Louis Barfield, M.D.


Dr. Louis R. Barfield earned his medical degree from LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans. He completed his residency in general surgery at Ochsner Medical Foundation in New Orleans and completed his fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at Schumpert/ LSU Shreveport. In addition, he completed a laparoscopic colon and rectal surgery presceptorship in Richmond, VA. He is board certified in both general surgery and colon and rectal surgery, but solely practices colon and rectal surgery.

Dr. Barfield is an associate professor of surgery at LSUHSC in New Orleans. He has served in multiple leadership positions at Our Lady of the Lake including chairman of the colorectal cancer multidisciplinary care team since 2008, medical executive committee and 2018 OLOL chief of staff. He has chaired the credentials committee and served on various other OLOL committees and work groups. Furthermore, He is also involved nationally serving on ASCRS committees and the SAGES colorectal committee.

Dr. Barfield performs anorectal procedures for hemorrhoids, anal fissures, rectocele, anorectal abscesses and fistulas, as well as treating various other anorectal conditions. Additionally, he performs flexible lower endoscopy including colonoscopy using advanced techniques such as endoscopic mucosal resection to remove large polyps. He also specializes in minimally invasive colorectal resections for inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis, and colorectal polyps or cancer. He also performs advanced minimally invasive trans-anal techniques including Trans-anal Minimally Invasive Surgery and Trans-anal Endoscopic Microsurgery.

Dr. Barfield, along with his partners, focuses on quality exemplified by the development of their ERAS protocol, the first in the Baton Rouge Area, allowing for shorter length of stay and improved pain control while preserving low readmission rates. Also his group provides top colorectal cancer care using a multidisciplinary team approach, always looking for measures to enhance quality of care.

  • Cancer Center or Physician Group Affiliations Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center
    Colon Rectal Associates
  • Experience and Training Residency: Ochsner Medical Foundation (General Surgery), Louisiana State University (General Surgery)
    Fellowship: Schumpert Medical Center, Louisiana State University -Shreveport (Colorectal Surgery)
  • Education Medical School: Louisiana State University School of Medicine
  • Certifications American Board of Surgery (General Surgery), American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
To make an appointment, please call:

Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center (Baton Rouge): (225) 767-0847

On your first visit to any Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center location, you should bring the following with you:

- Insurance cards/information about insurance policies, Medicare/Medicaid, cancer policies
- Driver’s license or other form of picture I.D.
- List of all medications you are presently taking
- List of all doctors who are involved in your care
- List of questions you would like to ask the doctor
- Please arrive 20 minutes before your appointment time to complete admission and medical history forms.