Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Advanced Care for Digestive, Liver and Pancreatic Disorders

Conditions that affect your digestive system, liver or pancreas require expert care for successful management and treatment. Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport’s gastroenterology (digestive disorders) and hepatology (liver, pancreatic and gallbladder disease) team provides complete care for these conditions.

We see patients from throughout northern Louisiana at our Gastroenterology Associates office in Shreveport. In addition to patient care, our team provides leadership in the fields of gastroenterology and hepatology through our clinical research, as well as teaching the next generation of doctors in our specialty.

Find a Gastroenterologist

Our team of experts are here to get you the care you need in a timely manner. Contact us for more information about our gastroenterology and hepatology care or to arrange a consultation.

Conditions We Treat for Stomach and Digestive Problems

We use a team-based care model, bringing in gastroenterologists, gastrointestinal surgeons, oncologists and other experts for a broad-based approach to diagnosis and treatment of digestive disorders. Some of the many such disorders we treat include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Cancer of the digestive system, liver or pancreas
  • Constipation and diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Heartburn and Gas
  • Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Pancreatitis (an inflammation of the pancreas)

Our Gastroenterology Services, Treatments and Procedures

Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport offers a wide range of gastroenterology services to help care for you. From cutting edge, innovative procedures to routine diagnostic services - our team of experts is here to work with you on an individualized treatment plan which may include one of the following:

  • Colonoscopy
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (also known as EGD), a procedure in which a thin scope with a light and camera at its tip is used to look inside the upper digestive tract
    • EGD with Halo
    • EGD with Dilation
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (also known as ERCP), a procedure used to diagnose diseases of the gallbladder, biliary system, pancreas, and liver
  • Endoscopic Diversiculotomy for Zenker’s Diverticulum
  • Endoscopic Full Thickness Resection
  • Endoscopic mucosal resection
  • Endoscopic ultrasound
  • Flex Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gastric Pre-Oral Endoscopic Pyloromyotomy (G-POEM) for refractory gastroparesis
  • Manometry
  • Pre-Oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) for patients with achalasia
  • Submucosal Endoscopy & Dissection
  • Single & Double Balloon Enteroscopy
  • Sumucosal Tunnel Endoscopic Resection
  • Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (also known as TIF)
  • Video Capsule Endoscopy

Referring a Patient

For physicians needing to refer a patient to one of our gastroenterology experts, our Ochsner LSU Health Referral Line fax system is available at 318-698-8005.

Related Locations

Ochsner LSU Health - St. Mary Medical Center

Ochsner LSU Health - St. Mary Medical Center
One St. Mary Place
Shreveport, Louisiana 71101

Gastroenterology Associates

Ochsner LSU Health - Gastroenterology Associates
1801 Fairfield Avenue
Shreveport, Louisiana 71101