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Life’s Better with Exercise

Fifty-nine-year-old Harris Scott of Marrero is proof that you are never too old to embark on an exercise program. A bout of polio as a child left Mr. Scott with weakness in his legs. Dr. Andrea Toomer of Culicchia Neurological Clinic prescribed physical therapy and exercise. Mr. Scott was immediately impressed by the results of […]

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Jason Wilson, MD: Healthcare Hero

Congratulations to LSU Neurosurgery’s Jason Wilson, MD, who was recognized by New Orleans CityBusiness as a “Healthcare Hero.” Dr. Wilson is a valued member of our medical team and his personal achievements are an inspiration. Over the course of his career, Dr. Wilson has mentored approximately 50 undergraduate students through a student observership program at […]

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Stroke Honor for West Jeff and Culicchia Team

Culicchia Neurological Clinic congratulates West Jefferson Medical Center on receiving a prestigious HealthGrades 2017 Stroke Care Excellence Award. The hospital’s Stroke Unit Director, Neurologist Michael Puente  and Interventional Radiologist Robert Dawson, both of Culicchia Neurological Clinic, attended the award presentation and represented other clinic physicians and staff who also support the stroke unit in Marrero. […]

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Why Gray Matters

Tuesday, May 9 is national Gray Day. Wear gray to support brain cancer awareness! The LSU Dept. of Neurosurgery is a holding fundraiser at University Medical Center to support a Brain Tumor Initiative in NOLA so people don’t have to leave town for treatment. Tickets: kelseysgoal.com As a result of fundraising efforts, the city’s only […]

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Standing Up To Spasticity

Mary Newton came to Culicchia Neurological Clinic after suffering a spinal cord injury that left her paralyzed from the waist down. Not only was she unable to move her legs, she also suffered from painful spasms. She was unable to get any relief from oral medications. They provided only minimal benefit and caused intolerable side […]

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Dr. Rynick Now Seeing Patients on the Northshore

Dr. Stephen Rynick will now be seeing patients at our Slidell office  beginning January 13. Dr. Rynick  utilizes state-of-the-art technologies to relieve patients of serious spine and nerve pain, without major surgery. “I am looking forward to working with Dr. Owen and  providing interventional pain treatment to augment his neurosurgical care of patients on the Northshore,” […]

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Happy Healthy Holiday Post-Op

The holidays are extra special for the Brooks family of New Orleans.  Just over a month ago, Peter Brooks underwent surgery to remove a tumor on his pituitary gland.  Vision problems caused Mr. Brooks to go to his optometrist, who ultimately ordered an MRI.  Neurosurgeon Frank Culicchia MD and Mr. Brooks discuss next steps in […]

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Talking Stroke and Aneurysm

November 3, 2016  – Dr. Frank Culicchia appeared on WGSO 990am’s “Pulse of New Orleans” with host Leslie Carde. Below is an excerpt in which Dr. Culicchia talks about stroke and aneurysm.The interview begins at the 2 minute mark.    

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2016 Kelsey Favrot 5K A Huge Success!

October 2, 2016, New Orleans, LA -An army of high school students were among the 800 people who showed up in full force at the 2016 Kelsey Bradley Favrot Memorial 5K. Friends and family of Ashley Code, a beloved 18-year-old high school senior who died of brain cancer just a month ago, paid tribute as […]

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Aaron Mammoser, MD, recruited as an associate professor of clinical neurosurgery, now holds the Kelsey Bradley Favrot Chair in Neuro-Oncology at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine’s Department of Neurosurgery. Dr. Mammoser is an MD Anderson-trained neuro-oncologist.  “With the hiring of Dr. Mammoser, brain cancer patients in our region can finally seek treatment from […]