Orthopaedic Doctors in Lafayette, La


Paul C. Buzhardt, M.D.
Orthopaedic Surgery

Otis R. Drew, M.D.
Orthopaedic Surgery

Brian Etier, M.D.
 Orthopaedic Surgery

Orthopaedic Surgery

James Hlavacek, M.D.
Orthopaedic Trauma
Orthopaedic Surgery

Orthopaedic Surgery

Orthopaedic Surgery

Orthopaedic Surgery
Resident Instructor
Orthopaedic Trauma

Orthopaedic Surgery

The team of orthopaedic specialists at Lafayette General Orthopaedic Center provide each patient with a full understanding of his or her joint pain treatment options. Whether you have knee pain, hip pain, or even shoulder pain, our physicians can help. The goal is to achieve the highest quality of life with the least amount of risk. Our board-certified orthopaedic surgeons specialize in diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of orthopaedic conditions in both adults and children. 

To learn more about our orthopaedic services or to make an appointment with one of our physicians, call Lafayette General Orthopaedic Center at (337) 703-3201.

We've recently consolidated all orthopaedic physician practices into one location. We are now in the Medical Office Building on the campus of Lafayette General Orthopaedic Hospital, the region's only hospital dedicated to orthopaedics. Our brand new office is located at:

Lafayette General Orthopaedic Center
4212 W. Congress St., Ste. 3100
Lafayette, LA  70506

Some of the more common specialties are:
  • Hip Reconstruction & Knee Reconstruction 
  • Hip Replacement & Knee Replacement 
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Joint Preservation Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Computerized Surgical Navigation Joint Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive and Muscle Sparing Surgical Techniques
  • Revision of Failed Hip Replacement & Knee Replacement
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Disorders & Shoulder Replacement
  • Gender Specific Knee Replacement
  • Advanced Bearing Technology in Hips & Knees
  • Alternatives to Traditional Total Hip Arthroplasty & Hip Resurfacing Unicompartmental & Partial Knee Replacement

Award-winning, nationally-recognized orthopaedic program

Lafayette General Medical Center (LGMC) is certified by The Joint Commission for Disease-Specific Care for Joint Replacement of the Hip, Knee and Shoulder giving it the Gold Seal of Approval among Acadiana hospitals. The national survey firm Press Ganey, Inc., places LGMC in the top 1% in the nation for orthopaedic patient satisfaction, making it clear that LGMC is the optimal place for orthopaedic care. There’s no stronger endorsement of care than the word of our patients.

WomenCertified® also named LGMC among America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopaedics. Earning a Woman’s Choice Award is based on robust criteria that consider female patient satisfaction and what women say they want from a hospital such as quality physician communications, responsiveness of nurses and support staff, cleanliness and trusted referrals from other women. Learn more about our Orthopaedic program

MAKOplasty - Only at Lafayette General

MAKOplasty® is a patient-specific, robotic arm procedure for partial knee replacement, total knee replacement and total hip replacement. It is designed to relieve pain caused by joint degeneration. By targeting only the damaged part of the knee, your surgeon can repair the knee while sparing healthy bone and ligaments surrounding it. In hip replacement cases, the robotic arm helps provide unprecedented surgical accuracy. This technology is a proven success, with over 37,000 partial knee replacement surgery cases and 5,500 hip replacement surgery cases already performed nationwide, with tremendous outcomes.