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 maintains a highly skilled clinical practice with engaged in all clinical sub-specialties of neurosurgery at LSU Health Shreveport’s partner hospitals (Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport, Willis-Knighton hospitals, and Overton Brooks VA Hospital). As part of LSU Health Shreveport, we provide a multidisciplinary, team approach to care and pride oursel

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Hey everyone, it's World Parkinson's Day! Let's give a shoutout to all the incredible fighters out there and show some love and support. Spread awareness, spread kindness, and let's keep pushing for a brighter future together!

Photos from LSU Health Shreveport Neurosurgery's post 04/04/2024

Dr. Elizabeth Jee, PGY-1, was recently awarded an Ochsner Patient Experience Pin. These pins serve as a method for Ochsner to acknowledge team members who exceed expectations and consistently demonstrate their values. Dr. Jee gave a patient a wonderful patient experience and eased their and their family’s concerns regarding their care. We're incredibly proud of Dr. Jee's remarkable ability to care for patients with compassion and skill. Her dedication shines brightly, making a significant difference in the lives of those she serves. Congratulations, Liz!

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We're proud to share that Stanley Hoang, MD, a neurosurgeon at Ochsner LSU Health, has made history by performing the hospital's first awake spine surgery.

In a departure from traditional methods involving general anesthesia, this innovative procedure used local anesthetic to numb the spinal cord nerves, allowing the patient to communicate with the medical team throughout the operation.

The patient, who had been suffering from back pain since a 1997 offshore drilling rig accident, was referred to Dr. Hoang. After understanding the patient's hesitation toward general anesthesia, Dr. Hoang and his team explored alternative options, leading to this groundbreaking approach.

Dr. Hoang's pioneering work in minimally invasive discectomy, a surgery to remove the damaged part of a disk in the spine that has its soft center pushing out through the tough outer lining from the patient's spine that was causing the pain, combined with the expertise of Ochsner LSU Health anesthesiologists, led to a successful surgery and a reduced recovery time for the patient.

"Awake spine surgery is good for people with issues that preclude having general anesthesia," said Dr. Hoang. "People with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or severe cardiac failure cannot tolerate having general anesthesia. This would be a great option for them."

Today, Dr. Hoang's patient is experiencing life free from the pain caused by his disc issue, marking a significant milestone in his journey and the field of neuroscience.

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Help us extend a warm welcome to the newest members of our team, Enoch and Matthew! We're thrilled to have them join us as part of the incoming class of 2024.

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We truly appreciate our neurosurgery residents and all that they do; they're as essential to our team as cheese is to pizza!


Unfortunately, we have had to CANCEL this conference, as our speaker could not make it.

We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to reschedule soon.


Congratulations to Dr. Deepak Kumbhare on his promotion to Assistant Professor! Dr. Kumbhare brings an impressive background in Biomedical Engineering and extensive postdoctoral training in Neurosurgery from Virginia Commonwealth University. His research focuses on electrophysiological characterization of movement and cognitive disorders, along with exploring neuromodulation techniques such as deep brain stimulation (DBS), optogenetics, and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) in both rat models and movement disorder patients, showcases his commitment to advancing understanding and treatment in this field. As he currently works to spearhead research efforts within the Department of Neurosurgery, Dr. Kumbhare's expertise promises to drive innovative discoveries and advancements. Congratulations once again on this well-deserved achievement!

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We are so happy for all the great things happening on our campus!


Each year, the AANS holds a course to prepare the newer neurosurgeons for their oral boards. These courses are highly interactive and simulate the exam given by the American Board of Neurological Surgery. Our very own, Dr. Jamie Toms, was invited to participate as an instructor for the 2023 AANS Goodman Oral Board Preparation Course that was held November 7-9th. As an expert in his subspecialty, Dr. Toms led sessions in functional and epilepsy neurosurgery. This course is the premier oral board review and we are extremely proud of Dr. Toms' invitation and participation.

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We care so much for our patients and their families.

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Photos from LSU Health Shreveport Neurosurgery's post 11/10/2023

Research from the Department of Neurosurgery was proudly presented at the annual Biomedical Research and Industry Day (BRAID), which was held last Friday, November 3, at the LSUS Campus. Presenting posters were Preston Wilson, Michael Folse, Maxwell Wagner, Morgan Roque, Janae' Naquin, Jack Tolson, Sanjeev Gummadi, and James Bridges.


Cruella and her Dalmatians have worked hard caring for our patients in clinic.

From everyone in the Department of Neurosurgery, have a safe and happy Halloween


It's great to see the wonderful things our department does and share them with the public. We hope to continue having great outcomes with these Parkinson's patients and improving their lives. Dr. Jamie Toms is just one of the amazing neurosurgeons in our group! LSU Health Shreveport Ochsner LSU Health

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Students who worked with the Department of Neurosurgery in the Medical Student Research Program (MSRP) were able to present their work on Thursday, October 19, 2023. We are happy to have provided mentorship to these students and enjoyed working on projects with them over the summer. And congrats to Jenae' on winning 1st place in the Clinical Science category!

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Christina Dominique, our Resident Program Administrator, was recently awarded one of this year's LSU Health Shreveport Employee Excellence Awards. The residents, faculty, and staff, all appreciate her contributions to the department. Congrats Christina!

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Dr. Jay Wellons joined us as a visiting professor last Friday, September 15th. He gave an excellent presentation, "Storytelling in Neurosurgery: Why I Write," and taught residents and students about the brachial plexus dissection in a hands-on lab. Dr. Wellons is a Professor and Vice Chair at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. We are thankful for the educational experience he provided to our faculty, residents, and students.


Congratulations to Dr. Jamie Toms, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, for completing the first robotic brain surgery in North Louisiana today! Dr. Toms is the first doctor in the state to use the Globus ExcelsiusGPS Robotic Navigation Platform for brain surgery. The Platform is designed to improve accuracy and patient care optimization through robotics and navigation.
We are so proud of Dr. Toms who continues to be a trailblazing faculty member providing cutting-edge care and educational experiences for our residents and students.

Photos from LSU Health Shreveport Neurosurgery's post 09/01/2023

Yesterday evening, several of our faculty and residents were honored at the LSUHS Foundation’s Evening For Healers. Pictured are Dr. Alexander Oderhowho, PGY-4; Dr. Amey Savardekar, Assistant Professor; Dr. Luis De Alba Padilla, Assistant Professor of Radiology; Dr. Stanley Hoang, Assistant Professor; and Dr. Hugo Cuellar, Professor. Many others from our department attended and were glad to help honor our group and all the other healers featured in this year’s program.

Photos from LSU Health Shreveport Neurosurgery's post 08/25/2023

Today, we would love to wish Dr. Savardekar a Happy Birthday!

Photos from LSU Health Shreveport Neurosurgery's post 08/23/2023

Several neurosurgery residents recently enjoyed the opportunity to attend external training. Dr. Garrett Whipple, PGY-6, attended the NASBS Skull Base Surgery Summer Workshop in New Orleans, and Drs. Nimer Adeeb, PGY-7, and EJ Burkhardt, PGY-7, attended the Ozarks Neuroscience Education Clinics in Ridgedale, Missouri.

Photos from LSU Health Shreveport's post 08/16/2023

Our neurosurgery residents and their families had a great time celebrating the end of summer together this weekend at the home of Dr Jamie Toms, Assistant Professor.

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Last Thursday and Friday, our JSEP and UGRAP students were able to present some of the information they learned while working with their mentors this summer. One of our UGRAP students, Josh, even won 2nd place for his poster! Congrats!


Neurosurgery is a hard job, but it would be much harder without the love and support of this group of people! The significant others of the faculty and residents gathered this past weekend for food, fun, and fellowship! 🥰

Photos from LSU Health Shreveport Neurosurgery's post 07/26/2023

Our department has had a lot of activity recently with our summer students, who have spent their time learning different aspects of the Department of Neurosurgery. From clinical to research to administrative, they have had an educational summer. We will miss them and hope they enjoyed their time with us.

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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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