Now in network with BCBS and Cigna.


  • Undergraduate:
    - Louisiana State University
  • Medical School:
    - LSU School of Medicine
  • Residency:
    - University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Fellowship:
    - LSU Health Science Center

Insurance Accepted

The Institute for Advanced Reconstruction participates in a wide range of insurance plans. Each physician has their accepted insurance and hospital affiliations. For those out of network, our insurance specialists will work with you before your appointment to find the most coverage available for your treatment. We can often develop individual agreements with your insurance carrier for your personalized treatment plan.


Christopher Trahan, MD

Dr. Christopher Trahan is part of a world renowned team pioneering revolutionary breast reconstruction techniques at the St. Charles Surgical Hospital and Center for Restorative Breast Surgery.

Dr. Trahan graduated cum laude from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and received his medical degree from LSU Medical School in New Orleans. He served his internship in General Surgery, and completed a residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, both at LSU Health Sciences Center, followed by a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship at University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Trahan specializes in breast reconstruction and has clinical interests in cosmetic surgery of the breast and body.

Dr. Trahan is a member of the American Medical Association and is Board Certified in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as in Otolaryngology. He has received many honors including the George D. Lyons Award for Excellence in Otolaryngology (2000) and the Esprit de Corps Award for “Demonstration of Camaraderie with Colleagues, Compassion towards Patients, and Professional Integrity” (2000). Dr. Trahan received the 2002 AO North America Resident Research Trauma Grant. He has published numerous scientific articles and abstracts in medical journals, and made presentations at national conferences. Best Doctors, Inc. recently named Dr. Trahan, one of the “Best Doctors in America.

Patient Testimonials

Awards & Accolades

    Outstanding Junior Nominee, College of Basic Sciences
    Finalist for Leadership LSU
    College of Basic Sciences Award for Academic Achievement
    LSU License Plate Scholarship
    Golden Key National Honor Society
    Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
    Esprit De Corps Award
    George D. Lyons Award for Excellence in Otolaryngology
    AO – North America Resident Research Trauma Grant

Office Locations

New Orleans
New Orleans
1717 St. Charles Avenue
Rear Entrance
New Orleans , Louisiana 70130
Phone: 504-608-7499