Dr. Sebastian Koga, MD

Dr. Sebastian Koga, MD

Save
Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
41 y/o
(98)

Accepting new patients

Dr. Sebastian Koga, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Covington, LA and has been practicing for 8 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.Read his story

Ochsner Neuroscience Institute - Covington

1341 Ochsner Blvd

Covington, LA 70433
Get Directions

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare

Background Check

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice claims information for Louisiana
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
Learn more about background checks

Experience Check

Check Dr. Koga's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Koga's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Koga treats Low Back Pain more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Koga treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Spondylosis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Koga treats Spondylosis more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Koga treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Koga treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Koga treats this condition more than 86% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis

Dr. Koga's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Complex Spine Disorders
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • CyberKnife®, Cranial (Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Cranial) incl. Gamma Knife and LINAC Photon Beam
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

"I focus on bringing state-of-the-art neurosurgery to our patients on the Northshore. My goal is to provide the full spectrum of neurosurgery services, enabling patients to receive world-class care without traveling away from the region. I work to ensure that each patient is a full partner in his or her care, from the first visit to our clinic to the operating room and beyond."

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Education

2013
International Neuroscience Institute
Fellowship Hospital
2012
University of Virginia
Residency Hospital
2011
christchurch hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2010
University of Virginia
Internship Hospital
2006
Tulane University of Louisiana
Medical School
2013
2012
2011
2010
2006

Languages

  • French
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Nepali

Dr. Koga's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Koga

4.5

Based on 98 reviews

5 Stars
87.75510204081633%
(86)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
1.0204081632653061%
(1)
1 Star
11.224489795918368%
(11)

Leave a review

How likely are you to recommend
Dr. Koga?
(Select your rating)
Average Wait Time
  • 16 – 30 minutes
Dr. Koga's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What People Say About Dr. Sebastian Koga, MD
RecentHighestLowestMost Helpful
Reply
Dr. Koga and his office staff are beyond outstanding!!!!!!!! His skill, concern for me as a patient, as well as his concern for my family are second to none! I recommend him with no reservation! Even when delivering not so great news, he was kind and respectful, educational, encouraging, resourceful (provided all the info I need for next steps). I could not have asked for greater care than from St. Tammany Regional Hospital and Dr. Koga. He is appropriately respected by staff at STRH as well as Ochsner....and may find out about Touro if this treatment includes GammaKnife. My family and I are grateful to have been placed in his capable hands.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
Awesome, thanks for the positive review!
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Sebastian Koga, MD?
Reply
In February I was diagnosed with a large pituitary adenoma and was referred to Dr. Koga. I was seen by him the following day. My plan of care was discussed and surgery was scheduled. Dr. Koga and his care team scheduled all of the preliminary testing needed prior to surgery. The process could not have been easier and I felt confident in every step of the process. My adenoma was large. It had grown so large that it had distorted the optic nerve in my left eye. I was essentially blind in that eye. In the two months since surgery my vision has greatly improved and is expected to continue to recover. It was a relief to find excellent care in this area and not being burdened with traveling out of the community for care. Dr. Koga and his team provided great care to me. I highly recommend Dr. Koga for your care.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
Hello Norman, thanks for taking the time to leave...Read More
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Sebastian Koga, MD?
Reply
I live and work on the Northshore. Luckily I was referred to DR. Koga by one of his partners at the clinic. I was diagnosed w/ a rare meningioma growing on the optic nerve, which leads to blindness. I was very fearful. I had the non-invasive gamma knife radiosurgery performed and the results are excellent. Tumor growth stopped and vision improved greatly. Dr. Koga and staff were true professionals, and I am very grateful.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
So glad to hear that you had a positive...Read More
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Sebastian Koga, MD?
Reply
I was very lucky to have gotten Dr. Koga. He is an excellent doctor and very caring. It was in an emergency that he was referred to us so we did not have a choice , but fate stepped in. Tumors were found in the brain. He came in and took control of the situation and transferred me to one of his hospitals (St. Tammany) where I received expert & gracious care. He really has the best staff working with him. Thanks Dr. Koga!
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Sebastian Koga, MD?
Reply
I had an AVM aneurysm rupture in my brain at 15 years old. I have been looking for a doctor that specializes in the treatment of AVMs for 5 years and just recently found Dr. Koga. I've seen many neurologists, but Dr. Koga is by far my favorite. He explained everything to me in a way that I could understand and was very personable. I feel like I've finally found a doctor that can help me that I also trust. I'm so relieved and glad I found Dr. Koga. Thank you so much!
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
Hello Megan, thanks for taking the time to leave...Read More
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Sebastian Koga, MD?
Reply
After seeing Dr. KogaI was followed by his trained PA. I needed to have my neck stabilized. I am back to work full time and pain free. Go in this week for 6 month check up.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Sebastian Koga, MD?
Reply
I had my pituitary tumor removed on December 10th, 2018. I am not gonna lie, I was scared to death, so was my family. The pre-op was the scariest for me! All the iv's and medical people everywhere. Telling family members that I'd see them in a few hours. That was the hardest for me. This surgery was not a bad surgery at all!! The recovery the first week at home I had real bad sinus pressure and pain, other than that, It was smooth sailing. Dr. Koga was extraordinary!
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
Hello Buffy, thanks for taking the time to leave...Read More
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Sebastian Koga, MD?
Reply
My husband was diagnosed with a double brain bleed (subdural hematomas) at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was taken into surgery immediately upon diagnosis. He is alive and on the way to recovery, after two surgeries, thanks to the expertise and diligence of both Dr. Seth Hayes and Dr. Sebastian Koga. We feel extremely fortunate to have had such knowledgeable, and caring, neurosurgeons available to us in St. Tammany Parish. They definitely saved his life. We highly recommend them.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Sebastian Koga, MD?
Reply
I'm 38 year old female recently diagnosed with a melanoma brain tumor. Once put in touch with Dr. Koga, my medical care started progressing fast. Diagnosed on a Friday, tumor removal on a Wednesday. His staff was very respectful and always available for questions.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option3
thumbs down icon option
So glad to hear that you had a positive...Read More
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Sebastian Koga, MD?
Reply
Dr. Koga did an excellent job working with me before, during and after surgery, with the help of his able PA's. I'd recommend him to others 100%.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
It's so good to see that you had a positive...Read More
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Sebastian Koga, MD?
Reply
This Doctor was a gift from god. I was diagnosed with Astrocytoma Grade II. When i first visted with him he was straight to the point. He noticed a Frontal Tumor on the right side of my brain. He told me what was the best option for me his staff arrange for me to have the surgery it was a success its been a month i went back for my MRI and nothing was there. He showed so much concerned. He explained everything to me so i can understand everything and im thankful god put this man hands in my life
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option2
thumbs down icon option
It's so good to see that you had a positive...Read More
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Sebastian Koga, MD?
Reply
One of the few doctors that treet you like a person listens to you and explains and make sure you understand.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
Hello David, Thanks for taking the time to leave...Read More
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Sebastian Koga, MD?
Reply
I had a TSR (pituitary cyst). Dr. Koga made my family and myself feel at ease throughout the entire process. What really impressed me about Dr. Koga, is that he took time out of his busy schedule to check not just myself, but my family as well. He was very thorough in everything he did and included me (the patient) and my family. I will definitely recommend Dr. Koga to anyone!
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option3
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Sebastian Koga, MD?
Reply
Dr. Koga treated my Dad for an aneurism. The surgery was completed at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. Dr. koga is really caring. He made sure we all understood the process. We are extremely happy to have found him. The surgery went so well that Dad was able to go home two days after surgery. The doctor and his staff are incredible.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Sebastian Koga, MD?
Reply
I was diagnosed in march of this year w an oligodendroglioma grade 2 by dr koga. I had 100% resection with dr koga i had some cognitive deficits but i am mostly fully recovered i highly recommend dr koga and wholeheartedly trust him
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Sebastian Koga, MD?
Reply
I am a 61 yr old male who recently had Gamma Radiosurgery at Touro Hospital in New Orleans following a transsphenoidal resection of a pituitary meningioma. The staff and the facility there were excellent! It has been one month, and I am not having any side effects from the radiation treatment. In fact, I feel great! Dr. Koga spent quality time with me throughout this ordeal, encouraging me and planning our course of action. He is truly blessed by God as a neurosurgeon.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Sebastian Koga, MD?
Reply
April 2018- Tumor removal from brain. He walked into Dr. Koga's office the day before surgery, and walked into STPH the day of surgery completely coherent. After the surgery....to date, he has been bed bound. "Complications" during a 10hr surgery resulted in a CVA while in the OR. To date, the family has not fully received an exact explanation of what went wrong, and/or why. He is now in the 3rd medical facility for rehab, in which he will soon be discharged to a nursing home.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option1
Thank you for this review, Donald. We're very...Read More
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Sebastian Koga, MD?
Reply
Dr. Koga and his team are exceptional! I had a pituitary tumor completely removed without a single complication. The tumor caused me to be diagnosed with Cushing's Disease. Dr. Koga's knowledge has made recovery easy and quick.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option2
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Sebastian Koga, MD?
Reply
Being a nurse and having some knowledge of my condition, I was very pleased with the explanations and answers to my questions. Both Dr Koga and his PA's are very patient and take time with you. I didn't feel rushed and both my pre and post op experience was a good one. Thanks.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option2
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Sebastian Koga, MD?
Reply
Very thorough and concerned with my well-being.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option2
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Sebastian Koga, MD?
Show more reviews

Leave a review

How was your experience with Dr. Koga?

Locations

Ochsner Neuroscience Institute - Covington

New Patient?
(504) 266-0058
1
  • Call
  • Fax
  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions

Insurance accepted

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO

Affiliated Hospitals

Check the quality of care at hospitals where Dr. Koga treats patients.

Learn more

Ochsner Medical Center

New Orleans, LA