Sunday, May 26, 2024

Ochsner LSU Health welcomes two new surgeons

by BIZ Magazine

 Ochsner LSU Health is excited to welcome neurosurgeons Sungho Lee, MD, PhD, and Amey Savardekar, MD. Dr. Lee specializes in neurosurgical oncology and will practice at Ochsner LSU Health – Viking Drive, a multispecialty center at 4481 Viking Drive, Bossier City, La., 71111. Dr. Savardekar, a specialist in endovascular, open cerebrovascular and skull base neurosurgery, will see patients at the Ochsner LSU Health – St. Mary Medical Center Neurosurgery Clinic at 945 Margaret Place, Shreveport, La., 71101.

Dr. Sungho Lee received both his medical degree and PhD from Case Western School of Medicine. He completed his neurosurgery residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. During residency, Dr. Lee performed NIH-funded research at MD Anderson Cancer Center, resulting in high-impact publications and presentations at national meetings. He performs basic and clinical research to understand the role of the immune system in glioma, the most common and aggressive form of brain cancer.

Dr. Lee uses advanced technologies to treat brain tumors, including stereotactic radiosurgery, laser interstitial thermal therapy, awake language and motor mapping, and fluorescence-guided surgery. He is currently accepting patients for brain and spine tumors as well as all other general neurosurgery needs. Dr. Lee is looking forward to serving the North Louisiana community by providing the highest quality care to his patients. He is also excited about training the area’s future physicians as an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at LSU Health Shreveport.

Dr. Amey Savardekar completed his neurosurgical residency at LSU Health Shreveport, followed by a fellowship in Endovascular Neurosurgery under the mentorship of Dr. Hugo Cuellar. Along with his clinical practice, he serves as an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at LSU Health Shreveport, is actively involved in clinical research and holds a joint appointment in the Department of Radiology. Dr. Savardekar has conducted extensive clinical research in cerebrovascular disorders and skull base tumors, publishing more than 110 peer-reviewed journal articles.

Dr. Savardekar’s current research interests focus on optimizing patient outcomes by preserving neurological function and quality of life for patients with cerebrovascular diseases. He is the only dual-trained (open cerebrovascular and endovascular) neurosurgeon at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport and specializes in acute ischemic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke, brain aneurysms, brain arterio-venous malformations, carotid artery stenosis and Moyamoya disease.

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