Dr. Lawrence G. Lenke, MD

Dr. Lawrence G. Lenke, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery | Male | 56 years old

Dr. Lawrence G. Lenke is one of the world's foremost leaders in spinal deformity surgery....Read more

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Dr. Lawrence G. Lenke is one of the world's foremost leaders in spinal deformity surgery. His world-renowned practice is devoted...

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      4.5 based on 15 responses
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      in Athens, OH |
      I would recommend him to anyone. I had a spinal surgery in 2012 and not even 5 months later I had a full recovery. If it wasn't for dr Lenke and his team I would not be walking today
      in St. Peters, MO |
      Dr. Lenke is an amazingSpinalSurgeon! He performed cervical spine surgery that improved my spinal health! That was1998 while he was still in St. Louis. He and his staff were so very compassionate! My dear father passed away1day after; he made sure that I was also spiritually welI&cared for. I had another surgery in 2004;I was referred to Dr. Riew. Since then, I've been much better. I pray that I don't have to have another spinal surgery, as I wouldn't trust another Surgeon! I'd have to go to NY!
      in Bay City, MI |
      No, this is not a fabricated or embellished experience with Dr. Lenke and his team. I will attempt to keep this brief but would be happy to discuss if you need help finding the right team for your Spinal correction. First off, I had revision surgery in New York at the Presbyterian Hospital on March 1st, (56) days ago. I feel better right now than I have felt in 19 years. I am a 58 year old male who after two prior surgeries, one in 2000 and 2005. See Dr. Lenke and his team, you won't regret it.
      in Whitefish Bay, WI |
      I just had my second spinal fusion by Dr.Lenke 1 week ago.My first surgery was 18 months ago when Dr.Lenke was in St. Louis.I have progressed so much faster this time-I think the tremendous staff contributed to that!Dr.Lenke is very kind, yet the essence of professionalism.I am a nurse and I so appreciate his research based decisions and honest explanations of possible outcomes.He takes on the most complicated cases, giving hope to those who have no where else to turn. I referred a dear friend.
      in New Orleans, LA |
      I absolutely highly recommend Dr. Lenke and his spine team. Dr.Lenke truly is my hero that has given me my life back. Six months ago and 3 previous spine surgeries, I was only able to walk short distances with a cane and had to use a wheelchair for outings. Because of Dr. Lenke, I am 2 inches taller, straight spine with no more rib hump, and walking without any support. Dr. Lenke and the spine team are the most compassionate and caring healthcare givers I have ever had . I felt like family!
      in Hartford, WI |
      While it is true that the initial hospital registration process was disorganized, & therefore, slow (in March 2016), this in no way reflects on Dr. Lenke and his fine staff. They are aware of the problem and hoping to improve something they have no control over. The wait time to see Dr. Lenke can be lengthy as he takes the time necessary with each patient. If you set aside the day, you can plan accordingly, and relax. Worth the wait! Enjoyed getting to know folks in the waiting room, as well.
      in Grand Rapids, MI |
      Dr. Lenke is the best of the best. He has dedicated his life to the field and it shows. His staff is remarkable and they all function as a team to ensure that the surgery is successful and the care before and after easy and complete.
      Ivoryton, CT |
      three and a half hour wait with no regard for patient's time the hospital itself is very disorganized
      The surgical experience itself was quite satisfactory. However the pain experienced after surgery is chronic & debilitating. I'm unable to function 2 1/2 years after the surgery. Walking is a real effort. Dr. Lenke takes no responsibility for this predicament and has more or less dismissed me from care.
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      Specialties

      • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
      • Orthopedic Surgery

      Board Certifications

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      • Orthopedic Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
      • Adult Scoliosis
      • Ankylosing Spondylitis
      • Congenital Spine Disorders
      • Degenerative Scoliosis
      • Degenerative Spine Disorders
      • Intervertebral Disc Disease
      • Kyphosis
      • Lordosis
      • Pediatric Spine Deformities
      • Scoliosis
      • Spine Deformities
      • Spine Disorders

      Procedures Performed

      • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
      • Complex Spinal Reconstruction
      • Complex Spine Surgery
      • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
      • Kyphosis Surgery
      • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
      • Pediatric Spine Surgery
      • Scoliosis Surgery
      • Spinal Fusion
      • Spinal Reconstruction
      • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
      • Spine Surgery

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      Education

      • Medical School
        Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine

        Graduated in 1986

      • Internship Hospital
        Barnes Jewish Hospital

        Completed in 1987

      • Residency Hospital
        Barnes Jewish Hospital

        Completed in 1989

        St. Louis Shriners Hospital For Children

        Completed in 1991

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Barnes Jewish Hospital

        Completed in 1992

      • Undergraduate School
        University of Notre Dame

        Graduated in 1982

      Awards & Recognition

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
      • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Lenke says...

      Dr. Lawrence G. Lenke is one of the world's foremost leaders in spinal deformity surgery. His world-renowned practice is devoted exclusively to spinal deformity surgery with an emphasis on complex reconstructive surgery in both children and adults for the treatment of various spinal deformities such as scoliosis, kyphosis, flatback syndrome and other major spinal imbalances, and spondylolisthesis. He is generally regarded as the premier spinal deformity surgeon in the world, having developed the classification system for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) to which his name is now attached.