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Specialized Breast & GYN Care is Closer Than You Think

A Q&A with Dr. Patrick Tassin, OB-GYN, Alexandria Women’s Center

Why is a specialized breast and GYN facility in close proximity important?

The thing about central Louisiana is that we have a fair amount of general practitioners, surgeons and OB-GYNs, but not specialists. So it’s huge to be able to offer our patients access to specialists a few hours away who can help provide a higher level of care.

What is the key advantage of a place like the Breast & GYN Pavilion?

The streamlined therapies offered at the Breast & GYN Cancer Pavilion are convenient for Alexandria patients. They can receive treatment in a shorter amount of time, which means less time away from their work and families.

What are other doctors near you saying about the Breast & GYN Pavilion?

I’ve heard nothing but great feedback from fellow Alexandria doctors about the Breast & GYN Cancer Pavilion – they’re quick to get patients in and navigate them through the process. Having patient navigators as advocates is so important – this means patients can just focus on getting better, which is a huge relief for anyone who’s battling a complicated diagnosis. Then, they can return home to the local OB-GYN.

What are patients’ experiences with the Breast & GYN Pavilion?

Patients in central Louisiana have been very open to going to the Pavilion in Baton Rouge for treatment, because they know the care they’ll receive there is just as good, if not better, than they’d get at bigger institutions at MD Anderson. And the personalized care at the Pavilion gives us as referring physicians a great peace of mind about sending our patients there. Our patients receive excellent care with half the drive, which is a lot more convenient. There’s also more personal attention at the Pavilion than they’d get at a larger facility like the ones in Texas.


Specialized Breast and GYN Cancer Care is available at the Breast & GYN Cancer Pavilion in Baton Rouge. Learn more by visiting, or call 225-215-7600.

  • Many cities have general practitioners but few specialists, so physicians like Alexandria’s Dr. Patrick Tassin are glad for facilities like the Breast & GYN Cancer Pavilion where they can refer patients with more complicated cases to be treated.
  • The Breast & GYN Cancer Pavilion can offer streamlined therapies that allow patients to receive treatment in a shorter amount of time, resulting in less time away from their work and families.
  • The Pavilion is quick to get patients in and navigate them through the process so patients can solely focus on getting better.
Dr. Tassin

Alexandria native Dr. Patrick Tassin received his undergraduate degree at LSU. After graduating from Ross University Medical School, he completed his residency with LSU Health Sciences Center at Woman’s Hospital in Baton Rouge. Along with routine obstetric and gynecology evaluations, Dr. Tassin has particular interest in minimally invasive robotic surgery and infertility evaluations.