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Dr. Ralph Gambardella, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 67

Dr. Gambardella

Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic

6801 Park Ter Los Angeles, CA 90045

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Dr. Ralph Gambardella, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Los Angeles, CA and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from University of Southern California / Keck School of Medicine in 1977 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.


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(310) 665-7200

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary 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 84% of his peers

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

Hip Sprain
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gambardella treats Hip Sprain more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Gambardella treats this condition more than 82% of his peers

Knee Disorders
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gambardella treats Knee Disorders more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Gambardella treats this condition more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Gambardella's conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Implantation
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprains and Tears
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injuries of the Knee
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis

About Me

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 sports medicine and rehabilitation and we are able to offer complete evaluation and treatment ...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Men's Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

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
1983
1982
1978
1977
1973

Awards

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

Dr. Gambardella's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Gambardella

4.7

Based on 36 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr. Gambardella is great. He explains everything to you in a clean way so you understand. He's the best...
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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Doctor Gambardella and his staff are excellent!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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Surgically fixed my shoulder. The best and very compassionate to boot.
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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.
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