A Message from the Chairman

Bharat Guthikonda, MD, FACS, FAANS

Professor and Chairman

It is an exciting time for the department, with a flourishing practice, a great complement of faculty and residents, and a great clinic team.  As recognized leaders in neurosurgery, we are well positioned to grow our practice and provide excellent comprehensive neurosurgical care to Shreveport-Bossier, northwest Louisiana and beyond for the foreseeable future. 

 

Educating and training our next generation of neurosurgeons, our residents, has always been and will continue to be at the forefront of our departmental mission.

 

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 and refinement of existing approaches supported by clinical and technique-based projects.

 

We are continuously expanding our neurosurgical faculty to ensure our residents receive an excellent combination of clinical and research opportunities led by some of the most knowledgeable and renowned neurosurgeons in the field. We are very fortunate to have several senior faculty members who are excellent mentors and continue our tradition of excellence in delivering world-class, compassionate patient care and producing the future leaders in the field of neurosurgery.

 

Our program offers residents a wealth of clinical exposure with more than 3,000 surgical procedures performed annually.

 

Residents gain experience in trauma, spinal instrumentation, skull base, peripheral nerve, vascular, oncology, pediatric, stereotactic, endoscopic, aneurysm, arteriovenous malformations, and pain specialties. These cases include over 600 craniotomies, 70 skull base procedures, 1000 spinal cases, and 60 aneurysms. Our curriculum fosters an environment in which residents build upon skills that enable them to care for patients from evaluation to post-operative care.

 

It is with a great deal of humility and gratitude that I serve as the Department of Neurosurgery’s Chairman and invite you to visit us and explore, whether you are a patient, a scientist, or a student. Welcome to the LSU Health Department of Neurosurgery.

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