Henry J. Kaufman IV, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Our Practice/Services

Our Practice: 
Lafayette Surgical Specialists specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology.  Our practice consists of three physicians, two nurse practitioners, three office-based nurses, as well as our office management staff.   We treat each patient like family, with the goal of providing the highest level of care and compassion possible. 


E. Paul Breaux III, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Henry J. Kaufman IV, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Jason Breaux, M.D.

Our Services:


Management of High Risk Breast Cancer Screening and Surveillance       

        Lifetime Risk Assesment

        Management of the Abnormal Mammogram or Breast Mass

        Management of Nipple Discharge

Intra-office Breast Ultrasound, Core-Needle Biopsy and Vacuum Assisted Core-Needle Biopsy

        Oncoplastic Breast Resection With Immediate Reconstruction

        Genetic Counseling, Screening and Surveillance

Skin and Soft Tissue   

        Evaluation of Lesions of the Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue

        Cryosurgery of the Skin

Resection of Benign and Malignant Lesions of the Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue with Plastics Closure                

         Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy and Regional Lymphadenectomy

         Resection and Management of Soft Tissue Sarcomas

         Hernia Repair

         Laceration Repair

         Incision and Drainage of Skin and Subcutaneous Abscesses

Endocrine Surgery

         Management and Evaluation of Adrenal Lesions

         Management and Evaluation of Pancreas Lesions

         Management and Evaluation of Hepatic Lesions

         Evaluation and Management of Carcinoid Disease

         Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy

         Parathyroid Exploration, Resection and Autotransplantation

         Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy

         Intra-office Thyroid Ultrasound and Fine Needle Aspiration


Minimally Invasive Abdominal Surgery  

         Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

         Laparoscopic Appendectomy

         Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication

         Laparoscopic Colon  Resection

         Laparoscopic Enterolysis

         Laparoscopic Intra-Abdominal Ultrasound and Biopsy

         Laparoscopic Hepatic Resection

         Laparoscopic Radiofrequency Ablation of Hepatic Lesions

         Laparoscopic Splenectomy and Partial Splenectomy

         Laparoscopic Distal Pancreatectomy          

         Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy

         Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair

         Laparoscopic Retroperitoneal Exploration and Biopsy


Oncologic Surgery

         Placement of Vascular Access Devices

         Management of Breast Disease

         Management of Skin and Soft Tissue Tumors


                  Squamous Cell Carcinoma

                  Basal Cell Carcinoma


         Management of Gastrointestinal Tract Malignancies



                  Small Intestine

                  Large Intestine




                  Biliary Tract

         Management of Ovarian Cancer

         Genetic Counseling and Testing

         Cancer Screening and Risk Assessment

         Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy

         Intraperitoneal Hyperthermic Chemoperfusion


         Phone and Electronic Consultation With Local and Remote Physicians 

         Management of Surgical Complications from other Physicians

         Coordination with National and International Centers of Excellence

         Management of Complex and High-Risk Cases

         Preoperative Surgical Risk Assessment

         Preoperative Surgical Counseling

         Preoperative Risk Mitigation Strategies

         Perioperative Nutrition and Exercise Counseling

Office Based Procedures

        Breast Ultrasound and Ultrasound Guided Core Needle Biopsy

        Breast Lumpectomy

        Diagnostic and Therapeutic Aspiration of Breast Cysts

        Ultrasound Guided Biopsy and Fine Needle Aspiration of Axillary, Cervical

   and Inguinal Lymph Nodes

        Thyroid Ultrasound and Ultrasound Guided Fine Needle Aspiration

        Ultrasound Guided Biopsy of Soft Tissue Tumors

        Ultrasound Guided Biopsy of Select Intra-abdominal Tumors

        Cryo-surgery of the Skin

Resection of Benign and Malignant Lesions of the Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue with Plastics Closure (Moles, Warts, Skin Tags,  Lesions, Squamous Cell Cancer, Basal Cell Cancer, Melanoma, Lipomas, Inclusion cysts, etc.)

         MediPort Removal

         Central Venous Catheter Removal

         Seroma Aspiration and Drain Placement

         Abscess Drainage

         Earlobe Repair (split or widened from piercing)

         Scar Revision

         Tattoo Excision

Plastic Surgery

         Earlobe Repair ( split or widened from piercing)

         Scar Revision

         Tattoo Excision

         Umbilicoplasty and Umbilical Hernia Repair

         Oncoplastics Breast Surgery

         Complex Hernia Repair

         Removal of Skin Lesions with Plastics Repair and Reconstruction


Our friendly office staff will be happy to answer any questions you have regarding scheduling, appointments, and insurance.

Surgical Specialists of Lafayette
457 Heymann Boulevard
Lafayette, Louisiana 70503
office -(337) 237-5774
fax - (337) 237-4939
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