ROBERT BARRY LURATE, M.D.
Dr. Lurate is Board Certified in the field of Orthopaedic Surgery. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Biomedical engineering degree from Mississippi State University where he was inducted into the Engineering Student Hall of Fame. He went on to earn his medical degree in 1987 from the University of Mississippi Medical Center under the U.S. Navy Health Professions Scholarship Program. After completing a general surgery internship at Louisiana State Medical Center - Charity Hospital in New Orleans, LA, he then went on to complete his orthopaedic surgical training at Louisiana State University Medical Center in Shreveport, LA. While in residency, he became the first person at LSU to successfully perform many advanced surgical procedures ranging from laminoplasty (for decompression of the cervical spine) to arthroscopic ankle fusion. Thus began a commitment to performing the most technologically advanced and minimally invasive surgery possible.
Upon completion of his residency training in 1993, Dr. Lurate practiced orthopaedic surgery as a Lieutenant Commander with the Naval Hospital in Pensacola. Dr. Lurate was instrumental in establishing a spine surgery program at the Naval Hospital with special emphasis on disorders of the cervical spine. Dr. Lurate was awarded ten medals during his Navy career including the Navy Achievement Medal and the Humanitarian Service Medal for his service with the NATO Joint Task Force in the former Republic of Yugoslavia.
Upon completion of his tour of duty in the Navy, Dr. Lurate was recruited to practice in the Panhandle area where he has been in practice since 1997. He has been the first in the panhandle area to perform such technically advanced procedures as Minimally Invasive (MIS) total hip replacement, MIS total knee replacement, arthroscopic ankle fusion, laparoscopic spine fusions, arthroscopic shoulder reconstruction, and thorascopic spine decompressions. In many cases, Dr. Lurate remains the only one in the area performing such procedures.
Dr. Lurate is committed to studying and utilizing the most technically advanced surgical methods to provide patients with the best possible result with the quickest recovery. He has also published research on cartilage healing as well as on arthroscopy. He is a fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a member of the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons. In recognition of his dedication he recently received the Physicians Recognition Award from the AMA for the sixth consecutive year.
University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi
Louisiana State University Medical Center, Shreveport, Louisiana
Louisiana State University Hospital, Shreveport, Louisiana
American Board of Orthopedic Surgery