School of Medicine



Patient Care

Our section provides care for a large volume of patients with general gastroenterology complaints across our network of hospitals and clinics.

Conditions Treated


Gastroesophageal reflux disease is more commonly known as acid indigestion or heartburn. Treatment will depend on your symptoms, age, and general health. It will also depend on how severe the condition is.

Abdominal Pain

There are many causes of abdominal pain. Common causes in adults include: Constipation, diarrhea, gas, gastroenteritis, acid reflux, GERD, peptic ulcer, Inflammation of the gallbladder, liver, or pancreas, etc

Colorectal Cancer Screening

Regular screening is very important for colorectal cancer because it can often find cancer early, when it is likely to be easier to treat. In fact, screening can even prevent many colorectal cancers.

Biliary Disease

Gallstones, Cholangitis, Cholecystitis, Bile Duct Cancer

Pancreatic Cancer

Two main types of cancer that can start in the pancreas: Adenocarcinomas and Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNETs)

Small Bowel Bleeding

Multiple tests can be used to diagnose and treat the source of small bowel bleeding, including: endoscopy, enteroscopy, x-ray studies, capsule endoscopy, deep small bowel enteroscopy, and intraoperative enteroscopy.

Crohn's Disease

Crohn's disease is a long-term, chronic illness that may come and go at different times in your life. In most cases, it affects the small intestine, most often the lower part called the ileum. 


Constipation causes difficult and infrequent bowel movements. Diarrhea is when your stools are loose and watery. Both may be diagnosed with a physical exam.



Dr. Catherine Hudson- LSU Department of Medicine

Catherine Hudson, MD

 Critical Weight Management

Practice Locations:

 University Medical Center 


Dr. John J. Hutchings - LSU Department of Medicine

John J. Hutchings, MD

 Brain Gut Axis Disorders 

Practice Locations:

 University Medical Center 


Dr. Stephen Landreneau - LSU Department of Medicine

Stephen Landreneau, MD

 Theraputic Endoscopy 

Practice Locations:

 University Medical Center 


Dr. Nisha Loganantharaj - LSU Department of Medicine

Nisha Loganantharaj, MD

 Inflammatory Bowel Disease 

Practice Locations:

 University Medical Center 


Dr. Daniel Raines - LSU Department of Medicine

Daniel Raines, MD

 Small Bowel Disorders 

Practice Locations:

 Ochsner Kenner Medical Center 


Dr. Jason Stibbe - LSU Department of Medicine

Jason Stibbe, MD

 Small Bowel Disorders 

Practice Locations:

 University Medical Center 


University Medical Center

Gastroeneterology Clinic

2001 Tulane Avenue,  2nd Floor
New Orleans, LA, 70112


Ochsner Kenner Medical Center

200 West Esplanade Ave Ste 205
Kenner LA 70065