Dr. Garland Gudger, MD

Dr. Garland Gudger, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 70
Dr. Garland Gudger, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Columbus, GA and has been practicing for 45 years. He graduated from Medical College Of Georgia School Of Medicine in 1973 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.

6262 Veterans Pkwy

Columbus, GA 31909

Contact Information

(706) 324-6661

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Gudger performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
more than 99% of peers
Joint Drainage
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Gudger's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

51  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


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17  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • LaGrange College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Medical College Of Georgia School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1973
  • Greenville Hospital System
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Greenville Hospital System
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Shriners Hospital, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Order of Merit, Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation, 1990
  • Honoree, LaGrange College Athletic Hall of Fame, 2006
Media & Publications

Dr. Gudger has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gudger's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gudger to family and friends
11 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Gudger's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Dr. Gudger is the craziest, most southern doctor I know, but i wouldn't have it any other way. He's the best Orthopedic Specialist in town. He and his nurse Joanna keep me laughing so I don't think about my knee pain as much.
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