Sergio Mendoza Lattes, MD Sergio Mendoza Lattes, MD

Sergio Mendoza Lattes, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Spine Surgeon

4.7 out of 5  (154 ratings, 35 reviews)
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919-660-8267 Office number
919-681-7366
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WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
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ABOUT ME

As co-director of Duke Spine Center, the goal of my practice is to treat patients with an interdisciplinary, evidence-based model. This includes a shared-decision-making process, team based care and continuous clinical outcomes collection. Educating and giving my patients access to information is a central piece of my approach. My philosophy is that the better educated patients are on their conditions, the better healthcare choices they are able to make. In the event that a patient needs surgery, we focus on optimizing and preparing prior to surgery with the purpose of improving outcomes. Complex spinal problems are better treated in an interdisciplinary, or team based, care environment. These collaborations are built into the Duke Spine Center and allow us to provide the best care and outcomes to patients with spine problems.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English, German, Spanish
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Experience
Duke Spine Services

I am part of a team of spine orthopaedic surgeons and neurosurgeons that offers a full spectrum of spine surgery options, including disc replacement to relieve pain and swelling, complex reconstructive surgeries for scoliosis, and procedures to remove spinal cancer lesions.

My surgical specialties
  • Inserting spinal rods, plates and screws into the spine
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  • Posterior spinal fusion
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  • Anterior spinal fusion
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  • Spinal bone graft
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  • Laminectomy and laminotomy
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Note: All surgical experience data is from July 2014 through June 2016 and is calculated by individual Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes.

Surgeries Performed by the Spine Team
21,771
Surgeries Performed by the Spine Team
21,771
My surgical specialties
  • Inserting spinal rods, plates and screws into the spine
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  • Posterior spinal fusion
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  • Anterior spinal fusion
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  • Spinal bone graft
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  • Laminectomy and laminotomy
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Procedures I Perform the Most

Note: All surgical experience data is from July 2014 through June 2016 and is calculated by individual Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes.

Training
EDUCATION
MD, Universidad Católica (Chile)
RESIDENCY
Orthopaedic Surgery, Universidad Católica (Chile)
FELLOWSHIP
Spinal Deformity Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, 2003
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

I am interested in studying methods to improve the safety of complex spinal procedures, including the monitoring of the spinal cord function, and also the process of clotting of blood during the procedure. I am also studying the effects of a pre-habilitation protocol (rehab prior to surgery) on clinical outcomes and perioperative morbidity. I think that improving cardiovascular stance and endurance prior to surgery has a profound effect on the results of surgery - the stronger you are, the faster and better you recover. I am also studying the effect of spinal deformity in adults (scoliosis, kyphosis) on balance and equilibrium. The ability of a patient to stand and walk is mostly affected by the deformation of the main axis of the body, resulting in increased effort to stand and walk and increased risk of falls.

PUBLICATIONS
View Sergio Mendoza Lattes's publications on PubMed
Ratings and Reviews

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Overall provider rating
4.7 out of 5 (154 ratings, 35 reviews)
PATIENT REVIEWS
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has a working relationship (i.e. consulting, research, and/or educational services) with the companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.
  • DePuy Orthopaedics (Johnson & Johnson)
  • Globus Medical