Surgeon's Group of Baton Rouge



At the Surgeons Group of Baton Rouge, our team is proud to provide advanced, patient-centered care for a variety of colon and rectal conditions. Surgery is a major life event, so we offer minimally invasive procedures when possible, which helps our patients enjoy shorter recovery periods, less pain, and a decreased risk of infection at the surgical site.

Colorectal Conditions We Treat

Our team treats a variety of colorectal disorders and diseases, including:

  • Polyps
  • Diverticular disease
  • Diverticulosis
  • Diverticulitis
  • Strictures
  • Cancer

Surgical Solutions for Colorectal Conditions

Our board-certified surgeons are trained in many minimally invasive and open surgeries that can help people recover from the conditions listed above, including:

  • Resection. This procedure involves the partial or total removal of the colon or rectum and, sometimes, the structures surrounding these organs. Our team of surgeons offers several different types of resections, including:
    • Low anterior resection (LAR)
    • Total mesorectal excision (TME)
    • Segmental small bowel resectionRight and left hemicolectomies
    • Transverse colectomy
    • Sigmoid colectomy
    • Proctocolectomy with coloanal anastomosis
    • Abdominoperineal resection
    • Subtotal or total colectomy
  • Intracolonic bypass. This procedure involves the removal of part of the colon or rectum. Then, the surgeon creates a pathway (anastomosis) to bridge the gap of the removed organ, so waste can still travel through the body. Patients will not need a colostomy.
  • Stoma (ostomy) reversal. During this procedure, a surgeon detaches the bowel from the temporary opening on the skin. They then reattach it to the rest of the digestive tract so that waste can flow through the natural path. Our surgeons can reverse colostomies and ileostomies.
  • Polypectomy. In this procedure, a surgeon inserts a long, flexible tube (an endoscope) through the rectum and into the colon, which they use to remove any polyps. If the polyps are larger and more difficult to remove with an endoscope, our surgeons can perform a minimally invasive bowel surgery.

Our team can even perform a liver resection at the same time as a colon resection if there’s evidence of metastatic disease.

Why Choose Us?

At the Surgeons Group of Baton Rouge, several of our surgeons are fellowship-trained in minimally invasive procedures, meaning we can offer surgical solutions that benefit the patient through:

  • Shorter recovery time
  • Reduced pain
  • Better cosmetic results
  • Reduced risk of surgical site infection

Additionally, Dr. John Lyons completed a research fellowship in cancer angiogenesis and a clinical fellowship in surgical oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

Our team is proud to provide compassionate, patient-centered care. Whether a patient is eligible for a minimally invasive procedure or requires open surgery, we are ready and able to help.

Contact the Surgeons Group of Baton Rouge to discuss surgical treatment options.

Frequently Asked Questions About Colorectal Procedures

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