Dr. Rolando Garcia, MD

Dr. Rolando Garcia, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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52 y/o
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Dr. Rolando Garcia, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Aventura, FL and has been practicing for 21 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic spine surgery.

Orthopedic Care Center

21000 NE 28th Ave Ste 104

Aventura, FL 33180
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Careplus
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Garcia performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 93% of peers
Joint Pain
very high
more than 93% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 91% of peers

Dr. Garcia's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Garcia "To offer my patients the latest, most efficient and safest spine care."

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

75  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • 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 Compression Fractures

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19  Procedures

  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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.

Education

  • Tulane University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Tulane University of Louisiana
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Nc Spine Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Volunteer of the Year Award, Easter Seals of Miami,
  • Owl Club Honor Roll, Tulane University School of Medicine,
  • PHI BETA KAPPA, Tulane University,
  • Physician's Recognition Award, American Medical Association,
  • Dean's Merit Scholarship, Tulane University School of Medicine,
  • America's Most Outstanding Surgeons,
  • Chief of Orthopedic Surgery, Aventura Hospital & Medical Center, 2001-2004
  • Scientific Community Chairman, International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery,
  • The Bodeaux Award, Tulane Unversity School of Medicin, Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery,
Media & Publications

Dr. Garcia has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Aventura Hospital & Medical Center

is a Healthgrades Top-Rated Hospital

Hospital Quality

2017 Five Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment

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Dr. Garcia's Reviews

3.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Garcia to family and friends
51 total reviews (22 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (51)

  • 5
    (35)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (13)

Dr. Garcia's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (22)

Booked a phone consult with Dr. Garcia as I live out of country. Dr Garcia struck me as a very knowledgeable surgeon with the best interests of the patient in mind. He answered all of my questions and even called me back free of charge to discuss some new findings by my rheumatologist.
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Great doctor but HORRIBLE staff. We refer clients there all the time and after turning down one of our clients I can assume that we will never refer one more person there. If he got a new staff, maybe there would be reconsideration.
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Dr. Garcia is one of the best back surgeons in the entire country. I spent 16 years virtually bedridden due to faulty artificial discs which were implanted in 2005. In July of 2017 Doctor Garcia removed the faulty artificial discs and did a two level fusion. I can't State strongly enough how this...more
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If you want to seat in the lobby and not see the doctor this is the perfect place. However, you can see him walk by thought the little window. When I booked my appointment I made it very clear that my time is as important as the doctor, so I asked for an appointment that wouldn't make me wait...more
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Dr Garcia is a great surgical physician, he's the one you go to if you want the job done the first time. I didn't witness for my self that he maybe a no nonsense sort of doctor, however if I had his talent I would be just that. Here to help resolve the issues and get back in the game of life called...more
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