Join us in welcoming Dr. Michael Lago to Cornerstone Orthopedic Institute


Michael T. Lago, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic & Spine Surgeon

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Michael Lago will be joining Cornerstone Orthopedic Institute on September 1, 2022. Dr. Lago is a Pediatric Orthopedic Specialist treating various disorders of the musculoskeletal system. His practice is focused on the management of pediatric skeletal deformities, with additional interest in general orthopedic trauma.

Dr. Lago earned his Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (MS) and received his Medical Degree (M.D.) from The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Texas. Dr. Lago later completed his Orthopedic Surgery Residency training at The University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine in 2016. After completion of his residency, he continued his medical education and completed his Pediatric Orthopedic Fellowship at The University of Utah in 2017. 

As a Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Lago provides outstanding and compassionate care to all of his patients. Dr. Lago diagnoses and treats various disorders of the musculoskeletal system in children and adults, with a focus on pediatric skeletal deformities. Dr. Lago specializes in scoliosis evaluation, scoliosis surgery, spinal disorders, pain in the back, Hip pain and lower extremity pain in children through young adults, ankle instability, bowed legs, knock knees, flat/club foot, dislocations, bone fractures, and breaks and more.

Dr. Lago serves as an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Department of Surgery at the UTRGV School of Medicine, educating and training the next generation of leaders in medicine, research, and patient care. 

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Michael Lago, fill out our secure Online Appointment Request Form or call us at 956-668-0060 to schedule an appointment.

Before your first appointment

We love serving our patients the best we can! To better serve you please make sure the following are present at the time of your appointment:

  • Photo ID
  • Referral (if needed)
  • Most current insurance cards
  • Any MRI’S and X-RAYS you may have had previously

Unfortunately, if you do not have those at the time of your appointment we will have to reschedule it. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the office.

If you are an existing patient of Dr. Lago's, your medical records are confidential and a copy of them can be transferred to COI or released to you only through your written permission. Below is a medical release form for the release of protected health information in both English and Spanish.

If you should require copies of your records, please complete the attached COI authorization for the release of medical records to the address below by mail or fax. 

Medical Release Form (English)

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