LSU Health Shreveport Neurosurgery

Our mission is to provide cutting-edge, comprehensive patient care and the highest quality undergraduate and graduate medical education. The LSU Health Shreveport Department of Neurosurgery is dedicated to offering an excellent combination of clinical and research opportunities and providing the highest quality undergraduate and graduate medical education experiences led by some of the most knowledgeable and renowned neurosurgeons in the field.

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Adolescent and Idiopathic Scoliosis 08/02/2021

Adolescent and Idiopathic Scoliosis

Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is the most common form of pediatric scoliosis. Learn more about the condition and treatments from the LSU Health Shreveport Department of Neurosurgery's Dr. Anthony Sin and one of our 2018 resident graduates, Dr. Richard Menger of @usaphysicians .

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK499908/

Adolescent and Idiopathic Scoliosis Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is the most common form of pediatric scoliosis. It occurs in individuals between the ages of 10 to 18. By definition, idiopathic scoliosis implies that the etiology is unknown or not related to a specific syndromic, congenital, or neuromuscular condition. Treatm...

Timeline Photos 07/30/2021

LSU Health Shreveport Department of #Neurosurgery is now offering live #CME events! Up next is our annual Woodard Symposium. Mark your calendars for Friday, October 1, 2021 and stay tuned for details!

LSU Health Shreveport Department of #Neurosurgery is now offering live #CME events! Up next is our annual Woodard Symposium. Mark your calendars for Friday, October 1, 2021 and stay tuned for details!

Timeline Photos 07/29/2021

Residents in the LSU Health Shreveport Department of #Neurosurgery residency program get hands-on experience at a Level 4 Epilepsy Center accredited by the National Association of Epilepsy Center (NAEC).

Our Epilepsy Center located at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport offers comprehensive, interdisciplinary care for #epilepsy patients by providing the most advanced #diagnostic testing, including intracranial EEG and complex #surgical treatment options for epilepsy.

Residents in the LSU Health Shreveport Department of #Neurosurgery residency program get hands-on experience at a Level 4 Epilepsy Center accredited by the National Association of Epilepsy Center (NAEC).

Our Epilepsy Center located at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport offers comprehensive, interdisciplinary care for #epilepsy patients by providing the most advanced #diagnostic testing, including intracranial EEG and complex #surgical treatment options for epilepsy.

07/28/2021

Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Elective Neurosurgery: A Survey of Board-Certified Neurosurgeons in the United States and Updated Literature Review

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is the most common preventable cause of death in patients following #neurosurgical procedures, with an incidence of approximately 16%. The LSU Health Shreveport Department of #Neurosurgery #physicians and #researchers evaluate the use of mechanical methods to promote venous outflow from the legs and antithrombotic drugs as the most effective means of reducing morbidity and #mortality.

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Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Elective Neurosurgery: A Survey of Board-Certified Neurosurgeons in the United States and Updated Literature Review Venous thromboembolism (VTE) remains the single most important preventable cause of morbidity and mortality following neurosurgical procedures, with a…

Timeline Photos 07/27/2021

Dr. Guthikonda imparts some knowledge to #neurosurgery residents in the LSU Health Shreveport Skull Base Lab. Our residents have the opportunity to learn from and work with amazing #mentors throughout their residency program.

Dr. Guthikonda imparts some knowledge to #neurosurgery residents in the LSU Health Shreveport Skull Base Lab. Our residents have the opportunity to learn from and work with amazing #mentors throughout their residency program.

Photos from LSU Health Shreveport Neurosurgery's post 07/23/2021

Our Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program (UGRAP) and the Jumpstart Summer Enrichment Program (JSEP) students, Nimi Atewogbola and Chelsea Fuller, presented their research today to a packed house in the LSU Health Shreveport BRI Atrium in the annual summer program hosted by LSU Health Shreveport Office of Diversity Affairs.

Nimi's research project is entitled, "Neural Stem Cell Research: Introduction to Spinal Cord Neural Stem/Progenitor Cell Research and Differentiating Human Placental Mesenchymal Stem Cells Into Neural Progenitor Cells." Nimi conducted her research under the mentorship of new Neurosurgery faculty member, Dr. Stanley Hoang with additional research support provided by Neurosurgery's Dr. Harjus Birk.

Chelsea's project is entitled, "Open v. Laparascopic Guided Placement of Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt: Factors Influencing Need for Revision." Chelsea completed her research under the mentorship of the LSU Health Shreveport Department of #Neurosurgery Chairman, Dr. Bharat Guthikonda and additional support provided by Neurosurgery Resident, Dr. Devon LeFever, and Sandeep Kandregula.

Both students also received tremendous support and direction from our Director of Neurosurgical Research, Dr. Krystle Trosclair.

Investigating the efficacy of allograft cellular bone matrix for spinal fusion: a systematic review of the literature 07/22/2021

Investigating the efficacy of allograft cellular bone matrix for spinal fusion: a systematic review of the literature

The use of allograft cellular bone matrices (ACBMs) in #spinal fusion has expanded rapidly over the last decade. LSU Health Shreveport Department of #Neurosurgery physicians explore the effectiveness of ACBMs in spinal fusion #surgery.

http://ow.ly/pHGr50FsTUn

Investigating the efficacy of allograft cellular bone matrix for spinal fusion: a systematic review of the literature OBJECTIVEThe use of allograft cellular bone matrices (ACBMs) in spinal fusion has expanded rapidly over the last decade. Despite little objective data on its effectiveness, ACBM...

Photos from LSU Health Shreveport Neurosurgery's post 07/21/2021

Today is Glioblastoma Awareness Day. #GBMDay

Glioblastoma is a malignant tumor affecting the brain or spine. This type of tumor is very aggressive and grows and spreads rapidly so seeking immediate treatment is of the utmost importance.

LSU Health Shreveport Department of #Neurosurgery is fortunate to have highly-trained and professionally recognized neuro-oncologist, Dr. W. Christopher Newman, on staff.

Fellowship-trained in neurosurgical oncology at the acclaimed
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, Dr. Newman brings his expertise to the Shreveport-Bossier community to treat multiple forms of cancer including glioblastoma.

Timeline Photos 07/21/2021

Did you know that we offer the ONLY #pediatric #neurosurgery service in northern #Louisiana?

Our Pediatric Neurosurgery service offers #comprehensivecare and multi-disciplinary approach for the full range of #brain, #spine, peripheral nerve, and craniofacial disorders in #children and #adolescents.

Did you know that we offer the ONLY #pediatric #neurosurgery service in northern #Louisiana?

Our Pediatric Neurosurgery service offers #comprehensivecare and multi-disciplinary approach for the full range of #brain, #spine, peripheral nerve, and craniofacial disorders in #children and #adolescents.

Timeline Photos 07/17/2021

SUCCESS STORY SATURDAY

#Stroke in the #pediatric population is rare, but it happens.

An 11-year-old female was jumping on a trampoline when she felt she could no longer support herself with her left leg. After experiencing #paralysis on the left-side of her body, slurred speech and a right frontal #headache, her family brought her to the #hospital.

After a CT scan did not show any fracture or intracranial bleeding, she was transferred to our #neurosurgery service for possible spinal cord #injury. Upon further examination and noting the left facial droop, it was determined that the young girl was suffering from occlusion of the right middle cerebral artery. Because of her age, the patient was not a candidate for TPA and therefore had to undergo a thrombectomy.

The patient did well after the thrombectomy and throughout outpatient physical therapy. A year after the procedure, MRIs revealed NO SIGNS of stenosis or dissection of the right middle cerebral artery! At 14 months post-op, her aspirin prescription was reduced from 325 mg to 81 mg with MINIMAL left-side deficits!

SUCCESS STORY SATURDAY

#Stroke in the #pediatric population is rare, but it happens.

An 11-year-old female was jumping on a trampoline when she felt she could no longer support herself with her left leg. After experiencing #paralysis on the left-side of her body, slurred speech and a right frontal #headache, her family brought her to the #hospital.

After a CT scan did not show any fracture or intracranial bleeding, she was transferred to our #neurosurgery service for possible spinal cord #injury. Upon further examination and noting the left facial droop, it was determined that the young girl was suffering from occlusion of the right middle cerebral artery. Because of her age, the patient was not a candidate for TPA and therefore had to undergo a thrombectomy.

The patient did well after the thrombectomy and throughout outpatient physical therapy. A year after the procedure, MRIs revealed NO SIGNS of stenosis or dissection of the right middle cerebral artery! At 14 months post-op, her aspirin prescription was reduced from 325 mg to 81 mg with MINIMAL left-side deficits!

07/16/2021

Recurrent head and neck cancers in the skull base, stereotactic radiosurgery palliation, and risk prognosticators

Patients with recurrent cancers in the base of skull (BOS) have a poorer prognosis compared to people who do not have such occurrences. Our #neurosurgeons analyzed cases and reviewed literature to determine clinical predictors in recurrent #head and #neck #cancer at the #skull base.

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Recurrent head and neck cancers in the skull base, stereotactic radiosurgery palliation, and risk prognosticators Oral OncologyVolume 112, January 2021, 105005Letter to the editorRecurrent head and neck cancers in the skull base, stereotactic radiosurgery palliation, and risk prognosticatorsAuthor links open overlay panelFedericoAmpilHugoCuellarCherie-AnnNathanDonaldSmithAnthonySinShow moreShareCitehttps://doi....

Timeline Photos 07/15/2021

Our #Stroke Team, led by Dr. Hugo Cuellar, is a collaborative effort between the departments of #neurology and #neurosurgery and includes board-certified #physicians, #nurses, therapists, and social workers. In partnership with Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport, our team offers an integrated approach to diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of #stroke, as well as stroke #education.

Our #Stroke Team, led by Dr. Hugo Cuellar, is a collaborative effort between the departments of #neurology and #neurosurgery and includes board-certified #physicians, #nurses, therapists, and social workers. In partnership with Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport, our team offers an integrated approach to diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of #stroke, as well as stroke #education.

Timeline Photos 07/13/2021

Our #Neurosurgery Team includes board certified specialists who have expertise in the specific needs of #patients with #tumors of the #brain and #spinal column. Residents gain hands-on experience in both open and minimally invasive #surgery techniques.

Our #Neurosurgery Team includes board certified specialists who have expertise in the specific needs of #patients with #tumors of the #brain and #spinal column. Residents gain hands-on experience in both open and minimally invasive #surgery techniques.

Timeline Photos 07/12/2021

The removal of #tumors and the treatment of #vascular #lesions that occur at the base of the #skull can be some of the most technically challenging #surgeries to perform. Residents in our program gain experience in some of the most advanced techniques in #neurosurgery including cranial nerve monitoring, #endoscopic visualization, and intraoperative imaging and navigation.

The removal of #tumors and the treatment of #vascular #lesions that occur at the base of the #skull can be some of the most technically challenging #surgeries to perform. Residents in our program gain experience in some of the most advanced techniques in #neurosurgery including cranial nerve monitoring, #endoscopic visualization, and intraoperative imaging and navigation.

Timeline Photos 07/09/2021

Residents in the LSU Health Shreveport Department of #Neurosurgery have the opportunity to train under a team of world-renowned neurosurgeons in first-rate facilities with highly acclaimed services including robotic #spine #surgery, gamma knife #radiosurgery, an accredited #epilepsy center, and an accredited 24-hour #stroke center.

Residents in the LSU Health Shreveport Department of #Neurosurgery have the opportunity to train under a team of world-renowned neurosurgeons in first-rate facilities with highly acclaimed services including robotic #spine #surgery, gamma knife #radiosurgery, an accredited #epilepsy center, and an accredited 24-hour #stroke center.

Timeline Photos 07/08/2021

Did you know that sports and recreation-related concussions are the leading cause of #traumaticbraininjury - related #emergency department visits among children and teens?

Our #Pediatric #Concussion Clinic, led by Dr. Christina Notarianni, is working closely with local #coaches and athletic trainers to address early intervention and monitoring of sports-related #concussions.

Did you know that sports and recreation-related concussions are the leading cause of #traumaticbraininjury - related #emergency department visits among children and teens?

Our #Pediatric #Concussion Clinic, led by Dr. Christina Notarianni, is working closely with local #coaches and athletic trainers to address early intervention and monitoring of sports-related #concussions.

Timeline Photos 07/07/2021

Did you know that we offer the ONLY #pediatric #neurosurgery service in northern #Louisiana?

Our Pediatric Neurosurgery service offers #comprehensivecare and multi-disciplinary approach for the full range of #brain, #spine, peripheral nerve, and craniofacial disorders in #children and #adolescents.

Did you know that we offer the ONLY #pediatric #neurosurgery service in northern #Louisiana?

Our Pediatric Neurosurgery service offers #comprehensivecare and multi-disciplinary approach for the full range of #brain, #spine, peripheral nerve, and craniofacial disorders in #children and #adolescents.

Timeline Photos 07/05/2021

With a specially-trained #neurosurgery team and a 15-bed unit supervised by an attending #physician around the clock, our department's #Neuro #ICU located at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport provides #patients with a full array of state-of-the-art #technology and a staff that employs innovative, proactive protocols to optimize patient safety and quality of #care.

With a specially-trained #neurosurgery team and a 15-bed unit supervised by an attending #physician around the clock, our department's #Neuro #ICU located at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport provides #patients with a full array of state-of-the-art #technology and a staff that employs innovative, proactive protocols to optimize patient safety and quality of #care.

Timeline Photos 07/01/2021

Today, the LSU Health Shreveport Department of #Neurosurgery welcomes Carlie Proctor, DO, and Joseph Camarano, MD to the residency program!

Today, the LSU Health Shreveport Department of #Neurosurgery welcomes Carlie Proctor, DO, and Joseph Camarano, MD to the residency program!

Timeline Photos 06/28/2021

Congratulations to this year's LSU Health Shreveport Department of Neurosurgery's graduating residents! Good luck in all your future endeavors, Dr. Matt Hefner and Dr. James Barry!

Congratulations to this year's LSU Health Shreveport Department of Neurosurgery's graduating residents! Good luck in all your future endeavors, Dr. Matt Hefner and Dr. James Barry!

Timeline Photos 06/25/2021

FACULTY HIGHLIGHT

One of LSU Health Shreveport Department of Neurosurgery's newest faculty members, Dr. Christopher Newman, recently helped organize the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) and the Society of Neuro Oncology's Virtual Brain Tumor Board earlier this week. Physicians in the field of neurosurgery discussed anterior skull base tumors and their management from an interdisciplinary approach in collaboration with oncologists, surgeons, and radiologists.

Great job, Dr. Newman!

FACULTY HIGHLIGHT

One of LSU Health Shreveport Department of Neurosurgery's newest faculty members, Dr. Christopher Newman, recently helped organize the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) and the Society of Neuro Oncology's Virtual Brain Tumor Board earlier this week. Physicians in the field of neurosurgery discussed anterior skull base tumors and their management from an interdisciplinary approach in collaboration with oncologists, surgeons, and radiologists.

Great job, Dr. Newman!

Timeline Photos 06/25/2021

Named among the Top Doctors by SB Magazine, our service has recorded some impressive numbers including thousands of procedures to remove benign and metastatic #brain #tumors, more than 10,000 #spine procedures, thousands of trans-nasal endoscopic #surgeries, and thousands more brain tumors treated with Gamma Knife radiosurgery.

Named among the Top Doctors by SB Magazine, our service has recorded some impressive numbers including thousands of procedures to remove benign and metastatic #brain #tumors, more than 10,000 #spine procedures, thousands of trans-nasal endoscopic #surgeries, and thousands more brain tumors treated with Gamma Knife radiosurgery.

About Us

Our dedicated faculty physicians, residents, and nursing team offer all neurosurgical subspecialties to patients, perform cutting-edge research in labs, and take advantage of Oschner LSU Health Shreveport’s world-class facilities to deliver outstanding care to patients and their families during the most critical times.

Our surgeons are considered leaders in their fields, offering patients extraordinary technical expertise in fields as diverse as aneurysm, pediatric neurosurgery, epilepsy, spine, and stroke. Many are continually publishing articles in their specialties and performing research that explores new approaches for treating neurological conditions.

Patient care and training take place at four partner hospitals: Ochsner LSU Health Academic Medical Center, Willis-Knighton, Shriners Children’s Hospital, and the Overton Brooks Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Students and residents also rotate through rural hospitals and clinics in the region.

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Employee of the Quarter Awards (Q4 2019 - Q3 2020)
Learn More About the LSUHS Neurosurgery Program
A Year in Review
Neurosurgery Celebrates PA Week!
Raul's Story: Surviving Stroke
We had a great Grand Rounds today with keynote speaker, Dr. Paul Camarata from the University of Kansas Medical Center, ...
The academic offices and the clinical staff of the LSU Health Shreveport Department of #Neurosurgery had a great time mi...

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