Dr. George Picetti, MD

Dr. George Picetti, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 58
Dr. George Picetti, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Sacramento, CA and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from Creighton University School Of Medicine in 1985 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

2800 L St # 501

Sacramento, CA 95816

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Spine Deformities
very high
more than 97% of peers
Herniated Disc Surgery
very high
more than 93% of peers
very high
more than 92% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

74  Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Kyphosis
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


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28  Procedures

  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

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.


  • Creighton University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Picetti has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Picetti's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Picetti to family and friends
27 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (27)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Picetti'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 (6)

Don't use this surgeon stay away he is a big phoney. This guy wouldn't even admit me into the hospital when I couldn't walk n would scream when I'd move. After seeking another surgeon I had 3 broken rods n a staff infection in my back. The new surgeon had to take everything out n put new in which...more
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He is amazing! I couldn't walk before I came to him and now I don't have any back pain.
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My thorasic CT scan was sent to Dr. Picetti by my primary care doctor for review/recommendation. It had already been noted there was severe stenosis between the T9-T10. He and his office staff never called me or my PC doctor. After awhile I called. I was told "the stenosis was an incidental finding...more
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What an amazing Surgeon. Dr. Picetti was kind, caring, compassionate. The spinal fusion he performed on my took away ALL pre-surgical pain....I feel like I have a second lease on life as it relates to my back and the pain I had before surgery!!! I would recommend him to anyone that requires...more
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My dad met with George D. Picetti's office for a final pre-op to cover details, my dad simply asked Dr. Picetti if he could please call his primary doctor to discuss with him a few medical details..Dr Picetti yelled at my father and said he was the professional and would not make the call and since...more
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