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Outstanding Surgical Care Near You

When you need surgery, you want to know you’re under the care of expert surgeons who have your best interest in mind. At Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport, our team of surgeons, skilled nurses, technicians, anesthesiologists and other healthcare providers work to ensure you receive exceptional care before, during, and after a procedure. We use the latest technology and techniques in an environment that contributes to your well-being. We offer leading surgical care in a setting close to home.

Our surgeons are some of the finest in the region and are committed to the latest surgical procedures and techniques, including minimally invasive and robotic surgery, that improve your experience and lead to better outcomes.

Our Surgical Specialties

The Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Regional Burn Center serves northern Louisiana, southern Arkansas and eastern Texas. We see more than 2,500 patients per year and perform about 200 surgeries annually to treat severe burns. Learn more about our burn care.

For more than 40 years, the Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Cardiothoracic Surgery program has treated conditions that affect the heart, heart valves, lungs and major blood vessels. We see patients from throughout Louisiana and the surrounding three-state region.

Our pulmonary surgeons can treat many conditions of the lungs, chest wall and mediastinum (an area in the middle of your chest between your lungs). We offer both traditional open and minimally invasive surgical approaches to treat these conditions.

Our heart and vascular surgery team offers many surgical procedures to treat conditions of the heart and blood vessels, including:

  • Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), which we use to improve blood flow to your heart
  • Valvular repair and replacement, which we use to treat heart valve disease
  • Replacement of the aortic root and arch, which is a treatment for conditions that affect the aorta, the body’s largest blood vessel
  • Composite repair of the thoracoabdominal aorta, which we use to treat aneurysms (weakened areas) and dissections (tearing) of the aorta between the chest and abdomen

Learn more about our heart and vascular care.

The surgeons in our Colon and Rectal Division have specialized expertise in diagnosing and managing problems involving the small intestine, colon, rectum and anus. Our team is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery.

We offer surgical treatment for a number of diseases, including:

  • Benign (noncancerous) conditions of the anus, rectum and colon
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Colorectal cancer

In addition, we offer a number of nonsurgical testing and follow-up procedures, including colonoscopy and polyp surveillance, as well as evaluation of symptoms affecting your gastrointestinal system.

Our Division of General Surgery provides high-quality, compassionate care for the full range of general surgical conditions. Some of the many surgical procedures we offer include:

  • Appendectomy to treat appendicitis (inflammation of the appendix, a small pouch attached to the colon)
  • Breast surgeries and lumpectomies (removal of lumps from the breast)
  • Catheter insertion for kidney dialysis
  • Cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal)
  • Colectomy (surgery to remove some or all of the colon)
  • Hernia repair, including minimally invasive and open surgery
  • Port insertion for chemotherapy
  • Removal of thyroid and parathyroid glands
  • Removal of tumors and skin lesions (areas of damage or disease)

Our pediatric surgeons are specially trained to care for conditions in newborn and premature infants that might require surgery to treat. We work closely with your obstetrician, maternal-fetal medicine specialist and other care team members to ensure your child gets the care they need when they need it. We’re available for consultations both before and after your baby is born.

Some of the many surgical procedures we offer for newborns and premature infants include:

  • Colon and rectal surgery
  • Hernia surgery
  • Lung surgery
  • Neck surgery
  • Stomach and intestine surgery
  • Surgery to repair abdominal wall defects
  • Surgery to treat the esophagus (the tube that connects the throat to the stomach)
  • Tumor surgery

Deciding whether to undergo plastic or reconstructive surgery is a personal choice. It’s one that you should discuss with experts who have your best interests at heart. We ensure each of our patients has the information they need to make the best decision for them. If you decide plastic surgery is right for you, our team uses the latest plastic and reconstructive surgical techniques as part of our comprehensive care.

One important type of plastic and reconstructive surgery is oral and maxillofacial surgery, which focuses on reconstruction of the face and treatment of conditions affecting the face, jaws, mouth and teeth. Learn more about our oral and maxillofacial surgery care.

At the Feist-Weiller Cancer Center, our cancer surgeons work in a team environment to ensure you receive the cancer care you need and deserve. We provide surgical care to about 10,000 patients each year, and doctors from throughout Louisiana refer their patients to us when they need care for a number of cancer types.

We are the only cancer center in northern Louisiana that offers HIPEC (hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy). This is a chemotherapy treatment for cancers of the abdominal cavity that can reduce the chance of your cancer returning and lower the effects of chemotherapy on the rest of your body.

Learn more about our cancer care.

As the region’s only Level 1 trauma center, we care for patients from throughout Louisiana, as well as east Texas and south Arkansas, who need advanced trauma care and surgery. We always have emergency and surgical space available if you or a loved one needs trauma surgery — regardless of your ability to pay.

Learn more about our emergency and trauma care.

Our Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery helps manage and treat various conditions that affect the body’s blood vessels. Our advanced operating suite allows us to offer both traditional open surgical procedures and minimally invasive surgery, which involves smaller incisions and less pain.

Some of the many conditions we treat include:

  • Aortic dissection, a leak in the aorta, the body’s largest blood vessel
  • Carotid artery stenosis, a narrowing of the blood vessels that carry blood to the head
  • Complex abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysms (bulges in the aorta)
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT), clots that can form in the arms and legs
  • Infected aortic grafts
  • IVC filter placement and removal
  • Median arcuate ligament syndrome, which involves a ligament pressing on a blood vessel in the abdomen
  • Mesenteric artery stenosis/occlusion, a narrowing or blockage of blood vessels that bring blood to your intestines
  • Nutcracker syndrome, compression of the blood vessel that brings blood away from your kidney
  • Peripheral artery stenosis/occlusion, a narrowing or blockage of blood vessels in your arms or legs
  • Renal artery stenosis, a narrowing of the blood vessels that bring blood to the kidneys
  • Ruptured aortic aneurysms, leaks in the aorta that can lead to severe internal bleeding or death without treatment
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome, compression of blood vessels just below the neck
  • Varicose veins
  • Vascular trauma