Special Interests: Minimally invasive laser & complex spinal surgery, cerebral & vascular conditions, stroke, artificial disc replacement, baclofen pumps, cranial and spinal tumors, brain aneurysms, degenerative disorders of the spine, spinal cord stimulation (SCS) trials. 

Dr. Bowie is a native of Eunice, Louisiana. He majored in Biological Sciences at Louisiana State University and received his medical degree from the LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport. Dr. Bowie completed both his general surgery internship and neurosurgery residency at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital. Before returning home to practice in South Louisiana, Dr. Bowie completed an extensive fellowship in Endovascular Neurosurgery/Neuro Interventional Radiology.

Charles R. Bowie, M.D. is a board certified neurosurgeon.  He is specifically interested in minimally invasive techniques to treat stroke, cerebral aneurysms, and spine conditions.  As one of South Louisiana’s top spine care experts, Dr. Bowie’s surgical expertise includes the treatment of degenerative disorders of the spine such as lumbar and cervical stenosis, spinal compression, herniated or ruptured discs, and osteoarthritis.  Dr. Bowie is a top provider of artificial disc replacement, and is also one of the only surgeons in the entire country offering patients advanced minimally-invasive laser and robotic-assisted spinal surgery.

Dr. Bowie joined The NeuroMedical Center’s Neurosurgery department in July 2014.  Dr. Bowie is currently accepting new patients and provides expert neurosurgical evaluation and treatment at The NeuroMedical Center’s main campus in Baton Rouge and at our Neurosurgery Clinics in Hammond and Eunice.

Awards & Honors

Healthgrades Honor Roll
Vitals Patients’ Choice Award (2017, 2018)
Vitals On-Time Doctor Award (2018)
Vitals Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2017, 2018)

Care Philosophy:

“My goal as a neurosurgeon is to give my patients the safest and least invasive options available to treat their condition.”

- Charles R. Bowie, M.D

What Dr. Bowie's Patients Say:

"Dr. Bowie is very knowledgeable, friendly, one of the best doctors I have ever seen. A true professional!!"

Patient Review

"Had some more back problems due to a military injury. I was referred to Dr. Bowie through the Veterans Choice Program. On my first visit he knew what I needed and scheduled the surgery. After the surgery I was relieved all of my pain. I want to thank Dr. Bowie for taking care of me and the Veterans."


Lafayette, LA

After many hours of research on doctors, I selected Dr. Bowie - a gifted surgeon who performed a "miracle" on my lower back. He is talented, intense, and a perfectionist. I waited 3 months to do this review and I am happy to share that I continue to be "pain free" - no burning sensations, no pain so intense I could not stand, and no numbness in my back, legs, and feet. I was in the hospital three days and truly a mess at home for three days; but wow, recovery after that was fast.

Healthgrades.com Patient Review

"Dr. Bowie is God sent to my family. We met him due to an accident that my daughter had. He is the reason why she can speak, walk, look both ways, and know what's going on around her. Our paths met again due to my 7 year back pain simply becoming unbearable. I had a bulging disc pushing on my nerves. We scheduled surgery for a Friday and I was back at work on Tuesday with no pain. Absolutely amazing. He saved my daughter and changed my life. Everyday I'll pray that we were introduced to this man."


Baton Rouge, LA

“I had no pain after my surgery. After four weeks, I am walking three miles a day. I started out slowly and increased my distance gradually. I followed all post op instructions. I was searching for the right doctor for almost two years. Dr. Charles Bowie was the answer to my prayers!”

Vitals.com Patient Review

"God used Dr. Charles Bowie to perform two major brain surgeries. The first to repair a ruptured aneurysm and a shunt. The best neurosurgeon one could ask for. 5 stars is a understatement."


Baton Rouge, LA

“Thanks to Dr. Bowie and his wonderful staff, I am free of most of my pain that has been destroying my once active life. Surgery has me back to normal and functioning like I did years ago. I would highly recommend his experience and skills as a neurological surgeon dealing with shattered vertebrae and a truly messed up lower back.”

Vitals.com Patient Review