Skip to Main ContentSkip to Footer

Raymond J. Gardocki MD, BS

Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • star empty iconstar empty iconstar empty iconstar empty iconstar empty iconstar iconstar iconstar iconstar iconstar icon
    info icon
  • 84 ratings

About Raymond J. Gardocki

Areas of Expertise

  • checkmark icon
    Adult Degenerative Spine Conditions
  • checkmark icon
    Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • checkmark icon
    Endoscopic Spine Surgery
  • checkmark icon
    Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • checkmark icon
  • checkmark icon
    Outpatient Spine Surgery
  • checkmark icon

Conditions and Treatments

Programs and Clinics


  • checkmark icon
  • checkmark icon


  • Bachelor of Science - University of Southern California, 1993
  • Doctor of Medicine - University of Southern California, 1997
  • Residency - University of Southern California Medical Center, 2002
  • Fellowship - Los Angeles County / University of Southern California Medical Center, 2003

Related Stories

Doc Talk with Raymond Gardocki

Watch video about Doc Talk with Raymond Gardocki

Gardocki joins VUMC to add endoscopic, outpatient spine procedures

Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Experience Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
January 17, 2023
quote icon
I have already recommended him to all my friends who have back pain
December 24, 2022
quote icon
Dr. Gardocki always takes the time to listen to my problems/concerns. I never feel rushed by him.
December 17, 2022
quote icon
Spent maybe 10 minutes. Very arrogant and rude. Did not want to hear any questions.
December 11, 2022
quote icon
My experience was excellent. Dr Gardocki is an exceptional surgeon. I went In with a high pain level, and came out significantly improved. I'm now two weeks out and have no pain, weakness, or tingling at all!
November 29, 2022
quote icon
I'm posting about how Great Dr. Gardockci is on my facebaaok page.
November 11, 2022
quote icon
Dr. Gardocki enter the exam room introduce himself and his assistant. Not once did he shake my hand or sanitizer his when he came in. He was asking me questions about my health and the pain I was in. He could not explain my symptoms clearly, he act like I was the doctor. He did not appear very friendly or explaining the symptoms of the cause of my problems, I felt like he thought I was fabricating them
October 28, 2022
quote icon
Dr. G is a no bs doctor. He readily got to 1 of my problems but saw other problems and took immediate care (ex-ray) of them. He was extremely honest referring me on to another Dr. Who is more familiar with the procedures I need. I truly respect him.
October 27, 2022
quote icon
Excellent. Accomplished what I wanted.
October 19, 2022
quote icon