Special Interests: Minimally invasive laser and complex spinal surgery (cervical & lumbar) 

Dr. Oberlander is an award-winning spine specialist who has developed one of the largest practices in the country. As one of the few board certified neurosurgeons in Louisiana who has fellowship training in minimally invasive and complex spine surgery, his services are in high demand.  Dr. Oberlander offers the latest techniques such as laser spine surgery and minimally invasive procedures, but also takes on more challenging problems that require a complex fix.

Dr. Oberlander graduated from Virginia Tech with degrees in Engineering, French and Chemistry. He was one of the first American engineering students to study at the prestigious Ecole des Ponts et Chaussees in Paris, France. He received his medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and continued his training at the Medical College of Virginia, where he completed his Neurosurgical residency, and fellowship in complex and minimally invasive spinal surgery. Dr. Oberlander also served his country as a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve from 2003-2012.

Dr. Oberlander joined The NeuroMedical Center in 2008 and served as The Spine Hospital of Louisiana’s elected Chief of Staff from 2012-2014. He is currently the team neurosurgeon for the LSU Athletic Department and has an active interest in concussion prevention and research. He also has a strong interest in the design of medical implants and provides consulting to several manufacturers. Dr. Oberlander serves on the Marrucci Sports Medical Advisory Board and is a member of multiple professional organizations.

Dr. Oberlander is focused on fixing your spinal complication without surgery, but is ready to use the latest cutting edge techniques if conservative measures fail. He is currently accepting new patients at The NeuroMedical Center in Baton Rouge as well as our Hammond, and Covington neurosurgical clinics.

Awards & Honors

  • Dexur Top Ranked Spine Surgeons in Louisiana (2013-Present)
  • Vitals Patient’s Choice Award (2011-Present)
  • Vitals Top 10 Doctor- Louisiana (2014)
  • Vitals Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011- Present)
  • Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award- 5 Year Honoree
  • Vitals Patients’ Choice 5th Anniversary Award
  • Vitals On-Time Doctor Award (2018)


Care Philosophy:

“My philosophy on patient care is to truly exhaust all possible treatment options to get patients better prior to considering surgery.  When surgery is unavoidable I use my skills and the most minimally-invasive options available in an effort to maximize patient recovery.” 

- Charles R. Bowie, M.D

What Dr. Oberlander's Patients Say:

“My name is in the SLU record books thanks to Dr. Oberlander. One season after my spinal fusion surgery, I threw the fourth no-hitter in school history!”

Jordan Hymel

Former Southeastern Louisiana Pitcher

"Dr. Oberlander , PA Kate Costanza, and staff are amazing! The care I received before, during, and after my surgery were unmatched by any of my previous surgical experiences. I am pain free and living my best life thanks to them."

Patient Review

“I climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro just months after major spine surgery performed by Dr. Oberlander.”

Steward Juneau

Owner of Ritz-Carlton New Orleans

“Dr. Oberlander is our go-to doctor for all neurosurgical issues. I refer my patients and even my own family to Dr. Oberlander.”

D. Maury Drummond, M.D.

Internist, Hammond, LA