Hospitals and Clinics
West Jefferson Medical Center
1101 Medical Center Boulevard
Marrero, LA 70072
University Medical Center
2000 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
200 Henry Clay Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118
For more information on current procedures and their locations for residents, please contact:
LSU Health Science Center
School of Medicine
Department of Neurosurgery
2020 Gravier St., Suite 322G
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 568-6123
Fax: (504) 568-6127
General Neurosurgery is practiced at both primary centers, University Medical Center and West Jefferson Medical Center.
Epilepsy Surgery is practiced at West Jefferson Medical Center. There is a state-of-the-art Epilepsy Center at West Jefferson Medical Center with monitoring and a full-time Neurology staff headed by Dr Piotr Olejniczak.
Neurovascular Surgery and Endovascular Neurosurgery
Neurovascular Surgery and Skull Base Surgery is done at West Jefferson Medical Center under the direction of Dr Frank Culicchia and Dr Jason Wilson; there is an emphasis on all aspects of neurovascular diseases including cerebral aneurysms, intracerebral hemorrhage, and stroke. A certified Neurovascular Stroke Unit is available at this facility. Endovascular therapy is offered at West Jefferson Medical Center by Dr Robert Dawson, an interventional neuroradiologist in the Department of Neurosurgery.
Complex Spine Surgery
All aspects of Spine Surgery, from routine neck/back pain, disc surgery to complex spinal fusions, and spinal tumors are practiced by the LSUHSC Neurosurgeons at West Jefferson Medical Center. Minimally invasive and endoscopic surgeries can often minimize the trauma in painful conditions. Advanced pain techniques such as neuromodulation can often treat painful spine conditions that have not been treatable at other institutions.
Functional Neurosurgery is practiced at West Jefferson Medical Center. This program has a broad scope with a strong emphasis in Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease. Recently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first surgery for psychiatric indications with approval of Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Treatment of Refractory Depression, which has led to strong cooperation with the LSU Psychiatry Department.
Under the direction of Dr Clarence Greene and Dr Lori McBride, we offer a full spectrum of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Children's Hospital. General Pediatric Neurosurgery, as well as specialty clinics such as the spasticity program and a comprehensive epilepsy program exist there. In cooperation with Pediatric Neurology, this creates a rich academic environment with an emphasis on developmental neurology.
Cyber Knife/Radiosurgery is practiced at West Jefferson Medical Center.