Gastroenterology Associates welcomes new Hepatology physicians

Gastroenterology Associates welcomes new Hepatology physicians
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POSTED: Saturday, August 24, 2013 - 5:00am

UPDATED: Saturday, August 24, 2013 - 5:04am

The physicians of Gastroenterology Associates are pleased to welcome Dr. Luis Balart and Dr. Nathan Shores of Tulane University School of Medicine.

Drs. Balart and Shores will be providing advanced hepatology and liver disease services at the Baton Rouge location of Gastroenterology Associates.

This affiliation represents a first for the Baton Rouge community. As a regional leader in the treatment of gastrointestinal and digestive disorders since its establishment in 1977, Gastroenterology Associates looks to continue providing the most comprehensive and complete medical care for the Baton Rouge area. The new inclusion of hepatology services at Gastroenterology Associates will allow patients the ability to locally and more conveniently manage their digestive, nutritional, and liver health within the Baton Rouge community. 

Gastroenterologists treat conditions related to the digestive system, which includes the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, and rectum. Hepatologists are physicians who treat the liver, gallbladder, biliary tree, and pancreas. With the addition of two renowned hepatologists, further value will be added for new and existing patients in the greater Baton Rouge community with the addition of services in the diagnosis and treatment of:

• Viral Hepatitis
• Cirrhosis of the liver
• Liver Transplant evaluations
• Different types of Hepatitis, & Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
• Liver tumors
• Fatty liver and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)
• Polycystic liver disease

Dr. Balart is Chief of Gastroenterology &Hepatology at Tulane University School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from Louisiana State University in New Orleans, LA. He completed his internship at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, LA and residency in internal medicine at the Naval Regional Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA. He completed fellowships in Gastroenterology at Ochsner Medical Institutions and in Hepatology at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles

Dr. Shores is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. He attended the Medical University of South Carolina where he graduated with first honors and AOA. After completing his internal medicine residency at Duke University (Durham, NC), he was Chief fellow in gastroenterology at Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, NC). In 2011 he completed an ACGME accredited fellowship in transplant hepatology at the University of California, San Francisco.

Drs. Balart and Shores will be available to see patients at Gastroenterology Associates beginning Wednesday, August 21. For a referral, please call toll free 855-827-4884.

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