Dr. Ralph Gambardella, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 69

Dr. Gambardella
Accepting new patients

Dr. Vernon B. Williams Inc.

6801 Park Ter Ste 400 Los Angeles, CA 90045

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(310) 665-7200

Dr. Ralph Gambardella, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Los Angeles, CA and has over 44 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Southern California / Keck School of Medicine medical school in 1977. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Adventist Health White Memorial and Cedars - Sinai Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Gambardella to book an appointment.

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Dr. Gambardella is affiliated with Cedars - Sinai Medical Center West Hollywood, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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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)
high
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
high
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
normal
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:

  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Scan
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Implantation
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • McMurray's Test
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • 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
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal and Postural Screening
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Dr. Gambardella accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
Vivity-CA HMO
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Bluegrass Family Health
Worker's Compensation WC
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Delta Health System
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
Group Health Cooperative
Health Net
Health Net PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Kaiser Permanente
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
MedHealthInsurance
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Principal Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO

Dr. Gambardella's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Gambardella

4.6

Based on 40 ratings

5 Stars
90%
(36)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
2.5%
(1)
1 Star
7.5%
(3)
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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
No results
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Mike O'Sullivan – Aug 04, 2020
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
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
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
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
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
1 person found this helpful
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Stephan Weiler in Los Angeles, CA – Dec 11, 2018
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
No results
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May 22, 2018
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
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
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
Helpful
Dana Rosendorff in Santa Monica, CA – Dec 20, 2017
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
Helpful
Bob Yzquierdo in Yucaipa, CA – Sep 16, 2017
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
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
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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About Me

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
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Men's Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedics
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Pain Management
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Board Certifications

Education

1983
Kerlan Jobe Orthopedic Clinic
Fellowship Hospital
1982
University of Southern California / Keck School of Medicine
Residency 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
  • Top Doctors: Southern California, Castle Connolly, 2012
  • Super Doctor, Los Angeles Magazine, 2010
  • Top Doctors: LA Area, Castle Connolly, 2013
  • Patients’ Choice Award, 2012
  • Super Doctors, SuperDoctors.com, 2015
  • Hollywood’s Top Doctors, The Hollywood Reporter, 2015
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition Award, 2012

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What are Dr. Ralph Gambardella, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Gambardella frequently treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear), Glenoid Labrum Tear, and Systemic Chondromalacia. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Gambardella treats.

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Dr. Gambardella's office is located at 6801 Park Ter Ste 400, Los Angeles, CA 90045. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Dr. Vernon B. Williams Inc.6801 Park Ter Ste 400 Los Angeles, CA 90045
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Kerlan-jobe Orthopaedic Clinic6801 Park Ter Ste 500 Los Angeles, CA 90045
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Adventist Health White Memorial

Los Angeles, CA

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Cedars - Sinai Medical Center

West Hollywood, CA

79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average

25 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

Cedars Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital

Marina Del Rey, CA

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Keck Hospital of USC

Los Angeles, CA

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received