Baton Rouge Orthopaedic Clinic, LA Orthopaedic Specialists, LLC, Align

Baton Rouge Orthopaedic Clinic (BROC) and Lafayette-based Louisiana Orthopaedic Specialists, LLC (LOS), announced their intentions to become the founding divisions of a newly combined orthopedic group practice - Gulf South Orthopedic Partners.. The partnership is unique in that it allows each division to continue to operate in their respective markets under their existing brands of LOS and BROC, while at the same time coordinating their combined resources and expertise to benefit all patients across a broader region.

Gulf South Orthopedic Partners will offer a comprehensive range of orthopedic services, including sports medicine, joint replacement, spine surgery, hand surgery, foot and ankle surgery, orthopedic oncology, orthopedic trauma, pediatric orthopedics, and rehabilitation. Gulf South Orthopedic Partners will be built by a team of experienced orthopedic surgeons, physicians, and support staff dedicated to improving mobility, function, and overall quality of life for its patients.  At inception, Gulf South Orthopedic Partners will have 54 board-certified physicians with 48 being fellowship trained orthopedic surgeons.

In a joint statement, Henry L. Eiserloh, MD, chairman of BROC, and Matthew D. Williams, MD, president of LOS, announced, "We are excited about the formation of Gulf South Orthopedic Partners. The partnership will preserve the LOS and BROC legacies and brands and enable us to combine strengths and resources to better serve our communities with advanced orthopedic care. We are committed to delivering personalized, compassionate care to our patients while driving innovation and excellence in orthopedics and preserving an independent, physician- led practice model.” The formation of Gulf South Orthopedic Partners is expected to occur over the next several months with a launch in the third quarter of 2024.