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Advanced GI Services

Gastrointestinal issues, sometimes referred to as “GI” issues, often don’t go away on their own – and can seriously affect your quality of life. Our experienced team of gastroenterologists offer advanced GI services in both inpatient and outpatient settings utilizing cutting edge technology designed to provide comfort, confidentiality and, most importantly, relief from digestive and colorectal symptoms.

Types of GI Conditions and Diseases

The digestive system is complex and includes the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and liver. GI-related conditions include:

  • Celiac disease
  • Gastrointestinal cancers, including colon cancer
  • Constipation, diarrhea and loss of bowel control
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Diverticulosis and diverticulitis
  • Gallstones
  • Gas
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including ulcerative colitis
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Liver and pancreatic cancers
  • Nausea and stomach pain
  • Ulcers

Keep Ahead of Your Digestive Health

As many as 70 million people in the United States are affected by a digestive disorder. But many do not seek treatment because it can be an embarrassing or uncomfortable issue to talk about.
But, in America, colorectal cancer is the fourth most common type of cancer in men and women. While digestive health should be an important topic throughout your life, beginning at age 50, or earlier if you’re at an increased risk for colorectal cancer, you should also begin screenings for colon cancer. This may include:

  • Colonoscopy
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Fecal occult blood testing

If you’re experiencing any digestive health symptoms, it’s important to talk with your doctor. In some cases, digestive issues indicate underlying health conditions, which are best treated early on. Schedule an appointment and get your gut health checked today! 

Services Provided at Ochsner Lafayette General

We offer diagnostic, interventional and treatment options designed to suit you at every stage of life.

  • Anoscopy
  • 24 hr pH Monitoring
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy – Diagnostic and Therapeutic
  • FMT (Fecal Microbiota Transplant)
  • Hemorrhoid Banding
  • Polypectomy
  • Gastric Biopsy
  • EGD (Esophagogastroduodenoscopy)- Diagnostic and Therapeutic
    • Bravo pH study
    • EGD for removal of Foreign Objects and Food Bolus
    • EGD with Dilation
    • EGD with Botox
    • Esophageal Varices Banding
    • Endoscopic Naso Orogastric Tube Placement
    • Esophageal Stent Placement
    • HALO® (Radiofrequency Ablation Procedure)- for treatment of Barrett’s Esophagus
    • Gastric Biopsy
    • STRETTA ® procedure- for treatment of acid reflux and GERD
    • PEG (Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy) Tube Placement
  • Endoscopic Necrosectomy
  • Enteric Stent Placement
  • EMR (Endoscopic Mucosal Resection)
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
    • ERCP with Biliary Dilation
    • ERCP with Pancreatogram
    • ERCP with Stone Extraction
    • Biliary Stent Placement
    • Cholangioscopy
    • Cholangiogram
    • Pancreatoscopy
    • Pancreatic Pseudocyst Drainage
    • Lithotripsy Stone Extraction
    • Gastric Biopsy
    • Pancreatic Stent Placement
  • Esophageal Manometry/ Motility Study
  • EUS (Endoscopic Ultrasonography)
    • EUS with Fine Needle Aspiration
    • EUS guided Fiducial Placement
    • Celiac Plexus Neurolyisis
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Small Bowel Antegrade Enteroscopy