Special Interests: Minimally invasive & complex spinal surgery, cervical spine conditions, lumbar spine conditions, cranial surgery, carpal and cubital tunnel, spinal cord stimulation (SCS)  

Dr. Stanger earned his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University, majoring in biochemistry and minoring in history. He received his medical degree from The Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in Bronx, New York. He then completed his general surgery internship and neurosurgery residency at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond where he served as Chief Resident from 2010-2011. While in Richmond, Dr. Stanger completed a one-year fellowship in complex and minimally invasive spine surgery at The Medical College of Virginia and also served as Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Dr. Stanger joined The NeuroMedical Center’s Neurosurgery Department in July 2013 and is board certified in neurological surgery. In office he spends time with his patient’s to discuss conservative, non-surgical options in addition to the most advanced minimally invasive options to treat neck and back pain caused by pinched nerves, sciatica, spinal stenosis, sacroiliac (SI) joint disease, and spinal trauma. Dr. Stanger offers vast experience in many complex procedures including spinal fusion and spinal decompression surgery, as well as nerve releases for carpal and cubital tunnel syndromes. He is highly trained in cranial surgeries including brain and pituitary tumor resections and treatment of cerebral hemorrhages.

Dr. Stanger is determined to enhance his patients’ quality of life, providing high quality, individualized care in order to ensure the most optimal results. While highly respected for his expertise in minimally invasive and complex spine surgery, he only recommends surgery to patients when conservative treatment options have failed. 

Dr. Stanger proudly offers world-class expertise with the latest neurosurgical technology and innovative techniques available to patients across Louisiana. He is currently accepting new patients, offering his services at The NeuroMedical Center in Baton Rouge and at our neurosurgery satellite clinics in Zachary.

Awards & Honors

  •       Vitals Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015, 2017, 2018)
  • Vitals On-Time Doctor Award (2018)
  • Vitals Patients’ Choice Award (2015, 2017, 2018)
  • Top Doctor in Baton Rouge Award (2018)

Care Philosophy:

“My care philosophy centers around the patient and working sequentially through all types of conservative management options and, when needed, optimizing surgical treatment.”

- Charles R. Bowie, M.D

What Dr. Stanger's Patients Say:

"Dr. Stanger has the best bedside manner ever. From the moment he walks into the room it is all about me and it doesn't matter how many questions I ask he has time to answer them. He performed my ACDF surgery Nov. 16 and I have been almost pain-free since. He and his staff are absolutely wonderful and treat you like family!"

Kimberly J.

St. Amant, LA

"I am grateful for and very satisfied with the care that I’ve received from Dr. Stanger and all others involved in my care."

Patient Review

"Dr. Richard Stanger is very personable and very patient. He went above and beyond to explain all the steps in my procedure I felt very comfortable throughout the entire process. Would give him 6 stars. Would highly recommend to anyone!!!"


Baton Rouge, LA

"Dr. Stanger was so kind and helpful. I would highly recommend. He brilliantly revised a cervical fusion that had bothered me for years. I am pain-free and loving life!!!"

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