Dr. Scott Montgomery, MD

Dr. Scott Montgomery, MD

Sports Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
45 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Scott Montgomery, MD is a sports medicine specialist in New Orleans, LA and has been practicing for 13 years. He specializes in sports medicine, orthopedic surgery, and more.Read his story

Ochsner Health Center - Elmwood

1221 S Clearview Pkwy Bldg B

New Orleans, LA 70121
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Lifecare
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Network
  • Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
  • Employers Health Network
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Health Payors Organization

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Dr. Montgomery's Experience

Dr. Montgomery'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

Dr. Montgomery's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Montgomery "Dr. Scott Montgomery is the head team physician for the New Orleans Pelicans. He was selected by the NBA in 2010 to work with USA Basketball. He was the team physician with the U-17 Men’s National team which won the gold metal at the first World Championships in Hamburg, Germany. He was the team physician and coordinated care for the NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans in 2008. He is also a team physician for Xavier University and Delgado Community College, as well as multiple area high schools. Dr. Montgomery is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and has a subspecialty certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwestern University in history in 1995 and received his MD from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1999. He completed his orthopaedic residency at Tulane University in 2004. He completed his orthopaedic sports medicine fellowship at the University of Virginia with Drs. Mark Miller and David Diduch. He helped care for the athletes at both the University of Virginia and James Madison University. During his fellowship year, he won an NCAA championship ring as a team physician with JMU’s football team. He has been active in research since he was in medical school. He won regional and national recognition for his outcome study with Dr. Tom Kling on instrumented fusions for patients with adolescent scoliosis. At Tulane, he won the outstanding chief resident research award for his project with Dr. Steve Cook examining the use of OP-1 / BMP-7 in bone healing. In fellowship, he was involved with several research projects on posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injuries and reconstructive techniques. He was on the team that won the Herodicus Award at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine meeting in 2006. He was awarded the Intern of the Year Award for Charity Hospital in 2000. He was awarded the New Physician of the Year Award at Ochsner in 2005. He currently sits on the chairman search committee for the Ochsner Orthopaedic department. Dr. Montgomery moved back to New Orleans in 2005, one month before Hurricane Katrina, to start his practice in sports medicine. He and his wife Melissa are thankful every day that they chose to stay in New Orleans and raise their daughter. He specializes in shoulder and knee arthroscopy. He has a specific interest in arthroscopic shoulder (rotator cuff repair, labral repair and shoulder instability) and knee reconstruction. He specializes in anatomic ACL reconstruction which restores the native footprint of the anterior cruciate ligament, as well as complex, multi-ligament knee reconstruction. He also specializes in shoulder replacement surgery and open shoulder stabilization. He is interested in all aspects of orthopaedic sports medicine. He recently authored a book chapter on the shoulder and sits on the Self-Assessment committee for the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, which writes review tests for young orthopaedic surgeons. He is actively involved in the orthopaedic sports medicine fellowship program at Ochsner."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Montgomery "I feel lucky to be able to practice medicine the way that I do. I try to think about how I would like to be treated as a patient or how I would like a member of my family to be cared for. I try to educate my patients about the conditions they have and empower them to make well informed decisions about their care. I am a board certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, fellowship trained in sports medicine, who specializes in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, knee and elbow."

5  Specialties

  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

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

75  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • 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
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
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35  Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Lateral Meniscus Repair
  • Medial Meniscus Repair
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Cartilage Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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.


  • Northwestern Center Feinberg School of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1995
  • Indiana University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • Tulane Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Tulane Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • University of Virginia Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Montgomery has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Montgomery's Reviews

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Dr. Montgomery'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 (2)

I had finally got to the point of needing minor surgery (Tenex) on my elbow. Dr. Montgomery, Dr. Gottschalk, and Dr. Jones all worked to get me in quickly. All three showed an epic amount of concern and understanding, and my surgery was scheduled and completed with FANTASTIC results within my...more
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Dr Montgomery did an Arthroscopic repair of my broken shoulder socket and labrum. Perfect work, and a great pleasure to talk to before and after surgery. Highest praise and recommendation.
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