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LIFE RESTORED Gulf Coast Orthopedics has been a presence in Houma for over 40 years. Formerly known as Houma Orthopedic Clinic, in 2015 the clinic changed their name to Gulf Coast Orthopedics to best reflect their mission of providing excellent orthopedic care to people in our region. The clinic has grown to service the Bayou Region with clinics in Houma, Morgan City, Thibodaux, Raceland and Galliano.

Over the years, the technology involved in joint reconstruction has evolved tremendously. It’s a totally different experience for the patient and the surgery team now. In the past, this surgery was delayed until patients were much older and hospital stays were at least a week. “Because of the advancement of surgical techniques and implants, we are doing joint reconstruction surgeries now while people are in their 50s and 60s and people are enjoying their life again,” states Jaime Gaudet, FNP-C, practice manager. “Instead of suffering and waiting to have surgery until you are in your 70s or 80s, let us help you reclaim your quality of life. You don’t have to accept that just because you are getting older you will have to be in pain.” Even though Gulf Coast Orthopedics has been around for a while, the surgeons have evolved with the technology and techniques. They have committed themselves to learning the newest techniques and using the most up-to-date instruments so local patients don’t have to go elsewhere to have these procedures done. You can receive cutting-edge orthopedic care right here in Houma from the doctors you trust and who have always treated you. Gulf Coast Orthopedics is very proud of the joint education program created for all their patients undergoing joint reconstruction surgery. After you and your surgeon decide joint replacement is the route you are going to take to restore your quality of life, you will participate in a joint replacement education class. In this class you will meet your nurses, your therapists, the case managers, and the social workers that will be caring for you during your hospital

stay. This team will be sure that you are prepared before and after your surgery. By surgery day, the patient has already met the staff and knows exactly what to expect. The only thing left for the patient to do is focus on the surgery and their recovery. Most of their joint replacement patients are able to go home within one day of surgery. As Gulf Coast Orthopedics continues to grow as a practice, they are committed to being a comprehensive orthopedic clinic. Dr. William Kinnard, Dr. H. Lawrence Haydel II, and Dr. Michael LaSalle, specialize in general orthopedics, sports medicine and joint replacement. Dr. Brett Casey specializes in sports medicine and joint reconstruction with expertise in the anterior hip replacement. Dr. Geoffrey Stone specializes in shoulders and elbows. Dr. Christopher Cenac, Jr. specializes in disorders of the spine. Anterior total hip joint replacement is an example of how the doctors at Gulf Coast Orthopedic are utilizing new techniques to improve outcomes for patients. Dr. Brett Casey has perfected this surgery approach and has focused his skill on this method of hip replacement that boasts less damage to muscles, less post-operative restrictions and a faster recovery time. Patients are walking the day of their surgery. The decision to have a joint replacement is a life changing one. Gulf Coast Orthopedics is committed to helping their patients make this decision to improve their quality of life. It is their mission to help their patients get back to doing the things they enjoy with the people they love.

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