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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. Ochsner physicians have the technology to view the intestinal, respiratory and urinary tracts. In fact, Ochsner helped pioneer the endoscopic diagnosis and management of colorectal disease. Each year more than 18,000 endoscopic procedures such as colonoscopy, intraluminal ultrasound and ileoscopy are performed in our Endoscopy Centers.

  • New Orleans-Jefferson Hwy and Westbank
    • To schedule a procedure: 504-842-4030
    • To contact the Colon and Rectal Surgery Department at 504-842-4060
    • To contact the Gastroenterology Department at 504-842-4015
    • Saturday appointments are available*
  • Baton Rouge
    • To schedule a procedure: 225-388-6280
    • To contact the Baton Rouge Endoscopy Unit: 225-755-4531
    • Ochsner Health Center - O’Neal: 225-754-5023
    • Ochsner Medical Complex - The Grove: 225-726-5200
    • Patients can schedule this appointment via MyOchsner (link to my.ochsner.org), or they can call the Endoscopy Scheduling department, at 225-388-6280.
    • Please contact 225-388-6280 between Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. to schedule a pre-admit testing appointment with a nurse or to schedule a screening colonoscopy.
  • Kenner
    • To schedule a procedure: 504-842-8749
    • To contact the Kenner Endoscopy Department: 504-464-8148
    • To contact the Ochsner Gastroenterology Department: 504-464-8588
    • To contact the LSU Gastroenterology Department: 504-464-8500

Endoscopic detection and removal of colonic polyps not only prevents colorectal cancer but it also allows for the treatment of a variety of other intestinal disorders. Intestinal obstruction can be managed with intraluminal dilation, laser ablation or stenting. Endoscopy of the GI tract (esophagus, stomach, intestine and biliary tract) allows diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.

Our physicians are experienced at managing many challenging conditions using state of the art equipment. One of the most exciting developments in lumenal imaging technology is the M2A video capsule, which Ochsner utilizes. This tiny camera can travel through the entire digestive tract, providing continuous images of the esophagus, stomach and small intestine. The small intestine is a region that is difficult to visualize with standard endoscopic procedures.

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Endoscopy Locations

Ochsner Lafayette General Surgical Hospital
1000 West Pinhook Rd.
Lafayette, LA 70503
St. Bernard Parish Hospital
8000 W. Judge Perez Drive
Chalmette, LA 70043
Ochsner Medical Center
1514 Jefferson Hwy.
New Orleans, LA 70121
Ochsner Medical Center - North Shore
100 Medical Center Drive
Slidell, LA 70461
Ochsner Medical Center - Baton Rouge
17000 Medical Center Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
Ochsner Health Center - Kenner
200 West Esplanade Ave.
Kenner, LA 70065
Ochsner Medical Center - Kenner
180 W. Esplanade Ave.
Kenner, LA 70065
  • Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
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