Dr. Luis Espinoza, MD

Dr. Luis Espinoza, MD

Sports Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 46
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Luis M. Espinoza, MD graduated with honors from Jesuit High School in Tampa, Florida. He went on to attend four years at Amherst College in Massachussetts where he double majored in Biology and Spanish Literature. While at Amherst he played four years of water polo and won the 1990 New England Division II championship. Following college, Dr. Espinoza attended LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans and went on to complete an Orthopedic Surgery Residency position at LSUHSC-New Orleans. In 2002, Dr. Espinoza went to San Diego to complete a Sports Medicine fellowship with many nationally and internationally renowned Orthopedic Surgeons. While in fellowship, Dr. Espinoza acquired a passion for surfing and honed skills for many minimally invasive procedures, including arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, arthroscopic ACL reconstruction and stabilization procedures, and ankle/hip arthroscopy. Dr. Espinoza returned to New Orleans in 2003 and has served as the team physician for the New Orleans AAA Babycakes Baseball team. Currently, Dr. Espinoza resides in New Orleans with his wife and three children.

4921 Airline Dr

Metairie, LA 70001

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Dr. Espinoza's Experience

Dr. Espinoza's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Sports Medicine
  • Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Espinoza "In New Orleans, where getting an appointment with a doctor has become as big a problem as the ailment itself, the doctors at the Orthopedic Center for Sports Medicine (OCSM) go out of their way to accommodate you and your schedule. So whether you're a pro athlete, a weekend warrior or someone with pain in the knee, shoulder or elsewhere, we treat you with respect and get you back on your feet as quickly and painlessly as possible.

According to Dr. Espinoza, "I try to cater to the convenience of each athlete. Our team approach gives us a unique ability to maintain close contact with our patients throughout the entire healing process to ensure the best possible outcome." Dr. Espinoza remains active in the local community and has been recognized as a "New Orleans Top Doctor" from 2010 – currently. He is also proud to have served as president of the Greater New Orleans Orthopedic Society and enjoys the relationships and friendships he has cultivated in his medical practice. "


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  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Hand Conditions
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia


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  • ACL Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • Louisiana State University / School of Medicine In New Orleans
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • San Diego Arthroscopy & Sports Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Espinoza has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Espinoza's Reviews

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Patient Comments (2)
in Metairie, LA |
Dr. Espinoza got the job done when I need my rotator cuff repaired. He was able to explain the procedure before and after so that I understood everything. He got me in therapy the day after surgery to keep scar tissue to a minimum and range of motion to the max!
in Metairie, LA |
We have been so thrilled with Dr Espinoza as well as the staff at the Airline clinic. We have been to this clinic before so when my daughter injured her knee the most recent time, we wanted to go with who we knew. We have the utmost confidence in him When she needed surgery,there was no question. I would not go anywhere else.
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1415 Tulane Ave
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