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Gary Waslewski, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine

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Patient Satisfaction Survey

Overall Satisfaction
4.9 out of 5
193 Ratings

Fellowship: American Sports Medicine Institute, Birmingham, AL
Residency: University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, Tucson, AZ
Medical School: Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA

Dr. Gary Waslewski is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine surgery who has practiced in the Phoenix area almost 20 years. Currently, Dr. Waslewski is the head team physician for the Arizona Cardinals, Arizona Diamondbacks and Phoenix Suns.  He spent fourteen years as head team physician for the Arizona Coyotes. Whether treating professional athletes or weekend warriors, his goal is to help patients return to performing and playing at their peak. As such, he spends ample time with every patient, exploring both non-operative and surgical treatment options to deliver optimal outcomes.

Dr. Waslewski specializes in surgery for the throwing elbow and shoulder, with vast experience in Tommy John surgery. He is widely known as Arizona’s leading orthopedist in complex hip arthroscopy. Dr. Waslewski completed fellowship training in sports surgery, including complex shoulder and knee ligament problems, at the prestigious American Sports Medicine Institute under James Andrews, MD. Dr. Waslewski’s practice treats all common and complex sports and weekend warrior injuries.

Areas of Expertise

  • Tommy John surgery
  • Complex hip arthroscopy
  • Football injuries
  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Rotator cuff problems
  • Labral tears
  • Knee arthroscopy for ACL
  • Meniscus tears

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Patient Comments

Aug 21, 2020
Dr. Waslewski made us feel like he really cared about our son. He even called my husband after the surgery to check in on Legend's recovery and he also went out of his way to contact us to reschedule an appointment we couldn't make due to the first day of school. I would highly recommend Dr. Waslewski to all of my friends and family.
Aug 19, 2020
Dr. Waslewski was extremely accommodating and got us in for a visit sooner than I anticipated
Aug 18, 2020
All good.
Aug 15, 2020
Great experience.
Aug 15, 2020
I've seen three doctors regarding my knees. The first two were at another clinic. The first one made mistakes with my care plan, told me surgery was not an option (which I was told later should have happened within two weeks of injury) and refused to speak in terms I could understand. The second doctor was nice, but new so she was too timid. I liked my appointment with Dr. Waslewski because he seemed thorough, confident, and spoke to me respectfully while doing so in language that was easy to understand. Great experience.
Aug 14, 2020
Aug 12, 2020
We have referred numerous people to Dr. Waz
Aug 9, 2020
Great Doctor and Staff!!!
Aug 5, 2020
There is no better knee surgeon than waslewski
Aug 1, 2020
very professional, friendly and efficient
Aug 1, 2020
superb experience
Aug 1, 2020
absolutely will recommend to others