Matias Nauts, DO, a General Surgeon with CHRISTUS Ochsner Health, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Get to know General Surgeon Dr. Matias Nauts, who serves patients in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Dr. Nauts is a general surgeon who is the first in Lake Charles history to perform a robotic hernia repair, robotic cholecystectomy, and robotic colon resection. 

Dr. Nauts is currently serving patients at CHRISTUS Ochsner Health in Lake Charles, Louisiana. CHRISTUS Ochsner Health is a part of the CHRISTUS which is primarily based in Texas, and Ochsner which is based out of Louisiana. A modern practice, with a mixture of open, laparoscopic, robotic and endoscopic procedures, CHRISTUS Ochsner Health in Lake Charles, Louisiana is now serving patients’ 18 and up for surgical needs. The team of surgeons work to foster relationships with their patients, all the while continuing to build a strong surgical practice.

Dr. Nauts is also affiliated with CHRISTUS Ochsner St. Patrick Hospital in Lake Charles. The mission of CHRISTUS Ochsner St. Patrick Hospital is to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Where Dr. Nauts has practiced for the last 4 years, becoming the most experienced robotic surgeon in the CHRISTUS Health system, not only locally in Lake Charles, but also within the entire CHRISTUS health system including Louisiana and Texas. 

Dr. Nauts earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. He then went on to complete his surgical internship and residency at Rowan University. Dr. Nauts is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, which represents more than 137,000 osteopathic physicians and medical students, promotes public health, and serves as the primary certifying body for DOs. Dr. Nauts is Board certified in General Surgery, is a pioneer and leader in the robotic community travelling throughout the united states to teach other surgeons robotic techniques.

General surgery is a surgical specialty that focuses on abdominal contents including esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, appendix and bile ducts, and often the thyroid gland. A general surgeon performs a wide range of abdominal surgeries for many forms of intestinal and abdominal wall neoplasms, gallbladder disease, gastric and pancreatic disease. They follow the patient through critical care and surgical recovery all the way to outpatient care. Dr. Nauts has mastered treating surgical problems related to Hernias, Gallbladder disease, Colon cancer, and  diverticulitis. These conditions can now be treated entirely through a minimally invasive approach using the Da vinci Robot, meaning smaller incisions, less pain, quicker recovery and return to normal activities.

Learn More about Dr. Matias Nauts:
Through his findatopdoc profile, or through CHRISTUS Surgical Group – Lake Charles,

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