A New Lease on Life: Overcoming 20 Years of Trigeminal Neuralgia with Gamma Knife Icon


For more than 20 years, Louisiana native Ana Kristof suffered from excruciating pain. “The pain affected everything, my entire life,” she said. “It was to the point that I would nearly faint every time I sneezed.” Ana was diagnosed with Trigeminal Neuralgia, considered by medical journals and sufferers alike to be “the worst pain known […]

Surgeon Gets his Former Track Coach Back to Full Speed


The opening ceremony of the Summer Olympics is Friday, a time when the world comes together to watch its athletes compete and aspire for professional achievement. A local track and field coach from Episcopal High School knows what it’s like to watch his young athletes aspire to greatness. But he never guessed the achievements of […]

3 Indicators Your Heartburn May Be Something More Serious


Most of us have experienced that burning sensation in our chest we know as heartburn. Despite the name, the discomfort has nothing to do with the heart, but is caused by stomach acid splashing up into the esophagus where it doesn’t belong. While some heartburn can be caused by lifestyle choices, one in five U.S. […]

About Mark Hausmann

Mark Hausmann, MD, FACS, is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, and has practiced general surgery in Baton Rouge since 1992. He graduated from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, and later attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he received his Doctorate of Medicine. He then completed his general surgery residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. Dr. Hausmann has been a fellow in the American College of Surgeons since 1995. He performs a wide variety of minimally invasive surgical procedures. Learn more about Dr. Hausmann by clicking here.

How Robotics are Changing Heart Surgery


Doctors across the U.S. perform heart surgery nearly five million times every year, according to the CDC. For each patient undergoing surgery, the recovery process can be lengthy. But a state-of-the-art tool used by surgeons at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center is significantly shortening that recovery time, while providing a less invasive […]

Innovation in the Operating Room


If you’re unfamiliar with robotic surgery, those very words may conjure images of surgical drones hovering over patients, autonomously performing complex operations. But you can rest assured robotic surgery is not science fiction, and it is not something to fear. Surgeons have always relied on instruments to perform operations, including the simplest of tools, such […]