CHF) patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Banda saw more gangrene patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Banda’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
24%
laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery to reduce scarring and pain compared to traditional open surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Laparoscopic surgery involves smaller incisions, less scarring, and sometimes less pain than traditional open surgery.

To help you understand how Dr. Banda’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Banda’s hernia surgeries were performed laparoscopically.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of laparoscopic hernia surgeries for patients like Dr. Banda’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Banda’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient gallbladder removal rate

Dr. Banda’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is lower than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Banda 53%
Predicted for his patients 67%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient gallbladder removal to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Gallbladder removals are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Banda’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Banda’s gallbladder removals were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform gallbladder removals, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient gallbladder removal for patients like Dr. Banda’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Banda’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient hernia surgery rate

Dr. Banda’s outpatient hernia surgery rate is lower than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Banda 72%
Predicted for his patients 79%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient hernia surgery to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Hernia surgeries are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Banda’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Banda’s hernia surgeries were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient hernia surgery for patients like Dr. Banda’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Banda’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Banda sees patients and can be reached at the following locations.

North Caddo Medical Center
715 S Pine St
Vivian, LA 71082
858 miles away
WK Bossier Health Center
2400 Hospital Dr
Bossier City, LA 71111
865 miles away
WK Bossier Health Center
2400 Hospital Dr
Bossier City, LA 71111
865 miles away

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Credentials
  • University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1991

Specializations

    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Surgery

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Banda is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Willis Knighton Medical Center
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2019)
  • Willis Knighton South and Center for Women's Health
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2019)
  • North Caddo Medical Center
    Hospital safety grade not available

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • TRICARE
  • United Healthcare
  • Vantage Health Plan
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield