Dr. Olawale Sulaiman, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 49
Dr. Sulaiman
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Ochsner Medical Center

1514 Jefferson Hwy New Orleans, LA 70121

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Dr. Olawale Sulaiman, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in New Orleans, LA and has over 23 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Sulaiman has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Medical University, Bulgaria medical school in 1997. He is affiliated with medical facilities Ochsner Baptist and Ochsner Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Sulaiman to book an appointment.

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in 2013 I suffered from Sciatica so bad hat I was unable to walk or work. Dr Sulaiman was amazing! In one outpatient procedure I was totally healed and am 100% today!
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Caring and knowledgeable. Dr. Sulaiman took the time to listen to my concerns and observation, then conduct a thorough exam and make recommendations to me. He was informative and educational at all times, and extremely respectful and nice towards me and my family. At the same time, he was very straight forward about managing expectations and how the future may unfold. Post op he has been supportive and approachable about any concerns. Highly recommend for extruded disks. Pain almost gone now.
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About Me


Dr. Wale Sulaiman completed a combined MD/MSc degree at Medical University, Varna, Bulgaria in Europe. His interests in Nerve and Spinal cord injury and regeneration research led him to the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada where he also comp...


  • Neurosurgery


Lsu Hospitals
Fellowship Hospital
University of Manitoba, Canada
Residency Hospital
University Of Manitoba Hospitals, Canada
Internship Hospital
Medical University, Bulgaria
Medical School
GCE 'O' Level (Grade 'I' Distinction - 8 papers
PhD, Neurosciences


  • Winner/Principal Investigator, Research grant by Byron Riesch Paralysis Foundation, Milwaukee, WI,
  • Nominee, Teaching Excellence Award, faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba,
  • Nominee, Governor General Gold Medal Award for most meaningful and outstanding PhD research, 2001 Fall Convocation, University of Alberta,
  • Faculty of Medicine 75th Anniversary Research Recognition Award/Scholarship, University of Alberta,
  • Research Excellence Award/Fellowship; Canadian Institute for Health Research/Canadian Neurotrauma Research Program,
  • Nigerian National Scholarship for Academic Excellence,
  • Research Excellence Award/Studentship; Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research,
  • College Prizes for Academic Excellence in the Sciences,
  • Summer Studentship/Travel Award for Neuroscience Research, Amsterdam Medical Center,
  • University Prizes for Academic Excellence; Graduated top 5% of Medical School,
  • Winner/Principal Investigator, Research grant by the Medical Research Council of the Health Sciences Ctr, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg,
  • Summer Studentship/Travel Award to Outstanding Medical Student, Dept. of Physiology, Leiden University,
  • Outstanding Research Recognition/Incentive Award; Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research,
  • Nominee for Outstanding Young Investigator Award; International Campaign for Cure of Spinal Cord Injury Paralysis (ICCP),
  • Mary Imri Travel Award for Outstanding Research,

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(504) 842-4033

Dr. Sulaiman accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Choice Plus POS II
American Lifecare
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
National (BlueCard) PPO
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Community Health Network
Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
Coventry Health Care of Louisiana HMO
Employers Health Network
Evolutions Healthcare Systems
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Worker's Compensation WC
Galaxy Health Network
Galaxy Health Network PPO
Worker's Compensation WC
Health Payors Organization
Health Payors Organization PPO
Choice Care PPO
Humana Veterans
Special Needs Plan SNP
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
National Healthcare Alliance
National Preferred Provider Network
PPO Plus
Prime Health Services
Provider Networks of America
Special Needs Plan
Special Needs Plan SNP
Three Rivers Provider Network
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
USA Managed Care Organization
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

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Practice Areas


Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.

Typically treats 63% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 13 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sulaiman treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Sulaiman treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Low Back Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sulaiman treats Low Back Pain more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Sulaiman treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Degenerative Disc Disease

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sulaiman treats Degenerative Disc Disease more than 84% of their peers

Dr. Sulaiman treats this condition more than 84% of their peers

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Dr. Sulaiman's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease


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