Dr. Rishi Wadhwa is board certified in Neurosurgery, with a combined neurosurgical and orthopedic fellowship in Minimally-Invasive and Complex Spinal Disorders. He also completed fellowship training in pain and functional neurosurgery while a resident. Before joining the Spine Institute of Louisiana, he had five years of distinguished training and practice at the University of California at San Francisco, a US News Top Hospital. He was on staff as an Assistant Professor in the UCSF Department of Neurosurgery.
His medical background includes an internship and residency at LSU Health Science Center Shreveport, where he was Chief Resident from 2012-2013, a Doctor of Medicine degree from LSUHSC, and a BS Degree in Microbiology from LSU Baton Rouge.
Dr. Wadhwa's medical experience and expertise includes diagnosis and surgical management of spinal disorders with specializations in the following areas:
• Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery • Spinal Degenerative Disease • Spinal Congenital Disease • Spinal Deformity and Reconstructive Surgery • Spinal Cord Tumors • Cervical and Lumbar Spine Surgery • Complex Spine and Neurosurgery • Disc Arthroplasty (Artificial Disc)
Dr. Wadhwa is married to Elizabeth Lindley Wadhwa, also a physician and they have 3 children. His hobbies include activities with his children, traveling and golf.