Colon & Rectal Associates; Founded in 1958.
1811 E. Bert Kouns, Suite 430, Shreveport, LA 71115; Phone: 318-424-8373

 

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How do I find Colon and Rectal Associates’ office?


Our office is located at 1811 E. Bert Kouns, Shreveport, LA  71105.  A link to a map is provided on the web site.  Please call us if you need further directions.

How do I make an appointment to see one of Colon and Rectal Associates’ physicians?


You may call our main office number (318) 424-8373 to make an appointment to see one of our physicians.
 

Do Colon and Rectal Associates’ physicians accept my insurance?


We accept most major insurance plans including Medicare.

Do you perform screening colon examinations?


Yes.  We perform routine screening colonoscopy.  During visits, the physicians will be pleased to review your colon cancer risk factors.
 

Will I need to pay at the time of my visit?


Patients are expected to pay office copays at the time of the visit.  Patients without insurance will be asked to provide a deposit before being seen for non-emergency problems.  Major credit cards are accepted.

Do the physicians of Colon and Rectal Associates provide internet consultations?


No.  A face-to-face visit is required for all new patients.

Do I need a referral to see one of the physicians?


Most HMO’s and some insurances (e.g. Tricare) will require a referral before being seen by a specialist.  You should check with your plan to see if this is needed.

What is a colorectal surgeon?


Colon and rectal surgeons are experts in the surgical and non-surgical treatment of colon and rectal problems.  They have completed advanced training in the treatment of colon and rectal problems in addition to full training in general surgery.  Colon and rectal surgeons treat benign and malignant conditions, perform routine screening examinations and surgically treat problems when necessary.

How is a colon and rectal surgeon different from a gastroenterologist?


Colon and rectal surgeons are experts in the surgical management of lower GI disease, whereas gastroenterologists are experts in medical treatments.  Colon and rectal surgeons do not treat diseases of the liver, pancreas or stomach.  We frequently work closely with gastroenterologists to manage patients as a team approach.
 

At which hospitals do Colon and Rectal Associates physicians provide care?


Elective surgery is primarily performed at Christus Highland, Willis Knighton Pierremont, and Willis Knighton Portico Outpatient Surgery Center.  Consultations and surgery are available at all of the Christus Schumpert and Willis-Knighton hospitals in Shreveport.
 

What is the Residents' Intranet?


The Residents' Intranet provides information about our Colon & Rectal Resident Surgery Program .  
 
  

How do I access the Residents' Intranet?


Our Resident Intranet link provides information about our Colon & Rectal Surgery Residency Program.  If you are interested in viewing our program information, please email our Residency Coordinator, Cassie Phillips, at cphillips1@wkhs.com.
  Please provide your name, e-mail address, general reason for wanting access to the link, college/medical institute you are currently enrolled in, and PGY level.  Requests will be reviewed by the Resident Coordinator and qualified applicants will be sent a user id and password via email to access our site.