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Administration Basic Sciences Clinical Sciences Centers of Excellence

Full Time Faculty:

John E. Morrison, Jr., MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery and Section Chief

Charles W. Chappuis, MD, FACS
Professor of Clinical Surgery and Head of Surgery, University Medical Center - Lafayette, LA

John Paige, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery

Ian A. Hodgedon, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery





Common procedures


  • Cholecystectomy
  • Common Bile Duct Exploration
  • Nissen Fundoplica on
  • Heller Myotomy
  • Vagotomy, truncal, highly selective
  • Gastrectomy
  • Appendectomy
  • Colon Surgery: Total, Right, Left , Low Anterior, Abdominoperineal
  • Small Bowel: Meckel’s, Resection on with anastamosis
  • Biopsy and or resectionon of intraabdominal mass, lymph nodes
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Liver biopsy and or resection
  • Splenectomy
  • Hernia repair: Ventral, Inguinal, Diaphragmatic
  • Diagnosisc with lysis of adhesions


  • Biopsy of pleural or mediastinal lesions
  • Wedge biopsy/Resection on lung
  • Lymph node biopsy
  • Blebectomy for spontaneous pneumothorax


  • Endoscopy, dilation
  • Esophagectomy, resectio on of diverticulum or mass