Louis G. Jenis, MD, MHCDS
Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon
Reliant Medical Group

I am excited to announce that I will be joining Reliant Medical Group on September 27th in order to expand my spine surgical practice, as well as assuming a new administrative leadership role. While I will remain a member of the Newton-Wellesley Hospital Spine Center, this move will benefit my numerous MetroWest and Worcester area patients with easier access and care in Reliant’s Southboro and Worcester clinic sites, where I will be practicing.

To schedule an appointment for AFTER September 27th please call 508-964-5580 at Reliant Medical Group and the team will assist you with finding an appropriate time and location.

Thank you for entrusting me with your spine health and for choosing me as your doctor.

Lumbar Microdiscectomy

Microdiscectomy surgery involves removing or shaving down the disc to free the nerve and alleviate leg pain.
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Laminectomy

A treatment for spinal stenosis is to open the spinal canal by laminectomy.
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Lumbar Spinal Fusion

There are many types of fusion procedures including open or minimally invasive and may use implants to fuse the vertebrae together.
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Cervical Spinal Fusion

May be recommended for problems due to degeneration of the disc, a herniated disc or spinal canal narrowing.
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Cervical Disc Replacement

Artificial disc replacement is designed to maintain motion of the neck.
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Innovative Spinal Procedures

Novel treatments can now be offered that may be minimally invasive, not requiring fusion, without general anesthesia, and potentially with endoscopic techniques.
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Louis G. Jenis, MD

I am an active member of several professional societies including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Cervical Spine Research Society, Lumbar Spine Research Society, American Orthopaedic Association, North American Spine Society, and the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine.

Throughout my academic and professional career, I have been honored with numerous awards including the North American Spine Society Travelling Fellowship, Japanese Orthopaedic Association Traveling Fellowship, Excellence in Teaching Awards from Tufts University School of Medicine, and I am a graduate of the Leadership Fellows Program in the AAOS. More recently, I achieved my Master Degree in Health Care Delivery Science from Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business.

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Seeking a second opinion?

The prospect of spine surgery can be intimidating and scary. As a patient, it is critical for you to collect as much information as possible and develop a true understanding of your condition and treatment options including nonoperative, traditional surgical and newer, innovative less invasive techniques. Many of my patients come to see me for a second (and sometimes third) opinion. This is very common as it is difficult to balance varied recommendations.

Here are some questions that you should plan on asking your spine surgeon:

  • Does your surgeon publish outcomes/results in the medical journals?
  • What should be expected during the recovery?
  • Are there any side effects?
  • Would the doctor recommend a minimum invasive procedure or a full surgery?
  • How many similar surgeries did that doctor perform in the past?
  • Is that doctor a well-known surgeon in this field?
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Patient Reviews

"I was recommended by friends who have been treated by Dr. Jenis. I am happy with his care and treatment. He is extremely professional and gentle."

Anonymous - May 07, 2019

"I had a surgery with Dr. Jenis 6 years ago and now I am scheduled for another one. The first surgery was a laminectomy and it gave me immediate relief. I have had 6 pain free years. I now have further problems that require a fusion and would not choose any other doctor. God has given him great skills and I am putting my trust in God that he has lead me once again to the right surgeon. I look forward to telling you all the results."

Anonymous - April 02, 2019

"Dr. Jenis is a great surgeon he's exactly what you as a patient would need he's a strait shooter tells you exactly what you need to hear. I've had 2 surgeries most recent in Sept 2017 and although my outcome wasn't as good as I hoped for this time around he made it perfectly clear what I was up against. I continue to see Dr. Jenis and will continue as long as I need to. I recommend Dr. Jenis to anyone looking to seek a Dr. in his field. Thank You Dr. Jenis for everything you have done for me."

Paul in Fall River MA - March 23, 2019

"First and foremost Thank You. It has been 18 years since our last visit, T12-L2 fusion with implementation, 16+ hours on the table. To this date I have been able to do as I wish, some stuff the Doc would cring at. Sometimes things get lost in life, I will forever be greatfull for all that You and your staff did for me."

Kevin in West Yarmouth , MA - December 11, 2018

"I had surgery in December 2017, I am 86 years and had pain for years. Since then I have been pain free from the stenosis, I still have arthritis and keep it under control with mild pain meds. I wish I had this surgery years ago. I thank Dr. Jenis and his team, he is very caring and easy to talk to, he even called me the night before surgery to make sure that I was comfortable with my decision. God bless you all."

Anonymous - April 14, 2018

"Dr Jenis is a fantastic orthopedic surgeon with terrific bed side manner! I've had 2 surgies with him,2001 & 2012, both with 100% satisfaction and ultimately 100% pain relief. I have the utmost confidence in his ability."

LJG in Exeter, RI - June 25, 2016

"Dr Jenis did not push surgery. He actually recommended that we delay it and get another opinion form someone that specializes in non surgical options. After confirming my diagnosis and waiting almost a year we talked over my quality of life, risk/reward, and likelihood of meeting my goals. Its been 5 days and most of my original symptoms are gone. I walked my daughter to school on Friday and walked 3.5 miles today (planned on 2 but got lost in the woods). I think he fixed the impingement!"

Scott in Wellesley Hills, MA - June 06, 2016