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Andrew Clavenna

PhysiciansW B Carrell Memorial Clinic
W B Carrell Memorial Clinic


  Dr. Andrew L. Clavenna joined the Carrell Clinic™ in 2006 as a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in spine surgery. In addition to traditional spine procedures, Dr. Clavenna’s expertise includes the latest in spinal surgery techniques including minimally invasive spine surgery, artificial disc replacement (disc arthroplasty), and spinal navigation. Dr. Clavenna exhausts conservative therapies, such as rehabilitation and injections, prior to surgical intervention. Currently, Dr. Clavenna is a spine consultant for the Dallas Cowboys and Southern Methodist University Athletics. Raised in Houston and Baton Rouge, Dr. Clavenna graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio with a B.S. in biochemistry. During his time at Trinity, Dr. Clavenna played linebacker for the Tigers, and was nationally recognized as a scholar athlete. He received his MD from Louisiana State University Medical School in Shreveport where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Clavenna completed his internship in general surgery and his residency in orthopedic surgery at Parkland Memorial Hospital. Following his residency, Dr. Clavenna completed a fellowship in spine surgery with Dr. Robert Watkins and Dr. Lytton Williams at the Los Angeles Spine Surgery Institute in California. During this one-year fellowship, Dr. Clavenna focused on sports-spine injuries, degenerative spine disorders, and deformity management involving the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. While in Los Angeles, Dr. Clavenna participated in spinal navigation research. This advancement in spine surgery allows for safer and more accurate placement of spinal hardware. Dr. Clavenna continues to participate in research advancing spine surgery techniques. In his spare time, Dr. Clavenna enjoys playing golf, fishing, boating, biking, and being outdoors with his wife and two daughters.

Research Interest

 Cervical, Thoracic & Lumbar Spine Disorders, Spine Athletic Injuries

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