The Ochsner Cancer Institute provides the most advanced cancer care available while offering the compassionate support that enables patients to meet the challenge of living with cancer. Over 2,000 new cancer patients are seen each year by members of the Ochsner Cancer Team, and their diagnoses comprise virtually every known type of cancer. Ochsner patients are drawn from all over the region, the United States, and Central and South America. Cancer patients benefit from the strengths of Ochsner's dedicated multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, dietitians, social workers, lab technicians, financial teams and other support services. Ochsner provides extensive outpatient cancer services as well as the highest level of inpatient care.
Since its inception in 1984, the Ochsner Multi-Organ Transplant Institute has performed more than 2,700 life-saving heart, lung, liver, kidney and pancreas transplants making it the region's leading transplant center. We are the only Center of Excellence in the region for liver, kidney and heart transplants. Innovation and dedication to excellence remain our hallmarks. We not only deliver excellent medical care to our transplant patients, but we also address the emotional, financial, and practical support issues so often faced by transplant patients and their families.
Ochsner's Center for Digestive Disorders has been designated one of the best by U.S.News and World Report for five years in a row. It specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of esophageal disorders, peptic ulcer disease, diseases of the hepatobiliary system, medical management of pancreatic disease, liver and pancreas transplantation, and the evaluation and management of chronic liver disease. The center also maintains extensive clinical research programs in disorders of the esophagus, pancreas and liver.
The Surgical Weight Loss Program at Ochsner provides a multi-disciplinary team approach to the management of excessive obesity through assessment, intervention and patient education. Our physicians and clinical care coordinators help patients address and treat the causes of severe obesity. The program also provides long-term follow up and support for patients undergoing surgical solutions or remaining in medical therapy.
The John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute (JOHVI) is a comprehensive cardiac and peripheral vascular care center representing a continuum of care unmatched in the region. JOHVI enjoys a national and international reputation for excellence in heart disease management. Through ongoing research initiatives, physician training programs and clinical trials, JOHVI continues to set the standard for diagnosis and treatment of heart disease. Services include:
- Consultative Clinical Cardiology
- Non-Invasive Imaging
- Cardiac Rehabilitation and Wellness
- Heart Failure and Transplantation
- Interventional Cardiology
- Electrophysiology and Pacing
- Vascular Medicine
The Lieselotte Tansey Breast Center at Ochsner is the most comprehensive breast care program in the region. Our multidisciplinary team of dedicated radiologists, surgeons, oncologists and nurse specialists offers a wide variety of breast care services ranging from comprehensive diagnostic studies to postoperative manual lymphedema drainage, breast prosthesis fitting program, high-risk breast and ovarian cancer genetics clinic and support programs. In addition, we provide educational information and encourage patients to participate in their care and treatment plan. We are committed to providing exceptional patient care by providing rapidly accessible, high-quality breast care services and minimizing patient anxiety through an efficient, coordinated approach.
Ochsner Medical Center for Children offers a full range of services specializing in comprehensive care for the whole child – from preventive care such as immunizations to life-saving efforts such as heart and lung transplants. Our pediatric specialists have access to the same resources and research as their adult counterparts allowing us to give the most up-to-date care to pediatric patients. We pride ourselves on the caring relationships we establish with our patients and their families and our ability to help parents manage their children's health through prevention, education, and management of childhood diseases.
Ochsner's obstetricians and gynecologists use a team approach to women's healthcare to meet the unique and changing medical needs of women of all ages. Consulting frequently with other Ochsner specialists, we treat the spectrum of issues and problems that impact women – from pregnancies to infertility and gynecologic cancer to menopause. Our team also includes highly trained nurses, medical assistants, technicians, and support staff to offer every patient focused care. Ochsner utilizes its robotic surgery system for hysterectomies, removal of fibroids, correction of vaginal prolapse, pelvic reconstructive surgery and reversal of tubal ligation. Young women with severe endometriosis are also candidates for this technology. In addition, older women are candidates for procedures to correct urinary leakage, incontinence, and bladder suspensions.
Ochsner's Department of Radiology offers a complete range of radiological services provided by nationally recognized, subspecialized radiologists. It is one of the leading radiologic academic enters in the world and is involved in cutting-edge research in a wide variety of areas including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), cardiac imaging, digital radiography, digital mammography, electronic image distribution and ultrasound. At the forefront of innovative diagnostic procedures designed to provide expert analysis of medical conditions and disorders, our radiologists provide services for all radiology needs including ultrasound, CT, breast imaging, MRI, nuclear medicine, ET canning and interventional radiology using some of the most advanced technology available.
The Ochsner Department of Surgery boasts a national and international reputation for high-quality specialty care, medical research and education. We deliver a complete range of surgical services, including state-of-the-art therapies in the areas of transplantation, oncology, cardiothoracic surgery, vascular surgery, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, laparosopic surgery, breast surgery and general surgery. In addition, surgeons at Ochsner benefit from the tremendous facilities and resources of the hospital, including world class anesthesiologists, state-of-the-art operating rooms and intensive care facilities, superb nursing staff, and supporting consultative medical staff in other departments.
The Ochsner Department of Urology delivers the most comprehensive urologic care possible, emphasizing the needs of the individual patient in a compassionate setting. We are dedicated to providing state-of-the-art medical and surgical care in all aspects of urology including highly sophisticated technologies such as extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy and laser therapies. Contributions to the field of urology are made by our physicians through ongoing clinical research and training of future urologic specialists. Ochsner is one of the first hospitals in the region to offer the robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy. The da Vinci robot, a major advance in minimally invasive surgery, allows the surgeon to make precise movements with amazing control and dexterity resulting in many benefits for the patient – smaller incisions, less blood loss, less postoperative pain, shorter hospital stays, and an earlier return to full activity.
The Internal Medicine Department at Ochsner focuses on diagnosing and treating adults. Our physicians are specially trained to solve complex diagnostic problems and manage chronic illnesses. Other important aspects of care in Internal Medicine involve teaching our patients about wellness and disease prevention and coordinating and making referrals when other medical specialists are needed.
The Ochsner Sports Medicine Center provides a coordinated, multidisciplinary approach to the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of sports-and fitness-related injuries, and provides preventive care through the promotion of wellness, fitness, performance enhancement, and education. Ochsner provides fellowship-trained Sports Medicine physicians and the latest in diagnostic imaging technology to aid in accurate diagnosis of these injuries.
Ochsner's International Executive Health and Wellness Program offers a time-efficient and cost-effective health assessment for corporate executives. In just one day, participants will receive a complete medical examination and consultation to identify potential health problems and provide specific steps for developing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Designed on an individual basis, assessments will vary slightly depending on age, gender, lifestyle and medical history and will generally include:
- Complete medical history and comprehensive physical examination
- Comprehensive panel of laboratory tests
- Resting electrocardiogram (EKG)
- Treadmill stress test
- Chest X-Ray
- Pap smear
- Bone mineral density testing
In addition to the initial screening, other services are available on an optional basis at the request of the patient.