Dr. Gary Brazina, MD

Dr. Gary Brazina, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 70
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Gary Brazina, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Playa Vista, CA and has been practicing for 44 years. He graduated from Temple Univ Sch Of Med in 1974 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.Read his story

5450 Lincoln Blvd

Playa Vista, CA 90094

Contact Information

(310) 821-2222

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

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Dr. Brazina's Experience

Dr. Brazina's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Brazina's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Brazina "As a board certified orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Brazina has served as team physician to the Los Angeles Blades and as a consultant to the Joeffrey Ballet, the Southern California Cheetahs Track Club, and the Sports Club LA. He has also served both on the Board of Governors for the Academy of Body Builders and as a second opinion physician for the NFL Players Association. Presently, he is team physician for the Los Angeles Heat Football Team. Dr. Brazina serves on the editorial board of Women's Fitness Magazine and is on the advisory board and regular contributor to Max Sports and Fitness Magazine. He has been featured in featured in articles published in Redbook, Shape, Sports Illustrated, Elle and, First for Women magazines. He appears regularly on CNN, LA Today, E! Entertainment, The Home Show, Skiing America, KTLA Morning News, and Aspen Today. Fellow American College of Surgeons Fellow American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery Qualified Medical Examiner State of California"


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Brazina "Dr. Gary Brazina is dedicated to providing his patients with the best quality care, the newest surgical techniques, and the latest protocols in conservative care. First and foremost, his emphasis is always on the patients' individual and specific needs."


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Industrial Injury
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • University Of Pittsburgh
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Temple Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1974
  • Temple Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Jefferson Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Brazina has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Brazina's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Brazina to family and friends
based on 11 total reviews (7 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

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Dr. Brazina's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

in Marina del Rey CA,
Absolutely no way i could ever Thank Dr. Brazina, for his knowledge, compassion. I am a walking testament of his ability to spot on handle my lower back issues. It has been such a pleasure to have Dr. Brazina care for me, and i would recommend him and his team hands down to anyone that is...more
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I really appreciate that Dr. Brazina wanted me to try conservative treatment first. All the other physicians that I've had a consultation with said the only thing that would help is surgery. Dr. Brazina will try his best to keep you from having surgery.
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He is a great doctor and spends time with you to let you know about all your aches and pains not just what you came in for.
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in La Mirada, CA
Doctor Brazina is an excellent Doctor, very attentive, and explains my medical condition very well. Also he always answers my questions, his Staff is very efficient and courteous. Highly recommend.
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in Palmdale, CA
I have visited Dr Brazina three times in the past three years for orthopaedic evaluations. Each visit I found him extremely caring and personable. His reports of my orthopaedic issues are very accurate and detailed. Although not concerned in any way with evaluation of my case, Dr Brazina has twice...more
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