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Grant H. Garcia, MD

Grant H. Garcia, MD Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine Specialist Sports Medicine | Cartilage Restoration | Shoulder Surgery

  • Specializes in Complex Shoulder, Cartilage and Knee Surgery
  • Specialist in Sports Shoulder and Elbow Surgeries
  • Named Seattle Met Top Doc 2019
  • Previous Team Physician for Chicago Bulls and White Sox
  • Team physician Mercer Island High School, Edmonds &
    Shoreline Community College
  • Authored over 70 Orthopedic Publications
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Grant H. Garcia, MD

Grant H. Garcia, MD Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine Specialist View Profile

  • Brown University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Cornell University
  • Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

Meet Dr. Grant Garcia

Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine Specialist Sports Medicine | Cartilage Restoration | Shoulder Surgery
  • Fellowship trained in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery
  • Expertise in high-level athletes
  • Specialist in the Minimally-Invasive, Arthroscopic treatments of Knee and Shoulder Injuries
  • Specialist in Shoulder Surgery, including Complex Shoulder Instability, Complex Rotator Cuff Injuries and Shoulder Replacement Surgery
  • Specialist in Cartilage Preservation, offering cutting-edge Surgical and Non-Surgical Treatments


  • Mick B | October, 2019

    I’d highly recommend Dr. Garcia to anyone needing surgery and especially athletes. He understood from the get-go how important my activities & sports are to me and was attentive to my needs from diagnosis to 8 months post surgery. My meniscus was described as “tattered” and Dr. Garcia’s work helped me get back to near 100% shape.

  • Valerie Z | October, 2019

    Dr. Garcia changed my life! 22 years ago I sustained an injury that has caused me knee problems ever since. My knee pain had been getting increasingly worse over the past 5 years and was so bad that I had a hard time walking through a grocery store. Every doctor I went to said that they had done all they could for me and I had to just live with the pain.

  • Steven S | September, 2019

    I broke my glenoid cavity in my shoulder at work in March 2019. From everything I’d heard about shoulder surgeries, I never thought I’d regain my full strength or mobility. Dr. Garcia did an amazing job and I have 90% of my range of motion back within 6 months. I can already lift up to 50 pounds with that arm and can see substantial progress week to week.

  • Christi G | September, 2019

    Dr. Garcia is fantastic! Very courteous, thorough, and a fantastic surgeon. Very pleased with my outcome!

  • Gaylene J | August, 2019

    My Physiatrist referred me to Dr. Grant Garcia for my shoulder pain I was having . MRI showed I needed surgery. I was so pleased with the professionalism and caring staff of OSS!! Such wonderful care I received from everyone . I am so thankful for the incredible surgical skills of Dr. Garcia! I had not only a torn rotator cuff but also a detached bicep and am making the recovery from that thanks to Dr . Garcia and his surgical team at OSS. You and your whole team have been a blessing for me! Thank you Dr. Garcia!

  • Fitzwilson | July, 2019

    Our high school aged son experienced a sports-related elbow injury and we were referred to Dr. Garcia for evaluation. From our very first appointment, Dr. Garcia was extremely patient, caring and detail oriented in his communications with us. He even took the time to call my husband, who was out of town, during one of our appointments to update him on our son’s treatment options. We decided to have a modified UCL surgery (a newer approach for non-throwing athletes, in lieu of the typical TJ surgery).

  • Susan H | June, 2019

    Dr Garcia is great! My shoulder looked like someone put a golf ball in it. He gave my an injection to reduce the swelling and decrease the pain but, after the MRI, he said I needed surgery. I put it off six months, thinking I could fix it myself with massage and PT. When I finally agreed to have the surgery, I was freaked out that it was a lot bigger than I had imagined- rotator cuff repair, biceps tendon repair etc. Dr. Garcia did a marvelous job. It was arthroscopic- you can't even see the scar. My shoulder feels better than it has in years. Thank you, Dr. Garcia, for helping me get back to enjoying my life!

  • Natalie B | May, 2019

    Dr. Garcia was amazing when I had to undergo both ACL and Meniscus surgery.He was caring, detailed and helped expedite the process when I was under tight time constraints. Would highly recommend his services, and the OSS team!

  • Susan K | May, 2019

    I had a long overdue shoulder replacement about 6 months ago. The surgery went smoothly as did my recovery. My doctor was excellent and by following the details of my physical therapy and directions of my doctor I can now move my arm around freely without pain and only need to continue strengthening.

  • Donnett B | April, 2019

    I am very grateful that Dr. Garcia is my doctor! I was told there was nothing short of a shoulder replacement to address my shoulder injuries.He assured me he would have a plan to help me. Dr. Garcia makes it clear that he was working with ME to help ME and not just performing a surgery.

  • Washington Girl | March, 2019

    I fell from my stairs to my sidewalk on my right shoulder. Dr. Garcia accurately accessed the critical condition of my injury. Surgery was scheduled in 2 weeks and with Dr. Garcia skill completely repair the damage to my tendons and ligaments.

  • Eosh S | February, 2019

    Grant was terrific and for the first time in 15-years, I can move my leg without hearing clicking and without feeling any pain in my knee.

  • Ruben ElRey | February, 2019

    Dr. Garcia is a great surgeon and did a wonderful job on my knee, he is very polite and good at what he does. Strongly recommend him if you’re looking for a surgeon.

  • Kit Warfield | February, 2019

    Dr Garcia is fantastic – really really knows his stuff, and how to explain it to you, the patient. I am able to use my shoulder again after Dr Garcia performed a Superior Capsular Reconstruction on it.

  • D. Johnson | January, 2019

    Working construction in July 2018, I ruptured my bicep tendon. The normal complete rupture, allows the tendon to move 2 to 3 cm (1 inch). Mine retracted 10 cm (4 inches).

  • Jodie L | January, 2019

    Dr Garcia performed surgery on my knee which had a torn meniscus, wedged in the tibia. From the initial consult to the follow-up appt., Dr Garcia was professional, informative and personable. I was pleasantly surprised how seamless the entire surgery and recovery went. I was comfortably walking in three days! Thank you so much

  • Scott M | January, 2019

    Thank you!!! My bike ride got interrupted by a car and all of a sudden I was at Harborview for the rest of the weekend. Wonderful care and wonderful people. I couldn’t more strongly recommend Dr Garcia and the entire team.

  • Matt M | December, 2018

    Without a doubt, Dr. Grant Garcia is one of the most highly skilled and most knowledgeable medical professionals practicing in Orthopedics. I highly recommend him and his staff for anyone in need of orthopedic surgery. My partner was recently referred to Dr. Garcia after an initial visit to a local ER for a workplace injury.

  • Margaret M | December, 2018

    I saw Dr. Garcia for a knee issue that seemed to be a torn meniscus. A cortisone shot was tried first which brought relief from the pain. After a few weeks it was clear there was still a problem that the cortisone and rest wasn’t resolving. I had an MRI which confirmed the tear and scheduled surgery. All went beautifully.

  • Jocelyn D | December, 2018

    I was seeing a Physical Therapist for some pain in my hip. After a couple of sessions he referred me to Dr. Garcia to rule out a stress fracture. Incredibly, Dr. Garcia was able to see me that same day and get me in for an MRI. When the results came back that afternoon, he took the time to call me as he was heading out of town. The quick diagnosis and care allowed me to start my recovery journey immediately.

  • Kathryn E | November, 2018

    I believe Dr. Garcia is the most exceptional surgeon I have ever met. As a registered nurse of 14 years, and a receiver of multiple orthopedic surgeries, I cannot say enough good things about this surgeon. He immediately advocated for two MRI's the same day he saw me, he tailored the plan of care to my unique situation as an athlete from out-of-state, and I was out of my elbow surgery within one week of meeting Dr. Garcia for the first time.

  • Carmin C | December, 2018

    12 weeks ago I had a posterolateral corner reconstruction along with an ACL reconstruction and meniscus repair. I can't say enough about how wonderful Dr. Garcia has been throughout the process. With my surgery in particular, it would have been easy to miss all the repairs that I needed. He not only did a great job with a complicated surgery, he made sure to explain everything thoroughly.

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  • Dr. Garcia presents his September blog topic: patella dislocations and how we treat them.

    Dr. Garcia presents his September blog topic: patella dislocations and how we treat them.

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  • Dr. Garcia talks about SLAP tears in his monthly blog post

    Dr. Garcia demonstrates his innovative technique for the Latarjet procedure

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  • Dr. Garcia talks about SLAP tears in his monthly blog post

    Dr. Garcia talks about SLAP tears in his monthly blog post

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  • Capsular Reconstruction

    Dr. Garcia will be lecturing to all Washington and Alaska Arthrex reps on Superior Capsular Reconstruction next week.

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  • Dr. Garcia speaks on meniscal root tears and cutting edge treatment. Check out his first monthly sports and shoulder blog.

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  • Dr. Garcia and OSS are launching a new sports medicine and shoulder blog.

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  • Dr. Garcia Named Seattle Met Top Doc 2019
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  • Check out Grant Garcia’s Facebook live session on shoulder replacements.

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Patient & Referred Resources

Ballard Office Located in the Swedish
Tallman Medical Building

5350 Tallman Ave NW, Ste 500
Seattle, WA 98107

Fax: (206) 784-0676

Wallingford Office Located in the Seattle
Orthopedic Center Building

2409 45th Street, Seattle, WA 98103

Tel: (206) 633-8100
Fax: (206) 633-6107