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Gastroenterology

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).

Our team is made up of nurses, medical assistants, fellows in training, physicians assistants, nurse practitioners and doctors who all work together with your healthcare in mind. Please see our list of conditions treated as well as some of our treatment options, and call to make an appointment to be seen by one of our providers.

For Pediatric Gastroenterology, click here.

Conditions & Diagnoses

The Gastroenterologists at Ochsner provide treatment for a range of GI conditions:

  • Achalasia
  • Anal cancer 
  • Barrett's esophagus 
  • Peptic ulcers 
  • Cancer of the esophagus 
  • Cancers of the colon or rectum 
  • Cancer of the stomach or small intestine
  • Celiac disease 
  • Crohn's disease 
  • Chronic gastrointestinal bleeding of unknown cause 
  • Clostridium difficile infection 
  • Collagenous colitis/ lymphocytic colitis/ microscopic colitis 
  • Colonic diverticular disease
  • Colonic dysmotility
  • Colonoscopy
  • Constipation 
  • Cowden's syndrome 
  • Diaphragmatic hernia 
  • Diarrhea 
  • Diffuse esophageal spasm
  • Intestinal malabsorption (celiac sprue, Whipple's disease, lymphangiectasia)
  • Diverticulitis 
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Esophageal varices 
  • Esophageal stricture 
  • Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) 
  • Familial amyloidosis
  • Functional bowel disorders (FBD)
  • Gallstones 
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD 
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding 
  • Gastroparesis 
  • Hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC or Lynch syndrome) 
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis) 
  • Iron deficiency anemia 
  • Irritable bowel syndrome 
  • Lymphoma of colon or rectum 
  • Neuroendocrine tumors 
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction 
  • Peptic ulcer disease and other manifestations of Helicobacter pylori infection 
  • Polyps of the colon or rectum 
  • Pouchitis
  • Pseudo-obstruction
  • Radiation colopathy
  • Radiation enteropathy
  • Ulcerative colitis 
  • Sclerosing mesenteritis
  • Swallowing problems