Special Interests: Laser, minimally invasive & complex spinal surgery (cervical & lumbar, scoliosis, cranial and skull base conditions, carpal tunnel, ulnar nerve, acoustic neuroma.

Dr. Scrantz is a board certified neurosurgeon and native of South Louisiana. He received his undergraduate degree in microbiology from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, graduating magna cum laude. Dr. Scrantz earned his medical degree from LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans before completing his general surgery internship and neurosurgery residency at The University of Tennessee Medical Center in Memphis. Dr. Scrantz continued his neurosurgical training by completing fellowships in minimally invasive and complex spinal surgery, as well as complex skull-base brain tumors. Dr. Scrantz is a highly respected instructor in these areas of neurosurgical specialization.  His special interests include laser, minimally invasive, and complex spinal surgery, skull base surgery, complex brain tumor surgery, carpal tunnel, ulnar nerve, and acoustic neuroma.

Dr. Scrantz joined The NeuroMedical Center in 2006. He is a founding member of the Neuro Multidisciplinary Care (MDC) team at Mary Bird Perkins-OLOL Cancer Center and is actively involved in many professional organizations. He is also an Assistant Professor within the LSU Department of Otolarngology.

Awards & Honors

Dr. Scrantz has been named as one of Louisiana’s Top Neurosurgeons every year since 2007, and is committed to treating his patients with compassion and to providing innovative and sound medical options to those under his care. He is actively involved in many professional organizations including the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the American Medical Student Association and the Louisiana Neurosurgical Society.

  • 2007-Present Named One of Louisiana’s Best Neurosurgeons
  • Vitals.com Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2018)
  • Vitals.com Patients’ Choice Award (2018)
  • Healthgrades.com Honor Roll

Care Philosophy:

"My practice strives to provide cutting edge neurosurgical care with a focus on patient attention and caring. Often, surgical solutions to patient's problems can be found. In those cases, the simplest procedure with the quickest recovery is the goal, while providing the maximum chance for improvement. I always recommend to my patients the same treatments I would choose if their problem were my own."

- Charles R. Bowie, M.D

What Dr. Scrantz' Patients Say:

"Unbelievably excellent treatment and appointments!"

Patient Review

"Dr. Kelly Scrantz saved my life. When other doctors kept telling me my problems were psychosomatic, he took the time to do the work and systematically order testing that my other doctors should have been doing. Dr. Scrantz' skilled hans removed the tumor in my spinal canal that turned out to be cancerous and this September I will celebrate 2 years cancer free! I am eternally thankful to this GREAT doctor and even finer man."

Patient Review

Rate MDs

"Dr. Scrantz and his staff are exceptional! It has been almost 1 year since my anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) surgery by Dr. Scrantz and I am pain free and often forget I had the surgery! Excellent care before, during and post-surgery. Highly recommended!"

Patient Review


"I love Dr. Scrantz, he is amazing!! He was always so nice and easy to talk to, he explained everything so that I understood exactly what he was talking about. He always asked if I had any questions and took the time to answer them honestly. I would absolutely recommend him to family and friends."

Sandy Young

Baton Rouge, LA