Children with colorectal disorders face many challenges beginning at birth into adulthood. These children need a highly knowledgeable and compassionate team to care for their specific needs. At Ochsner Hospital for Children, we are the only center in Louisiana that offers a multidisciplinary approach for treating children with colorectal conditions.
Why Choose Ochsner’s Pediatric Colorectal Clinic?
Our interdisciplinary approach allows patients to receive a high-level of coordinated care by our highly trained specialists. Our team of pediatric gastroenterologists, pediatric surgeons, pelvic health physical therapists, and pediatric psychologists evaluate and treat pediatric patients with a variety of conditions, which include anorectal malformations, Hirschsprung’s disease, fecal incontinence and refractory constipation.
Our program provides a life-long support and care for children with colorectal conditions. Our physical therapists are highly trained and specialize in pelvic floor therapy. When children and adolescents experience colorectal issues, there are often behavioral and emotional components that impact treatment. Our pediatric psychology services help patients and their families identify the behavioral and/or emotional aspects of care that can help with the overall management of the medical problem. Our goal is to ensure that your child has a high-quality of life filled with enjoyment.
Refer a Patient
A Primary Pediatric Gastroenterologist can refer a patient to the Pediatric Colorectal Clinic. Call 504-842-3900.
Also, referring physicians can call Clinic Concierge at 1-855-312-4190 or place orders electronically using Ochsner Provider Connect. To request access to Ochsner Provider Connect, email ExternalAccess@ochsner.org or submit a New Account Request on the Ochsner Provider Connect login screen.
Meet the Team
Our care team works together to create a personalized and individualized plan for each of our patients. Our team consists of pediatric gastroenterologists, pediatric surgeons and physical therapists.
Jessica Roybal, MD
Erika Smith, MD
Jill West, PhD
Lisette Webre, PT
Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist
Treatment & Procedures
Our team treats an array of conditions, which include:
- Anorectal malformations
- Hirschsprung’s disease
- Fecal incontinence
- Refractory constipation
With our patient needs in mind, our team can collaborate to develop an individualized bowel management program. We also offer a few procedures, which include:
- Anal Botox
- Anorectal manometry
- SEMG biofeedback for pelvic muscle training
Want an expert second opinion from one of our specialists? Need reassurance that your diagnosis is correct or that you’re getting the right care? We offer second opinions for patients. For more information, click here or call 504-842-3900.