Colon & Rectal Surgery Associates

3100 Galleria Suite 303, Metairie, LA 70001

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Matthew D. Zelhart, M.D.

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Dr. Zelhart began his medical training at Rush University and Cook County Hospital in Chicago before moving to New Orleans for his Surgical Residency at Tulane University where he fell in love with the city.  He left briefly for colorectal training in Los Angeles at the University of Southern California.  There he worked on advanced endoscopy techniques such as EndoMucosal Resection (EMR) and Combined Endoscopic-Laparoscopic Surgery (CELS) for benign and early colorectal cancers under Dr. Sang Lee.   He also worked under Dr. Andreas Kaiser on complex Minimally Invasive Rectal Resections.  He is actively involved with the education of Tulane Surgery Residents and in research focusing on preventing surgical complications and in colorectal cancer in young patients.  In his spare times he enjoys indulging in the culinary gumbo pot that New Orleans offers, as well as traveling, running, and listening to live music.

 

Education:

Doctor of Medicine, Rush University, Chicago, IL 

 

Internship/Residency:

General Surgery, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

 

Fellowship:

Colon and Rectal Surgery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

 

Board Certification:

American Board of Surgery: certified

American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery: certified

 

Professional Society Memberships:

American College of Surgeons

American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons

Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons

Louisiana Chapter of American College of Surgeons

Jefferson Parish Medical Society

Orleans Parish Medical Society

Louisiana State Medical Society

 

 

Languages:

English

Spanish

 

Facilities:

East Jefferson General Hospital

Touro Infirmary

Crescent City Surgical Centre

MGA – Gastrointestinal Therapeutic Center

Houma Outpatient Surgical Center

Alliance Endoscopy

Tulane University Medical Center

 

Procedures and Conditions:

 

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Robotic Surgery

Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery (TAMIS)

 

Abdominal:

Diverticulitis

Colon and Rectal Cancer

Anal Cancer

Crohn’s Disease

Ulcerative Colitis

Intra-abdominal fistulas

Lower GI Bleeding

Rectal Prolapse

Abdominal Pain

Diarrhea

Constipation

Pruritis

 

Anorectal:

Hemorrhoids: same day banding, same day thrombectomy

Fissures

Fistulas

Pilonidal disease

Abscess: same day drainage

Condyloma

Incontinence 

 

Endoscopy: 

Colonoscopy

EndoMucosal Resection (EMR)

Combined Endoscopic -Laparoscopic Surgery (CELS)

Current patients of Dr. Zelhart please email Asia or 

contact our clinic directly at 504-456-5108