Richard Rooney, MD

Richard Rooney, MD

Dr. Rooney is a fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon. A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and he earned his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He completed his orthopedic surgery training in the U.S. Army and is board certified in both orthopedic and spine surgery. He was separately selected as the Clinical Travelling Fellow by the Scoliosis Research Society, the North American Spine Society, and the Cervical Spine Research Society and is the only surgeon to win all three of the awards concurrently.

Specialties: Orthopedics, Spine Surgery
For Appointments 805-737-8700

His accomplishments in the field of Regenerative Medicine and his knowledge of Stem Cell science were recognized by Congress and in 2009 and 2011 he was appointed as a Peer Reviewer for Congressional Directed Medical Research Programs in Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell therapy in Orthopaedics.

He has authored numerous research articles, lectured extensively on Spine Surgery and Regenerative Medicine and authored the Spine and Orthopaedic chapters in the definitive textbook on Combat Trauma.

Orthopedic Procedures

  • Total Joint replacement
  • Ligament and tendon repair
  • Treatment of fractures and broken bones
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Shoulder, hip and knee pain procedures
  • Injections for arthritis
  • Sports injury treatment-arthroscopy

Spine Procedures

  • Steroid Injections
  • Laminectomy
  • Disc replacement
  • Vertebral compression fracture therapy
  • Discectomy
  • Spondylolisthesis treatment
  • Spinal stenosis treatment
  • Sciatica treatment
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Fusion surgery

Education and Training

Fellowship San Diego Center for Spinal Disorders/UCSD Spine Surgery 2002
Residency Tripler Army Medical Center Orthopedic Surgery 2001
Internship University of Washington Transitional Year 1996
Medical Case Western Reserve University   1995
Undergraduate United States Military Academy BS, Nuclear Engineering 1991


  • AMBS - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Surgery
  • California Medical Board - Physician and Surgeon

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons - ACS - Member

Honors and Awards

  • Top doctor - Seattle Metropolitan Magazine
  • Super Doctor -
  • Top Doctor selection - Seattle Met Magazine, 2012
  • Seattle Superdoctor - 2011-2013
  • Compassionate Physician Recognition -, 2011
  • Traveling Fellow Winner - Cervical Spine Research Society, 2006
  • Traveling Fellowship - North American Spine Society, 2006
  • Edgar Dawson Traveling Fellowship - Scoliosis Research Society, 2005
  • Louis A. Goldstein Award, best clinical poster - Scoliosis Research Society, 2002
Available at Lompoc Health - North H Center

1225 North H St, Lompoc, CA

Primary Care and Specialties Monday - Thursday
8 am – 5 pm
8 am – 12 pm
Urgent Care Everyday
9 am – 9 pm

(805) 737-8700

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