Dr. Christopher Cenac, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 48

Dr. Cenac
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Gulf Coast Orthopedics

1001 School St Houma, LA 70360

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(985) 868-1540

Dr. Christopher Cenac, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Houma, LA. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Ochsner Saint Anne General Hospital and Physicians Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Cenac to book an appointment.

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Dr. Cenac is affiliated with Physicians Medical Center Houma, a highly rated hospital.

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Dr. Cenac's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cenac treats Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Cenac treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Chronic Neck Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cenac treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Cenac treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cenac treats Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Cenac treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Sciatica as Seen in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Dr. Cenac's conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Dural Tear
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

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Dr. Cenac accepts the following insurance:

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Gold
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MedHealthInsurance
MultiPlan
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PHCS
Tricare
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Options PPO
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Dr. Cenac's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Cenac

3.7

Based on 29 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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Unhappy Patient.. My mom Mary Wallace had surgery on last week and have evacuated to Dallas because of Hurricane Ida. She us tremendous pain and have used all of her pain medication. Please contact her or myself asap this is very urgent.
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Mary Wallace Urgent Matter – Sep 08, 2021
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Dr. Cenac was recommended to me, by a doctor whose opinion I respected, as a wonderful young brilliant surgeon, who also happened to be his nephew. I was in so much pain, I took his advice and made an appointment. Dr. Cenac did do the surgery, fusing L1-L4, which took 8 hours. I will not elaborate on the pain I had to endure afterwards, and 15 years later, the pain is still excruciating. I have never been able to resume any type of normal life since I'm unable to stand up straight or walk without help. I live in a small town and 8 people besides me have been crippled by this doctor. I see them, occasionally in the doctor's office when I have an appointment. It's absolutely heart-wrenching to know we could have all had better, more productive lives. When I finally requested my records from Dr. Cenac, I saw the diagnosis, which was Failed Back Surgery! Yet, this man is still performing surgery on innocent and uninformed patients! I will never enjoy life again because of him!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Paggi C. Lancon – Jan 06, 2021
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Excellent and experiencd.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Robert Molaison – Jan 06, 2021
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I went to my family doctor for back pain and numbness in the right leg. All she wanted to do is medicine and physical therapy. My second opinion was with Dr. Cenac. We done an MRI and found a herniated disc. A month later, we done surgery and since then, it's been great. The pains are gone from that side. I'm having problems from the other side and will not hesitate to see Dr. Cenac when the pain becomes to much.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kevin – Dec 01, 2019
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I would most definitely recommend Dr. Christopher Cenac Jr. to all my friends and family. Dr Cenac is an amazing Orthopedic Surgeon. I had an automobile accident & though my life changed forever that day. After, seeing Dr. Cenac, I found new hope in what his experience could do for me. Dr. Cenac fused my neck from C4-C7, I’m so grateful that I have my life back to 100%. My fusion is so beautiful, it looks like it came out of a magazine, perfectly straight, I regained all flexibility, and no longer have any pain, numbness or headaches. I did my part as well, I listen and adhered to his orders of therapy, used a bone growth stimulator, and took great care of the work he has done on my neck. I didn’t have to crutch on pain pills, I put the time in to heal. I couldn’t have had this outcome without Dr. Christopher Cenac Jr. And his guidance. I’m forever grateful and Proud to say; He is my Orthopedic Surgeon. His staff is awesome too! Thank you; Dr Chris for giving my life back!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Neita Lirette in Houma, LA – Jun 11, 2019
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I’m seeing another Doctor now because I never got better after my surgeries. The doctor I’m seeing said my neck & back were so bad. . I will never recommend Dr. Chris.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Nell Lafont in Chauvin, LA – Dec 10, 2017
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Really explains things and cares about the patient. I recommend Dr. Cenac.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Houma, LA – Aug 24, 2017
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Been seeing Dr.. Cenac since 2008. Absolutely wonderful bedside manner, very compassionate and am totally at ease and trust him completely with my care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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June Bagala in Cut Off, Louisiana – May 12, 2016
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DOCTOR CENAC HAS THE BEST BEDSIDE MATTERS PUTS PATIENTS FIRST ... I'D ONLY GO TO HIM AND HOUMA ORTHODPEDIC CLINIC FOR ALL MY NEEDS ..... HE DID MY NECK SURGERY ON 4 LEVELS PEOPLE CAN'T BELEIVE HOW BEAUTIFUL A JOB HE DID THAT YOU CAN'T TELL, YOU'D LIKE IT WAS DONE BY A PLASTIC SURGEON.. THEY ALSO DID MY BACK SURGERY
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
8 people found this helpful
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MAGGIE KIBODEAUX in Chauvin, LA – Jan 22, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Christopher E. Cenac, Jr. is Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery and completed a fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Spine Surgery....Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

University of South Alabama / College of Medicine
Residency Hospital
1972
Charity Hospital
Internship Hospital

Awards

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What are Dr. Christopher Cenac, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Cenac frequently treats Back Pain, Chronic Neck Pain, and Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Cenac treats.

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Dr. Cenac's office is located at 1001 School St, Houma, LA 70360. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Gulf Coast Orthopedics

Gulf Coast Orthopedics1001 School St Houma, LA 70360
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Cenac is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Ochsner Saint Anne General Hospital

Raceland, LA

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

Physicians Medical Center

Houma, LA

89% Patient Experience Rating, 20% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Terrebonne General Medical Center

Houma, LA

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average