Dr. Wame Waggenspack, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 46

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Wame Waggenspack, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Baton Rouge, LA and has over 20 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Waggenspack has extensive experience in Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery. He graduated from Louisiana State Univ School Of Medicine In New Orleans medical school in 2002. He is affiliated with medical facilities Baton Rouge General - Bluebonnet and Our Lady Of The Lake Regional Medical Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Wame Waggenspack, MD

Baton Rouge Orthopaedics Clinic

8080 Bluebonnet Blvd Ste 1000 Baton Rouge, LA 70810 ()
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(225) 924-2424

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Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery specialists.

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Shoulder Dislocation
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
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Dr. Waggenspack's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • 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
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Sprain or Strain

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Dr. Waggenspack accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Waggenspack's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Waggenspack

4.9

Based on 35 ratings

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Best surgeon to date
Wame has done both of my shoulders over the last 2.5 years, which were my 11th and 12th orthopedic surgeries over the last 15 years. They don't get any better than Dr Waggenspack. He used a bovine implant on my rotator that has worked well and is supposed to have a better recovery than the traditional methods. I have more use of my shoulders than I have in years.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Shawn P – Apr 29, 2022
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Dr. W is highly skilled. He repaired a right shoulder rotator cuff in Feb. 21 then after I fell he repaired a separated right shoulder. I am pleased with is work and the way he conveys his message regarding treatment. Cant go wrong with this kid!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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DMC – Apr 03, 2022
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Professional and excellent service. Went well above and beyond to treat my injury. Very pleased. Would definitely recommend.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mar 13, 2022
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Dr. Waggenspack and his staff are simply THE BEST! AWESOME experience each and every visit!!!!!
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Sonya C. Miller – Jan 20, 2022
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What a pleasant surprise to be treated in a timely, friendly, professional manner by everyone at BROC. Despite the size of the practice, i received Individual attention and great care. Would highly recommend Dr Waggenspack and his entire team.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lisa Holmes – Jan 01, 2022
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Wrecked a motorcycle at Michelin Road Atlanta Motorsports Park. Complete dislocation of the right arm at the shoulder. Destroyed the rotator cuff and labrum, severed the bicep muscle at the shoulder, and severed the pectoral muscle. Dr. Waggenspack came highly recommended by two other Orthopedic Surgeons whom I respect completely. When THEY recommended Dr. Waggs... I knew I would be in good hands. Every aspect of his diagnosis, surgery, treatment and follow-up was above and beyond my expectations, and the recommended physical therapy regimen is helping me to heal ahead of schedule. If you EVER need shoulder work, this guy is the tip of the top in his specialty. Thank you so much for the awesome bedside manner, care and concern for my total recovery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Steve Zibilich – Oct 26, 2021
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I had a wonderful visit I will be more than happy to recommend him to others.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sep 09, 2021
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Quick and very informational
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jul 08, 2021
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Dr. Waggenspack went over and beyond taking care of my 13 year old daughter who had multiple injuries in her elbow. He thoroughly explained everything and assured us that she would be well taken care of. We are very grateful for the exceptional care that he provided!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Tiffani – Jun 17, 2021
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He and his staff are great! I was very impressed.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jun 17, 2021
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He is very proficient in his care. He explains everything thoroughly and cares about his work results. I anticipated much pain and for 6 weeks post surgery I have been virtually pain free. I cannot say enough about how pleased I am with whole experience.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Joan Thorpe – Jun 10, 2021
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I just moved to BR and did not know who I should go to for my shoulder injury. My daughter had knee surgery at BROC and recommended them highly. A doctor friend from NO recommended Dr. Waggenspack. He was very professional and friendly and gave me much needed relief for my shoulder pain with his explanation, steroid shot, and pt. I am so thankful I chose Dr. Waggenspack as my doctor!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Susan Davis – Apr 18, 2021
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He is very personable. Took his time, was especially sensitive to my son’s needs and his disability - Autism. Made us feel comfortable and at ease
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Apr 01, 2021
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Dr. Waggenspack is excellent! I have a torn rotator cuff in my right shoulder. I thought I would need to have surgery and really dreaded it. I was referred to him by my spine doctor, who gave me my first injection in my shoulder 5 years ago. On my first visit to Dr. Waggenspack three months ago, he gave me an injection in my shoulder. I have been pain free since then. I went back this week for him to recheck to make sure it would not cause further damage if I did not have surgery to repair it. He said that only a small percentage of rotator cuff tears require surgery. He was so reassuring that we could continue without surgery as long as I remained pain free and had the range of motion I have now. He gave me exercises to do at home to continue to strengthen it. His bedside manner is wonderful. He's so knowledgeable. He takes his time to explain extensively and answers any of your concerns. I highly recommend Dr. Waggenspack. I would give him 10 stars if I could!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Barbara Bourgeois – Jan 24, 2021
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Very professional and critical to my successful recovery
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Erk – Jan 21, 2021
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Dr. Waggenspack appears to think that he is God's gift to modern medicine and told me that he is the best doctor in this area. I found him to be pompous and difficult to communicate with. I spent over an hour in his office and he was in the room no more than a few minutes. I would never recommend him. I suggest you find another doctor.
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Mary Posey – Apr 17, 2020
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My experience was top rate,.....excellent!!! I would strongly recommend the services of Dr. Waggenspack Jr*, and organization to any and all that are in need of such services
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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R kemp – Mar 19, 2020
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Very satisfied and a good doctor
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mar 07, 2020
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Provided sufficient info. at each stage of process. Was reassuring and patient about responding to all my questions. Helped me anticipate next steps, reasonable expectations.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jan 11, 2020
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Excellent Doctor, friendly knowledgeable staff, and I greatly appreciate having an X-ray and results in that same visit!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Biography

Dr. Wame Waggenspack, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Baton Rouge, LA and has over 20 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Waggenspack...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Emergency Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

Education

2002
Louisiana State Univ School Of Medicine In New Orleans
Medical School

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Dr. Waggenspack frequently treats Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Waggenspack specializes.

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Dr. Waggenspack's office is located at 8080 Bluebonnet Blvd Ste 1000, Baton Rouge, LA 70810. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Baton Rouge Orthopaedics Clinic

Baton Rouge Orthopaedics Clinic8080 Bluebonnet Blvd Ste 1000 Baton Rouge, LA 70810
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Waggenspack is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Baton Rouge General - Bluebonnet

Baton Rouge, LA

1 Award Received

Our Lady Of The Lake Regional Medical Center

Baton Rouge, LA

75% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received