Orthopaedics
Appointments:

(504) 896-9569
(504) 896-9572 (Dr. Faust)

Office Hours:
8:15 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Monday - Friday
Locations:
Children's Hospital, Main Campus
Children's Hospital Metairie Center
Children's Hospital Outpatient Center of Baton Rouge
Children's Hosptial Burdin-Riehl Clinic in Lafayette
 
Satellite clinics: Covington, Monroe, Houma, and Alexandria
Physicians:
Stephen D. Heinrich, MS MD
Manuel E. Chavez, PA
Theresa K. Lago, PA
Raven Lee, PA
Jessica Nguyen, PA-C

The Orthopaedics Department provides evaluation, diagnosis and treatment for the entire spectrum of orthopaedic conditions and disorders in infants, children and adolescents. Orthopaedics offers services to patients with congenital and acquired malformations of the musculoskeletal system (clubfoot, congenital dislocation of the hip, Legg-Perthes, cerebral palsy), fractures and their late sequelae, scoliosis and other spinal abnormalities, and hand injuries.State-of-the-art sports medicine services are also available.

A specialized 13-bed, critical care spinal unit is available to all patients who undergo a spine related surgical procedure.

Management expertise includes, but is not limited to:

  • Clubfoot and other foot disorders
  • Fractures
  • Reconstruction of skeletal malformations resulting from trauma
  • Reconstruction of developmental skeletal malformations
  • Neuromuscular disorders - cerebral palsy, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy
  • Developmental dislocation of the hip
  • Acquired and congenital hand disorders
  • Musculoskeletal tumors
  • Spinal disorders - Scoliosis, Kyphosis, Spondylothesis
  • Limb lengthening
  • Pediatric/adolescent sports medicine

 
 
Stephen Heinrich, MS MD
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Children's Hospital
Clinical Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans

Professional School:
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Specialty Training:
Medical College of Virginia
LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans
Shands Teaching Hospital at the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Special Interests:
Pediatric orthopaedic oncology, pediatric and adolescent fractures, pediatric orthopaedic surgery
 
William K. Accousti, MD
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Children's Hospital
Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans

Professional School:
Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC

Specialty Training:
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ
LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans

Special Interests:
Scoliosis and spinal deformity, minimally invasive scoliosis surgery, clubfoot using Ponseti Method, pediatric trauma

In Area Since: 2001
In Practice Since: 2002
 
Donald Faust, MD
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Children's Hospital
Associate Clinical Professor,Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans

Professional School:
LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans

Specialty Training:
LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans
University of Alabama, Birmingham

Special Interests:
Congenital anomalies, Cerebral Palsy
 
In Area Since: 1978
In Practice Since: 1977
 

Joseph A. Gonzales, MD
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Children's Hospital

Professional School:
University of Alabma School of Medicine, Tuscaloosa, AL

Specialty Training:
Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL
Scottish Rite Hospital, Atlanta, GA

Special Interests:
Adolescent and childhood sports injuries, trauma, neuromuscular conditions

 

Michael J. Heffernan, MD
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Children's Hospital
Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans
 
Professional School:
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Specialty Training:
University of Massachusetts Medical Center
Children's Hospital, Los Angeles

Special Interests:
Scoliosis, pediatric hip disorders, spinal deformity, cerebral palsy, trauma
 

Andrew King, MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon, Children's Hospital
Professor and Robert D'Ambrosia Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans

Professional School:
University of Otago Medical School, Great King Street, Dunedin, New Zealand

Specialty Training:
Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Hospital, Exeter, England
LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans

Special Interests:
Spinal deformities, scoliosis
 
In Area Since: 1980
In Practice Since: 1980
 

Manuel E. Chavez, PA
Board certified physician assistant, Children's Hospital

Professional School:
Hahnemann Physician Assistant Program, Drexel University, Philadelphia

Special Interests:
Pediatric orthopaedics
 
In Area Since: 1995
In Practice Since: 1995
 

Theresa K. Lago, PA
Board certified physician assistant, Children's Hospital

Professional School:
Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Va.

Special Interests:
Pediatric orthopaedics
 
In Area Since: 2009
In Practice Since: 2003
 

Jessica M. Nguyen, PA-C
Board certified physician assistant, Children's Hospital

Professional School:
Physician Assistant Program, Drexel University, Philadelphia

In Area Since: 2012
In Practice Since: 2008
 
Raven R. Lee, PA-C
Board certified physician assistant, Children's Hospital

Professional School:
Masters of Medical Science in Physician Associate Studies, Our Lady of the Lake College

Special Interests:
Pediatric Orthopaedics

In Area Since: 2008
In Practice Since: 2008


   

 

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