BENNETT BOUSTANY FONTENOT, M.D. PLASTIC SURGEON

BENNETT BOUSTANY FONTENOT, M.D. PLASTIC SURGEON

BENNETT BOUSTANY FONTENOT, M.D. PLASTIC SURGEON

Dr. Bennett Boustany Fontenot

Bennett Boustany Fontenot, MD

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery of Acadiana
900 East St Mary Blvd, Suite 104
Lafayette, LA 70503

Office: 337-504-3640
Fax: 337-504-3776

Dr. Bennett Boustany Fontenot is a Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. He believes in providing his patients with not only the latest and most advanced techniques but also the best outcome, regardless of the procedure. For him, it’s also about the experience itself, where he takes the time to make sure questions are answered and your wants and needs are accounted for.

Dr. Fontenot earned his Doctor of Medicine at LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans, after obtaining his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from LSU in Baton Rouge. He completed a General Surgery residency at Medical University of South Carolina, and a Plastic and Reconstructive fellowship at University of Texas in Houston. While there, he rotated at MD Anderson Cancer Center, where he was trained in DIEP flap microsurgical breast reconstruction. He is certified by the American Board of General Surgery and is a member of the American Medical Association. He is also certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Fontenot specializes in a vast range of procedures including, aesthetics of the face, breast and body, breast reconstruction-including DIEP Flap, full body reconstruction and advanced microsurgical techniques.

Summary of Expertise

Double board certified in both General Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery by the American Board of General Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. In clinical practice for the past 5 years, specializing in evaluation, treatment, and reconstruction of a vast range of traumatic and non-traumatic clinical conditions. Special focus on work related injuries, including hundreds of cases involving injuries of hand, face, and soft tissue.


Employment

2015-Present

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at Lafayette General Medical Center Specializing in a range of procedures including:

Reconstructive Surgery of the Hand and Extremities

  • Work related injuries
  • Tendon, Artery, Nerve injury
  • Fractures of the hand
  • Tumors of the bones and soft tissues

Treatment of Burns and of Complex wounds

  • Burn management and reconstruction
  • Evaluation and treatment of complex wounds, including hospital acquired pressure ulcers

Reconstructive Surgery of the Chest and Abdomen

  • Chest wall reconstruction
  • Abdominal wall and Trunk
  • Body Reconstruction following Massive Weight Loss (MWL)

Reconstructive Surgery of the Breast

  • Autologous breast reconstruction- advanced microsurgical DIEP flap reconstruction
  • Implant based breast reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Gynecomastia

Reconstructive Microsurgery

  • Free tissue transfers – muscle and fasciocutaneous flaps
  • DIEP flap breast reconstruction
  • Reconstruction of peripheral nerve injury

Reconstructive Surgery of Maxillofacial injuries, diseases, and congenital disorders

  • Facial fractures including the mandible
  • Reconstruction following tumors of the head and neck including oral cavity
  • Congenital deformity of the ear, nose, lips, eyelid


Education

Post-Doctoral Training

Fellowship

2012-2015 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Texas Medical Center, Houston

Internship and Residency

2008-2012 Resident in General Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston
2007-2008 Intern in General Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston

Medical School/Undergraduate

2003-2007 M.D., Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans
1999-2003 B.S., Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge


Licensure and Certification

2016 American Board of Plastic Surgery, Diplomate
2012 American Board of Surgery, Diplomate
2009 State of Louisiana, Medical License

2005 USMLE Step 1 99th percentile
2007 USMLE Step 2 99th percentile
2007 USMLE Step 3 98th percentile


Membership in Professional Societies

American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American College of Surgeons
American Medical Association


Awards, Honors, Membership in Honorary Societies

Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Society (top 5% of medical school class)
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
LSU 4.0 Society Member
Golden Key International Honour Society
National Society of Collegiate Scholars


Presentations

Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (Palm Beach, Florida):

June 2010

Robert J. Allen, MD, FACS, Mary E. Lester, MD, Bennett B. Fontenot, MD, Steven M.
Levine, MD, Josh L. Levine, MD, James E. Craigie, MD. Ten Year Review of Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction After Failed Implant Reconstruction.

Southeastern Surgical Congress (Atlanta, Georgia):

February 2010

Fontenot BB, Streck C, Hebra A, Cina, R, Gutierrez P. Pyloric atresia. The American Surgeon.

February 2009

Fontenot BB, Deutmeyer CM, Feldman ME, Hebra A. Volvular Small Bowel Obstruction Secondary to Adherence of a Meckel's Diverticulum at a Previous Umbilical Laparoscopic Port Site. Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques April 2009, Vol. 19, No. 2: 251-254.


​​​​​​​Publications

Fontenot BB, Deutmeyer CM, Feldman ME, Hebra A. Volvular Small Bowel Obstruction Secondary to Adherence of a Meckel's Diverticulum at a Previous Umbilical Laparoscopic Port Site. Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques April 2009, Vol. 19, No. 2: 251-254.

Morgan KA, Fontenot BB, Ruddy JM, Mickey S, Adams DB. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography gut perforations: When to wait! When to operate! Am Surg. 2009 Jun;75(6):477-83; discussion 483-4.

Bales-Fulton, M; Fontenot, B; Leon, S. The Surgical Patient: Drainage with antibiotics is effective therapy for appendicitis in pregnancy. J Am Academy of Physician Assistants 23.3 (2010): 29-31.

Morgan KA, Fontenot B, Mickey S, Adams D. Revision of anastomotic stenosis after pancreatic head resection for chronic pancreatitis: Is it futile? HPB 2010; 12(3):211-16. (April)