At Baton Rouge General, patients with neurological disorders that require surgery have access to highly skilled, board-certified neurological surgeons.

If your physician has determined that you will need surgery, a Baton Rouge General representative will contact you to discuss scheduling and how to prepare for your procedure.

What to Expect

You may be asked to come to the hospital the day before your surgery to sign the necessary paperwork and receive pre-operative instructions. An admissions representative will be able to answer your questions, including what time you should arrive for your procedure, what you should bring with you, and what to expect from the time of your surgery until you are discharged. You will probably be instructed not to eat or drink anything (including water) after 10 p.m. the night before your surgery. For more information on preparing for surgery, click here.

If you have specific questions about your procedure, anesthesia, complications, etc., be sure to discuss this with your physician and surgeon ahead of time. You will be in good hands at Baton Rouge General, where our surgeons perform thousands of procedures each year, and our hospital consistently receives the highest rankings in patient safety, overall medical care, and patient satisfaction.