Bradley J. Chastant, MD, FACS

Bradley J. Chastant, MD, FACS

Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgery & Board Certified Otolaryngology

Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Chastant, native of Lafayette, has been practicing medicine since 1988. From the moment Dr. Chastant began his career, he made great efforts to provide as much as possible to his patients by building a practice that includes departments for ear, nose & throat (ENT), skin care, hearing, allergy and facial plastic surgery. He witnessed first-hand how there could be many contributing factors to a disease and sought to provide an all-in-one solution for his patients.  Dr. Chastant decided to combine all these specialties under one roof, resulting in Acadian ENT, Acadian Hearing, Acadian Skin Care, Acadian Allergy and Acadian Facial Plastic Surgery.

These specialized departments offer a wide range of services related to problems of the ear, nose, throat and procedures for facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Chastant and his ENT practice associates, Jeffrey Joseph, MD, FACS, Jennifer Daigle Hanby, MD and Jason Durel, MD, are on the cutting edge of allergy-related diagnosis and treatment. Throughout the years, Dr. Chastant has been a pioneer in the research and development of frontal sinus stents. He has been using non-medicated sinus stents successfully for over 10 years and is the only doctor in the region using medicated frontal sinus stents to aid in the prevention of recurring blockage following surgery. These medicated stents provide relief to patients who suffer from chronic sinusitis and allergies. His first successful medicated stent procedure was performed on February 28, 2012 at Lafayette General Surgical Hospital earning him recognition as the first procedure in the history of Louisiana Medicine to be an innovative success.

In addition, Dr. Chastant has extensive experience in both cosmetic and medical procedures. He was the first surgeon to perform an open rhinoplasty as well as the first endoscopic sinus surgery in Lafayette, and is a surgeon specialized in head and neck cancer, and thyroidectomy. Due to his combination of experience in both surgery and cosmetic procedures, Dr. Chastant strives to provide an aesthetically pleasing result when performing visible surgeries to minimize the appearance of unsightly scars.

Dr. Chastant credits much of his passion and learning to the late Dr. Jack Anderson, founder of the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, with whom he spent an extensive amount of his last year of residency working with. He is a board-certified otolaryngologist, with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Louisiana; doctorate from LSU Health Science Center of New Orleans; and general surgery and otolaryngology program training from LSU Medical Center. He completed his residency from LSU Medical Center in New Orleans in 1988 before starting his own practice.

While enriching the lives of our future, Dr. Chastant has continued to be a leader in medicine by offering internships to students in various concentrations and serving as a clinical professor at LSU Health Sciences Center and director for the Otolaryngology Residency Program at UMC Lafayette. Dr. Chastant also sits on the Lafayette General Medical Center Board of Trustees and the Lafayette General Surgical Hospital Executive Board. He strives to educate his patients and serve the community by contributing to his alma maters.

"Dr. Chastant is a wonderful doctor and an amazing person. Blessed to have him in my life."

Education, Affiliations & Recognitions

In Practice Since 1988

Primary Specialty


Secondary Specialties

  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


  • BS, Chemistry and Nursing, University of Southwestern Louisiana (1977)
  • MD, Louisiana State University Medical School (1983)


  • LSUMC New Orleans, Louisiana (1983-1985)


  • General Surgery, New Orleans, Louisiana (1985-1988)
  • Specialty Training Otolaryngology, New Orleans, Louisiana (1985-1988)
  • Residency Hospital Affiliations: Louisiana State University Medical Center - Charity Hospital, Veteran’s Administration Hospital, New Orleans ENT Hospital, Hotel Dieu Hospital, Southern Baptist Hospital

Board Certifications

  • Diplomat, American Board of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery (1988)
  • Diplomat, American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery & Reconstructive Surgery (1991)
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons (1992)

Hospital Appointments

  • Executive Board Member, Lafayette General Surgical Hospital
  • Board of Trustees Member, Lafayette General Medical Center
  • Chief of Surgery , Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center (1990-1992)
  • Active Staff, Our Lady of Lourdes Regional
  • Courtesy Staff, Women's and Children's Hospital
  • Program Director Lafayette, Louisiana State University Medical Center

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical Professor, Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, Louisiana State University School of Medicine, Lafayette Program Director University Hospital & Clinics (formerly University Medical Center) (June 2010 - Present)
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, Louisiana State University School of Medicine, Lafayette Program Director University Hospital & Clinics (formerly University Medical Center) (1990-May 2010)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, Louisiana State University School of Medicine (1988 - 1990)

Honors, Awards, Citations

  • Outstanding General Surgical Resident - Given by peers
  • Recognition for Patient, Family and Nurse Team Coordination - Given by LGMC 7th floor staff
  • Distinguished Service Award in recognition for exemplary leadership post-hurricane Katrina
  • Re-organization of resident education presented by LSU School of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology
  • America's Top Physicians
  • Best of - Times of Acadiana
    • Best Doctor & Best Plastic Surgeon for 2014
    • Best Doctor for 2015


  • American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
  • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Louisiana State Medical Society
  • Lafayette Parish Medical Society
  • American Rhinologic Society
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Professorship Responsibilities

  • Course Development & Conferences


  • Private Rotation at Acadian ENT
  • UMC Lafayette Grand Rounds
  • UMC Lafayette Weekly Rounds
  • UMC Lafayette Tumor Board
  • Journal Club 
  • Otoplasty Series


  • "Fitting the Atretric Patient: A Case Study" (1994)
  • "Frontal Sinus Stenting" (1999)
  • "Frontal Sinus Stents: A Review of Patients with Stents in Place for One Year or Longer" (2008)

Research Experience

  • Phase II Acute Sinusitis, Protocol # CEF-97-007, Beecham Smith Kline (Feb 97 - Dec 98)
  • Phase IB Chronic Recurrent Frontal Sinusitis involving short-term Frontal Sinus Stent Placement, LSU ENT Research Program (1998 - 1999)
  • Phase II Repeat Trial Chronic Recurrent Frontal Sinusitis involving long-term Front Sinus Stent Placement, LSU ENT Research Program (2001 - 2002)
  • Phase I Nasal Spray in Pediatric Patients 6 to 11 Years of Age, Protocol # C-03-51, Alcon Research Ltd (Oct 2004 - Dec 2004)
  • Phase III Pediatric 2-12 yr Perennial Allergic Rhinitis, Protocol #FFR100012, GlaxoSmithKline (Feb 2005 - Oct 2005)


Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery Center

Dr Bradley J Chastant, Dr Jeffrey J Joseph, Dr Jennifer Daigle Hanby, Dr Jason J Durel, and Dr Ryan Chastant are board-certified otolaryngologists specializing in the treatment of issues of the ear, nose and throat. In addition, both Drs Chastant and Joseph are board-certified facial plastic surgeons with many years of experience.

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