GASTROENTEROLOGY and HEPATOLOGY
DEPARTMENT OF INTERNAL MEDICINE

   

Welcome to the 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.

   

Fellowship Experience

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.

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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.


 

CONTACT US

LSU Health Shreveport
Division of Gastroenterology
and Hepatology
1501 Kings Highway
P. O. Box 33932
Shreveport, LA 71130-3932

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Samantha Scott
Program Administrator
Samantha.Scott@lsuhs.edu