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Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Institute

Leading Cancer Treatment for Decades

Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Institute is the region’s leader in providing comprehensive prevention, early detection, treatment and survivorship care. Our teams have a vast network of collaborators across Louisiana to address treatment issues and make discoveries that have a national impact, and most importantly offer each cancer patient individually tailored treatment options. We draw upon resources from our nationally recognized academic medical center and from Our Lady of the Lake’s graduate medical education programs and strong relationships with Louisiana State University and Pennington Biomedical Research Center. Cancer researchers and providers work side by side to advance cancer treatment.

As a regional destination for cancer care, Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Institute offers the most advanced technology and services provided by a dedicated team of nationally recognized oncology experts. The Cancer Institute provides best-practice, comprehensive care at every stage of the cancer journey, including disease site-specific multidisciplinary care teams, a robust clinical research program, and extensive supportive care services. Our providers work together to ensure the highest standard of care for every patient.

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7777 Hennessy Blvd. Entrance C, Baton Rouge LA 70808

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Multidisciplinary Care Teams

At Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Institute, we have teams of specialists from each diagnostic, treatment and supportive care discipline working together within the same facility.

We know that the best cancer care is care delivered in a multidisciplinary fashion providing an individualized approach for each patient’s needs.

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Treating Cancer with the HIPEC Procedure

In June 2022, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center became the first hospital in the Baton Rouge region to perform hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) to treat cancer of the abdomen. Mohammad Al Efishat, MD, a surgical oncologist at Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Institute, successfully performed the procedure on a patient with advanced cancer tumors in the abdomen who otherwise would not have found success with traditional chemotherapy.

What is the HIPEC Procedure?

Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy applies heated chemotherapy drugs directly to the affected areas of the abdomen to eliminate any hard-to-find tumor cells. It is usually part of a two-step procedure that begins with open surgery to remove or “debulk” any visible tumors before treating the area with the heated chemotherapy. Exposing the cancer cells to higher-than-normal temperatures can change the cells in ways that make them easier to treat with chemotherapy. Some common cancers treated with HIPEC:

Learn more about the HIPEC procedure and how this game-changing technology can help cancer patients in the video below.


What Should I Expect at My First Appointment?

Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Institute is located at 7777 Hennessy Blvd. in Baton Rouge at the Medical Plaza 1 entrance.

How to Get There:

Look for the Lot C parking lot on Hennessy Boulevard, which will be the second entrance on your right if coming from Essen Lane. There is dedicated parking in this lot for our patients and optional valet parking, free of charge, is available at the covered Cancer Institute entrance plaza.

Our attendants will be present at the entrance to provide wheelchair assistance services. Once inside, our Guest Services staff will greet and escort you to your destination.

We want to ease your concerns about finding your way in this new space and make sure that everything will be taken care of for you. If you have any questions or if we can help in any way, please contact us (225) 765-3064. We are excited to welcome you to our new locations.

Meeting with Your Doctor

When you meet with your doctor or other members of your health care team to discuss your diagnosis, you will hear a lot of information that might seem overwhelming at first. It helps to plan ahead and compile a list of questions and concerns you want to address during your appointments.
Check out our Cancer Patient Resources for Commonly Asked Questions

Preparing for Treatment Day

If you are receiving infusion treatment at Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Institute, you will proceed to the Infusion Suite after meeting with your physician and/or your laboratory results have been approved. We want you to be comfortable and informed as you begin treatment. The nurses will explain what to expect during treatment, the medications you will receive and how to manage side effects. Our nurses will be available during your treatment to answer any questions you may have.

For your comfort, we'll have several items on hand available for you, such as:

You are welcome to bring your own snacks or lunch depending on the time and length of your treatment. We request that food be cold or room temperature, as we do not have accommodations for heating or storing food. Please do not bring foods that have strong odors, as the smell of certain foods could make others uncomfortable. A sandwich and a bag of chips or fruit are good choices.

Most importantly, have someone with you who can drive you home after treatment, as the drugs administered may make you drowsy. Your doctor can help you understand and prepare for any side effects from treatment.

Types of Cancers We Treat

Learn about our comprehensive care for a variety of cancer types.


Clinical Trials and Research

All cancer patients at the Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Institute are evaluated for participation in a clinical trial. If you are interested in participating in one of the clinical trials offered at the Cancer Institute, or if you have questions about clinical research, please reach out to a member of our research team at (225) 765-7659.

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