GI Diagnostic Center

The GI Diagnostic Center is an Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) that began operation in 2004. Dr. Luis Alvarez is the owner and medical director of the center.

The mission of our ASC is to provide the highest quality of endoscopic care to our patients in a moral, ethical, and economical manner. The center's goal is to eliminate hospitalization, permitting our patients to experience their procedure in a more comfortable, family oriented surrounding. The center adheres to set standards that are constantly evaluated and updated as needed to ensure its mission is accomplished.

Dr. Alvarez Endoscopy Team

The Endoscopy team (from left to right): Chelsea, RN; James, CRNA; Melanie, RN; Kelsey, Tech; Shawanna, Tech.

GI Diagnostic Center Endoscopy Team

Chelsea, RN & Melanie, RN. Melanie serves as the Clinical Supervisor of the Endoscopy Unit and Chelsea is the Admit/Discharge RN.

Why Choose Us

Our ASC meets all the requirements and regulatory standards required by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). We received a perfect score with no deficiencies during our last Medicare inspection. We have a dedicated, highly qualified staff and incorporate high definition equipment to deliver the highest quality endoscopy available and has been proven to provide a higher polyp detection rate.

Our facility provides endoscopic procedures including upper endoscopy, esophageal dilation, flexible sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, and IRC (infrared coagulation) for hemorrhoids.


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