A Team Approach to Colorectal Cancer Care…
Our Colorectal Cancer Program is a multidisciplinary team comprised of specialized physicians in Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Pathology, Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology and other specialized healthcare providers who specialize in treating patients with colon, rectal and anal cancers.
This team also has a special Colon, Rectal and Anal Cancer Patient Navigator who acts as a one-on-one personal liaison that assures patients will receive timely diagnostic testing and treatment.
The LSU Health Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery has an extensive experience in sphincter sparing surgical approaches to rectal cancers, that when indicated, will spare people from a life with a permanent ostomy. However, if an ostomy is required either on a temporary or permanent basis, there is a specialized nurse to educate these people on how to manage and live with their ostomy. This team is also an integral part of the new Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic, which is under the direction of the LSU Department of Gastroenterology at UMCNO.
Make an Appointment
Call (504) 702-5700 to speak with a Patient Access representative. A representative is available to take your call 24/7. On your appointment day, please arrive at least 45 minutes before your scheduled time.