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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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NEURO-ONCOLOGIST JOINS LSU HEALTH FACULTY

September 20, 2016 – Aaron Mammoser, MD, recruited as an associate professor of clinical neurosurgery, will hold 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 […]

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The Race Against Brain Cancer – Oct. 2

Kacey Marse knows how important it is to be able to rely on friends and family when brain cancer strikes. Now 33 and in good health, she was diagnosed with a brain tumor when she was seven years old. She has undergone chemotherapy, radiation and 17 surgeries. Kacey is a true inspiration and is supporting […]

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Progress Report: Spasticity Treatment for Spine Injuries

Fifteen months after having a Baclofen pump surgically implanted to relieve Spasticity in his legs, Bill C. is proud to show off the progress that he’s made. Bill suffered a spinal cord injury in a motor vehicle accident that left him unable to move his legs. He has supplemented his Baclofen therapy with intense physical […]

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Optune for Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM)

Culicchia Neurological Clinic is now certified to prescribe Optune,  a new treatment for adult patients with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). Optune is a medical device used to deliver Tumor Treating Fields to disrupt cancer cell division.  Dr. Frank Culicchia explains in this video. Optune is a noninvasive, portable device that is classified as durable medical equipment […]

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Stroke At Any Age

Think you’re too young to have a stroke? Dr. Andrea Toomer of Culicchia Neurological Clinic in New Orleans answers that question. Always think F.A.S.T.! F    Face Drooping A    Arm Weakness S    Speech DifficultyT    Time to call 9-1-1

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A Stroke Survivor Thinks F.A.S.T.

Stroke strikes in many different ways. Forty-three-year-old Rae Duplessis woke up with a throbbing migraine headache. She went to work anyway and it wasn’t until 5 p.m. that her symptoms  started worsening. “I couldn’t smile and my arm and tongue were numb. I started to drag my right leg,” she remembers.  “When my coworkers asked […]

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