Dr. Ralph Gambardella, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 71

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Ralph Gambardella, MD is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Los Angeles, CA and has over 46 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Southern California / Keck School of Medicine in 1977. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Adventist Health White Memorial and Cedars - Sinai Medical Center. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Ralph Gambardella, MD

Kerlan-jobe Orthopaedic Clinic

6801 Park Ter Ste 500 Los Angeles, CA 90045
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First post-operative visit. Everything went very well.
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
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Mike O'Sullivan – Aug 04, 2020
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very friendly, so far I have no problems with my post op.
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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Mar 02, 2020
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Dr. Gambardella is great. He explains everything to you in a clean way so you understand. He's the best...
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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Eugene Buccieri in Northridge, CA – Jun 26, 2019
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I've experienced 2 surgeries now with Dr Gambordella. Right knee minesctomy and right shoulder rotator cuff repair. My left knee is relatively pain free compared to what we started with and my right shoulder is healing very well.
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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Jerry C. Rodin in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA – Mar 04, 2019
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At first I was concerned that he did not recommend surgery for traumatic injuries to my knee. He knows his statistics. He was supportive throughout the rehabilitation process. Ultimately I did need to have the arthroscopic surgery but most of the injuries had healed on there own (full thickness tear ACL, multiple micro bone fractures and bone bruises). I'm 11 days post-op and very optimistic that I will be back to my sport very soon.
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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Los Angeles, CA – Dec 18, 2018
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Dr. Gambardella is one of the best in the business. I have sent my wife and mother to see him. I also recommend him to my friends. We all play tennis and he know how to help. He does not push surgery. But rather as a last option to improve quality of life. This is important for those surgery averse to know. The entire team is excellent!
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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Stephan Weiler in Los Angeles, CA – Dec 11, 2018
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Dr Gamberdella is a great surgeon! My entire experience with him was excellant. Great bedside manner, highly competent support staff, excellant facility.
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
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May 22, 2018
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Doctor Gambardella and his staff are excellent!
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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Apr 10, 2018
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Dr. Gambardella is an amazing surgeon who takes time to make sure you understand your options, outcomes, and answers all your questions. He made feel extremely comfortable before, during and after my surgery.
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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Jan 21, 2018
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Dr. Gambardella is extremely experienced. He is one of the best in the biz and knows what he is talking about. He takes the time to explain everything to patients and answers all questions. My experience with him has been fantastic. Kerlan-Jobe however deals with so many patients that scheduling and dealing with billing can be very frustrating and time consuming. But the doctors themselves are great.
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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Dana Rosendorff in Santa Monica, CA – Dec 20, 2017
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Dr. Gambardella was very informative reference my injury and the options available to me. He explained complex procedures in laymen terms allowing me to understand the present conditions as well as choices towards recovery.
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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Bob Yzquierdo in Yucaipa, CA – Sep 16, 2017
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I have tore my ACL on both knees, and Dr Gambardella has flawlessly reconstructed them. I went on to play collegiate soccer after my first ACL reconstruction and have had absolutely no issues playing competitive sports. This man is a genius at his craft and has amazing bedside manner as well. What more could you ask for?
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
3 people found this helpful
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Jordan R in La Crescenta – Feb 14, 2017
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Surgically fixed my shoulder. The best and very compassionate to boot.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Los Angeles, CA – Sep 16, 2016
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Dr Gambardella is a world class surgeon who cares. He is exceptional in every way and listens intently to his patients like me.
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
3 people found this helpful
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Ronald in Los Angeles, CA – Feb 14, 2016
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Care Philosophy

At Kerlan-Jobe, we specialize in helping people who are on-the-go to stay healthy and active. We are considered the experts in comprehensive...Read more

Biography

Ralph A. Gambardella, M.D. is a Sports Medicine surgeon and serves as Chairman and President of Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic. After earning his medical...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1983
Kerlan Jobe Orthopedic Clinic
Fellowship Hospital
1978
Tufts New England Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1977
University of Southern California / Keck School of Medicine
Medical School
1973
Bowdoin College
Undergraduate School
,

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Castle Connolly America’s Top Doctors, 2007-2015
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition Award, 2012
  • Super Doctor, Los Angeles Magazine, 2010
  • Top Doctors: LA Area, Castle Connolly, 2013
  • Top Doctors: Southern California, Castle Connolly, 2012
  • Patients’ Choice Award, 2012
  • Hollywood’s Top Doctors, The Hollywood Reporter, 2015
  • Super Doctors, SuperDoctors.com, 2015

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What conditions does Dr. Ralph Gambardella, MD treat?

Dr. Gambardella frequently treats the following conditions: Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear), Glenoid Labrum Tear, and Systemic Chondromalacia. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Ralph Gambardella, MD's office address?

Dr. Gambardella's office is located at 6801 Park Ter Ste 500, Los Angeles, CA 90045. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. Ralph Gambardella, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Ralph Gambardella, MD is affiliated with Adventist Health White Memorial and Cedars - Sinai Medical Center.

Is Dr. Ralph Gambardella, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. Ralph Gambardella, MD holds board certifications in Orthopedic Surgery.

How much experience does Dr. Ralph Gambardella, MD have?

Dr. Gambardella has over 45 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. Ralph Gambardella, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 4.6/5 for Dr. Ralph Gambardella, MD. Patients say that the provider explained conditions well and the appointment wasn't rushed. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Gambardella's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gambardella treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Gambardella treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Glenoid Labrum Tear
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gambardella treats Glenoid Labrum Tear more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Gambardella treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Systemic Chondromalacia
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gambardella treats Systemic Chondromalacia more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Gambardella treats this condition more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Gambardella's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Back Pain
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • McMurray's Test
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprains and Tears
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sports Injuries of the Knee
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis

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Dr. Gambardella accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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AvMed
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Bluegrass Family Health
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Coventry Health Care
Delta Health System
First Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
Group Health Cooperative
Health Net
Humana
Kaiser Permanente
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
MedHealthInsurance
Medicare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Principal Life
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

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