Dr. Ryan Bliss is an orthopaedic surgeon at the Baton Rouge Orthopedic Clinic, who specializes in hand, wrist, and elbow surgery. He provides both surgical and non surgical treatment to improve function and reduce pain. He focuses on complex trauma and reconstruction of the upper extremity; injuries to soft tissues including nerves, tendons, and ligaments; wrist arthroscopy; and elective treatment of nerve compressions and hand arthritis.

After completing orthopaedic surgery residency at Louisiana State University of New Orleans, Dr. Bliss was further trained in Hand and Upper Extremity surgery at the New York University Hospital of Joint Disease as the Littler Eaton Hand Fellow. While in his fellowship, he completed a Microsurgery course at Columbia University, NY.

Dr. Bliss provides hand and upper extremity orthopaedic care at the following locations:

  • Surgical Specialty Center

  • Our Lady of the Lake Hospital

  • Baton Rouge General Medical Center – Bluebonnet Campus

  • Lake Surgery Center

  • Our Lade of the Lake Hospital – Walker, LA Campus (Livingston)

  • Woman’s Hospital Baton Rouge


  • Doctor of Medicine
    Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN

  • Bachelor of Business Administration
    University of Texas, Austin, TX

  • Minor in Biology
    University of Texas, Austin, TX


  • Residency
    LSU Health Science Center, New Orleans, LA
    Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Fellowship
    New York University Hospital of Joint Disease, NY
    Hand and Upper Extremity Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Associations:

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand

  • American Medical Association

  • Louisiana State Medical Society

  • Louisiana Orthopedic Association

Research and Presentations

“Cryoneurolysis Nerve Block for Total Knee Arthroplasty”
“Percutaneous freezing of sensory nerves prior to total knee arthroplasty.”
Does Insurance Status Affect the Management of Acute Clavicle Fractures?”
“Influence of Prosthetic Design on Squeaking After Ceramic-on-Ceramic Total Hip Arthroplasty.”

Patient Resources: ELBOW