Dr. Marco Rodriguez, MD

Dr. Marco Rodriguez, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 40
Dr. Marco Rodriguez, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Baton Rouge, LA and has been practicing for 9 years. He graduated from Case Western Reserve Univesity in 2003 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery, orthopedic neck surgery, and more.Read his story

18161 E Petroleum Dr

Baton Rouge, LA 70809

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Spine Disorders
very high
more than 98% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
very high
more than 97% of peers
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Dr. Rodriguez's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Rodriguez "Dr. Rodriguez's goal is to offer his patients the least invasive option that provides the most extensive improvement to their lives. He founded the International Spine Institute in 2015, as an effort to develop a practice that leads the way in least invasive procedures like endoscopic spine, stem cell disc regeneration, and artificial disc replacement, as alternatives to spinal fusion. He specializes in treatments for: Herniated Disc Sciatica Low Back Pain Spinal Stenosis Neck Pain Spondylolisthesis Failed Back Surgery Degenerative Disc Disease Raised with strong Christian family values in Lorain, Ohio, Dr. Rodriguez aspired to help others by answering his call to medicine. He pursued his undergraduate degree at The University of Notre Dame. He was then accepted at the prestigious Case Western Reserve University of Medicine, to pursue his passion for medicine and graduated in 2003. During his 5 years of orthopedic residency training at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans, LA, Dr. Rodriguez gained an exceptional understanding and appreciation for the spine, its conditions and how it was treated. He pursued his training by accepting a fellowship at Texas Back Institute. Texas Back Institute is a leader in artificial disc replacement and was the first practice in America to implant an artificial disc replacement. Dr. Rodriguez co-authored an article on cervical artificial disc replacement while refining his surgical skills over that year. During his fellowship at Texas Back Institute, he learned how to utilize a multispecialty approach to treating the spine. He worked closely with therapists, interventional pain specialists, chiropractors and 11 spine surgeons. He took the best practices from all his mentors, in each specialty, to formulate his own unique approach to spine care and development of the International Spine Institute. Dr. Rodriguez is devoted to patient centered care and often prays with his patients before surgery as a testimony of his oath to medicine and his faith in his God-given talent. When he is not practicing medicine he is likely spending quality time raising his 3 young children, with his loving wife Kristina."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Rodriguez "At the International Spine Institute, our goal is to be the most innovative practice offering the Least Invasive Procedure options that tailor treatment to our patients and have the fastest recovery, return to work, play, and a pain-free lifestyle.  

Least Invasive Procedures is an evolving philosophy of treating painful spine patients with less invasive procedures before ever considering traditional and minimally invasive spine surgery.  Improved technologies and techniques are tailored for pinpointing pain generators in the spine and then approaching the spine with either regenerative medicine (Stem Cell Therapy) or endoscopic procedures that relieve the pain and reduce the collateral damage and tissue disruption that MIS and traditional spine surgery can cause.  Our Least Invasive Procedures are an excellent alternative to spinal fusion. "


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3  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Neck Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Family Practice/OMT
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians**
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

36  Conditions Treated

  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Discogenic Pain
  • Foot Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lower Back Muscle Strain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture


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30  Procedures

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  • Notre Dame
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1999
  • Case Western Reserve Univesity
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • Lsu Health Sciences Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Lsu Health Sciences Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Texas Back Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Rodriguez's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rodriguez to family and friends
10 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

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Dr. Rodriguez's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes
Dr. Rodriguez Says:

I am very thankful that patients seek me out for solutions to their painful conditions.  I treat each of my patients like I treat my staff as family.  Your needs are first and foremost my concern.  Your satisfaction with care I give is equally important.  I appreciate any feedback you give and only ask that when your experience is not to your standards, please allow myself or my staff to interact and compromise with

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