About Orthopedic Center for Sports Medicine


About Orthopedic Center for Sports Medicine 


The Orthopedic Center for Sports Medicine is proud to welcome Nicholas Pappas III, M.D. to the OCSM clinic.  A New Orleans native, Dr. Pappas is a fellowship trained and double Board Certified Orthopedic Hand Surgeon who brings over 10 years of experience treating hand and upper extremity injuries to our healthcare facility.  He is the newest member of the OCSM Healthcare team and founder of NOLA Hand Surgery (nolahandsurgery.com). 

Procedures performed include carpal tunnel release, cubital tunnel release, trigger finger release, thumb/finger joint replacement, ganglion cyst excision, flexor/extensor tendon repairs, hand/wrist ligament repairs, nerve repairs, wrist arthroscopy, and operative fixation of hand/wrist/elbow fractures.

Luis M. Espinoza, M.D., is a fellowship trained and double board certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in minimally-invasive arthroscopic shoulder procedures as well as arthroscopic management of knee, elbow, and ankle problems. Chadwick Murphy, M.D. is board certified with the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and a Subspecialty of Pain Management of the spine.  Our staff continues to offer timely doctor visits, physical therapy, X-rays and MRI scans all under one roof to patients from all over the New Orleans metro area

Andrea Espinoza, M.D. diagnoses and treats an array of conditions. She specializes in asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic cough, and many other chronic lung conditions. With on-site pulmonary function testing, she can measure patients’ lung function throughout treatment. As a Lifestyle Medicine specialist, Dr. Andrea Espinoza offers a multidisciplinary approach to individualized patient care.  She offers preoperative optimization for patients to ensure the best clinical outcome. ONE Clinic offers in-depth consultation with a focus on education, nutritional counseling, and effective mindfulness strategies to patients to improve quality of life.

In concert with our lead physical therapist, therapist Brad Holstein, DPT, our Physical Therapy department will help with aches, pains, sports related injuries and more.  Working as a multidisciplinary team, we are all here to help.  Call the team at Orthopedic Center for Sports Medicine or schedule an appointment online today.

At OCSM, “We believe that Medicine has to slow down in order to truly meet patient’s needs.  Finding the root cause of symptoms while empowering patients is an integral part of their care”.


Words from our patients

  • Healthgrades

    "Dr. Espinoza truly cares about his office staff. Beautiful office- making significant changes to improve patient experience!"

    Andrea E.
  • Healthgrades

    "The doctor did an outstanding job on my hip. He was very good at describing what the operation would be like and his follow thru after the operation was excellent."

    Robert H.
  • Healthgrades

    "The doctor is very knowledgeable. He doesn't jump to surgery or dismiss your pain. He takes time with you and offers treatment options."

    Julie O.
  • Healthgrades

    "The doctor has one of the best bedside manners' I've experienced in a long time. He was very knowledgeable, and most of all, he was so kind."

    Raphael B.
  • Vitals

    "She is one of the best Doctors that I have ever had, very caring and takes her time to make sure you are well taken care of."

    Self-verified patient
  • Healthgrades

    "Dr. Espinoza is great. He is very gentle and genuinely cares."

    Becky H.
  • Healthgrades

    "Dr Espinoza did 3 shoulder surgeries and an elbow surgery on me over the past 8 years and I’ve had great recovery each time. "

    Randy G.


Orthopedic Center for Sports Medicine
4921 Airline Drive
Metairie, LA 70001
Phone: 504-217-5236
Fax: 504-889-5615

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