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Advanced Endoscopy: Ochsner Medical Center - Jefferson Highway

Extensive experience, premier skills, a multidisciplinary team approach, the latest technological advances, and innovative research propel the Advanced Endoscopy Program at Ochsner Medical Center on Jefferson Highway to national leadership in the evaluation and treatment of various complex luminal, pancreatic, and biliary diseases. The Advanced Endoscopy Team is comprised of three full-time interventional endoscopists and ten nurses and assistants, who are all trained, experienced, and dedicated to advanced endoscopy procedures. This team delivers the highest level of patient care with a keen focus on superb outcomes and patient safety.

Conditions Evaluated and Treated

Procedures Performed

  • Diagnostic endoscopic ultrasound: tumor detection / staging / tissue sampling
  • Interventional endoscopic ultrasound: celiac block-neurolysis / pseudocyst drainage and necrosectomy / fiducial placement / biliary or pancreatic duct drainage / liver biopsy / gastric varices obliteration
  • ERCP: includes ductoscopy / intraductal lithotripsy / endomicroscopy / altered anatomy procedures
  • Single-session EUS / ERCP
  • Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) / Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD)
  • Endoscopic ablation: luminal / biliary
  • Endomicroscopy: luminal tract / biliary / pancreas cyst
  • Stent placement: luminal tract / pancreatic / biliary
  • Endoscopic suturing / clipping
  • Device-assisted enteroscopy

Our Team 

Our team is comprised of two, full-time interventional endoscopists and ten nurses and assistants. Our physicians are national leaders in the field, recurrent faculty invitees at regional and national meetings, authors of numerous scientific articles, and active in local and multicenter, collaborative clinical research studies. Our nurse and assistant team are all highly trained, experienced, and focused solely on advanced endoscopy procedures. We focus on a team approach to care, and we strive to deliver the highest quality, safe, and timely care to our patients using the most innovative and state-of-the-art techniques and technology.

Physician Team

Advanced Endoscopy Practice Coodinator

  • Raeann Totaro

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