Woman's and GI Associates Partner to Provide Greater Access to Colonoscopies in Baton Rouge

May 03, 2021

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Expertise and experience come together in a new partnership between Woman’s Hospital and Gastroenterology Associates to offer greater access to colonoscopy and endoscopy services. This collaboration also brings more trusted physicians to the only location in Baton Rouge where patients receive a large, private room and bathroom before and after their procedure.

The following board certified gastroenterologists will rotate weekly to Woman’s to perform colonoscopies and endoscopies:

  • Christopher Christensen, MD
  • Oleana Lamendola, MD
  • Amy Lobrano, MD
  • Andrew Nelson, MD
  • Neelima Reddy, MD

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, preventative colon cancer screenings have decreased. However, a colonoscopy is the most accurate screening test for colon cancer and it is proven to detect the disease early and save lives. When found early, colorectal cancer is easily treated and often cured. If you have a family history of colon cancer you may need to be screened before the age of 50.

Both men and women can schedule their colonoscopy at Woman’s. Call 225-434-4390 to schedule or visit womans.org/colonoscopy for more information.