Doctor Spotlight: Dr. Eric K Oberlander at The NeuroMedical Center

November 20, 2018 4:02 pm

Dr. Oberlander has made himself a leader in the spinal surgery space. He is board certified, but also has impressive fellowship training for both minimal and complex spinal surgery. His work includes using laser spine surgery techniques, which ensures that you will have top line technology with you throughout your treatment. He focuses on being as minimally invasive as possible, but understands when more complex procedures are the best option.

What was Dr. Oberlander’s background before getting to Baton Rouge’s NeuroMedical Center?

While an undergraduate at Virginia Tech, Dr. Oberlander studied Engineering, Chemistry, and French. Graduating with three degrees, the engineering field originally took him to the impressive Ecole de Ponts et Chaussees. Returning to the states, he went to medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University. His neurosurgical residency was completed at Medical College of Virginia and he stayed there to complete his fellowship in minimal and complex spinal surgery.

What are Dr. Oberlander’s specialities?

It was in 2008 that Dr. Oberlander made his way to Baton Rouge and the NeuroMedical Center. By 2012, he received the Chief of Staff election and served in that role until 2014. In addition, his knowledge and interest in concussion treatment and prevention has him as the LSU’s Tigers team neurosurgeon. He also is an advisory board member for the Marrucci Sports Medical Advisory.

His focus is to always be as minimally invasive as possible to help his patients. This means a lot of thought goes into the process of healing before surgery, hoping to avoid it all together. Once these options are assessed, if surgery is the best option, Dr. Oberlander is experienced in using top of the line techniques to give you the best possible experience and outcome.

The design of medical implants is another aspect of neurosurgery where Dr. Oberlander has interest and experience. Manufacturers come to him for consultation so they are able to his his expertise to craft the best possible products. These advances are what are furthering the field. Knowing your doctor is the one who companies are going to for questions and answers should ensure confidence in his mastery of these things.

In addition to the medical side of things, Dr. Oberlander has received the Compassionate Doctor Recognition Award year after year. It can be a stressful time when you are going to seek out treatment for spinal problems, so having someone who genuinely wants to make your quality of life better is a great weight lifted from your shoulders. Every year since 2011, Dr. Oberlander has been awarded the Vitals Choice Award and in 2014 he gained Vitals Top Ten Doctor Award status.

What makes The NeuroMedical Center in Baton Rouge the best place to work?

The NeuroMedical Center is a unique place and people come from all over to receive care from here. In addition, the opportunities afforded in a facility that has so many different neuro fields under one roof are what drew in Dr. Oberlander from the Washington, D.C. area in the first place. With a staffing size larger than most academic programs, he is surrounded by specialist in many different fields. The fluid communication that happens at The NeuroMedical Center is a strong reason that success happens at such a high rate. With the availability to work together with a huge team, patient’s problems can not only be fixed, but fixed with expectations of long term improvement for their quality of life.

Patient testimonials include that after consultations with Dr. Oberlander, their only regret is that they had found their way to him sooner. It was with trust that they went forward with his treatment plans. There was improvement not only in their everyday work life, but in their ability to take advantage of free time and to regain their activity levels.

The experience Dr. Oberlander has ensures that he can meet all of his patients where they need him. You can reach out to The NeuroMedical Center today to get your treatment plan started.

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