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Dr. Darren Rowan Joins North Oaks Surgical Associates

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  • Written By: Melanie Zaffuto

Local, fellowship-trained and board-certified General Surgeon Darren Rowan, MD, FACS, has joined North Oaks Surgical Associates. New patient appointments are now being scheduled. To make an appointment, call (985) 230-APPT [2778] in Hammond.

Darren Rowan

Rowan, who is certified by the American Board of Surgery in General Surgery, shares that his daily goal is to improve the quality of life for each person with whom he has contact – whether in the operating room or community. He has practiced medicine for a total of 24 years in Alabama and Louisiana with 13 years spent on the Northshore.

A fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Rowan earned his medical degree from Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans. He completed a residency through the University of South Alabama Medical Center in Mobile, where he also served as an Emergency Room Clinical Instructor.

Rowan specializes in the diagnosis and surgical intervention for complex conditions including, but not limited to: biopsy procedures, colon disorders (diverticulitis and cancer), breast disorders (benign cysts, masses and cancer), hernia (recurrent, inguinal, hiatal, umbilical and incisional), thyroid (nodules and cancer) and parathyroid disorders, adrenal gland disorders, anorectal disorders (hemorrhoids, anal fissures and fistulas), gallbladder disorders and gastroesophageal reflux disease. He also has extensive experience utilizing advanced minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopic and robotic) to treat many of the diseases mentioned above.

North Oaks Surgical Associates is located in Suite 108B of the North Oaks Office Plaza at 15770 Paul Vega, MD, Drive in Hammond. Clinic hours of operation are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays.

Other North Oaks Surgical Associates providers include: Dorothy A. Lewis, MD; and Nurse Practitioner Jodee D. Bernier, APRN, FNP-C.