Our physicians are internationally recognized for their surgical expertise.
Louisiana natives Dr. Walter Sartor, Dr. Bart Liles, Dr. Patrick Smith, and Dr. Mohamed Bakeer are partners at the Surgery Clinic of Northeast Louisiana.
Dr. Walter Sartor, Dr. Bart Liles, and Dr. Patrick Smith were named Surgeons of Excellence in Robotic Surgery by the Surgical Review Corporation. The SRC accreditation recognizes the world’s top surgeons who are dedicated to safety, high-quality surgical care, and optimal patient outcomes. The doctors, board-certified in general surgery, are also fellows in the American College of Surgeons, which means their education, training, professional qualifications, surgical competence, and ethical conduct have passed rigorous evaluations.
The Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program recognized the surgical skills of Dr. Sartor, who is also a member of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery. Dr. Liles, former chief of staff at P&S Surgical Hospital, completed a laparoscopic, robotic, and bariatric externship at Willis-Knighton Medical Center. Dr. Smith shares his surgical expertise with medical students and surgery residents as a part-time assistant professor at Ochsner LSU Health in Monroe. During his medical residency, Dr. Bakeer’s faculty named him the third-year resident with "the most kindness, compassion, intelligence, and dedication."