Colon & Rectal Surgery : About

The Ochsner Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery has a long and excellent tradition of surgical leadership and education. Our five renowned surgeons have over 95 years of combined experience in the surgical treatment of diseases of the small intestine, colon, rectum, and anus. Supported by the advanced, state of the art technology available at Ochsner Health System we provide a wide range of outstanding services by combining innovative treatments with personal, individualized patient care. Our strengths include the surgical management of both routine anorectal maladies and extraordinary conditions including inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease), colorectal and anal cancer, fecal incontinence, diverticulitis, adhesions, stomal management, and laparoscopic surgery. We host numerous cutting edge clinical research programs developing new, creative, and innovative techniques and treatments. These efforts, along with the high skill-level of our staff make the Ochsner Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery one of the finest colorectal programs in the United States and the premier program in the Gulf South. Educational Programs Patient Information In a continuing effort to provide patients and the general public with up-to-date and useful information about diseases of the colon, rectum and anus, Ochsner offers a variety of educational materials and information on this website. Browse through the list of links below to learn more. We are always adding to our site to provide useful patient information, please check back often for new and exciting additions.

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