Sports Medicine Focused.
Sports Medicine Focused.
Orthopedic Care to Athletes.
Care for Athletes of All Ages.
Our physicians have been consistently recognized as Top Doctors by Washingtonian and Consumer Checkbooks magazines. Click here to learn more about our Physicians.
Our mission is to provide the highest level of sports medicine, orthopedic care, and rehab possible, with the best customer/patient experience possible in an ever-changing healthcare environment.
Our Physical Therapy staff is definitely one of the most experienced in the metro Washington DC region, caring for thousands of athletes and patients each year. Click here to meet our therapy staff.
Maryland Orthopedic Specialists is a division of The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics, specializing in sports medicine, joint replacement, and physical therapy.
Our doctors have over 40 years experience treating orthopedic and sports medicine problems. Our focus is on you…our patients. We have two convenient locations, Bethesda and Germantown. Our practice features three board certified/eligible orthopedic surgeons, a podiatrist, and a dedicated physical therapy and athletic training staff. We are accepting new patients in both our Germantown and Bethesda offices.
Dr. Raffo and his staff were excellent, no non-sense, right to the point. The treatment and diagnosis were outstanding. Extremely professional. I’d definitely recommend him.
Dr. Gardiner treated my 11 yr old son for a sports injury. He had a great bedside manner and was very attentive to his needs. We will definitely go back to him for any orthopedic needs we have in the future for our family.
It was excellent. Staff was very friendly! He was great. quickly assessed my injury, and implemented a treatment plan. I am very pleased! If I am injured again, I would definitely see Dr. Raffo (and others in the practice) again!
It is awesome to be able to get a couple of nights sleep without pain after the injection into my shoulders with the new technology. Always takes time to answer my questions and I feel he really listens to my comments.
First, my English is not really good. I had an accident and broke my back. I’m 32. I went to see Dr Gardiner, and I will say that he is a very intelligent, very professional, he took his time to listen to me and explained what I should do, before my appointment with Dr. Gardiner I was very afraid of my situation, now I feel relax and comfortable that I couldn’t go to better hands. Thank you Doctor!
Your effort, guidance, and support has given me the opportunity to pursue my future goals and aspirations, which I had at times thought were out of reach because of my injuries. Thanks to the operations, follow-up visits, PT sessions, and DoDMERB records and notes, I was medically waived by the United States Military Academy and by NROTC. I cannot thank you enough for restoring me back to health and giving me a second shot to pursue this path.
Solid visit. Dr. Raffo was very clear in his diagnosis, took the time to explain the technical details, explained the range of options for addressing the problem, and allowed me to decide which of the options I’d like to pursue. The x-ray technician was very relaxed and highly efficient, which I appreciate. If all doctor appointments went this smoothly, I’d be much less hesitant to go to the doctor.
He’s an excellent orthopedic with a very practical, no nonsense manner. Despite the fact that ZocDoc did not send my appointment to the office, they managed to fit me into the schedule with little delay.
The most important thing happened!! He correctly diagnosed the problem and was able to take x-rays at his most modern facility to make that diagnosis. Relieved my pain and prescribed the right medications to help me recover. Sent the prescriptions to my pharmacy in another state where I live in seconds. Very pleased. The hour drive from Alexandria, VA where I live was worth every minute. He rocks!
I’ve been a patient of Dr. Gardiner’s for several years. He’s always very supportive, informative and takes the time needed to explain things and answer questions. All the staff in the Germantown office is great!