Dr. Sebastian Koga, MD

Dr. Sebastian Koga, MD

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40 y/o
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Dr. Sebastian Koga, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Covington, LA and has been practicing for 7 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.Read his story

Ochsner Neuroscience Institute - Covington

1341 Ochsner Blvd

Covington, LA 70433
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Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 90% of peers
Spondylosis
high
more than 88% of peers
Scoliosis
high
more than 83% of peers

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Dr. Koga's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Koga "Dr. Koga received his MD from Tulane University and completed neurosurgery residency at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville under the guidance of Dr. John Jane Sr. Dr Koga completed a Fellowship in cerebrovascular neurosurgery in Christchurch, New Zealand, and spent an additional year as an international fellow, traveling to renowned neurosurgery centers in Europe and Japan to learn novel surgical techniques. Dr. Koga treats all general neurosurgery cases, with a special focus on cranial tumors and vascular disorders."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Koga ""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.""

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Koga does not have any board certifications listed.

63  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Complex Spine Disorders
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • 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
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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22  Procedures

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Tulane University Of Louisiana
    Medical School | Graduated 2006
  • University Of Virginia
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2010
  • University Of Virginia
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2012
  • Christchurch Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2011
  • International Neuroscience Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Koga has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Koga has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Nepali
  • Romanian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Koga's Reviews

4.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Koga to family and friends
83 total reviews (60 have comments)

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Likelihood to Recommend (83)

  • 5
    (71)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Dr. Koga's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes
Dr. Koga Says:
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I am grateful for the feedback offered by each patient. It helps the practice improve continuously, and it helps other patients select their surgeon. If you are a patient in our practice I encourage you to please leave a review. Many thanks my patients who have taught me so much over the years!

- Dr. Koga

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Patient Comments (60)

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...more
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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.
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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.
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Very thorough and concerned with my well-being.
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I would recommend Dr. Koga. He was very professional and he explained what I needed done in a way that let me understand. He answered all my questions and concerns to my satisfaction. The surgery he performed went well without any problems.
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