Specialty: Orthopeadics & Sports Medicine

College: Duke University

Medical School: Louisiana State University School of Medicine

Internship: Johns Hopkins Hospital

Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital

Sports Medicine Fellowship: Steadman-Hawkins Clinic

Military Service: Major, United States Army Reserves, served in Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom. Awarded Army Commendation Medical

Licensure: Louisiana, Colorado

Professional Highlights:

Dr. Cascio specializes in sports medicine and the arthroscopic treatment of ACL reconstructions, rotator cuff tears, and hip, knee, & shoulder pain and injuries. His expertise is in hip arthroscopy and Femoro-Acetabular impingment and he is the regional expert in hip arthroscopy. He was the first physician to repair a hip labrum in Louisiana and has the most experience with repairing hip labrums in Louisiana.

Dr. Cascio, medical director of Sports Medicine at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, specializes in Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. His practice focuses on knee, shoulder, hip and cartilage injuries; he is trained in the latest minimally invasive arthroscopy surgery techniques for hips, knees and shoulders, which reduces scarring and recovery time. Dr. Cascio also specializes in ACL reconstructions, rotator cuff tears and the arthroscopic treatment of hip, knee and shoulder pain and injuries. He is a consultant for Smith and Nephew to help design instruments for safer hip arthroscopy.

Dr. Cascio’s two main areas of research are cartilage regeneration and the medicolegal aspects of compartment syndrome. Dr. Cascio has presented his research at several national meetings, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the International Cartilage Repair Society, and has published his work in journals such as the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. His most recent article being: Yen Yi-Meng; Cascio Brett; O’Brien Luke; Stalzer Steve; Millett Peter J; Steadman J Richard Treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee with microfracture and rehabilitation. Medicine and science in sports and exercise 2008; 40(2):200-5

His expertise has included the care of the New Orleans Shell Shockers Professional Soccer team, the U.S. Ski team, Colorado Rockies and Baltimore Orioles Baseball teams, Denver Bronco’s Football team, the Johns Hopkins Lacrosse and Football teams, and multiple high school teams. Dr. Cascio was Head of Sports Medicine at Louisiana State University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in New Orleans and was Head Team Physician for McNeese State University. He is currently the director of the Sports Medicine Program at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital and helps to care for 22 area high schools.

He is a Major in the Army Reserve and has deployed to Afghanistan in a Forward Surgical Team.

His professional affiliations include: Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Member, American Arthroscopy Association of North America Member, American Association of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Emerging Leader, American Orthopaedic Association