Dr. Carl Lowder Jr, MD

Dr. Carl Lowder Jr, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 60
Dr. Carl Lowder Jr, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Covington, LA and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from Medical University of South Carolina in 1984 and specializes in neurosurgery.Read his story

1000 Ochsner Blvd

Covington, LA 70433

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  • Aetna
  • American Lifecare
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Employers Health Network
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more than 92% of peers
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more than 91% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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more than 91% of peers

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Dr. Lowder Jr's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Lowder Jr "Thank you for choosing Ochsner and our team for your neurosurgical needs. We are happy to have you as our patient and strive to help you in any way possible. If there is anything we can do to assist you, please let us know. I am a Board Certified Neurosurgeon with greater than 25 years of experience. After completing my undergraduate degree from Washington & Lee University in the beautiful mountains of Virginia, I earned my medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. I then completed an internship program at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas followed by a neurosurgical residency program at Charity Hospital and LSU Medical Center New Orleans in 1990. Since then, I have practiced in Tallahassee, Florida and Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana before joining Ochsner, where I have been for greater than 10 years. My specialties include: spine surgery - neck and back, both upper and lower; shunt placement for swelling of the brain, tumor removal from the brain and spinal canal; carpal tunnel syndrome surgery and surgery for problems with the ulnar nerve Born in Ohio and raised in Columbia, South Carolina, where my retired school teacher mother still lives, I now reside in Mandeville, Louisiana. My wife, Theresa, and 3 children, Carl, Caroline and Christopher are my pride and joy. When away from the office, I enjoy trips to the beach, American history, and college sports."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lowder Jr "I support a patient's decision/ right about their treatment plan. I take the time to educate and encourage patients to be involved in all aspects of their care. I listen, value a patient's input and attend to their individual needs. I communicate in a clear, timely manner and share all pertinent information. I treat patients and their families with dignity, compassion and respect."

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

39  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
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8  Procedures

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  • Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • Medical University of South Carolina
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Lsu Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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What People Say About Dr. Carl Lowder Jr, MD
Dr Lowder did my neck surgery in 2010. From our first meeting I was comfortable and trusted him. My surgery went well and he gave me use of my left arm again. If I ever needed neck or back surgery Dr Lowder would be my doctor of choice.
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R jurina in Covington la – Mar 11, 2018
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Dr. Lowder did my neck surgery in 2012. It has been 5 years. I have Berber felt better. This awesome Dr ha made me well. I have not been in pain since. Thank You Doc. I really really appreciate your talent, caring, and bedside manner.
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Debby Karl in Picayune, Ms – Nov 16, 2017
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My husband had brain cancer many years ago when we lived in Louisiana. Dr Lowder performed the surgery and had follow up visits with us. Dr. Lowder spent time with my husband and myself helping us to understand the disease process. He is a very good surgeon and we were very satisfied with his...Read More
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Kelly Rolland in White Oak, TX – Feb 25, 2016
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Had constant pain in meck and shoulder on left side. Years of pain! Dr Lowder operated in 2010 no complications have been pain free since. Had second surgery 2014 for lower back. Did take a year to be completely pain free of sciatic spasms down left leg.and lower back spasms. Would recommend...Read More
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Judy F Beechler in Covington, la – Jan 16, 2016
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