Cancer Care

Colorectal Cancer Program

Get the support of our multidisciplinary team

Among the most commonly diagnosed cancers in America is colorectal cancer, ranking third for both men and women in the U.S. This cancer begins with the growth of polyps within the wall of the colorectal region of the body, located just before the opening of the anus. If these polyps grow large enough, they can travel into deeper layers of the region and, from there, potentially into lymph nodes and more distant parts of the body.

How our team can help

At University Medical Center New Orleans, our Cancer Center takes a team approach to helping our patients get the care and attention they need.

Our patients receive the care of a team that includes such specialists as:

  • Medical oncologists
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Pathologists
  • Diagnostic and interventional radiologists
  • Cancer patient navigators

Possible treatments

At UMCNO, we offer treatment plans that can prevent a person from losing the use of their sphincter and requiring an ostomy. In cases where avoiding either a temporary or permanent ostomy isn’t possible, our patient care nurses can help to explain managing and living with an ostomy.

Making 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.

Defining Quality

  • Joint Commission National Quality Approval Award
    The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.
  • American College of Surgeons: Verified Trauma Center
    The Norman E. McSwain, Jr, MD, Spirit of Charity Trauma Center only verified Level 1 Trauma Center in South Louisiana.
  • City Business - Best Places to Work
    The Comprehensive Pulmonary Hypertension Center (CPHC) at University Medical Center New Orleans was awarded top-tier accreditation from the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA).
  • PHA Center of Comprehensive Care Award
    University Medical Center New Orleans is an Advanced Primary Stroke Center with a full stroke team on call 24/7 to immediately care for patients with stroke symptoms.
  • American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Primary Stroke Center
  • Commission on Cancer Accedited Program logo
    The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
  • Commission on Cancer Accedited Program logo
    University Medical Center has been designated an Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (ISDA).