Uncovering the Myths of Robotic Surgery


Living in the digital age has given us amazing technology we once thought only the Jetsons would enjoy. We have robots that do everything from cleaning the floor to exploring distant planets. We even have some that perform surgeries on patients. Right? Well, not exactly. Surgeons have always relied on instruments to perform operations, including […]

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 […]

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 […]

How Magnets Cure Acid Reflux


Everyone gets indigestion and heartburn from time to time, but for some individuals who get it several times every day, it can be a life-altering affliction. This severe form of acid reflux is called gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. In my experience as a surgeon for Our Lady of the Lake, I have worked with […]

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.