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Cancer Care Related Specialties

The Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer and Survivorship Program at Ochsner provides treatment for patients ages 15 - 39 with most types of cancer. Researchers are discovering that many of the cancers that occur in this age group are biologically different than those seen at other ages.

Gastroenterology specializes in the treatment of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. At Ochsner, we treat a wide variety of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. We see patients with common diseases such as reflux, abdominal pain, constipation and diarrhea, as well as more complicated diseases like gastrointestinal bleeding, cancer and inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis).

As the leader of robotic surgery in the Gulf South region, Ochsner is one of several training sites for robotic surgery in the world. This means you can have peace of mind knowing that our surgeons are uniquely qualified.

The Clinical Pathology Section provides vital information about the well-being of patients through clinical chemistry, hematology and microbiology. The valuable support of our Blood Bank contributes greatly to the recovery of patients undergoing cancer treatment.

The Anatomic Pathology Section examines tissue microscopically during the diagnosis of malignances. Among our staff are physicians with fellowship training in cancer pathology and cytopathology.

Ochsner offers a full spectrum of radiological services provided by nationally recognized, sub-specialized radiologists. We offer a full array of diagnostic and treatment procedures using some of the most advanced technology available.

Ochsner physicians use advanced technology for diagnostic screenings and for surgical procedures. These technologies provide faster recovery times for patients and clearer imaging capabilities that help physicians make proper diagnoses. The goal is earlier detection of suspected malignancies. All specialty procedures require a doctor’s referral.

If you have questions about your statement, or what to bring to your appointment, our billing and financial services department can help!

For 15 years, the Novalis® Radiosurgery Program has been offering a high standard of radiosurgery and stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), delivered via a premium configuration of components. It allows for the delivery of non-invasive, shaped-beam cancer treatment that takes just minutes out of your day.

Some people seek the help of a plastic surgeon enhance their appearance. Others require a reconstructive procedure after a mastectomy or broken nose. Whatever the reason, the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Ochsner is the answer in Louisiana.

During an endoscopy, the doctor can look at areas inside the body through a thin, lighted tube. Endoscopy allows the doctor to see what’s going on inside the body, take pictures and even remove tissue or cells for examination, if necessary.

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