Luis A. Gandara, MD, is a board-certified primary care sports medicine physician with Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute. With an emphasis on improving overall health and performance and preventing injuries, he treats athletes and those with physically active lifestyles. He also specializes in platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, for healing damaged tissue and ultrasound-guided injections.
Primary Care Sports Medicine
Active individuals and athletes at every level seek out Dr. Gandara for his expertise in primary care sports medicine. Using a non-surgical approach, he treats patients with acute injuries such as fractures, muscle strain, knee and shoulder injuries and more. He also cares for those with osteoarthritis as well as common overuse injuries like tendinitis and stress fractures.
PRP and Ultrasound-Guided Injections
Dr. Gandara specializes in platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, for healing damaged tissue. This therapy uses a patient’s own platelets injected into the affected area to improve or speed healing. PRP also may help with ongoing pain, particularly that related to tendon injuries and "wear and tear."
Ultrasound-guided injections are one method for administering PRP. With use of an ultrasound, Dr. Gandara can pinpoint tendon damage and "see" the needle as it enters the body to accurately inject the PRP into the precise location. Dr. Gandara also performs ultrasound guided steroid injections for the hip joint, shoulder joint and other body parts.
Dr. Gandara provides comprehensive sports medicine care to amateur and professional athletes throughout Central Florida, including high school football teams and Rollins College athletics. Once the severity of a patient’s injury has been evaluated, a detailed, personalized treatment plan is developed. With our advanced treatment and rehabilitation options, patients typically return to their active lifestyle quickly and safely.
Why Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute?
Caring for more than 200,000 patients each year, Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute has the expertise, skill and knowledge patients trust. Our healthcare team is one of the most respected and experienced in the Southeast. All physicians are board-certified or board-eligible, fellowship-trained, and sub-specialize in at least one area such as sports medicine or joint replacement. As a result, our physicians are experts in their individual fields but also work together closely, readily tapping into the resources and expertise of their colleagues.
Convenient Care Close to Home
Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute offers convenient care close to home. With offices in Lake Mary and Windermere, Dr. Luis A. Gandara is easily accessible to patients throughout Central Florida. With an emphasis on improving overall health and performance and preventing injuries, he treats athletes and those with physically active lifestyles. He also specializes in platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, for healing damaged tissue and ultrasound-guided injections. Dr. Gandara is dedicated to helping his patients improve their health and reclaim their best possible quality of life. Dr. Gandara is fluent in both English and Spanish.