Dr. Ralph P Katz, MD

Dr. Ralph P Katz, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon at Westside Orthopaedic Clinic

Meet Dr. Ralph P Katz, MD

Westside Orthopaedic Clinic is a full service orthopaedic and spine clinic offering a wide array of spine care services to the greater New Orleans metro area, including (Jefferson Parish) to include: Gretna, Harvey, Algiers, Marrero , Westwego, Avondale and the rest of the Westbank.

Dr. Katz and his team specializes in the treatment of all spinal disorders. The Westside Orthopaedic Clinic offers in-house physical therapy, emg/ncs, off site MRI and CT, spinal injections (epidural steroid injections, selective nerve blocks, facet injections, and dorsal column stimulators). When surgery is needed, Dr. Katz is one of a few local surgeons who performs both cervical and lumbar disc replacements as well as specializing in minimally invasive spine surgery techniques.

Dr. Ralph Katz At a Glance:

  • Board certified, fellowship trained orthopedic trauma/spine surgeon
  • Dr. Katz is one of a few local surgeons who performs both cervical and lumbar disc replacements
  • Over 14 years of performing minimally invasive procedures
  • Performed over 750 procedures utilizing the latest in minimally invasive techniques with excellent patient outcomes

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


  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain And Neck Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Coccydynia
  • Complex Spinal Disorders
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spinal Conditions
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Failed Back Surgery
  • Herniated Disc / Bulging Disc
  • Nerve Pain
  • Neurological Conditions
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Osteoporosis
  • Scoliosis and Deformity
  • Spinal Disorders
  • Spinal Trauma
  • Sports Injuries
  • Upper Extremity Pain
  • Work Injuries


  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Corpectomy
  • Diagnostic Testing
  • Disc Replacement Surgery
  • Foraminotomy
  • Injections and Blocks
  • Kyphoplasty / Vertebroplasty
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Nerve Testing
  • Non-Surgical Treatment and Diagnosis
  • Orthopaedic Care
  • Physical Therapy
  • Reconstructive / Revision Spine Surgery
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spine Surgery

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 Boulevard
Marrero, LA 70072
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Primary Location:

1301 Barataria Boulevard
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

Profile last updated: October 28, 2016. This information was supplied by or on behalf of the provider.