Surgeon's Group of Baton Rouge



From weight loss to tumor removal, there’s a number of reasons a gastric surgery may be medically necessary. Our team of minimally invasive surgeons is proud to offer a variety of procedures to help our community heal from several different ailments, including:

  • Obesity
  • Benign tumors
  • Malignant tumors
  • Peptic ulcer disease
  • Hiatal hernias

Surgical Solutions for Stomach Conditions

Our doctors are able to perform both minimally invasive and open surgeries, depending on a patient’s eligibility. These include:

  • Gastric resection (gastrectomy). This procedure removes some (partial gastrectomy) or all (total) of the stomach and reconnects the esophagus or remaining part of the stomach to the rest of the digestive tract. This procedure may be necessary if the patient has gastric tumors, ulcers, or bleeding. A partial gastrectomy can also be used to help patients lose weight.
  • Gastric bypass. Used to treat obesity, this bariatric procedure involves a surgeon dividing the stomach into two pouches, and the smaller pouch is then routed to the small intestine. These two actions reduce the amount of food it takes for a person to feel full and reduce the number of calories absorbed from food, resulting in weight loss.
  • Hiatal hernia repair. Our team of surgeons can repair hiatal hernias both laparoscopically and robotically. Using a few small incisions, our surgeons utilize advanced technology to place a mesh-like patch over the opening in the abdominal wall.
  • Lymph node dissection (lymphadenectomy). When gastric cancer metastasizes, it is common for it to spread to gastric lymph nodes. During this procedure, a surgeon typically removes the affected lymph nodes, as well as some lymphatic tissue and underlying soft tissue.

Why Choose Us

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

Their training in minimally invasive procedures allows them to offer surgical solutions that benefit the patient through:

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

We don’t take a one-size-fits-all approach to gastric surgery. Our surgeons collaborate as part of a team, which means they discuss different surgical solutions to find the most effective option for each patient. Additionally, several of our surgeons are affiliated with Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Institute, which allows for streamlined cancer care (both surgical and non-surgical) for our oncology patients.

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

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