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We found 5 neurosurgeons who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Silver 04/100 near Covington, LA.

Dr. Carl Elmore Lowder Jr., MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1000 Ochsner Boulevard
Covington, LA
 

Dr. Carl Lowder works as a neurosurgeon. His education and training includes medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine and residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Lowder is affiliated with Ochsner.

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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
71380 Highway; 21 Ste 104
Covington, LA
 

Dr. James Tran is a medical specialist in spine surgery and neurosurgery. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Tran is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Tran's hospital/clinic affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital.

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Dr. Sebastian F Koga, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1341 Ochsner Boulevard
Covington, LA
 

Dr. Sebastian Koga's area of specialization is neurosurgery. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia, Dr. Koga attended Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Koga accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Donald E Richardson, MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine, Neurosurgery
1200 Pinnacle Parkway; Suite 7
Covington, LA
 

Dr. Donald Richardson specializes in pain medicine and neurosurgery and practices in Lacombe, LA and Covington, LA. He obtained his medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Workers' Compensation, and more. Dr. Richardson is affiliated with Lakeview Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Oritsejolomi Adetola Roberts, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
71338 Hwy 21
Covington, LA
 

Dr. O. Roberts works as a neurosurgeon in Covington, LA and New Orleans, LA. Dr. Roberts graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency. His clinical interests encompass neurosurgery and spina bifida. Dr. Roberts is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Neurosurgical Procedures, Spina Bifida

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What is Neurosurgery?

Neurosurgery is the highly skilled specialty devoted to the surgical treatment of issues affecting the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. It is similar to the specialty of neurology, which also treats disorders of the nervous system. Even though there is some overlap, neurosurgery focuses on the surgical treatment of nervous system disorders. However, not every neurosurgery job means surgery -- neurosurgeons may also provide a diagnosis, interpret imaging and test results, or provide non-surgical treatment, depending on the nature of the illness.

Neurosurgeons treat nervous system disorders such as:
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Brain or spine tumors
  • Blood clots in the brain
  • Hydroencephalitis
  • Aneurysms or stroke
  • Seizures
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Carpal or cubital tunnel syndromes
  • Repair of severed nerves
  • Infections of the brain or spinal fluid

Because the nervous system is both so delicate and so complex, neurosurgery has one of the most rigorous and competitive medical education programs. After college and medical school, it is common for a neurosurgeon to require 7-10 additional years of intense training.

New discoveries in this field allow neurosurgeons to heal and accomplish more than ever before, and they are now able to treat many injuries and illnesses that were once fatal.