Colon Disorders

Colon cancer is commonly treated with surgery. If the cancer is found early, it can be removed with a colonoscope, but the most common procedure is the colon resection, where the tumor is removed and the colon is reconnected so that it remains in one piece.


Inflammatory bowel diseases, such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s Disease, can be debilitating and require surgery. A variety of procedures offered at Crescent City Surgical Centre can be used to treat these conditions, including colostomy and ileostomy.

Fissure / Fistula Related Procedures

An anal fissure is a small tear in the lining of the anus. It is often caused by constipation, but can also be caused by severe diarrhea or inflammation. A fistula is a tiny channel or tract that develops due to inflammation or infection, or due to certain illnesses such as Crohn’s Disease. Surgeries for both conditions can be done quickly and usually only require a brief recovery period.

Get To Know Colorectal Surgeon Jennifer Silinsky, MD

Dr. Jennifer Silinsky, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in New Orleans, LA and has over 17 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2005. She performs surgery at Crescent City Surgical Centre in Metairie, Louisiana and is, without a doubt, one of the top surgeons in the state.