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WK Neurosurgery Specialists

8001 Youree Drive
Suite 960
Shreveport , LA 71115

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8:00am - 5:00pm
8:00am - 5:00pm
8:00am - 5:00pm
8:00am - 5:00pm
8:00am - 5:00pm
WK Neurosurgery Specialists

About Me

Todd Trier, MD, established WK Neurosurgery Specialists at WK Pierremont Health Center after practicing general and cerebrovascular neurosurgery for more than 20 years. He treats brain- and spine-related conditions ranging from nerve entrapments, herniated discs, pain syndromes and vascular problems to tumors and trauma.  

Dr. Trier practices minimally invasive approaches for pain-related problems. He interacts with patients and educates them about the origins of pain as they agree upon a treatment plan.  

Following his study of organic chemistry and biomedical engineering at Arizona State University, Dr. Trier earned his medical degree at University of Arizona College of Medicine. He then worked as a surgery intern and a neurosurgery resident at University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He followed that with a cerebrovascular and skull base surgery fellowship at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix. Dr. Trier is certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery. He is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. 

When not in the clinic, Dr. Trier enjoys cooking unique foods for his friends to enjoy. 

Dr. Trier accepts new patients and most insurance plans. He looks forward to meeting you. 


Barrow Neurological Institute

University of Texas Medical Branch Hospitals

University of Texas Medical Branch Hospitals

Medical School:
University of Arizona , MD

Board Certifications

Neurological Surgery, American Board Neurological Surgery

Insurances Accepted

  • AARP Medicare Supplemental Plans
  • Aetna
  • Aetna Better Health of Louisiana
  • Aetna Coventry Advantra Louisiana
  • Aetna Coventry Medicare Dual Preferred
  • Aetna Medicare Freedom PPO
  • Amerihealth Caritas Louisiana
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO Preferred Care
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield Federal Employees
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Louisiana - HMO Louisiana
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Louisiana - Medicare Advantage
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield OGB
  • Cigna HealthCare
  • Coventry Health Care (Aetna)
  • First Health
  • GEHA (Government Employees Health Association)
  • Gilsbar
  • Health Plus of Louisiana
  • Healthy Blue
  • Humana
  • Humana Choice PPO
  • IMA of Louisiana
  • Louisiana Healthcare Connections
  • Louisiana Medicaid
  • Louisiana Medicaid CHIP
  • Mail Handler's Benefit Plan (Aetna)
  • Medicare Railroad
  • Medicare Traditional Part B
  • Multiplan
  • Mutual of Omaha Supplemental Plans
  • Novasys Health
  • People's Health
  • PHCS (Private Healthcare Systems / Multiplan)
  • PPO Plus
  • Tricare for Life
  • Tricare Prime
  • Tricare Select / Standard
  • UMR (United Healthcare)
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Community Plan - Medicaid
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete
  • Vantage Health Plans – Commercial & Medicare Advantage
  • Workers Compensation
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Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arteriovenous malformation / AVM
  • Back Pain
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Cavernous Malformation
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Deformity
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chordoma
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Compression Fracture
  • Concussion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Empyema
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fracture
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy (Sciatica)
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningioma
  • Metastatic Spinal Cancer
  • Metastatic Tumors
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Osteoarthritis of the Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Infection
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (SAH)
  • Subdural - acute & chronic
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN)
  • Upper Back Pain
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Procedures Performed

  • Acoustic neuroma-middle fossa approach
  • Acoustic neuroma-neuromonitoring and facial nerve stimulation
  • Acoustic neuroma-retrosigmoid approach
  • Aneurysm-clipping
  • AVM -microsurgery
  • AVM-endovascular treatment
  • AVM-radiosurgery
  • Baclofen pump implantation
  • Brain tumor biopsy -endoport endoscopic & neuronavigation-aided
  • Brain tumor biopsy -open & neuronavigation-aided
  • Brain tumor microsurgery -awake surgery
  • Brain tumor microsurgery -metastasis
  • Brain tumor microsurgery -pediatric
  • Brain tumor microsurgery- 5-ALA fluorescence tumor marking
  • Brain tumor microsurgery- neuromonitoring & mapping
  • Brain tumor microsurgery- neuronavigation-aided
  • Brain tumor microsurgery-cavernoma
  • Brain tumor microsurgery-complex skull base tumors
  • Brain tumor microsurgery-craniopharyngioma
  • Brain tumor microsurgery-meningioma
  • Brain tumor microsurgery-orbital tumors
  • Brain tumor surgery -endoport endoscopic & neuronavigation-aided
  • Carotid Artery Surgery (Endarterectomy)
  • Carpal tunnel and other entrapments release
  • Chiari malformation microsurgery and decompression
  • Corpectomy
  • Craniopharyngioma-microsurgery or extended endonasal approach
  • Craniosynostosis- microsurgery
  • Cyberknife –stereotactic radiosurgery of tumors and AVM
  • Depressed skull fracture repair
  • Disc hernia surgery
  • Disc hernia surgery -cervical
  • Disc hernia surgery -lumbar
  • Disc hernia surgery -thoracic
  • Disc hernia surgery –endoscopic
  • Encephalocele- microsurgery
  • Hydrocephalus-shunting
  • Hydrocephalus-third ventriculostomy
  • Intracranial hemorrhage evacuation
  • Intraneural synovial cyst
  • Lumbar dorsal fixation
  • Meningioma-microsurgery
  • Metastatic tumors to Brain or Spine
  • Minimally invasive neurosurgery-brain tumors
  • Minimally invasive neurosurgery-skull base
  • Minimally invasive neurosurgery-spine
  • Mylomeningocele microsurgery
  • Nerve biopsy
  • Nerve entrapment release nerve suture & grafting
  • Nerve tumors
  • Neuroendoscopy -aqueductal stenosis
  • Neuroendoscopy -arachnoid cyst fenestration
  • Neuroendoscopy -intraventricular cyst and septa
  • Neuroendoscopy -intraventricular tumors
  • Neuroendoscopy -third ventriculostomy
  • Neurolysis
  • Neurooncology-cyberknife
  • Neurooncology-radiotherapy, chemotherapy,radiosurgery
  • Neurorehabilitation
  • Neurotrauma
  • Orbital tumors -microsurgery
  • Pediatric neurosurgery
  • Peripheral nerve tumor – microsurgery
  • Peripheral nerve – entrapment release
  • Peripheral nerve-nerve suture
  • Posterior cervical foraminotomy
  • Posterior fossa tumors and vascular lesions
  • Radiosurgery -acoustic neuroma
  • Radiosurgery -meningioma
  • Radiosurgery -trigeminal neuralgia
  • Radiosurgery- cyberknife
  • Shunt problems
  • Skull base tumors-microsurgery
  • Spinal canal stenosis – decompression
  • Spinal cord tumors microsurgery and neuromonitoring
  • Spinal dermal sinus repair
  • Spinal tumors removal and neuromonitoring
  • Spine dorsal fixation and fusion
  • Spine fusion-cage implantation and fixation
  • Spine Trauma
  • Spine- lumbar decompression and instrumented fusion
  • Spine-anterior cervical microdiscectomy and instrumented fusion
  • Spine-cervical instrumented fixation/fusion
  • Subdural/epidural hematoma evacuation
  • Supraorbital approach
  • Syringomyelia-cranio-spinal decompression or shunt
  • Tethered cord syndrome microsurgery
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Trigeminal neuralgia-endoscopic vascular decompression
  • Trigeminal neuralgia-microsurgical vascular decompression
  • Vagal nerve stimulator implantation
  • Ventriculoscopy
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Provider Ratings

4.9 out of 5

(36 ratings)

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