Louisiana spine surgeon adopts stem cell therapy options: 5 insights

Written by Mackenzie Garrity | January 14, 2019 | Print  |

Marco Rodriguez, MD, founder of Baton Rouge, La.-based International Spine Institute, is using regenerative stem cell therapies as an alternative to spinal surgery.

Five insights:

1. The spine surgeon is offering stem cell therapies to treat chronic low back pain caused by degenerative disc disease.

2. Dr. Rodriguez developed the International Spine Institute in 2015 to offer patients minimally invasive procedure options, including stem cell disc therapy, endoscopic spine surgery and artificial disc replacement.

3. A board-certified surgeon, Dr. Rodriguez specializes in spinal stenosis, failed back surgery, herniated discs and sciatica.

4. After earning his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Dr. Rodriguez completed his residency at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans.

5. Dr. Rodriguez underwent fellowship training at the Texas Back Institute in Plano.

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