Neurosurgical Care
By Louisiana’s
Leading Team​

A Collaborative and Compassionate Approach to Neurosurgery

Navigating the journey of a neurological condition that may require surgery carries its challenges. At The NeuroMedical Center, we help relieve this pressure by welcoming patients and loved ones as if they were our own family.

With the following principles of care, you can trust you’re in good hands.

Our multidisciplinary team works quickly as one to care for you, whether you require additional expert evaluation, physical therapy, or neuropsychology treatment.

Our philosophy is to begin with the most minimally invasive option. Surgery is only recommended when we have exhausted other non-surgical options and believe it is the best path forward.

Our team is with you through every step of care, guiding you through treatment as if you were our own family. You’ll maintain the same team throughout your care journey, which ensures your best interests are always top of mind.

Find Neurosurgical Expertise Near You

We welcome our neighbors across Southeast Louisiana with convenient locations across the region.
From our campus in Baton Rouge to satellites in a town near you, we’re close to what matters most.

Our History in Neurosurgery

In 1978, The NeuroMedical Center was born of a need to help Louisianians write a new story of neurological care. For the brain, spine, and nervous system, we’ve become the single destination of care. We’ve provided world-class neurological care to our region throughout our dedicated history.

Louisiana’s Leading Team for Spine Surgery

Our campus offers the nation’s leading spine care experts—right here in Baton Rouge. From everyday back pain to complex spinal conditions, trust your care to a leading neurosurgeon at The NeuroMedical Center.

Meet Our Neurosurgical Team​

Our neurology team works hand-in-hand with our full team of experts. This collaboration equips us to work as one to care for you. Each of our experts brings board-certified knowledge, extensive experience, and compassionate care. They’re backed by a team ready to provide the best treatment plan for you.


Supporting Care Team

Kim Bellon, FNP


Shayne Brizzard, PA-C


Sarah Brooks, PA-C


Valarie Comeau, PA-C


Tamra Todd, PA-C


Darren Couvillion, PA-C


Therese Kimball, PA-C


Kristen Dubois, NP


Hanna Gill, PA-C


Daniel Long, PA-C


Katelyn Ohmer, PA-C


Sarah O’Neil, PA-C


Alexandra Rau, PA-C


Lisa Schavrien, PA-C


Andrea Hargis, PA-C


Charley Roberson, APRN, FNP


Patient Stories

“Dr. Luke A. Corsten and Dr. Kelly J. Scrantz have both performed major spinal (cervical and lumbar) surgeries for me. I moved to New Mexico and they are still my neurosurgeons of choice. I drove back to Baton Rouge last June for a follow-up evaluation by Dr. Corsten and pain management specialist, Dr. Jyoti Pham, for some other issues.

I have recommended all my NeuroMedical Center doctors to at least twenty family members and friends in New Mexico, Arkansas, Texas, and Louisiana. No matter how many miles I have to travel, The NeuroMedical Center will always be my first choice for expert spine & neurological care.”

Geri A.
Las Cruces, New Mexico

“I almost died after an alleged drunk driver crashed into our family car and left the right side of my skull in tiny pieces. The hands of God worked through Dr. Luke Corsten and he pieced together my skull with tiny titanium plates… like little snowflakes in my head.  I am a walking miracle thanks to my hero, Dr. Corsten. He is not just a doctor. He is more like family.”

Maggie T.
Baton Rouge, LA

“When an aneurysm ruptured behind my left eye, Dr. Greg Fautheree of The NeuroMedical Center saved my life. I thank God for him and his staff.”

Reverend MaryAnn Garrett
Baton Rouge, LA

“Every day, I feel like I’m waking up to a miracle. I thank my doctors in my prayers for performing this life-changing deep brain stimulation surgery! Anytime I see someone who has hand tremors, I want to tell them all about DBS and how Dr. Paul Waguespack and Dr. Gerald Calegan at The NeuroMedical Center gave me my life back!”

Cathy Guilbeau
Plaquemine, LA

Choose a Neurosurgery Team That Works Together for You

When you choose The NeuroMedical Center for your care, you’re choosing a multidisciplinary team. Conditions that require neurosurgery may need the expertise of more than one specialty. As our patient, you’ll have access to an entire team of neurological experts who work as one to care for you.

Our team works together to evaluate your case. 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 Southeast Louisiana.

The sooner you identify a neurological condition and start treatment, the better your chances are of limiting the complications or resolving the issue completely. Ask your physician about referring you to a neurological specialist at
The NeuroMedical Center or request an appointment today!

Frequently Asked Questions

Neurosurgery is the surgical practice of treating conditions affecting the brain, spine, and peripheral nervous system.

You can turn to our team for a variety of neurological conditions, from simple back pain to the most complex conditions. Our team has the skill to treat complex spinal surgery and endovascular neurosurgery for brain aneurysms, brain tumors, and cerebrovascular disease.

We offer expert diagnosis and treatment for a variety of neurological symptoms, traumatic injuries, and chronic conditions.

  • Glioma
  • Metastasis to the brain and spine
  • Caveroma
  • Skull Base Disorders

Our leading spine care experts specialize in caring for various spinal and peripheral nerve conditions, including the following.


  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Bulging Discs
  • Spinal Cord Injury/Trauma
  • Spina Bifida
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Compressive Peripheral Neuropathies
  • Pinched Nerves
  • Our philosophy is to always begin with the most conservative, minimally invasive approach. Our team will evaluate the following methods before recommending surgical intervention.

    • Medication
    • Physical Therapy
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Speech Therapy
    • Electroencephalography (EEG)
    • Pain Management Modalities
    • Neuromodulation Therapy
    • Behavioral Therapy


    You can view our full list of non-surgical procedures here.

We believe in collaboration to ensure the best possible outcome for our patients. Our neurosurgeons collaborate with specialists across the following disciplines:

  • Neurology
  • Neuro-Oncology
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Pain Medicine
  • Neuropsychology
  • Neuroradiology


It’s how we provide an unparalleled level of neurosurgical care.

We tailor recovery to each patient, understanding that everyone has unique post-operative needs. The timeline depends on a variety of factors, including the condition treated, procedure invasiveness, and the patient’s history.

We often offer and recommend the following for post-operative rehabilitation:

  • Hospital Stays and Monitoring
  • Management of Post-Operative Pain
  • Neurological Assessments
  • Care of Incision Site
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Follow-Up Appointments
  • Medication
  • At-Home Care

We highly encourage patients to seek second opinions. Patients should feel empowered to seek information that helps them make the best decisions possible.

Every neurology specialist maintains their own perspective to treatment. This is precisely why we offer a collaborative environment for our experts, so they can evaluate patients comprehensively.

Our approach offers patients a better understanding of their condition and options for treatment.

Compassion is a cornerstone of our care. As the single destination of care for neurosurgery in Louisiana, we recognize the toll treatment can take on our neighbors.

As a patient or caregiver, you can receive education, support, and counseling through your care team. Your treatment team is with you through every step of the journey, listening to your unique needs, concerns, and questions.

Both returning and new patients are encouraged to visit our Request an Appointment page to get started. You will be required to create or log in to your Patient Portal account.

Once you have submitted your information, our team will review and follow up on your request.