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Brain & Nervous System

Providing Innovative Neurology and Neurosurgery Solutions

When your brain, spine or nervous system is at risk or injured, you want to know that your neuroscience team is at the top of their field with access to the latest technology. You’ll find the advanced care you need at Lakeview Hospital , a campus of Tulane Medical Center. Our comprehensive program is led by specialists with expertise in diagnosing and treating the most complex brain and spinal disorders.

Disorders of the nervous system can affect your entire body and threaten your life or your independence. Treatment and management is likely to involve many different healthcare providers and multiple specialties. The Lakeview Hospital Neuroscience Center provides access to all our neuroscience specialists – from neurologists to neurosurgeons – in one convenient location.

Our team draws from all the resources to meet your needs in a caring, supportive environment. We are partners with the Tulane University School of Medicine’s Center for Clinical Neurosciences, where the physicians train many of our nation’s neurosurgeons and neurologists. Being part of an academic medical center affords our patients access to clinical trials of innovative new treatments should you decide to participate.

Our board-certified, fellowship-trained neurologists and neurosurgeons diagnose and treat a wide range of neurological diseases. We are known for our compassionate patient care, dedication to finding the causes of disease or injury, their progression, treatment and prevention. Our expert team has access to the most advanced technology, equipment and resources available, such as our Primary Stroke Center.

Advanced surgical equipment and procedures that provide rapid diagnosis and treatment of acute stroke, and improve recovery for stroke patients, such as the Rehabilitation Center.

We understand you and your family may be facing challenges and decisions you never thought you would need to make. We’ll help you understand what to expect, and guide you to the services, support, and resources available at Lakeview Hospital and in our community.

Conditions We Treat

Lakeview Hospital is committed to providing and advancing care for all kinds of injuries and disorders of the brain, spine or nervous system, such as:

Specialties and Services

The region’s best neurological and neurosurgical care is available at Lakeview Hospital , a campus of Tulane Medical Center. As a Joint Commission-certified Primary Stroke Center, you’ll have access to a multispecialty team of neurologists, neurosurgeons, oncologists, anesthesiologists, practice nurses and physician assistants. Our team of clinicians are not only experts in their field, but provide compassionate care for patients suffering from neurological conditions.

Neurology is the branch of medicine focused on diagnosis and treatment of conditions and disorders of the brain, spinal cord and nervous system. Neurologists complete at least 12 years of higher education, and many have additional training or interest in one area of neurology, such as stroke, epilepsy, neuromuscular, sleep medicine, pain management or movement disorders. Our neurologists do not perform surgery, therefore if a patient requires surgery, they will be referred to a neurosurgeon.

Neurosurgery is a highly specialized field of medicine that surgically treats conditions and disorders that affect the brain, spinal cord and nervous system. Our neurosurgeons, who are fellowship-trained and board-certified, are experienced in the very latest technology for all neurological surgical procedures, including minimally invasive techniques.

Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery utilizes image guided and physiologically guided surgeries that alter the function of the nervous system, for treatment of neurological disorders. Typically, stereotactic neurosurgery is a minimally invasive method to localize and treat targets in the brain. It is used for both diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Functional neurosurgical techniques are used to treat conditions such as movement disorders, epilepsy and chronic pain.

Neuroradiology is the diagnosis and treatment of conditions and disorders of the brain, spinal cord and nervous system using neuroimaging techniques. Lakeview Regional provides expert care for patients needing to schedule an exam to evaluate a potential neurovascular disorder or for patients who require emergency treatment. Our Primary Stroke Center has achieved the highest recognition from the American Heart/American Stroke Association for its comprehensive system for the rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients.

Interventional Neuroradiology is used to treat disorders of the blood vessels of the brain, spine, head and neck using a minimally invasive approach, usually from within the blood vessels. Interventional neuroradiology can prevent the need for more extensive surgery, which can cause increased risks and longer recovery times.

Neurocritical care is a unique discipline of medicine that provides critical care for patients with severe, life-threatening conditions, such as stroke, brain tumors, brain or spinal trauma, or bleeding around the brain in our dedicated neurointensive care unit.

Pediatric neuroscience is the specialized treatment for children with disorders or injuries of the brain, spine or nervous system. Our dedicated team of pediatric subspecialists provide expert care for infants and children under the age of 18.

Talk to Your Doctor

In most cases, you’ll need a referral from your primary care physician to make an appointment at a physician at Lakeview Regional Neuroscience Center. Talk to your doctor about it, and once you have a referral, you or your doctor can call (985) 867-4438 to make an appointment.

If you are concerned about your neurological health, it is time to see a Neurologist. Northshore area residents are provided 24/7 neurosurgery coverage and we will go out of our way to accommodate you at Lakeview Hospital . You deserve a neurologist on the Northshore who puts your health and well-being first. As one of the leading neurological health centers in the region, we serve the entire St. Tammany Parish area, including Covington, Mandeville, Madisonville, Abita Springs, Lacombe, Franklinton, Bogalusa, and even Slidell and Hammond.


There are many agencies and organizations dedicated educating and serving patients on the conditions and treatment of the brain, spine and nervous system. We have listed several resources to help you get started:

Medline Plus, from the National Institutes of Health and the National Library of Medicine has information on brain and nerves and neurologic diseases, as well as videos and tools such as health calculators and quizzes.

The National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke provides a wide-range of resources from in-depth information about causes, symptoms, treatments, and risk factors to clinical trials to public education.