Cutting-edge Health

If you are living in pain, whether physical or emotional, a single breakthrough in medicine could have a life-changing impact on your ability to enjoy life and navigate its challenges. Physicians, surgeons, and researchers are constantly looking for ways to solve medical mysteries and develop new procedures and treatments to alleviate pain and cure or treat problematic health conditions. Local healthcare providers strive to offer the best in cutting-edge options for patients suffering from a variety of issues. Brain, spine, and neurological conditions as well as behavioral health problems such as depression and anxiety are just a few of the areas in which local healthcare professional are working to provide new, advanced solutions. Check out the offerings of the following centers, surgeons, clinics, and physicians, and learn about the latest cutting-edge health services available here in New Orleans.


Brain & Spine


Tulane University School of Medicine’s Center for Clinical Neurosciences is dedicated to providing the highest quality patient-centered care by combining cutting-edge technology with personalized attention. The center allows for faster consults between physicians who specialize in different neuroscience disciplines and provides an improved continuity of care for neuro patients.

The center, in partnership with the world-class physicians at Tulane University School of Medicine’s Center for Neurosciences, offers the expertise and capabilities to effectively diagnose and treat spine, brain, and neurological conditions. To continue their tradition of excellence and expertise in providing the best quality care, education and research are integrated through the combined resources of Tulane University Hospital and Clinics and the Tulane School of Medicine.

The Center for Clinical Neurosciences operates an outpatient clinic located in Tulane Hospital that can be reached at 504-988-5561. Visit online at


Surgeons at Southern Brain & Spine (SBS) are excited to announce a new option for patients who previously required fusion surgery for replacing diseased disks in the back. Unlike fusion surgery, Mobi-C® Cervical Disc replaces diseased discs in the neck and is designed to maintain motion.

“This state-of-the-art procedure is supported by the highest level of medical evidence available for a medical device. Mobi-C offers patients who suffer from two-level cervical disease a superior treatment option to traditional cervical spine fusion that maintains motion,” says Dr. Thomas.

Physicians at SBS treat all spine and brain-related problems, specializing in brain microsurgery and cutting-edge, minimally invasive procedures. The practice’s five neurosurgeons include Drs. Lucien Miranne, Jr., Everett Robert, Jr., Najeeb Thomas, Manish Singh and Rand Voorhies. Additionally, Dr. Justin Lundgren specializes in non-surgical spine care and EMG-nerve conduction testing, and Dr. Kevin Martinez’s specialty is interventional pain management.

The practice is conveniently located in Metairie at 3798 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Ste. 200. SBS participates in all major insurance plans and can typically arrange same-day or next-day appointments. For information and scheduling, call 504-454-0141, Ext. 1 or visit




At Atlas Psychiatry, psychiatrists Dr. Nicholas Pejic and Dr. Lauren LaRose work tirelessly to get you or your child well. They and their astute team of psychologists and social workers work together, harnessing a wide range of expertise to make a precise diagnosis and comprehensive treatment plan. Their full range of services and advanced technologies includes psychological testing, individual therapy, group therapy, couples therapy, psychiatric genetic testing, medication, Ketamine Therapy (SPRAVATO™), and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS).

Atlas Psychiatry offers two cutting-edge, highly effective treatments for depression when traditional medications haven’t worked. TMS is a non-invasive outpatient procedure in which the brain is stimulated using soft magnetic pulses. Dr. Pejic uses an advanced localizing technique and faster frequency allowing for shorter and more cost-effective treatments than typical TMS. SPRAVATO™ (es-ketamine) nasal spray is administered in-office and produces rapid and sustainable improvements in mood. Both TMS and SPRAVATO™ are safe and do not cause side effects that are commonly associated with antidepressants, such as weight gain or sexual problems.

For more information, visit or call 504-899-1682.