Spine Surgery


Approximately 8 out of every 10 Americans will experience back pain at some point in their lives. Many spinal conditions can be treated without surgery. In other cases, spine surgery is necessary to help reduce pain, restore mobility, and increase overall quality of life. For these patients, The NeuroMedical Center offers the proven experience of some of the nation’s leading spine surgeons performing the newest, most advanced surgical solutions.

At The Forefront of Spine Surgery

The NeuroMedical Center’s comprehensive Spine Surgery program offers minimally invasive procedures that ease pain and accelerate recovery, and advanced surgical procedures when pain or injury is severe or debilitating. Our neurosurgeons are some of the first spine surgeons in the country to offer both minimally invasive laser and robotic-assisted spinal surgery for the treatment of a wide range of spinal conditions including herniated discs, spinal stenosis, and degenerative disc disease. Combining unparalleled expertise with the most state-of-the-art spine imaging technologies and instrumentation, our surgeons perform even the most complex spinal surgeries with unmatched precision and accuracy.  These advanced procedures are performed in The Spine Hospital of Louisiana.



Robotic-assisted spinal surgery gives our team of neurosurgeons the ability to both pre-plan a patient’s surgery and perform the surgery with never-before-seen precision. Before even entering the operating room, surgeons plan an optimal surgery by using computerized tomography (CT) images to create a 3D ‘blueprint’ of the patient’s spine.  During surgery, and with the surgeon in full control, the robot uses this blueprint to guide the surgeon’s hands and tools to the precise and planned location of surgery.



With laser spine surgery, our neurosurgeons are able to make a single band-aid sized incision and the pen-like laser tool allows for precise removal of the damaged spinal tissue. The laser is used to vaporize the tissue and then melt the spinal disc, which allows the surgeon to seal the back of the disc and prevent re-herniation. The procedure takes approximately one hour and most patients are able to go home the same day.


Great Spine Surgery Really Does Take A Brain Surgeon…

While commonly referred to as “brain surgeons,” neurosurgeons provide the highest level of expertise in spine disorder treatment. Neurosurgeons are trained in treating diseases of the entire spine throughout a 7-year residency, and therefore, undergo more spine surgery training than any other specialty. With the spine encasing the spinal cord and nerves, many patients choose to take the extra measure of safety when undergoing spine treatment and choose a neurosurgeon.

CHARLES R. BOWIE, M.D., Adult Neurosurgeon at The NeuroMedical Center

Charles R. Bowie, M.D.
Adult Neurosurgeon

LUKE A. CORSTEN, M.D., Adult Neurosurgeon at The NeuroMedical Center

Luke A. Corsten, M.D.
Adult Neurosurgery

GREG L. FAUTHEREE, M.D., Adult Neurosurgeon at The NeuroMedical Center

Gregory L. Fautheree, M.D.
Adult Neurosurgeon

ALLEN S. JOSEPH, M.D., Pediatric Neurosurgeon at The NeuroMedical Center

Allen S. Joseph, M.D.
Pediatric Neurosurgeon

HORACE L. MITCHELL, M.D., Adult Neurosurgeon at The NeuroMedical Center

Horace L. Mitchell, M.D.
Adult Neurosurgeon

ERIC K. OBERLANDER, M.D., Adult Neurosurgeon at The NeuroMedical Center

Eric K. Oberlander, M.D.
Adult Neurosurgeon

KELLY J. SCRANTZ, M.D., Adult Neurosurgeon at The NeuroMedical Center

Kelly J. Scrantz, M.D.
Adult Neurosurgeon

SCOTT W. SOLEAU, M.D., Adult Neurosurgeon at The NeuroMedical Center

Scott W. Soleau, M.D.
Adult Neurosurgeon

RICHARD A. STANGER, M.D., Adult Neurosurgeon at The NeuroMedical Center

Richard A. Stanger, M.D.
Adult Neurosurgeon

Paul J. Waguespack, M.D., Adult Neurosurgeon at The NeuroMedical Center

Paul J. Waguespack, M.D.
Adult Neurosurgeon


Neurosurgeons at The NeuroMedical Center offer expert diagnosis and treatment for a variety of back and conditions.  Click the links to learn more about conditions our neurosurgeons commonly treat.

Informed Decisions about Spine Surgery

Spine surgery is rarely an initial treatment for back or neck pain and the experts at The NeuroMedical Center want to help you explore all possible options before recommending surgery. However, surgery might be the best option when your pain is unresponsive to conservative therapies. Because spine surgery is such a big move, spine surgery is never taken lightly at The NeuroMedical Center. Our neurosurgeons carefully explain your options, weigh potential risks vs. benefits, and makes sure that spine surgery is the right choice for you.