Colorectal Health

Louisiana has the third highest incidence and the third highest mortality rate of colorectal cancer in the United States. Lake Charles Memorial hospital is on the front lines of the fight to defeat this all too-often silent killer. Lake Charles Memorial Hospital is proud to offer new highdefinition Olympus equipment for colonoscopies. High-def imaging has been shown to improve polyp detection, because it allows for smaller polyps to be discovered than with standarddefinition colonoscopies.

Depending on the results of these highly sophisticated exams, our specialized team of radiologists, pathologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, and technologists provide diagnosis and treatment options based on your particular diagnosis. And although polyps or abnormalities aren’t always cancer-related, should more advanced treatment be necessary, our cancer center offers the latest therapies, including complex 4D cancer fighting technology such as intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) as well as customized chemotherapy drugs based on the type and phase of cancer.
Services include:

  • Colonoscopy: Colonoscopy or coloscopy is the endoscopic examination of the large bowel and the distal part of the small bowel with a CCD camera or a fiber optic camera on a flexible tube passed through the anus.
  • Small Bowel Capsule Endoscopy: Capsule Endoscopy lets your doctor examine the lining of the middle part of your gastrointestinal tract, which includes the three portions of the small intestine (duodenum, jejunum, ileum). Your doctor will give you a pill sized video camera for you to swallow. This camera has its own light source and takes pictures of your small intestine as it passes through. These pictures are sent to a small recording device you have to wear on your body. Your doctor will be able to view these pictures at a later time and might be able to provide you with useful information regarding your small intestine.
  • Bravo Tests: The Bravo Capsule test determines the amount of acid that comes back into your esophagus (food pipe) from your stomach. It can tell your doctor the amount of acid reflux you have and length of time you experience it as you go about your normal activities. This procedure is also used to determine if you have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
  • Medical Oncology
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Radiation Oncology

2615 Enterprise Blvd., Suite B, Lake Charles, LA 70601

(337) 494-4785