318 Forum - Dr. James Morris, LSUHS Associate Professor of Medicine, shares information about diagnosis and treatment for celiac disease.
Welcome to the LSU Health Shreveport Gastroenterology and Hepatology Division. Gastroenterology is the study of the normal function and diseases of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and liver. It involves a detailed understanding of the normal action (physiology) of the gastrointestinal organs including the movement of material through the stomach and intestine (motility), the digestion and absorption of nutrients into the body, removal of waste from the system, and the function of the liver as a digestive organ. It includes common and important conditions such as colon polyps and cancer, hepatitis, gastroesophageal reflux (heartburn), peptic ulcer disease, colitis, gallbladder and biliary tract disease, nutritional problems, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and pancreatitis. In essence, all normal activity and disease of the digestive organs is part of the study of Gastroenterology.
Our Program aims:
- To train competent and compassionate physicians capable of independently providing care to all patients with gastroenterologic and hepatic problems.
- To train physicians in all areas of endoscopic techniques and provide exposure to more advanced techniques.
- To train doctors in a caring and collegial environment who are capable of succeeding in private practice or academic settings.
- To maintain fellow wellness as a priority and to provide opportunities for lifelong wellness training.
- To foster the value of lifelong learning and evidenced based medicine.
We believe that hands on supervised clinical exposure get the best results. This builds confident physicians who are qualified to provide excellent patient care in an academic environment or clinical practice. We have formulated a three year curriculum that emphasizes the strengths of our faculty and patient population. Fellows develop substantial exposure in the clinical management and treatment of a wide spectrum of digestive diseases through direct care to patients in both hospital and ambulatory settings.
KTAL6 - In the United States, more people die of colorectal cancer than any other cancer, besides lung cancer. Louisiana has one of the highest rates in the country.
318 Forum - LSUHS Gastroenterology Assistant Professor, Dr. Sudha Pandit, and Fellow, Dr. Nazar Hafiz, share about the importance of getting screened for colorectal cancer.
KSLA12 - "Listen to Your Gut" is an event in honor of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, educating the community on the importance of being screened for colorectal cancer, the fourth most common cancer diagnosed in the U.S.
Did you know that colon cancer is the third most common preventable cancer and screening saves lives? Join us in bringing awareness about colorectal cancer.
LSU Health Shreveport has named Dr. James Morris as the inaugural Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Dr. Shane Barton as the inaugural Assistant Dean for Faculty Development.
We are excited to announce awards and recognition received by our faculty and residents at the 2021 American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Conference.
We want to congratulate Dr. Sudha Pandit for her recent appointment to the ACG Women in GI Committee.
Several faculty in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology have received new appointments at LSUHS and to various national academic organizations.
We are excited to announce that Dr. Samuel Igbinedion will join Harvard Medical School Hospital BIDMC in Boston, MA and Dr. Anush Vasikaran will join GI Associates, LLC in Milwaukee, WI.
Louisiana State University Health Shreveport (LSUHS) strives to cultivate a diverse and inclusive culture that supports equity, acceptance, and respect for the differences in others. The institution is committed to achieving excellence in fulfilling its mission by utilizing the rich talents of individuals who contribute different backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences to the work and learning environment and who reflect the varied populations of Louisiana. As such, the institution adopts a definition of diversity that embraces a broad spectrum of human expression and characteristics that include but are not limited to race, ethnicity, gender/gender identity, social and cultural attributes, abilities, sexual orientation, religion, rural or metropolitan background, military or veteran status, and age. In addition, diversity also includes life experiences, record of service, and other talents and personal attributes that enhance the work and learning atmosphere. LSUHS is dedicated to building an inclusive and diverse community through the recruitment, enrollment, hiring, and retention/graduation of students, faculty, staff, and leadership who meet this definition of diversity.