Tag Archives: neurosurgery

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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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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5K to Benefit Brain Tumor Treatment Center A Big Success!

Benefitting the LSU Dept. of Neurosurgery Brain Tumor Center  $50,000 RAISED!    Over 600 runners and walkers of all ages supported brain cancer treatment in New Orleans by participating in the inaugural Kelsey Bradley Favrot 5K run/walk on Sunday, October 4 in Audubon Park. Proceeds will go toward establishing a center at the LSU Department […]

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Artificial Cervical Disc Replacement

As a construction worker, Samuel (“Jesse”) Collins is used to heavy lifting. But when he started experiencing severe pain down his arm, he began to worry. The pain worsened to the point where it hurt even to lay down. “Jesse was suffering from radiculopothy, more commonly known as a pinched nerve in his neck,” said […]

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Back At Work: Kyphoplasty

Jo Anne Basanez never let her age slow her down. At 82 , she works in her Slidell gift shop, Accents & Things 5 days a week and enjoys life with her husband of 63 years. But the cat got in the way. Joanne tripped over a cat in the yard and immediately suffered excruciating […]

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Frank Culicchia M.D.: 2013 Healthcare Hero

Congratulations to Neurosurgeon Frank Culicchia on being named a 2013 Healthcare Hero by New Orleans CityBusiness.  Dr. Culicchia juggles his teaching responsibilities as chairman of the department of LSU Neurosurgery in New Orleans with a  busy private practice. He puts his patients first and guides young doctors along the way, training the next generations of neurosurgeons.

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Meet the Spine Team

(From left, Lashon Maggio PA-C, Justin Owen, MD, John Steck, MD, Rod Boyd, PT, Stephen Rynick, MD, Andrea Toomer, MD, Michael Puente, MD) There are 33 vertebrae in the human spine, creating a complex system of nerves, tendons, vessels, muscles and more. For this reason, diagnosing and treating problems of the neck and back can […]

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Lifelong Survivor: Kacey Marse

Twenty-eight year-old Kacey Marse recently celebrated an anniversary – eleven years cancer-free. Kacey was diagnosed with brain cancer when she was 7 years old. Her saga began with vision problems. That’s when she started seeing neurosurgeon Frank Culicchia, MD, who successfully removed the tumor in a series of operations. “Kasey had a juvenile pylocytic astrocytoma, […]

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Relieved and Recovered: Meningioma

It started with ringing in her ears that got progressively worse.  Then, Cheryl Cado started losing her balance. She was worried. The treatment her physician prescribed wasn’t making it better.  Her doctor ordered an MRI which showed a brain tumor. Frightened, Cheryl got an appointment with neurosurgeon Frank Culicchia M.D. of Culicchia Neurological Clinic,  who […]

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Physical Therapy

Physical Therapist Carrie Black, PT, DPT, C/NDT, CBIS is available to provide specialized outpatient physical therapy for patients with pain and movement impairments resulting from disorders stemming from stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury, spasticity, chronic pain syndromes, back and neck pain and neuromuscular disorders.  Carrie sees patients at our west bank office at the […]

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