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Advancing Progress and Possibilities for a Healthier Future


The team of multidisciplinary specialists at the Ochsner Neuroscience Institute collaborate to provide the latest diagnostic and therapeutic options for patients with neurological conditions. With Louisiana’s first specialized neurocritical care unit, first Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center, nationally ranked neurological and neurosurgical programs and comprehensive rehabilitation program, Ochsner creates individualized care plans for hundreds of thousands of patients in the region with brain and spinal disorders across the entire spectrum of neurological care. In 2019, the Ochsner Neuroscience Institute served our community with over 459,000 patient encounters.

After suffering from a rare combination of conditions that caused repeated seizures, Karen Damare benefited from innovative robotic surgery to target abnormal areas of the brain.

Ochsner’s Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Center became a site for a novel phase 1 clinical trial using a precision medicine approach in which healthy donor immune cells are infused into people living with MS.

St. Tammany Parish Hospital and Ochsner neurosurgeons introduced Synaptive Medical’s Modus V robotic microscope to perform complex brain and spine surgeries.

The epilepsy team performed the first robotic-assisted deep brain laser ablative procedure for the treatment of refractory epilepsy in the Gulf South.

The Mazor X Stealth Spine Robotic Guidance Platform at Ochsner Medical Center — Baton Rouge was introduced in 2019.

The brain tumor program leads the way in minimally invasive cranial access and advanced neuronavigational techniques for brain tumors, allowing us to successfully treat many of the most challenging brain tumors.

Ochsner performed its first sacroiliac joint fusion surgery using the minimally invasive iFuse Implant System® for patients with unresolved low back symptoms related to the sacroiliac joint.

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