Orthopaedic and Spine Center is an innovative and state-of-the-art facility that addresses the needs of patients refusing to let age and wear and tear on bones keep them from being active.
The center has seven highly trained, specialized surgeons:
Dr. Kenneth Adatto
--is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon who has practiced orthopaedic surgery for more than 30 years. He is a clinical professor with the LSU School of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics. Dr. Adatto specializes in minimally invasive outpatient cervical spine surgery.
Dr. Lance Estrada
--is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon who has performed hundreds of hip and knee replacements and uses Computerized Navigation Technology for his surgeries. He is also one of the first physicians in the New Orleans metro-area to perform partial knee replacements.
Dr. J. Monroe Laborde
--is a board certified orthopedic surgeon and has practiced orthopaedic surgery in New Orleans for more than 25 years. He also has a Masters of Biomedical Engineering and has done extensive orthopaedic research which has been widely published. Learn more.
Dr. Richard L. Meyer, Jr.
--fellowship trained in hip and knee reconstructive surgery and was the first Louisiana physician to use the CI computer navigation system. He specializes in computer-assisted total knee replacement surgery and hip reconstruction.
Dr. Gabriel Tender
--assistant professor of neurosurgery at the LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. He has authored more than 19 publications and 20 presentations on the topic of spinal and neurosurgical treatments. He also completed extensive research in pain inhibition procedures at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.
Dr. Kevin M. Watson
--completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at The University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he was elected as Administrative Chief Resident for Orthopaedic Surgery. He performs surgeries using Computerized Navigation Technology.
The Orthopaedic and Spine Center keeps its patients informed by offering:
- Multimedia education tools to ensure a complete understanding
- Community outreach seminars
- Pre-op classes for patients and family members
- Patient guidebooks
- Daily newsletters and agendas during hospital stay
- Educational wall displays with answers to frequently asked questions
- HomeWork recovery kit
Group Therapy is a unique approach to joint replacement recovery that includes:
- Group exercise allowing patients to benefit from the support and encouragement of fellow patients
- Patients and families taking part in group meals and activities together
- Encouraged social interaction
- “Graduation” and a group photo at the end of each week’s session
We encourage patients to select a family member or “coach” to attend informational sessions and aid in the recovery both in the hospital and at home. To make this easier for family members, each private room has a roll-out bed where the coach can sleep.
We have a full staff of dedicated nurses, occupational and physical therapists that are specially trained to provide comprehensive clinical care. Each patient receives personal attention from the same nurse throughout the recovery period.
The Center's exceptional medical staff is complemented by a comfortable atmosphere. Our facility has private, hotel-style recovery rooms and amenities, and patients are encouraged to wear their own clothes, rather than hospital gowns.
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Do you have questions about orthopaedic or spine pain?
Our center offers free seminars on causes and treatments, plus tips about diet, exercise and medication.
If you would like an appointment with one of our joint or spine specialists call (504) 897-7103.