Mark Douglas Porta Jr., M.D.
9103 Jefferson Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
- Board Certified Gastroenterologist
- Currently Accepting New Patients
- Most Insurance Plans Accepted
- Performs Colonoscopies
About Mark Douglas Porta Jr., M.D.
Why did you choose to specialize in Gastroenterology?
I chose Gastroenterology because I enjoy the opportunity to interact and speak with patients on a daily basis. I believe this subspecialty provides both a medical and surgical approach to treatments. The procedural modalities available allow for both treatment and preventative therapies as well. I enjoy taking part in the evolution within the field of gastroenterology and look forward to seeing what the future holds.
Do you have a specialty of interest within GI?
No specific interest within GI at present.
Where did you study?
I went to Louisiana State University and graduated with a bachelors in basic science. I attended medical school at Louisiana State University in New Orleans from 2008-2012. I received my Internal Medicine training at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge from 2012-2015. I completed subspecialty training in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Louisiana State University in Shreveport from 2015-2018.
What certifications do you hold?
Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Board Eligible in Gastroenterology
What do you and your family enjoy doing in your spare time?
On my days off, I enjoy spending time with my wife, family, and friends. My passion outside the field of medicine is music. I have played electric and acoustic guitar for over 20 years and counting. I also enjoy playing golf and tennis.
Please list your professional affiliations.
American College of Gastroenterology
American Gastroenterology Association
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
- 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)
Dr. Porta was very knowledgeable, and explained the procedures fully so I could understand the next steps in a diagnosis of my problem. He gave me peace of mind about my diagnosis in a friendly easy to understand manner.
Dr Porta was all I could want in a gastroenterologist. He made me feel comfortable and explained everything to me that I needed to know. I will gladly recommend him.
I am completely happy with everyone there ..Dr. Porta was great
Great Doctor. Always takes the time to explain thoroughly what’s going on. Would definitely recommend to others.
Great experience! I have been treated with respect and dignity. I felt very comfortable talking about an uncomfortable problem. Have and will continue to recommend Dr. Porta and his staff! Very friendly process with a short wait for appointments if one at all.