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Special Interests: Minimally invasive & complex spinal surgery, cranial surgery, carpal tunnel, ulnar nerve, spinal cord stimulation (SCS), baclofen pumps.  

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 two-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. He offers the most advanced minimally invasive options including laser spine surgery for the treatment of back and neck pain caused by herniated discs, ruptured discs, bulging discs, disc degeneration, spinal stenosis, scoliosis, SI joint disease, and spinal trauma.  Dr. Stanger offers vast experience in spinal cord stimulation (SCS) and intrathecal baclofen pump therapy for the treatment of chronic pain and is skilled in many complex procedures including spinal fusion and spinal decompression surgery.

 

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 and Walker.

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
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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

"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!!!"

Derek

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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