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Orthopedics: West Bank

Comprehensive orthopedic medical and surgical care is available to patients in the West Bank region, Plaquemines Parish and beyond at Ochsner Health Center – Belle Meade. Just 15 minutes from downtown New Orleans, this location provides convenient, cutting-edge, compassionate care as well as shorter wait times for appointments. Plus, we’re just five minutes away from advanced imaging services at Ochsner Medical Center – West Bank Campus.

The orthopedics team at Ochsner Health Center – Belle Meade is home base to Lindsey Liuzza, MD, one of the few board-certified orthopedists in the area who is fellowship trained in shoulder and elbow surgery. Dr. Liuzza, a member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES), the Louisiana Orthopedics Association (LOA) and American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery (AAOS), also treats fractures and injuries and conditions affecting the hand, wrist, foot and ankles. Moreover, twice a week, patients in need of Sports Medicine specialist can visit David Leslie, DO at this location for concussions, sprains and tears, as well as preventive care.

Ochsner West Bank also offers Mako Partial and Total Knee Replacement and Total Hip Replacement, enabled by a surgeon-controlled robotic arm system. With Mako, Ochsner surgeons can place the artificial joint in the optimal position with greater accuracy. The right positioning ensures better function and joint longevity. These procedures enable patients to have faster healing and less pain.

Ochsner was nationally recognized as High Performing for Hip Replacement and Knee Replacement by U.S. News & World Report in 2023-2024.

Healthgrades has consistently awarded Ochsner the Joint Replacement Excellence Award for multiple years in a row. We are also recognized as one of Healthgrades’ America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement, and we are designated as a five-star recipient for Total Knee Replacement and Total Hip Replacement.

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    To make an appointment, call 504-595-8350 or visit and schedule online.

    To initiate a patient transfer with a physician 24/7, contact the Regional Referral Center at 855-OHS-LINK (855-647-5465).

    Orthopedists work to prevent, diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles, including:

    • Arthritis
    • Bursitis
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Chronic Pain of the hip, knee, foot, ankle, shoulder, hand and wrist (neck?)
    • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Fractures
    • Gangling Cysts
    • Golfer’s or Baseball Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
    • Kyphosis
    • Orthopedic Oncology
    • Osteoporosis
    • Paget’s Disease of the Bone
    • Rotator Cuff Injuries
    • Soft-Tissue Injuries
    • Sports and exercise injuries such as concussions, sprains and tears
    • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
    • Torn Meniscus

    We offer the following procedures and services, including:

    • Arthroscopic rotator cuff surgery
    • Diagnostic ultrasounds
    • Endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery
    • Hip and knee arthroscopy and microdiscectomy
    • Imaging studies including x-rays and MRIs
    • Minimally invasive robotically assisted MAKO surgeries
    • Orthopedics regenerative medicine techniques
    • Physical therapy
    • PRP Injections
    • Ultrasound guided injections

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    Orthopedics: West Bank Locations

    Ochsner Health Center - Belle Meade
    605 Lapalco Blvd.
    Gretna, LA 70056
    • Mon–Fri: 6:30 a.m.-4 p.m.