Bharat Guthikonda, MD, FAANS, FACS, Professor of Neurosurgery and Director of Skull Base Research, has been named Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at LSU Health Shreveport.
As recognized leaders in neurosurgery, 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. We strive to develop and support pioneering scientific programs through basic research opportunities and projects focusing on the development of new, cutting-edge surgical approaches or refinement of existing approaches supported by clinical and technique-based projects.
Neurosurgery is a branch of medicine that specializes in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of disorders of the central and peripheral nervous system including congenital anomalies, trauma, tumors, vascular disorders, infections of the brain or spine, stroke, or degenerative diseases of the spine.
The Department of Neurosurgery has administrative offices in addition to lab and research space located in LSU Health Shreveport main building. Residents gain exposure to trauma, spinal instrumentation, skull base, peripheral nerve, vascular, oncology, pediatric, stereotactic, endoscopic, aneurysm, arteriovenous malformations, and pain specialties.
Our program offers residents a wealth of clinical exposure with more than 3,000 surgical procedures performed annually. These cases include over 600 craniotomies, 70 skull base procedures, 1000 spinal cases, and 60 aneurysms. The curriculum fosters an environment in which residents build upon skills that enable them to care for patients from evaluation to post-operative care.