Meet Our Team of Spine Specialists

Dr. Alexis WaguespackAlexis M. Waguespack, MD

Alexis M. Waguespack, MD is a fellowship-trained spine specialist providing treatment of all cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and sacral spine disorders, including scoliosis, spondylolythesis, kyphosis (adult deformity), cancer, leukemia of the spine (multiple myeloma), stenosis (pinched nerves), sacroiliac joint dysfunction (trauma or instability), and herniated discs.

Born and raised in New Orleans, Dr. Waguespack graduated with honors from Louisiana State University Medical School. She completed her residency in orthopedic surgery at LSU, where she was Chief Resident. She then completed a spine fellowship at the San Francisco Spine Institute, nationally recognized and affiliated with University of California San Francisco and Stanford University.

Dr. Waguespack is one of the few specialists nationally experienced a treating adult deformity using the latest advancement in minimally invasive surgical treatment of spinal deformity and scoliosis. For the most effective correction and balance, Dr. Waguespack performs minimal access extreme lateral surgery, a minimally invasive procedure offering superior results with minimal soft tissue disruption, allowing for quicker recoveries. She also uses kyphoplasty for osteoporotic fractures and to treat spinal pain from leukemia and cancer. This helps people re-establish previous strength and provides immediate pain relief, allowing patients to stand and walk again.

Dr. Waguespack is one of the only specialists in the Gulf South who is experienced in performing minimally invasive sacroiliac joint surgery (the iFuse Implant System by SI-BONE).

Dr. Waguespack is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and a member of the North American Spine Society and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. She is also a member of the distinguished Society of Lateral Access Surgeons (SOLAS).

Four times, most recently in 2016, the prestigious Becker’s Spine Review named Dr. Waguespack one of the Top female spine surgeons in the US.


Our Staff

Gregory J. Waguespack, CPA

Gregory J. Waguespack, CPABusiness Manager

Joelle Fabian, PA-C

Joelle Fabian, PA-CPhysician’s Assistant

Rachel Munez

Rachel NunezMetairie & Uptown Receptionist

Rosary Shields

Rosary ShieldsReceptionist, Marrero

Ian Athmann

Ian AthmannMarketing Coordinator

Noel Belden

Noel BeldenFront Desk Receptionist

Mitzi Tucker

Mitzi TuckerMedical Assistant

Deena Perque

Deena PerqueX-Ray Technician

Shannon Calais

Shannon CalaisAuthorization Administrator

Jade Abadie

Jade AbadieMedical Assistant