Douglas Walsh, M.D.
9103 Jefferson Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
- Board Certified Gastroenterologist
- Currently Accepting New Patients
- Most Insurance Plans Accepted
- Performs Colonoscopies
About Douglas Walsh, M.D.
Why did you choose to specialize in Gastroenterology?
I chose GI because it covers a wide variety of diseases and disorders that affect nearly everyone at some point in their lives. This allows me to work with people of all ages and provides both intellectual and technical challenges to improve the lives of my patients.
Do you have a specialty of interest within GI?
I enjoy managing the full spectrum of GI disorders, from colon cancer screening and prevention, IBS, and GERD, to diseases of the liver and pancreas.
Where did you study?
I received my undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University, then went to LSU Medical School in Shreveport, LA. I then completed an Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Virginia, followed by a GI Fellowship at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, part of the Washington University School of Medicine.
What certifications do you hold?
Board Certified in Gastroenterology and Hepatology
What do you and your family enjoy doing in your spare time?
I like to read, take care of my vegetable garden, hunt, and fish. My family enjoys trips to the beach and spending time in the country. Weekends in the fall are all about LSU football.
Do you have any special honors or recognition in your medical career that you would like to share?
Graduated first in class from medical school with a 4.0 average.
Please list your professional affiliations.
American College of Gastroenterology
Louisiana Gastroenterology Society
- Abdominal Pain
- Anal/Rectal Bleeding
- Blood in the Stool
- Bowel Incontinence
- Difficulty Swallowing
- Unexplained Weight Gain/Loss
- Yellowing of the Skin/Eyes
- Acid Reflux
- Anal Fissure
- Anemia/Iron Deficiency
- Barrett's Esophagus
- Biliary Obstruction
- C. Difficile Colitis
- Celiac Disease
- Colon Cancer
- Colorectal Polyps
- Crohn's Disease
- Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (CVS)
- Eosinophilic Esophagitis
- Esophageal Motility Disorder
- Fatty Liver Disease
- Food Intolerance
- Gallbladder Disease
- Helicobacter Pylori
- Hiatal Hernia
- Impacted Bowel
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Lactose Intolerance
- Liver Cirrhosis
- Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Peptic Ulcers
- Primary Biliary Cholangitis
- Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Abdominal Ultrasound
- Anorectal Manometry
- Argon Laser Therapy
- Barium Study of the Intestines
- Capsule Endoscopy
- Colon Cancer Screening
- CT Scan or CAT Scan
- Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
- Esophageal Dilation
- Esophageal Manometry
- Esophageal Impedance Test
- Fecal Transplant
- Feeding Tube Insertion (PEG)
- Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
- Hemorrhoid Banding
- Infusion Therapy (IV Infusion)
- Luminal Stent Placement
- Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
I have been a patient of Dr. Walsh’s for many years and I hope that I’m able to remain his patient for many more! He has been right in all of his prognosis decisions regarding my healthcare in every instance! He and his staff are very friendly and easy to communicate with.
Dr Walsh and his staff are very professional and very friendly. He is easy to talk to and very knowledgeable. These problems, procedures and topics are not the easiest to discuss but he does his best to listen, explain and make you feel comfortable. I have been seeing him for routine colonoscopies for 16 years and more recently for other problems. I am so comfortable and confident in his care that I have scheduled an appointment for my son with him next month.
Very pleasant staff. Able to get quick appointment. Dr. Walsh is thoughtful and considerate. He explains treatment options well.
Dr. Walsh is a very pleasant & thorough Doctor! He's been my doctor since my 14 yr old was in diapers! Gastroenterology Associates are very lucky to have him!
Dr. Walsh listens to you and is very knowledgeable in his efforts to give you relief. I recommend him highly.