Neurosurgery

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 aneursyms, 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.

What Is A Neurosurgeon?

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
 

Neurosurgical Specialties

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.

Charles R. Bowie, M.D.
Adult Neurosurgeon

Luke A. Corsten, M.D.
Adult Neurosurgery

Gregory L. Fautheree, M.D.
Adult Neurosurgeon

Allen S. Joseph, M.D.
Pediatric Neurosurgeon

Horace L. Mitchell, M.D.
Adult Neurosurgeon

Eric K. Oberlander, M.D.
Adult Neurosurgeon

Kelly J. Scrantz, M.D.
Adult Neurosurgeon

Scott W. Soleau, M.D.
Adult Neurosurgeon

Richard A. Stanger, M.D.
Adult Neurosurgeon

Paul J. Waguespack, M.D.
Adult Neurosurgeon

TAYLOR BISHOP, PA-C

Taylor Bishop, PA-C
Neurosurgery

SHAYNE BRIZZARD, PA-C

Shayne Brizzard, PA-C
Neurosurgery

AMANDA BUCHER, PA-C

Amanda Bucher, PA-C
Neurosurgery

VALARIE COMEAU, PA-C

Valarie Comeau, PA-C
Neurosurgery

TAMRA CORBAN, PA-C

Tamra Corban, PA-C
Neurosurgery

KATE COSTANZA, PA-C

Kate Costanza, PA-C
Neurosurgery

DARREN COUVILLION, PA-C

Darren Couvillion, PA-C
Neurosurgery

Therese-Curley,-PA-C

Therese Curley, PA-C
Neurosurgery

Sandra DeFelice, PA-C Neurosurgery

KRISTEN DUBOIS, NP

Kristen Dubois, NP
Neurosurgery

MARK LOUPE, PA-C

Mark Loupe, PA-C
Neurosurgery

DANIEL LONG, PA-C

Daniel Long, PA-C
Neurosurgery

KRISTIN MCINTYRE, PA-C

Kristin McIntyre, PA-C
Neurosurgery

ALEXANDRA RAU, PA-C

Alexandra Rau, PA-C
Neurosurgery

LISA SCHAVRIEN, PA-C

Lisa Schavrien, PA-C
Neurosurgery

SARAH WATTS, PA-C

Sarah Watts, PA-C
Neurosurgery

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

  • Aneurysm
  • Brain tumor
  • Pituitary tumors (adenomas)
  • Meningioma
  • Acoustic neuroma
  • Glioma
  • Astrocytoma
  • Glioblastoma
  • Metastasis to the brain and spine
  • AVM
  • Caveroma
  • Stroke
  • Chiari Malformation
  • Concussion
  • 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 
  • Scoliosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Ulnar neuropathy
  • Chairi Malformation
  • Compressive peripheral neuropathies
  • Spondylosis
  • Whiplash
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Sciatica
  • 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.

Request An Appointment at
The NeuroMedical Center Clinic

Online appointment requests from NEW patients are handled Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m-5:00 p.m. Please fill out the form below, and one of our Scheduling specialists will reach out to you within one business day. You can also request an appointment by calling The NeuroMedical Center Clinic Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at (225) 768-2050.