After growing up in New Orleans, Dr. Brakta earned his undergraduate degree at LSU in Baton Rouge and completed master's degree coursework at Tulane University prior to entering medical school at LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport.
He served both his internship and residency at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC, which is the largest private hospital in the District of Columbia and a teaching hospital for Georgetown University School of Medicine. Following completion of his residency, Dr. Brakta returned home to Louisiana to begin his practice. His surgical focus is on the use of minimally invasive surgical techniques to provide patients with faster recovery, less discomfort, and lower infection rates.
Dr. Brakta has safely performed hundreds of surgeries using the da Vinci surgical system at Willis-Knighton Health System hospitals.