Donald D. Dietze

Donald D. Dietze

Neurosurgeon at Louisiana Heart Hospital & Medical Group

Meet Donald D. Dietze

Dr. Dietze is a Board Certified Neurological Surgeon and Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons that specializes in spinal surgery being the prior Spine Specialist for the Department of Neurosurgery at Tulane University. He has publications on spinal surgery including chapters in major textbooks and has taught spinal surgery techniques to his peers and serves as consultant to major spinal companies. He serves on the North American Spine Society (NASS) Coverage Task Force and on the American Association of Neurologic Surgeons Ethics Committee. He offers the "state of the art" for spinal surgery including laser and endoscopic spinal surgery for neurologic decompression, percutaneous and minimally invasive spinal surgery for spinal fusion, and cervical and lumbar artificial disc replacement and Coflex Interlaminar Posterior Dynamic Spinal Stabilization and cervical laminoplasty to avoid fusion. Surgical treatment is individualized to each patient's needs taking into account their life goals and clarifying realistic expectations. Working together with Dr. John Logan, Orthopedic Spinal Surgeon, he strives to offer the optimal care to his patients with emphasis on proper diagnosis and total care for spinal disorders with or without spinal surgery. When surgery is necessary, the combined experience of Board Certified Neurological Surgeon and Orthopedic Spinal Surgeon develops the optimal surgical planning and performance. His outcomes from spinal surgeon places him in the top 10% of national spinal surgeons. Working together with Physiatrists, Drs. Susan Bryant-Snure and Michael Braxton, together they optimize non-surgical treatment including interventional management to avoid or postpone spinal surgery as appropriate. The goal of treatment is centered on obtaining the best outcomes providing relief in pain and suffering and improved function through a multidisciplinary team approach. The practice motto is "We give back life!"

Dr. Donald D. Dietze is a neurosurgeon and part of the group that makes up Louisiana Heart Hospital & Medical Group.

Directions to our primary location in

Lacombe, LA

How Donald D. Dietze Can Help You


  • Neurosurgeon

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Acute Pain
  • Adult Spinal Deformity
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Auto Related Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Chiari Malformation
  • Complex Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spinal Conditions
  • Discogenic Pain
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Failed Back Syndrome
  • Foot Drop
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc / Bulging Disc
  • Kyphosis
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Disorders
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Pain / Neuralgia
  • Osteoporotic Compression Fractures
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Post Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Sciatica / Radiculopathy
  • Scoliosis and Deformity
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Infections
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylolysis


  • Anterior / Posterior Lumbar Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Corpectomy
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy / Decompression
  • Anterior Cervical Fusion
  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)
  • Artificial Disc Replacement - Cervical
  • Artificial Disc Replacement - Lumbar
  • Axial Lumbar Interbody Fusion (AxiaLIF)
  • BMP
  • Back Surgery
  • Bone Graft Substitutes
  • Caudal Injections
  • Cervical Spine Fusion Instrumentation
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Discectomy
  • Discography
  • Dynamic lumbar stabilization
  • Endoscopic Microdiscectomy
  • Epidural Steriod Injections
  • Facet Joint Injections / Blocks
  • Facet Rhizotomy Injections
  • Facet rhizotomy
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Injections and Blocks
  • Interspinous process spacers
  • Intradiscal Electrothermal Therapy (IDET)
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Laminectomy / Decompression Surgery
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laser Spine Surgery
  • Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion (XLIF)
  • Low level laser
  • Lower Back Surgery
  • Lumbar Corpectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Fusion Instrumentation
  • Medial Branch Nerve Blocks
  • Microdiscectomy / Microdecompression
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nucleoplasty
  • Percutaneous Spinal Fusion
  • Physical Therapy
  • Posterior Cervical Decompression
  • Posterior Cervical Discectomy
  • Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF)
  • Posterolateral Lumbar Fusion
  • Radiofrequency Neuroablation
  • Radiofrequency procedures
  • Reconstructive /Revision Spine Surgery
  • Sacro-Occipital Technique
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injections / Blocks
  • Sacroiliac joint fusion
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spine Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Thoracic Spine Surgery
  • Transforaminal Injections
  • Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)
  • Trigger Point Injections
  • Upper Back Surgery
  • Upper Cervical Specific Techniques
  • Vertebroplasty
  • X-STOP

Accolades for Donald D. Dietze

Professional Distinctions

  • Fellow, American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery - Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves
  • North American Spine Society
  • Member, NASS Coverage Task Force
  • Member, AANS Ethics Committee

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified, American Board of Neurological Surgery

Office Information for Donald D. Dietze

29301 N. Dixie Ranch Road
Lacombe, LA 70445
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