John Schutte, M.D.

Lafayette General Orthopaedic Center
Board Certified - Orthopaedic Surgeon

4212 W. Congress St., Ste. 3100
Lafayette, LA 70506
(337) 706-1300

Dr. Schutte serves as Principle Medical Director of Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) Orthopaedic Services. He assists in the development of clinical pathways and in establishing procedures and clinical progression protocols to ensure the consistency and quality of all orthopedic services.


Dr. Schutte is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He has been recognized as a Louisiana Top Doctor by Louisiana Life Magazine six times since 2006. Dr. Schutte specializes in Sports Medicine, Arthroscopic Surgery, General Orthopaedics and Joint Replacement. He received his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine (New Orleans) and completed his residency at Charity Hospital (New Orleans). Dr. Schutte fulfilled a Shoulder Surgery Fellowship in London, Ontario, Canada.


  • Doctor of Medicine, Louisiana State University School of Medicine (New Orleans, LA) 
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Organizational Involvement
  • The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Lafayette Parish Medical Society
  • Louisiana State Medical Society
  • Louisiana Orthopaedic Association
  • Acadiana Orthopaedic Society (President)
  • University of Louisiana-Lafayette athletic department team physician

Meet Dr. John Schutte