Louella Escoto-Ortaliz, MS, FNP-BC, NP-C, CNOR

Nurse Practitioner, Outpatient Colorectal Surgery

Louella Escoto-Ortaliz, MS, FNP-BC, NP-C, CNORLouella Escoto-Ortaliz is a board certified Nurse Practitioner in the Division of Colorectal Surgery who graduated from Chamberlain University. Prior to becoming a Nurse Practitioner, Louella worked as an Operating Room Nurse at NYP/Columbia for 11 years. Louella works closely with Dr. Pokala Ravi Kiran, and all the colorectal surgeons in the Division. She sees patients in collaboration with the Colorectal Attending Surgeons in the outpatient setting from their initial consult examination through their entire post-operative period. She educates and triage patients and their families with common concerns relating to colorectal disorders. Louella has expertise in the evaluation and management of Pelvic Floor Disorders through specialized procedures such as Anorectal Manometry, Biofeedback, and Pelvic Floor Therapy through the Division of Colorectal Surgery’s Pelvic Floor Program.

Positions and Appointments:

  • 2010-2021
    Registered Nurse, Operating Room, NYP-Columbia University, New York
  • 2021-Present
    Nurse Practitioner, Colorectal Surgery Department,
    NYP-Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY

Education and Training

  • 2001
    BSN, Nursing, West Visayas State University
  • 2019
    MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner, Chamberlain University

Board Certifications

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center, Family Nurse Practitioner
  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners