Metropolitan Gastroenterology Associates is a single specialty gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease) practice serving the New Orleans area that includes 22 GI doctors with three office locations – New Orleans, Metairie and Westbank. These physicians, along with three additional local gastroenterologists, comprise the medical staff of its three affiliated endoscopy centers – MGA Gastrointestinal Diagnostic & Therapeutic Centers. Our Board Certified doctors are experts in all aspects of their specialties, including colon cancer screening procedures, treatment of GERD, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and treatment of diseases of the liver and pancreas.
When choosing a GI doctor for your screening colonoscopy, you’ll want a physician with a high adenoma detection rate (ADR). ADR refers to the percentage of patients in whom a GI doctor detects one or more adenomas in screening colonoscopies. Choosing an MGA physician with a high ADR lowers your risk of colon cancer. The national average ADR is 25 percent for men and 15 percent for women. Our gastroenterologists have an overall average ADR of 39.49 percent. This exceeds the national average by over 19 percent and surpasses many GI specialists in the New Orleans area.
If you’re looking for advanced, comprehensive GI patient care, contact your primary care physician for a referral to us or call (888) 707-6857 to inquire about an appointment.