Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
Adult reconstruction hip and knee


Ohio University at Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio


Meridia Southpointe Hospital, Warrensville Heights, Ohio

Medical Degree

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
University of Health Sciences
College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kansas City, Missouri

Professional Memberships

American Osteopathic Association

Dr. LaCognata is a Cleveland Clinic Foundation Fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon in the field of adult reconstruction, specifically Hip and Knee replacement surgery. His practice is limited to Hip and Knee Reconstruction both primary and revision. He is involved in development and utilization of new technology and employs computer navigation/ computer assisted surgery, and minimally invasive techniques where appropriate. He utilizes the latest advances in orthopaedics to get his patients back to their normal lives as quickly as possible. Dr. LaCognata completed his fellowship, in Adult Reconstructive Surgery at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio. The Clinic enjoys a strong reputation for outstanding care and was named one of the four “Best Hospitals” in America by U.S. News & World Report.

Dr. LaCognata is also involved in clinical research trials of related medications and devices, physician / medical education and training both in the United States as well as abroad.  He has served as Chairman of the Board at a Orthopedic subspecialty hospital, currently consults for major manufacturing device companies and serves as adult reconstruction specialist in the Phoenix metro area.

He and the healthcare team at Valley Bone & Joint Specialist work together to help you to keep on moving.