Derrick Umansky, M.D.

Dr. Derrick Umansky is a board-certified and fellowship-trained neurosurgeon dedicated to providing exceptional care to his patients. Dr. Umansky graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Georgia and subsequently completed his medical degree at the Medical College of Georgia, where he was amongst the top of his class. His unwavering dedication and thirst for knowledge led him to pursue specialized training in Neurosurgery and subsequent fellowship in minimally invasive and complex spinal surgery at Tulane University and Ochsner Clinic Foundation. After training, Dr. Umansky has served many roles in the community including clinical faculty for multiple hospitals and surgery centers in the area as well as consultant for the Professional Athlete Care Team.

Throughout his career, Dr. Umansky has been at the forefront of innovative surgical techniques and technology, such as robotic surgery, and is always striving to deliver the best possible outcomes for his patients. He remains actively involved in research and stays up-to-date with the latest advancements in neurosurgical practices, ensuring that he provides state-of-the-art care to his patients.

With years of comprehensive training and hands-on experience, Dr. Umansky has become proficient in treating a wide range of neurological conditions. He specializes in the diagnosis and surgical management of conditions affecting the brain, spine, and peripheral nervous system. Whether it is a complex brain tumor, spinal deformity, or a challenging case of peripheral nerve disorder, Dr. Umansky’s expertise allows him to provide precise and personalized treatment options tailored to each patient’s unique needs.

As a compassionate and empathetic surgeon, Dr. Umansky places special emphasis establishing trust and open communication with his patients with a model of patient and family centered care. He believes that every patient deserves personalized care, and he takes the time to thoroughly educate them about their condition, treatment options, and potential risks and benefits.

In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Umansky is committed to teaching and mentoring the next generation of neurosurgeons. He serves as a respected adjunct professor at Tulane Medical School, where he imparts his knowledge and expertise to aspiring neurosurgeons. He has also served as the state’s neurosurgical delegate to the Louisiana State Medical Society.

Dr. Derrick Umansky’s passion for improving the lives of his patients, combined with his exceptional skills and dedication, has earned him recognition and respect among his colleagues and patients alike. If you are seeking expert neurosurgical care, Dr. Umansky is committed to providing you with the highest standard of treatment and support on your journey to wellness.