Anesthesia

At the Shreveport Endoscopy Center, we want our patients to have the highest level of comfort possible during your procedure. We have certified nurse anesthetists on staff that provides that extra care to our patients, by using Propofol during your endoscopy procedure.

Our CRNA Team

Troy Armand, CRNA

Troy Armand, CRNA, MS is from New Orleans, Louisiana. He graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1989 from Charity Hospital School of Nursing. After two years in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit he obtained a Baccalaureate of Science degree in Nursing from the University of South Alabama. He completed his Masters of Science degree in Anesthesiology at Xavier University in New Orleans. He is professionally affiliated with the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. Troy has been practicing as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist since 1993 and is Board certified in four states.

Lauren Strange, CRNA

Lauren Strange is a board certified Nurse Anesthetist and is a proud native of Shreveport. She has been in practice and administering Anesthesia to patients at GIS since 2011. Lauren attained her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from Northwestern State University in only three years, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2003. During this time she was awarded many additional top honors including: National Merritt Scholar, Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities, as well as, being inducted into Sigma Theta Tau. In 2008, Lauren graduated with her Master of Science in degree Nurse Anesthesia from Texas Wesleyan University, in the top 10% of her class. Her professional societies include The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, as well as, The Louisiana Association of Nurse Anesthetists. Although, a native of Shreveport, she has practiced anesthesia in multiple states around the country. Lauren thoroughly enjoys working with the amazing group of employees and Physicians at GIS. She is proud to be member of such an outstanding team of medical professionals.

Russell Slack, CRNA

Russell Slack is a Certified Nurse Anesthetist with 14 years of experience and has been practicing at GIS for three years. After graduating from Northwestern State University with a Bachelor degree in Nursing, he completed his Master degree in Nurse Anesthesia from Xavier University in New Orleans, LA in 2001.

Scott Sutton, CRNA

Scott Sutton is a Certified Nurse Anesthetist. Scott received his Masters Degree in Nurse Anesthesia from Xavier University in New Orleans in 2001. He has been practicing at Gastrointestinal since 2008.

James Tolbert, CRNA

James "Jamie" Tolbert is a certified registered nurse anesthetist with 11 years of experience and has been practicing with GIS for seven years. After graduating from Northwestern State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, he completed his Masters of Science in Nurse Anesthesia from Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, Texas in 2003. His past work experience was with Willis Knighton Bossier Emergency Room and Bossier Parish EMS as a Paramedic. Jamie enjoys working with the patients and physicians at GIS where it is a positive work environment. He grew up in Vivian, LA and enjoys hunting; fishing and watching his boys play baseball.

Billing Information

Red River Anesthesia Services, APMC
Phone (318) 525-3236