Louisiana's Leading Neurosurgical Team
Diseases and disorders of the brain, spine, and nervous system often involve serious symptoms and call for complex surgical treatments. If you develop a condition requiring neurosurgery, The NeuroMedical Center’s team of experienced neurosurgeons is ready to help. Our team of ten neurosurgeons is one of the largest and most experienced in the nation, offering state-of-the-art care and the latest minimally-invasive surgical techniques. Our neurosurgeons work as one to treat the full range of neurosurgical conditions and processes including complex spinal surgery– one of the most difficult and demanding surgical disciplines– as well as and endovascular neurosurgery for brain aneurysms, brain tumors, cerebrovascular disease. Our neurosurgeons collaborate with specialists in neurology, neuro-oncology, physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R), pain medicine, neuropsychologists, and neuroradiologists to offer an unparalleled level of neurosurgical care.
More than Just brain surgery...
Neurological surgeons at The NeuroMedical Center are doctors who specialize in the surgical treatment and management of conditions that affect the brain, spine, and nervous system. Neurosurgeons, while commonly referred to as brain surgeons, also provide the highest level of spine disorder treatment.
Common reasons why people need neurosurgery include:
- Strokes or bleeding on the brain (cerebral aneurysms)
- Benign or cancerous brain and spinal tumors
- Degenerative spinal conditions including herniated discs, sciatica, and stenosis
- Head, neck or spine injuries and trauma
- Seizures, epilepsy and movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease
- Chronic neck & back pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
Spine Surgery Expertise
Most spinal conditions including herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, and spinal stenosis, can threaten spinal nerve or spinal cord function potentially causing nerve pain and sciatica, numbness, weakness, and even paralysis of the extremities. Expertly trained to evaluate, manage, and operate on and around the nervous system is exactly why you should seek out the very best neurosurgeon for your spinal condition. Through the most rigorous neurosurgery residence training, neurosurgeons at The NeuroMedical Center are uniquely qualified to operate on the spine and intervertebral disc structures in order to safely protect, decompress, and repair the spinal nerves and spinal cord. Spine neurosurgeons are also highly trained in the surgical management of other conditions that involve the spine that cause pain, deformity, or threaten neurological function. Scoliosis, kyphosis, and spondyloslisthesis are conditions that may require surgical intervention best handled by a spinal neurosurgeon. Whether you’re experiencing every day back pain, or have been diagnosed with a more complex spine condition, trust your care to a leading neurosurgeon at The NeuroMedical Center.
The NeuroMedical Center is the birthplace of Baton Rouge neurosurgery, first launching over 40 years ago in 1978. Today, our neurosurgeons make up one of the largest neurosurgical practices in the United States, and perform more brain and spine surgeries than any other physician group in Louisiana.
Neurosurgeons at The NeuroMedical Center perform advanced brain and spine surgeries and working with other specialists to ensure the best results possible. These specialists are some of the only neurosurgeons in the nation with the advanced training and experience to perform life-changing deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery for movement disorders including Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor (ET), as well as cutting-edge minimally-invasive laser and robotic-assisted spinal surgery. The NeuroMedical Center offers one of the region’s top programs in cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgery, one of the most rapidly advancing fields of medicine.
Meet The NeuroMedical Center's Neurosurgery Department
10 neurosurgeons comprise the largest neurosurgical group in Louisiana. Our board certified neurosurgeons undergo extensive fellowship training in their respective specialized fields such as minimally invasive and complex spinal surgery, skull base surgery, and endovascular neurosurgery, and work with an interdisciplinary team of neurological specialists to provide the best treatment approach and plan of care for each patient.
Taylor Bishop, PA-C
Shayne Brizzard, PA-C
Amanda Bucher, PA-C
Valarie Comeau, PA-C
Tamra Corban, PA-C
Kate Costanza, PA-C
Darren Couvillion, PA-C
Therese Curley, PA-C
Sandra DeFelice, PA-C Neurosurgery
Kristen Dubois, NP
Mark Loupe, PA-C
Daniel Long, PA-C
Kristin McIntyre, PA-C
Sarah O’Neil, PA-C
Alexandra Rau, PA-C
Charley Roberson, APRN, FNP
Lisa Schavrien, PA-C
Sarah Watts, PA-C
Neurosurgical Conditions Treated
The NeuroMedical Center’s Department of Neurology offers expert diagnosis and treatment (surgical & non-surgical) for a variety of neurological symptoms, traumatic injury, and chronic conditions.
- Brain tumor
- Pituitary tumors (adenomas)
- Acoustic neuroma
- Metastasis to the brain and spine
- Chiari Malformation
- Skull Base Disorders
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Spine & Peripheral Nerves
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Herniated Discs
- Degenerative Discs
- Bulging Discs
- Spinal Cord Injury/Trauma
- Carpal Tunnel
- Spina Bifida
- Spinal Infections
- Spinal Stenosis
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Ulnar neuropathy
- Chairi Malformation
- Compressive peripheral neuropathies
- Lumbar Radiculopathy
- Pinched Nerves
Choose The NeuroMedical Center Neurosurgery Team
Conditions that require neurosurgery may need the expertise of more than one specialty. When you are a patient of The NeuroMedical Center, you have access to an entire team of neurological experts who work as one to provide you with the very best treatment plan possible. Complex neurosurgical cases are reviewed in bi-weekly neuroconferences, meaning multiple medical professionals evaluate your condition before surgery. If we believe your condition doesn’t require surgery, we’ll recommend another plan. Our team makes world-class neurosurgical care easy to access with several neurosurgery clinics located throughout South Louisiana.
The sooner you identify a neurological condition and start treatment, the more likely you are to resolve the issue, or at least limit the complications. Ask your physician about referring you to a neurological specialist at The NeuroMedical Center, or request an appointment today!