Dr. Rolando Garcia, MD

Dr. Rolando Garcia, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
52 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Rolando Garcia, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Aventura, FL. He is 52 years old.

Aventura Orthopedicare Center

21000 NE 28th Ave Ste 104

Aventura, FL 33180
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Accepted insurance

  • 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


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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

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Care Philosophy

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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

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

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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  • 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.


  • 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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Garcia to family and friends
based on 50 total reviews (21 with comments)
Dr. Garcia's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (21)
in Miami, FL |
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.
in Ellenton Florida |
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 man has changed my life. I can walk again pain free and I look forward to rediscovering life. Dr. Garcia is a wonderful human being, he quite possibly is the most skilled back surgeon in the country.
in West Palm Beach, FL |
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 forever and ever. After two hours I got up and left.
in Miami, FL |
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 Keep it Moving. Let us not forget the one who has all the patience and smiles in the world as she shines her great knowledge of spines and recuperation. She gets my KUTOS: Mallorie Lotyce, PA-C.Thanks
in Hollywood, FL |
dr garcia did surgery on my back, i was out of pain the next day and i was under his care for 16 weeks. I was very happy with the prognosis and i would definitely recommend him for surgery and care.
in Miami, FL |
I tried to make an appointment. I have no insurance-self paid. The Doctor is charging $500 just for the consultation - no xrays, nothing included. I said: no, thank you. I mean - it is like $1000 an hour or something. really?
in North Miami Beach, FL |
Dr. Rolando Garcia was recommended by my PCP. I trusted and knew she would only recommend a doctor highly qualified but with a sincere concern for his patients. Dr. Garcia operated on my spine twice, that shows trust. His qualifications and experience speaks for itself but his patient concern and compassion is just as important and evident. He takes the time to answer all questions and concerns. Dr. Garcia's PA-C, Mallorie Lotycz, not only completes but compliments his team. My results-amazing!
in Miami Fl |
Five doctors failed to help me before I saw Dr. Garcia. I thought my competitive sport life was over. He gave it back to me. Dr. Garcia and Mallorie his PA are both exceptional knowledgeable healthcare professionals. If you have back issues,look no further, don't waste your time. Go see Dr. Garcia.
in San Juan, Puerto Rico |
Dr. Garcia was very professional, is very helpful and Very dedicated to his patients.
in Weston, FL |
Dr. Garcia is the best spine surgeon ever!
Davie |
Amazing surgeon. Knowledgeable, honest, wants the best for his patients. Him and his p.a Mallorie took wonderful care of my family member.
in Miami, FL |
Dr. Garcia was very professional and patient driven and listened/answered my questions and concerns. Definitely recommend this doctor to my friends and family.
in Miami, FL |
I had a very good experience with Dr. Garcia. I had no issues getting an appointment, the wait time was shorter than most doctor's offices, and both he and his PA were prompt and professional, while addressing all of my questions and needs.
in Miami Beach, FL |
A friend recommended Dr. Rolando Garcia for my back pain. I got in to see him with very little wait time and went from x-ray to examining room in minutes. Dr. Garcia spent time going over my x-rays, and explaining my condition. This was so important! I?ve often felt like I'd left a doctor?s office with so many questions. Dr. Garcia diagnosed my problem, which turned out to be quite uncommon, but thankfully less serious than I thought! I was so so relieved! I highly recommend Dr. Garcia.
in Fort Lauderdale, FL |
I have been a patient of Dr Garcia for 4 years. He did a wonderful job addressing my back issues and concerns. He took his time going over and explaining my MRI and X rays. His approach in my treatment was conservative and I was very happy to know that Dr Garcia doesn't consider surgery the very first option. I would highly recommend him to anyone who has any spinal issues.
in Fort Lauderdale, FL |
Dr Garcia goes beyond the call of duty. I have been seeing Dr Garcia for the last 6 years. After seeing many doctors, all for numerous medical reasons Dr Garcia was the only one who found that I had an aneurysm. He is a very through doctor and looks at all aspects of your medical care.. He is conservative in his approach and does not take any unnecessary risks. He addresses all of your questions and concerns and I would highly recommend him to any one who has spinal issues.
in Boynton Beach, FL |
Dr Garcia gave me my life back. He did my disc replacement surgery 13 years ago. I walked the same day of surgery and had no back pain.He is the best to see if you have any spinal problems. He is very conservative with his treatments and does not rush into doing surgery. He is very knowledgeable and takes time with each patient and addresses all of your questions and concerns. I have recommended Dr Garcia to many of my friends and family and they are so grateful and pleased to be in his care.
in Hollywood, FL |
I will highly recommended Dr. Garcia !
Aventura, FL |
Excellent doctor!!! Good bedside manners and very professional!!
in Miami Beach, FL |
Dr. Garcia is a kind and experienced doctor. He spent a great amount of time answering all my questions.
in Ft. Laderdale, FL |
First of all, I had to wait three hours to see this doctor which only gave me 10 minutes of his time. Did not listen to anything I was saying or was even interested in what I had to say. Very short and unethical. I would not recommend him to anyone. If you are looking for a doctor that will prescribe medicine right off the bat, then that is your guy. But that is not what medicine or being a doctor is about.
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Dr. Garcia accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Care HMO
    BlueDental Choice
  • Careplus
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
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Hospitals where Dr. Garcia has admitting privileges

Aventura Hospital & Medical Center
20900 Biscayne Blvd
Aventura, FL 33180
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