Dr. Ralph P. Katz, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon at Westside Orthopaedic Clinic

Meet Dr. Ralph P. Katz, MD

Dr. Katz is a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon with Westside Orthopaedic Clinic in Marrero, LA, serving the greater New Orleans metro area.

He and his team specialize in the treatment of all spinal disorders, offering onsite physical therapy, offsite MRI and CT scan, and an array of spinal injections.

Dr. Katz at a Glance

  • Dr. Katz is one of a few local surgeons performing both cervical and lumbar disc replacement.
  • Dr. Katz has extensive experience in minimally invasive techniques, and has been doing these type of procedures since 2002.

Discover the benefits of joining Dr. Katz for spine care.

Doctor Quote

To treat each patient as an individual with there unique problems.

Directions to our primary location in Marrero, LA

How Dr. Ralph P. Katz, MD Can Help You


  • Orthopedic Surgeon

Years in Practice

  • 20 Years


  • Medical School, Tulane University School of Medicine
  • Surgical Internship, Tulane division of Charity Hospital
  • Residency, University of Iowa


  • Arm Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spinal Conditions
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Herniated Disc/Bulging Disc
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Ligament Sprain
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Muscle Strain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Disorders
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Pain/Neuralgia
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Spinal Fracture
  • Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Dysfunction
  • Sciatica/Radiculopathy/Leg Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Whiplash
  • Work Injuries
  • Muscle Pain
  • Osteoporosis


  • Anterior/Posterior Lumbar Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF)
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Diagnostic Testing
  • Disc Arthoplasty
  • Discography
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injections/Blocks
  • Facet Rhizotomy
  • Heat/Ice Therapy
  • Injections/Blocks
  • Kyphoplasty/Vertebroplasty
  • Laminectomy
  • Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Medial Branch Nerve Blocks
  • Microdiscectomy/Microdecompression
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neck/Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Nerve Testing
  • Physical Therapy
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF)
  • Posterolateral Lumbar Fusion
  • Radiofrequency Procedures
  • Reconstructive/Revision Spine Surgery
  • Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Injections/Blocks
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spine Surgery
  • Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)

Accolades for Dr. Ralph P. Katz, MD

Professional Distinctions

  • Fellowship, Trauma/Spine - University of Iowa
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Tulane University School

Professional Affiliations

  • North American Spine Society
  • Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, July 1998, Re-certified in April 2016


  • West Jefferson Medical Center Designated as Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery
  • West Jefferson Medical Center Ranked #1 in the Region for Spine Surgery, 2012, Healthgrades

Office Information for Dr. Ralph P. Katz, MD

1301 Barataria Blvd Marrero, LA 70072 Driving Directions

Primary Location

1301 Barataria Blvd
Marrero, LA 70072


Monday: 8:00 - 5:00
Tuesday: 8:00 - 5:00
Wednesday: 8:00 - 5:00
Thursday: 8:00 - 5:00
Friday: 8:00 - 3:00

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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts Most Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Golden Rule Insurance
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Workers' Compensation

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