Stephen G Abshire, MDStephen G. Abshire, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine


Dr. Abshire began teaching Gastroenterology fellows at Tulane University in 2006 to assist when the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina resulted in a loss of faculty in the GI section. He completed his residency at Tulane University and went on to specialize and become board certified in gastroenterology.

He was the first Gastroenterologist to open a practice in Lafayette, La where he continues in private practice today. He also is the founder and Medical Director of Lafayette General Endoscopy Center. He is a published author and speaker on the subject of increase in polyp detection with the use of high definition endoscopy.

Selected Publications

SG Abshire, LN Dement, WA Ferrante, C Hines: Cimetidine in the Treatment of Esophagitis Associated with Autoimmune Diseases. The Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society, Volume 131, No 2, February 1979, pp 45-47.

S Nguyen, D Victor, S Abshire. A Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing: Rectal Histoplasmosis Behaving Like Cancer. AGC Abstracts, 2008.

M Moehlen, J Hutchings, K Paris, S Abshire. Newly Diagnosed Thymoma in a Patient With Recurrent Candidal Esophagitis. Presented at AGC annual meeting, Orlando, Florida. AGC Abstracts, October, 2008.

S Abshire, C Claibourne, M Williamson: Colonic Polyp Detection Rates: A Comparative Study of High-Definition Colonoscopic Screening Versus Traditional Definition Colonoscopic Screening. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Volume 69, Issue 5, Pages AB320-AB320, June, 2009.



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