Dr. Hugo Cuellar talks to the Arklatex Homepage host of "Loving Living Local", Fernanda Hernandez, about recognizing a stroke and seeking immediate treatment.
A Message from the 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 Shreveport Department of Neurosurgery.
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For Physicians and Patients
The symposium presented a multidisciplinary approach for the care and treatment of patients with neurological spinal deformities, educating healthcare providers about best current practices and future treatment directions
Red River Radio's Health Matters episode featured Dr. Jennifer Kosty and Dr. James Patterson discussing head trauma.
Department of Neurosurgery PGY-3 resident, Dr. Nimer Adeeb, and department chairman, Dr. Bharat Guthikonda, have been awarded a $19,000 grant from Medtronic to upgrade equipment in the department's Skull Base Research Lab!
Dr. Anthony Sin has been awarded the Donald and Kathryn R. Smith Endowed Chair in Spinal Treatment.
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.
The Stroke Center, led by LSU Health Shreveport faculty members Oleg Chernyshev, MD and Hugo Cuellar, MD, PhD, DABR, was recognized for exceptional stroke care and treatment.