Marco Rodriguez, MD
Founder and President
Dr. Rodriguez’s goal is to offer his patients the least invasive option that provides the most extensive improvement to their lives.
He founded the International Spine Institute in 2015, as an effort to develop a practice that leads the way in least invasive procedures like endoscopic spine, and artificial disc replacement, as alternatives to spinal fusion.
He specializes in treatments for:
ABOUT DR. RODRIGUEZ
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 multispecialty 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 3 young children, with his loving wife Kristina.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
International Spine Institute – Founder, President 2015 – Current
Louisiana Health Solutions – New Orleans, LA, 2014- present
Orthopedic Specialties of Spartanburg – Spartanburg, SC, 2009- 2015
Texas Back Institute, Spine Surgery Plano, TX, 2008- 2009
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans, LA, 2003-2008
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Cleveland, OH, 1999-2003
Doctor of Medicine
University of Notre Dame South Bend, IN 1995-1999
Bachelor of Arts, Spanish/Pre-professional
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
- Louisiana Orthopedic Association 2015-Present
- North America Spine Society 2008-present
- American Academy Of Orthopedic Surgery 2003-Present
Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners Active
South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners Active
Texas Medical Board Active
Federal DEA Active
The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery – Board Certified