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Special Interests: Deep brain stimulation (DBS), minimally invasive and complex spinal surgery (cervical & lumbar), cranial conditions, carpal tunnel, ulnar nerve, peroneal decompression, brain tumors, pituitary tumors, sciatica, radiculopathy, pinched nerves, slipped discs, back pain, degenerative spine disease, ruptured discs, herniated discs, bulging discs, spondylosis, spine arthritis, spinal stenosis, trigeminal neuralgia

Dr. Waguespack graduated cum laude from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana with a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering before pursuing medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. Waguespack completed his internship and neurosurgery residency at Tulane, and even served as Clinical Assistant Professor for the Department of Neurosurgery shortly after finishing a fellowship in neurosurgery at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.

Dr. Waguespack joined The NeuroMedical Center in 2003.  While he offers vast experience in the surgical treatment of back pain, neck pain, degenerative spinal conditions, and brain tumors, he is particularly well known for his work as a deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgeon and specialist.  In 2007, Dr. Waguespack and movement disorder neurologist, Dr. Gerald J. Calegan, developed Baton Rouge’s first and only DBS program for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor.  Today, The NeuroMedical Center’s DBS program is one of the most recognized in the United States, and has helped over 400 patients control their PD and essential tremor symptoms.

Dr. Waguespack is an active member of several professional organizations including the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and is also a sitting member of the Louisiana State Medical Society’s Board of Governors. Dr. Waguespack also lends his expertise to the VA Medical Center in New Orleans as a consultant staff neurosurgeon.

Dr. Waguespack is currently accepting new patients in Baton Rouge. 

Awards & Honors

  • Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award (2019)
  • Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award (2019, 2018, 2017)
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What Dr. Waguespack's Patients Say:

"Every step of the way Dr. Waguespack took his time to explain in detail the procedures. Thanks to Dr. Waguespack and his exceptional staff, I am enjoying life again! It's now time for my husband and I to hop on our motorcycle for a hiking trip in the Smoky Mountains!"

Belinda T.

Baton Rouge, LA

“Every day, I feel like I'm waking up to a miracle. I thank my doctors in my prayers for performing this life-changing deep brain stimulation surgery! Anytime I see someone who has hand tremors, I want to tell them all about DBS and how Dr. Paul Waguespack and Dr. Gerald Calegan at The NeuroMedical Center gave me my life back!”

Cathy G.

Plaquemine, LA

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