Dr. Paul Celestre, MD

Dr. Paul Celestre, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
36 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Paul Celestre, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in New Orleans, LA and has been practicing for 5 years. He specializes in orthopedic spine surgery and orthopedic surgery.Read his story

Ochsner Baptist - A Campus of Ochsner Medical Center

2820 Napoleon Ave Ste 400

New Orleans, LA 70115
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Sagamore Health Network

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Top Care Areas

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Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Celestre'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. Celestre's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Celestre "Dr. Celestre received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles. He then went on to Medical School at the University of California, San Diego. He completed his internship at the University of California, Los Angeles: Department of General Surgery and his residency in Orthopedic surgery at University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Celestre completed his fellowship training in Spine Surgery at the Norton Leatherman Spine Center, Louisville, Kentucky. He has been in practice at the Ochsner Medical Center since January 2015. Dr Celestre's clinical interests include Adult and Pediatric Spinal Deformity, Metastatic and Primary Spinal Tumors, Spinal Infections, Trauma, Revision Spine Surgery and Degenerative Conditions including Cervical Myelopathy, Lumbar Stenosis, Degenerative Spondylolisthesis, Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement and Laminoplasty. He regularly collaborates with multiple subspecialties including Neurosurgery, Otolaryngology (ENT), Vascular Surgery and Pediatic surgery to treat complex spinal conditions. Dr. Celestre encourages the transfer of complex patients at Ochsner for a higher level of care. This can be facilitated by the Ochsner Regional Referral Center (504) 842-8302. Dr Celestre is very involved in resident and medical student education at Ochsner, is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Queensland Medical school, is a candidate member of the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS), and a member of the SRS Communications Committee. Dr. Celestre and his wife, also a surgeon at Ochsner, live with their daughter in New Orleans. His hobbies include fishing the waters of southeast Louisiana as well as cooking."
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2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Celestre does not have any board certifications listed.

39  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Broken Neck
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hammer Toe
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
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37  Procedures

  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Pediatric Spine Surgery
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Louisiana.

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.


  • UCLA
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2003
  • University Of California At San Diego
    Medical School | Graduated 2007
  • UCLA
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • UCLA
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2012
  • Kd Leatherman Spine Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Celestre has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Celestre has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Celestre's Reviews

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20 total reviews (6 have comments)

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Dr. Celestre's 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 (6)

Dr. Celestre did my surgery four weeks ago . I am 65 and no one can believe I am doing so good. Thanks Dr. Celestre for giving me my life back , and Sarah his P.A. and all of his amazing staff.
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I had 2 prior back surgeries by the same Dr. who had treated me for years. I was nervous changing Dr.'s knowing I could face another surgery in the near future. I was immediately comfortable at my first visit with Dr. Celestre. All avenues of treatment were exhausted before my surgery. He was...more
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Dr. Celestre is the best orthopedic doctor (I've had three) that has worked on me. Office visits were easy and straightforward with open and honest dialogue. My surgery and recovery went great. I was very heart broken when he left Richmond. You can trust Dr. Celestre to give you good information...more
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Dr. Celestre is a wonderful doctor & surgeon. He is a confident & skilled surgeon. He performed 2 major spine surgeries on me in 2 weeks time & I'm glad I chose him to do my surgeries. The surgeries went well & the after care & follow up were excellent. Dr. Celestre would personally return my...more
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Surgery/artificial disc replacement Dr Celestre was awesome! I stayed at the Oschners Baptist Hospital for my surgery and recovery. I can not express to you of how well I was treated and cared for. My doctor was most competent and comforting. I would highly recommend Dr Celestre to anyone! He was...more
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