Dr. Russell Russo, MD

Sports Medicine  |  
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Age 33
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Dr. Russell Russo, MD
About: Dr. Russell Russo is an orthopedic surgeon in New Orleans, Louisiana who is fellowship trained in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery. He completed his training in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine at Houston Methodist Hospital where he worked with the best minds in the field. While in Houston, Dr. Russo was a team physician for the Houston Texans, Houston Astros, Houston Rockets, and Houston Dynamo. He also took great pride in serving as assistant team physician to Rice University Athletics, including the Rice Football 2014 Hawaii Bowl Champions. Dr. Russo also served as a physician for NASA at the Johnson Space Center, helping the next generation of Astronauts prepare for an eventual mission to Mars. MISSION STATEMENT: Dr. Russo's mission is to bring the same level of care given to professional athletes and the astronaut corps back home to our young and aging athletes here in South Louisiana Background: Dr. Russo is excited to return to the city where he was born and raised. He decided he wanted to pursue a career in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine after an experiencing an ankle injury in high school. Dr. Charles Murphy assisted his return to play which sparked an interest that would lead to a career in orthopedic surgery. The special care Dr. Murphy exhibited is what sets the Orthopedic Center for Sports Medicine apart from the rest, and is why Dr. Russo chose to join Dr. Murphy's group and begin practicing the compassion and care every injured person deserves. Dr. Russo is a proud alumnus of the LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans where he also completed his orthopedic surgery residency while working at the Interim Charity Hospital. Throughout his medical career, he has won several awards including a nomination for Medelita's National Resident of the yearaward, as well as paper of the year awards at the Louisiana Orthopedic Associationannual meeting, 3 years in a row. Dr. Russo's research has been featured in articles around the world, as well as in National Geographic's Inside America series. Dr. Russo's passion is to take state of the art care that can be found at the highest level of professional sports and at the country's finest medical institutions and bring that care and expertise home for our local athletes. Dr. Russo is proud to call New Orleans home.

826 Harrison Ave

New Orleans, LA 70124

Contact Information

(504) 592-6437

Dr. Russell Russo, MD

Dr. Russell Russo, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Russo's mission is to bring the same level of care given to professional athletes and the astronaut corps back home to our young and aging athletes here in South Louisiana

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Dr. Russo's Experience

Dr. Russo'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 Orthopedic Surgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Hip Pain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Pain


  • ACL Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Joint Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Articular Cartilage Repair
  • Biological Therapy
  • Bone Marrow Aspiration
  • Bone Regeneration Procedure
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cartilage Implantation
  • Cartilage Regeneration
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Cartilage Transplant
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Replacement
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

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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.


  • Louisiana State Univeristy
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2005
  • Louisiana State University / School Of Medicine In New Orleans
    Medical School | Graduated 2009
  • Lsu/Charity Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2014
  • Methodist Hosp/ Texas Med Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2015

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Russo has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Russo's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Russo to family and friends
based on 8 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Russo Says:

I love seeing happy patients

Dr. Russo's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in New Orleans, LA |
I am a doctor and heard from friends that Dr.Russo is who I should see for my knee. He was polite, incredibly informative, and fixed my problem with a minor surgery. I can not imaging having a better surgeon take care of me and my patients.
in Kenner, LA |
Dr. Russo is extremely nice and friendly. It is very important for me to have a doctor that makes you feel comfortable and listens to what you have to say as well as giving excellent medical care. He never makes you feel rushed. Appointments are never difficult to schedule and wait times in the office are minimal. Front desk staff is very friendly as well. I highly recommend Dr. Russo.
Great bedside manner, knowledgeable, would highly recommend.
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Dr. Russo accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
  • Humana
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Russo has admitting privileges

East Jefferson General Hospital
4200 Houma Blvd
Metairie, LA 70006
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Omega Hospital
2525 Severn Ave
Metairie, LA 70002
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