Orthopedic Surgery & Joint Replacement Specialist

Board Certified & Fellowship Trained

Dr. Paul Buzhardt, M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Buzhardt is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in joint replacement, including primary knee and hip replacement (first replacement) and revision hip and knee replacements. Dr. Buzhardt is also the only surgeon in Lafayette, LA who offers direct superior hip replacements.

Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology (MAKOplasty®)

MAKOplasty® is a patient-specific, robotic arm procedure for partial knee replacement, total knee replacement and total hip replacement. It is designed to relieve pain caused by joint degeneration. Dr. Buzhardt utilizes MAKO technology in his surgeries for better accuracy and high-quality results.

Knee Replacement

There are two types of knee replacement surgeries: partial and total. Which type of knee replacement is recommended is dependent upon the condition of the various parts that make up the knee. Learn more about knee pain & treatment options.

Direct Superior Hip Replacement

A diseased or injured hip can limit your ability to perform basic movements and can have a drastic impact on your day to day life. Total hip replacement surgery involves the removal of arthritic bone and damaged cartilage. Learn about hip pain and treatment options.

MAKOplasty® Technology

The Mako Robotic Arm Assisted Surgery technology has transformed joint replacement procedures. This system helps surgeons provide patients with a more personalized surgical experience. It also protects soft tissues and ligaments allowing for a quicker recovery and typically lower pain than conventional joint replacements. Learn more about MAKOplasty® Technology

“Dr Buzhardt and his nurses are the absolute best caretakers we’ve ever had. They treat us like family! We find comfort in knowing that we are being treated by the best of the best. They take great concern in our ailments and give us every detail possible. With their knowledge and expertise we are 100% confident we are receiving the best care possible.”

I can’t ask for better service from the doctor and his staff.

“Dr Buzhardt and his staff are fantastic and I have recommended him to several people. Very thankful that he was able to save my leg. I am President of his fan club.”

“Dr Buzhardt is an amazing Dr!!! I wouldn’t be where I am today without him and his staff!! Love them all!!!!!”