Dr. Joseph Laratta, MD

Dr. Joseph Laratta, MD

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Dr. Joseph Laratta, MD is a minimally invasive orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Louisville, KY. He graduated from Rutgers University Medical School and specializes in minimally invasive orthopedic spine surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.Read his story

210 E Gray St Ste 900

Louisville, KY 40202

Contact Information

(502) 584-7525

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Sagamore Health Network

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Dr. Laratta's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Spine Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Laratta treats Spine Disorders more than 32% of his peers

Dr. Laratta treats this condition more than 32% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis
Spinal Fusion
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Laratta performs Spinal Fusion more than 27% of his peers

Dr. Laratta performs this procedure more than 27% of his peers

Spinal Stenosis
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Laratta treats Spinal Stenosis more than 11% of his peers

Dr. Laratta treats this condition more than 11% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Dr. Laratta's conditions and procedures:

Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery (ALIF)
Arthritis of the Spine
Autoimmune Diseases
Bone Disorders
Brain Surgery
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
Cervical Disc Degeneration
Cervical Disc Replacement
Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
Cervical Microdiscectomy
Cervical Radiculopathy
Cervical Spine Disorders
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Cervical Spine Reconstruction
Cervical Spondylitis
Cervical Spondylolisthesis
Cervical Sprain
Complex Spine Surgery
Congenital Spine Disorders
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Decompression
Decompression Surgery
Degenerative Spine Disorders
Disc Arthroplasty
Disc Replacement
Disc Surgery
Discitis
Discogenic Pain
Herniated Disc Surgery
Image-Guided Spine Surgery
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Kyphoplasty
Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
Kyphosis Surgery
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Laminectomy
Laminoplasty
Laminotomy
Lumbar Disc Degeneration
Lumbar Disc Replacement
Lumbar Herniated Disc
Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
Lumbar Laminectomy
Lumbar Microdiscectomy
Lumbar Radiculopathy
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Lumbar Sprain
Microdiscectomy
Microsurgical Procedure
Microsurgical Spine Surgery
Minimally Invasive Decompression for Spinal Stenosis
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Myelopathy
Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
Pathological Spine Fracture
Pediatric Spine Deformities
Percutaneous Herniated Disc Surgery
Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery (PLIF)
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Pseudoarthrosis
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Sacroiliac Joint Fusion
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Scoliosis
Spinal Compression Fracture
Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
Spinal Cord Disorders
Spinal Cord Tumor
Spinal Discectomy
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Instability
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Spinal Stenosis
Spinal Tuberculosis
Spinal Tumor Surgery
Spine Deformities
Spine Dislocation
Spine Disorders
Spine Fracture Treatment
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spine Surgery
Spondylarthropathy
Spondylitis
Spondylolisthesis
Spondylosis
Thoracic Disc Disorders
Thoracic Disc Surgery
Thoracic Disorders
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Thoracic Surgical Procedure
Thoracic Tumor resection
Thoracic Tumors
Total Disc Replacement
Vertebral Body Fusion Overgrowth
Vertebral Column Tumors
Vertebral Compression Fractures
Vertebral Fracture
Vertebral Subluxation
Vertebroplasty
XLIF® (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) Procedure

About Me

My philosophy of care is not a viewpoint; it is a commitment. The most important part of patient care lies in the relationship between a physician and patient and the joint effort in accomplishing a desired goal. My role is to provide the p...

Specialties

  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

Education

Neurosurgical Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery At Western Regional Center For Brain and Spine
Fellowship Hospital
Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Comprehensive Adult and Pediatric Spine Surgery At Norton Leatherman Spine Center
Fellowship Hospital
Chief Resident In Orthopaedic Surgery At Columbia University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
Orthopaedic Surgery At Columbia University
Residency Hospital
General Surgery At Columbia University Medical Center
Internship Hospital
Rutgers University Medical School
Medical School
University Of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Undergraduate School

Dr. Laratta's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Laratta

4.9

Based on 55 reviews

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Dr. Laratta performed emergency surgery on me for an injury that I had suffered in my neck and spinal cord. I was unable to use my arms before surgery and unable to stand. I am 8 weeks out from surgery now and standing on my own and using my arms without difficulty! He is an angel and such a...Read More
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I was referred to Dr. Laratta from another satisfied patient for minimally invasive surgery. I had been suffering for years and the injections were no longer working. Dr. Laratta performed an XLIF lumbar fusion on me. My incision was less than 2 inches. I was walking within hours of waking up...Read More
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Dr. Laratta and his staff at Audobon Hospital were nothing short of superb. He is absolutely wonderful. I would have never thought that a surgeon with his accomplishments would have such a gentle and delicate bedside manner. He is a sweet heart-- kind, compassionate, and thorough. He saw my...Read More
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I went to Dr. Laratta for his expertise in minimally invasive surgery. I had a significant amount of back pain and sciatic nerve pain shooting down my left leg. He performed an XLIF procedure on me. I have one incision on my side that is 3cm and one incision on my back that is 3cm. There is no...Read More
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Dr. Laratta cared for my mother who suffered a spinal cord injury after a recent fall. He explained everything so thoroughly and spoke at our level. We immediately had trust in him. He performed neck surgery on my mother and she already has had a remarkable improvement in arm strength. We...Read More
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Locations

Norton Leatherman Spine Center

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  • Hours
    • Mon: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Insurance accepted

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Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Sagamore Health Network
Sagamore Plus

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Norton Hospital

Louisville, KY

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