Dr. Garland Gudger Jr, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 38

Dr. Gudger Jr
Accepting new patients

Hughston Clinic

6262 Veterans Pkwy Columbus, GA 31909

Dr. Garland Gudger Jr, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Columbus, GA and has over 10 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Mercer University School Of Medicine medical school in 2011. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital and Piedmont Columbus Regional Northside. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Gudger Jr to book an appointment.

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Affiliated with Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital Phenix City, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for orthopedic surgery.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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No malpractice claims found for Georgia
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Dr. Gudger Jr's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Joint Pain
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Dr. Gudger Jr treats Joint Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Gudger Jr treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Joint Drainage
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gudger Jr performs Joint Drainage more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Gudger Jr performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Joint Arthrocentesis
Osteoarthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gudger Jr treats Osteoarthritis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Gudger Jr treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
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Dr. Gudger Jr's conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • 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
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Trigger Finger
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Sprain or Strain

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Dr. Gudger Jr's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Gudger Jr

4.8

Based on 38 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Dr. Gudger is the best. He has the best bedside manner and the absolute best interest in his patients' health. He replaced both hips and I was out of the hospital both times the next day with little pain. I would absolutely recommend Dr. Gudger over any other doctor.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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John Hughes – Oct 13, 2021
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Excellent experience with Dr. Gudger. Professional, great patient interactions/communication. A true patient advocate. Have made several referrals to family and friends to see Dr. Gudger and his wonderful staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Tom wilson – Aug 06, 2021
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Had been having an issue with my hand for several months. Couldn’t find anyone to take my pain seriously and help resolve the problem. Went to Dr. Gudger and he listened to me and took my pain seriously. Treated the problem and I feel so much better today! He’s very professional. Respected my time by getting me in and out of the office in a timely manner. Highly recommend.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Susan – Aug 05, 2021
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Great visit with Dr Gudger Jr. Having problems with a shoulder and fact he steered me to a more conservative approach of treatment instead of surgery. Will see how it goes with the conservative approach.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Jjay – Jul 30, 2021
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Dr.Gudger is great at his profession. He did an excellent job on my hip replacement. I was totally amazed at my first step after surgery. He cares about his patients. He takes all the time you need to explain what is going on with you and what it will take to make it right. I am so thankful that he is my surgeon.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Michaela McWhorter – Jun 05, 2021
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Excellent doctor and staff! Listens to concerns and explains everything thoroughly. Will definitely be returning and recommending to family.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lezette Phillips – Apr 22, 2021
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I had right TKR a few months ago. Surgery went very well. And I am very pleased with how well my recovery is going. Dr. Gudger is wonderful. He takes the time to explain everything and answers all questions. Great bedside manner and very professional and kind. Hospital staff very knowledgeable and professional. It was a great experience. If ever again I need any type of orthopedic surgery Dr. Gudger will be who I go to.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mar 09, 2021
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Dr. Grudger and staff are awesome they stay in touch before and after treatment. So glad a friend recommended me to him. He personally called my wife as soon as surgery was over to inform her of the outcome.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Todd Harden – Dec 22, 2020
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knee replacement surgery schedule for 8Dec 20
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dec 05, 2020
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I saw Dr Gudger after months of increasing knee pain. When my mobility & stability became greatly impaired & I feared falling, I called for an appointment which I got in a timely manner. I received thorough care from the doctor & the PA: they listened to me, called for X-rays then for an additional one, determined a steroid injection was called for, and I received it. The pain was GONE!!! rapidly & has not returned! My normal movement has resumed! PT from Ariz was prescribed & that was an equally successful experience.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Pam – Nov 25, 2020
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My office visit was excellent. Dr. Gudger is the absolutely best. I am sure I will be having a knee replacement in the future and he will preform this operation. Check in was great along with his staff. Over all wonderful experience and I highly recommend Dr. Gudger and Houghston Clinic.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Brenda Mordic – Nov 14, 2020
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I started out with his father which was a great doctor as well. Dr. Gudger Jr and his nurse are the best. They know my conditions to a T and are always prepared to give me the best treatment options available. I have recommended him to several of my friends and family.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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L. White – Nov 11, 2020
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Dr. Gudger and his NP seem to be nice people. However, neither really listen. Nor do they do a good job of communicating findings. Ex: I was told one thing and my primary care physician was told something different. They won’t respond to my inquiries for clarification. I’m an intelligent person and can understand explanations, given the opportunity. Just because I’m a senior citizen doesn’t automatically make me lose my sense of logic. And - just a blanket recommendation for non-specific physical therapy doesn’t seem logical to me without further explanation, which doesn’t seem to be forthcoming.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Nov 04, 2020
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This is to replace a previous negative review. Dr. Gudger is working to fix the situation, and his staff have been very kind & helpful. It has all required a lot of patience.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Oct 15, 2020
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Excellent first visit. Looking forward to Hip Replacement Surgery.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
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Stephen Shenk, Columbus, GA – Aug 20, 2020
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He treated me for my right knee and gave me great relief. He has a great bedside manner.
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Mar 22, 2019
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Follow up on knee replacement, ??AWESOME Doctor and STAFF??. Due to other health issues had some tenderness, pain and swelling (soft tissue inflammation) from several falls, which I've just dealt with. Dr GUDGER prescribed me a compound cream that arrived this morning. I can already tell a difference. Thankful and blessed by Dr Gudger and staff.
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Mar 22, 2019
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could not be better every one was great dr gudger knows what he is doing staff was great treatment was painless very happy
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Mar 15, 2019
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First time to see this doctor. Excellent and caring.
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Mar 12, 2019
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Dr. Gudger is very friendly and caring with good bedside manners. He answered all my questions. Would definitely recommend him to family and friends.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Susan Henderson in Midland, GA – Mar 01, 2019
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Biography

Jake Gudger, MD, graduated from University of Georgia in Athens with a degree in biology and went on to earn his medical degree from Mercer University...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Education

2017
Hughston Foundation Advanced Clinical Experience
Fellowship Hospital
2016
Greenville Hospital System, Greenville, S.C.
Residency Hospital
2011
Mercer University School Of Medicine
Medical School
2005
University of Georgia
Undergraduate School
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What are Dr. Garland Gudger Jr, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Gudger Jr frequently treats Joint Pain, Joint Drainage, and Osteoarthritis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Gudger Jr treats.

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Dr. Gudger Jr's office is located at 6262 Veterans Pkwy, Columbus, GA 31909. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Hughston Clinic

Hughston Clinic - Main Campus6262 Veterans Pkwy Columbus, GA 31909
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Hughston Clinic Dothan512 N Shady Ln Dothan, AL 36303
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Hughston Clinic LaGrange107 Calumet Center Rd Lagrange, GA 30241
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:30pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:30pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:30pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:30pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions

Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital

Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital4401 RIVERCHASE DR Phenix City, AL 36867
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Gudger Jr is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital

Phenix City, AL

88% Patient Experience Rating, 19% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2022)

Piedmont Columbus Regional Northside

Columbus, GA

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2022)

Wellstar West Georgia Medical Center

Lagrange, GA

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)