Our Bariatric Surgeons

Dr. Philip Gachassin

Dr. Philip Gachassin is a native of Lafayette, LA and a graduate of St. Thomas More High School. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Tulane University and his Medical Degree from LSU School of Medicine, both in New Orleans. He completed his surgical training at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, AL. Dr. Gachassin is a Diplomat of the American Board of Surgery, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and Fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. He is a member of the American Society of General Surgeons as well as a member of the American Medical Association, the Louisiana State Medical Society, and the Lafayette Parish Medical Society. He is currently a member of the Lafayette General Surgical Hospital Medical Executive Committee, and is the President of the Medical Staff at Lafayette General Medical Center. Dr. Gachassin has been in private practice for seven years. He lives in Lafayette with his wife Jessica, and their three sons Jacques, Turner and Benjamin.

Dr. Dennis Eschete

Dr. Dennis Eschete is a native of Houma, LA and a graduate of Central Lafourche High School. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from LSU in Baton Rouge, LA and his Medical Degree from LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA. He completed his surgical training at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, LA, then completed a year-long minimally-invasive surgical fellowship at North Shore Long Island Jewish Medical Center in Manhasset, NY. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Surgery, as well as a member of the American College of Surgeons, American Medical Association, American Society of General Surgeons, and Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons. He is also a member of the Louisiana State Medical Society and the Lafayette Parish Medical Society. Dr. Eschete has been in private practice in Lafayette since September 2009 and resides in Lafayette with his wife Darah.


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