Marco Rodriguez, MD
Board Certified Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Marco Rodriguez, MD
844-496-5247

About Dr. Marco Rodriguez, MD

Raised with strong Christian family values in Lorain, Ohio, Dr. Rodriguez aspired to help others by answering his call to medicine. He pursued his undergraduate degree at The University of Notre Dame. He was then accepted at the prestigious Case Western Reserve University of Medicine, to pursue his passion for medicine and graduated in 2003.

During his 5 years of orthopedic residency training at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans, LA, Dr. Rodriguez gained an exceptional understanding and appreciation for the spine, its conditions and how it was treated. He pursued his training by accepting a fellowship at Texas Back Institute. Texas Back Institute is a leader in artificial disc replacement and was the first practice in America to implant an artificial disc replacement. Dr. Rodriguez co-authored an article on cervical artificial disc replacement while refining his surgical skills over that year.

During his fellowship at Texas Back Institute, he learned how to utilize a multi-specialty approach to treating the spine. He worked closely with therapists, interventional pain specialists, chiropractors and 11 spine surgeons. He took the best practices from all his mentors, in each specialty, to formulate his own unique approach to spine care and development of the International Spine Institute.

Dr. Rodriguez is devoted to patient centered care and often prays with his patients before surgery as a testimony of his oath to medicine and his faith in his God-given talent. When he is not practicing medicine he is likely spending quality time raising his 4 young children, with his loving wife Kristina.

PRACTICE

LA Health Solutions/International Spine Institute, New Orleans, LA, 2014 – present
Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Orthopedic Specialties of Spartanburg
, Spartanburg, SC, 2009- 2015
Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Subspecialty

FELLOWSHIP

Texas Back Institute, Spine Surgery – Plano, TX, 2008- 2009

RESIDENCY

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – New Orleans, LA, 2003 to 2008
Department of Orthopedic Surgery

EDUCATION

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine – Cleveland, OH, 1999 to 2003
Doctor of Medicine

University of Notre Dame – South Bend, IN 1995 to 1999
Bachelor of Arts, Spanish/Pre-professional

ADDITIONAL TRAINING

MedRebels Stem Cell Training – 2017

Boston Biolife Course in Regenerative Medicine in Spine – 2016

Endoscopic Spine Surgery Certification – 2014

NASS Minimally Invasive Spine Training – 2014

Mobi-C Artificial Disc Training Certification – 2013

XLIF Training Certification – 2009

Kyphoplasty Training Certification – 2009

Charite Artificial Disc Training Certification – 2009

Prodisc-C Artificial Disc Training Certification – 2009

Prodisc-L Artificial Disc Training Certification – 2009

RESEARCH

A Prospective Randomized Comparison of Cervical Disc – 2008-2009
Replacement and Anterior Cervical Fusion

Effect of Implantation of the Rescue™ Cervical – 2007-2008
Intervertebral Disc Replacement on Index and Adjacent Level Motion

Painful Os Perineum Syndrome – 2002
Clinical Review of Three Operative Treatments

LICENSES

Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners – Active

South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners – Active

Texas Medical Board – Active

Ohio Medical Board – Active

Mississippi Medical Board – Active

Alabama Medical Board – Active

BOARDS

The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery – Board Certified since 2013

ACTIVITIES/ORGANIZATIONS

Member, NASS 2008-present

Member, AAOS 2003-present

SPECIAL SKILLS/INTERESTS

Fluent in Spanish

Focus on minimally invasive and motion sparing and regenerative techniques

Interest in a multi-specialty approach to spine care