The LSU Department of OBGYN trains fellows, residents, and medical students at each of our training sites. The department provides faculty staffing and services to patients throughout New Orleans, Lafayette, and the surrounding areas at four hospitals and several community-based clinics.
Located in downtown New Orleans, UMCNO is considered the “home base training institution” for LSU OBGYN. It is the location of Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology, Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery, Women’s Health Ambulatory, ER, and SICU rotations. The brand new facility opened its doors on August 1, 2015 and contains 446 inpatient beds, 19 operating room suites with capability for intraoperative MRI, and Level 1 Trauma Center. The facility is enormous - with a footprint spanning 2.3 million square feet, at a cost of $1.1 billion, and was built with disaster preparedness in mind. UMCNO serves as an important referral center for patients from community hospitals throughout the region.
Also located in New Orleans, Touro is home to the Obstetrical Rotations along with Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology opportunities. The Family Birthing Center is a state of the art Labor and Delivery unit that offers unique amenities including water birth tubs, a Level III NICU, specialized Lactation services and a Perinatology Center for care of high-risk pregnancies. Touro Infirmary also recognizes the importance of minimally invasive surgery and supports the use of the da Vinci Surgical System for use by residents and faculty for gynecologic procedures.
A 365-bed facility, LGMC is the largest full-service, acute-care medical center in the nine-parish area of Acadiana. Residents rotate here for an obstetrical rotation as second year residents and are involved in a high volume of cases.
University Hospital & Clinics,
Also in Lafayette, University Hospital & Clinics is the location of a 116-bed hospital and is the primary center for Graduate Medical Education in the Acadiana region. Gynecology rotations are held at this facility during the second, third, and fourth years of the program. A comprehensive GYN clinic experience is also available and includes preoperative assessment, urogynecology, colposcopy, and women's preventive care.