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Brett M. Cascio, MD

About Brett
Primary Service
  • Orthopedics
Secondary Services
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Duke University
Medical School
  • Louisiana State University School of Medicine
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Steadman-Hawkins Clinic
Devastation to Determination

Dr. Brett Cascio, medical director of Sports Medicine at Lake Charles Memorial Health, specializes in sports medicine and the arthroscopic treatment of ACL reconstructions, rotator cuff tears, and hip, knee & shoulder pain and injuries. His expertise is in hip and shoulder arthroscopy and Femoro-Acetabular impingement and he is the regional expert in hip arthroscopy. He was the first physician to repair a hip labrum in Louisiana and has the most experience with repairing hip labrums in Louisiana.

Dr. Cascio's expertise has included the care of the New Orleans Shell Shockers Professional Soccer team, the U.S. Ski Team, Colorado Rockies and Baltimore Orioles Baseball teams, Denver Bronco’s Football team, the Johns Hopkins Lacrosse and Football teams, and multiple high school teams. Dr. Cascio headed the Sports Medicine Program at Louisiana State University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in New Orleans.

His practice focuses on knee, shoulder, hip and cartilage injuries. He is trained in the latest minimally invasive arthroscopy surgery techniques for hips, knees and shoulders, which reduces scarring and recovery time. Dr. Cascio is board certified in the field of Sports Medicine from the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons. To receive this special designation the ABOS requires a physician devote significant time to the field of sports medicine by providing care to team and individual sports participants. The ABOS reviews the surgeons case load and type of cases to ensure the surgeon does an above average amount of sports type cases.

He also served as a major in the U. S.Army Reserve having served in Afghanistan in a Forward Surgical Team.


  • The Treatment of Acute Type III Acromioclavicular Separations; American Journal of Orthopedics, 2008
  • Surgical Treatment of a Tear of the Pectoralis Major Muscle Origin; Journal of Bone & Joint,Surgery 2007
  • Posterior Only Versus Combined Anterior and Posterior Approaches to Lumbar Scoliosis in Adults: A Radiographic Analysis; Spine, 2007
  • Multifunctional Chondrotin Sulfate for Tissue Integration; Nature Materials, 2007
  • MRI of the Shoulder; Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, 2006
  • Tip of the Trade: A Method of Splinting for Surgeons; Journal of Surgical Orthopedic Advancements, 2006
  • Spinal Fusion After Revision Surgery for Pseudarthrosis in Adult Scoliosis; Spine, 2006
  • Compartment Syndrome: Time from Diagnosis to Fasciotomy; Journal of Surgical Orthopedic Advancements, 2005
  • Documentation of Compartment Syndrome at an Academic Health Care Center; Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, 2005
Insurances Accepted:
  • Aetna Health Inc., 
  • Blue Cross / Blue Shield, 
  • Cigna Health And Life Insurance Company, 
  • Hmo Louisiana, Inc., 
  • Humana, 
  • IMA, 
  • Louisiana Health Service & Indemnity Company, 
  • Medicare, 
  • Meritain Health, 
  • Office Of Group Benefits, 
  • Self Insured, 
  • United Health Care, 
  • United Medical Resources, 
  • Vantage Health Plan, Inc.
Education Military Service: Major, United States Army Reserves, served in Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom. Awarded Army Commendation Medical
Other Specialties or Certifications American Arthroscopy Association of North America Member American Association of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons American Orthopaedic Association

Special Clinical Interests & Recognition Sports related injuries and chronic conditions Arthroscopic Surgery of the Hip, Knee and Shoulder Shoulder Inury Hip Labrum Injury Joint injuries ACL reconstructions Total shoulder replacement Regenerative medicine injections