Special Interests: Skull base surgery, cranial surgery, brain tumors, pituitary tumors, Chiari malformations, trigeminal neuralgia, complex spine surgery (cervical & lumbar), sciatica, radiculopathy, pinched nerve, slipped/bulging/herniated discs, back pain, degenerative spine disease, spondylosis, spinal arthritis, spinal stenosis, carpal tunnel, ulnar nerve.

Dr. Corsten received his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee where he graduated cum laude. Dr. Corsten completed his surgical internship and neurosurgical residency at the University of Illinois in Chicago before joining The NeuroMedical Center in 2002. Dr. Corsten received board certification in neurological surgery from the American Board of Neurological Surgery and maintains professional membership with the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

As a neurosurgeon, Dr. Corsten performs surgeries on the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves to remove tumors, treat vascular disorders and diseases, as well as alleviate chronic back pain.  Dr. Corsten specializes in surgical treatment for a broad range of neurological conditions, such as brain tumors, pituitary tumors, chiari malformations, sciatica, radiculopathy, herniated discs, spondylosis, and spinal stenosis.  Dr. Corsten has vast experience in performing skull base operations to remove both benign and cancerous growths on the underside of the brain as well as complex spinal surgery for the cervical and lumbar spine.  

Dr. Corsten is currently accepting new patients.

Awards & Honors

Dr. Corsten’s neurosurgical experience, forward thinking, and ongoing commitment to delivering the highest quality of care has earned him regional, national and international recognition in his field. He is a member of the prestigious International Association of HealthCare Professionals and has been named among the world’s top doctors in “The Leading Physicians of the World” publication.  Additionally, Dr. Corsten is consistently recognized as a “Top Neurosurgeon” on both a national and statewide level.  Dr. Corsten attributes his success to his personal mission to care for patients, as well as to the excellent training he received from professors at the University of Illinois.

  • Named among world’s top doctors by the International Association of Healthcare Professionals
  • Baton Rouge’s Top Neurosurgeon (2007)
  • Top Doc of America (2008)
  • Best Doctors in Baton Rouge (2019)

Care Philosophy:

"My neurosurgical practice is based around a careful and conservative approach to each patient under my care. When surgery is necessary, I want my patients to feel like a valuable part of the decision-making process from beginning to end."

Luke A. Corsten, M.D.
Dr. Luke A. Corsten at The NeuroMedical Center

What Dr. Corsten's Patients Say:

"Dr. Corsten is exceptional. He performed surgery on my husband. My husband was transferred to OLOL after a very large tumor was found on his brain. We were blessed to have Dr. Corsten assigned to his care. The surgery was an extremely difficult surgery with very high risk. My husband has had a miraculous recovery. Thanks to Dr. Corsten for being an amazing physician. Hands down the best neurosurgeon.”

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"Dr. Luke Corsten is the best of the best. He is an outstanding physician. He was a blessing and turned my life around. I recommend him to any one who needs back surgery."


Terry G.

"My sister had surgery with Dr. Corsten. As scary as it was, he explained everything thoroughly and made us feel important. The surgery was a success and she is back up to her life again. The staff in his office (including his nurse and PA) were amazing as well as the staff at The Spine Hospital of Louisiana. I am very thankful for Dr. Corsten and should anyone ever need a neurosurgeon again, we know where they'd be going!"

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