Dr. Keith Melancon, MD

Dr. Keith Melancon, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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54 y/o
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Dr. Keith Melancon, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Metairie, LA and has been practicing for 27 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery.Read his story

Pontchartrain Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

3939 Houma Blvd Ste 21

Metairie, LA 70006
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Melancon performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Bone Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis
very high
more than 98% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 98% of peers

Dr. Melancon's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Melancon's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Melancon "Dr. Melancon is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon with a long family history in the river parishes. After graduating from Hahnville High School, he attended LSU where he was a three-year letterman in football and the starting offensive guard for the 1986 SEC championship team. During his tenure at LSU, Dr. Melancon was named to the Academic All-SEC team 3 times and Academic All American team his senior year. He completed his medical degree at LSU New Orleans and then received his residency training at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. He began his career in Hattiesburg, Mississippi where he performed over 10,000 surgeries as a general orthopaedist with a focus on foot and ankle surgery. He has served as the team physician for the University of Southern Mississippi, William Carey College, Pearl River Junior College, and a vast number of high schools. He was one of the founding physicians of the Physician Center for Musculoskeletal Medicine; the first comprehensive center for musculoskeletal health in the Gulf South as well as the Orthopedic Institute; Mississippi’s only cooperative endeavor between an orthopedic surgery group and a community hospital to provide a single specialty hospital with cutting edge technology. He also served as President of the Mississippi Orthopaedic Society. In 2007 his surgical career came to an abrupt halt after he was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. After surgery to remove the tumor, the function in his right hand was severely diminished. In 2009, Dr. Melancon began teaching residents as an Assistant Professor in the LSU Orthopaedic program and left in 2013 to spend more time with his family in St. Charles parish. As part of the Pontchartrain Orthopedic team, Dr. Melancon continues to enjoy treating patients with arthritic and traumatic conditions throughout the body. He practices at our Boutte and Destrehan campuses."
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1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

107  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • 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
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • 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
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • 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
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
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4  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Louisiana State Univ School Of Medicine In New Orleans
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Melancon has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Melancon's Reviews

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Melancon to family and friends
10 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
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  • 4
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Dr. Melancon's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

I had been seeing Dr. Keith melancon since 2012 an I respected this Dr an bragged an referred several people to him, I even brought my precious granddaughter to him for a second opinion, that's how much I respected this man's opinion. My last visit I honestly can say was a total nightmare, I have...more
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VERY PERSONABLE,PROFESSIONAL, KNOWLEDGEABLE, PATIENT AND THE BEST DOCTOR OUT OF ABOUT 50 DOCTORS I SEE. I WAS DIAGNOSED ABOUT 2 MONTHS AGO FROM A FOOT SPECIALIST, WITH A DEBILITATING, DANGEROUS, LIFE THREATENING DISEASE. THE NEXT STEP IS AMPUTATION AND/OR DEATH. MY HUSBAND HAS BEEN GOING TO...more
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