Dr. Louis Jenis, MD

Dr. Louis Jenis, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 53
Dr. Louis Jenis, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Newton, MA and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from Boston University School Of Medicine in 1990 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery.

159 Wells Ave

Newton, MA 02459

Contact Information

(617) 831-7095

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Fallon Community Health Plan
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UniCare

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Top Care Areas

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Spinal Fusion
very high
more than 95% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
very high
more than 94% of peers
Degenerative Disc Disease
very high
more than 92% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

48  Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthropathy of Spinal Facet Joint
  • Ataxia
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Limb Cramp
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis


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16  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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


  • Clark University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • Boston University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Umass Memorial Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Umass Memorial Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Med College Of Wisconsin
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • University Of Massachusetts Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Orthopaedic Research Education Foundation Grant, 2008-2010
  • North American Spine Society Clinical Traveling Fellowship, 2000
  • Japanese Orthopaedic Association/American Orthopaedic Association Traveling Fellowship, 2003
Media & Publications
  • Inflammatory Arthritis of the Spine, 2006
  • Surgical Management of Segmental Spinal Instability in Operative Neurosurgical Techniques: Indications, Methods and Results., 2006
  • The Modified Cloward Procedure, 1997
  • Vascular Complications in Cervical Spine, In Complications of Spine Surgery, 2005
  • Complications Related to the Use of Thoracic Pedicle Screw Instrumentation, 2005
  • Role of Lumbar Disc Replacement: Does it Avoid the Shortcomings of Fusion?, 2010
  • Surgical Management of Chronic Low Back Pain: Alternatives to Arthrodesis., 2005
  • The Boston Spine Group Website,

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Jenis' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Jenis to family and friends
21 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (21)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Jenis' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Dr. Jenna was a real disappointment. . I didn’t end up going with him but found a much better surgeon who was decisive and professional and had a positive vision. His staff, however, was great. He needs to be behind the scenes. Can’t really deal with people, IMO. Not a real people person and...more
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Dr is dismissive and evasive. Would not answer questions directly, and gave me feeling he was not interested in my case. I wasted a year.....
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I'm sorry you felt this way. So unlike Dr. Jenis. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss your experience. Ellen

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Dr Jenis is a fantastic orthopedic surgeon with terrific bed side manner! I've had 2 surgies with him,2001 & 2012, both with 100% satisfaction and ultimately 100% pain relief. I have the utmost confidence in his ability.
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Thank you for your nice comment :) Glad to hear you are doing so well! Ellen

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Dr Jenis did not push surgery. He actually recommended that we delay it and get another opinion form someone that specializes in non surgical options. After confirming my diagnosis and waiting almost a year we talked over my quality of life, risk/reward, and likelihood of meeting my goals. Its been...more
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Thank you for the comment Scott. Glad we could help!! And SO glad you found your way out of the woods!!! Ellen

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