Our Specialties

When it comes to diagnosing and treating gastrointestinal issues or protecting your health against serious diseases such as colon cancer, you can trust the highly trained and skilled physicians of the Digestive Health Center. The board certified gastroenterologists, provide comprehensive care in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal and esophageal conditions. With extensive medical training, our physicians offer the residents of Southwest Louisiana cutting edge digestive health care that is second to none.

The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) has recognized Lake Charles Memorial’s GI Center team for its clinical excellence, one of only seven honorees in Louisiana to receive this distinction. The ASGE recognition means that Gastroenterologists Dr. Frank Marrero, Dr. Khaled Nour and Dr. Sarpreet Basra, supported by Memorial’s expert clinical staff and the latest high-definition digital technology, have achieved the highest standards of commitment to safety and quality by meeting the program’s rigorous evidence-based tracking of physician clinical performance, patient outcomes, training, credentialing and infection control rates. Quality measures include key components critical to high quality gastrointestinal endoscopic patient care including adenoma detection rates, cecal intubation rate, adequacy of bowel preparation, patient , and adverse event tracking. Data is extracted and analyzed for continued performance improvement and better outcomes.

Each year, millions of Americans suffer from some form of digestive disorders ranging from acid reflux disease and irritable bowel syndrome to life-threatening colon, rectal, esophageal or pancreatic cancer. These conditions can profoundly affect both the health and overall quality of life of those affected. While the diagnosis and treatment of many of these conditions can be relatively straightforward, there are often many disorders that present more subtle symptoms that may require complex evaluations and innovative management techniques to resolve. Trust our expanded and qualified team of gastroenterologists and surgeons to help you get the exams, diagnoses, and treatments you need. In addition to colon cancer screening, we provide services for those experiencing:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Bowel incontinence
  • Cancers of the esophagus, stomach, intestine, and rectum
  • Cirrhosis of the liver
  • Colitis and other colon disorders
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticular disease
  • Gallbladder stones
  • Gastroesophageal reflux (heartburn)
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis and other liver diseases
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Pancreatic disease
  • Polyps (tumors)
  • Proctitis
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Ulcers

2615 Enterprise Boulevard, Suite B
Lake Charles, LA 70601
(337) 494-4785
(337) 494-4786 fax