Seth I. Gasser, M.D.

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“My goal is to provide patients with the best, most advanced care and treatment available, allowing them to remain active and pursue a healthy lifestyle.”

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Elio Hernandez, ARNP

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Dr. Gasser has been with the Florida Orthopaedic Institute since 1993. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1987 as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. Dr. Gasser performed his orthopaedic residency training at the University of Southern California and completed his sports medicine fellowship at the renowned Southern California Center for Sports Medicine. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in both Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.

Dr. Gasser is the Vice President and Director of Sports Medicine at the Florida Orthopaedic Institute, President and Medical Director of the Florida Orthopaedic Institute Surgery Center, Affiliate Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of South Florida, and Adjunct Professor of Exercise Science at the University of Tampa. He presently serves as team physician for the University of Tampa, Berkeley Preparatory School, Tampa Preparatory School and Plant High School. He has also served as team physician for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Tampa Bay Storm, Tampa Bay Mutiny, Tampa Bay Rowdies, and the University of South Florida. Dr. Gasser has authored numerous publications in the areas of knee and shoulder surgery. He has lectured at medical conferences on a local, national, and international level, and is actively involved in research with the Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education (FORE). He has been voted a prestigious member of the "Best Doctors in America" for 16 consecutive years. Dr. Gasser uses his extensive experience in arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery, as well as state of the art technology, to best help his patients.


  • Medical Degree, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Residency University of Southern California, Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Fellowship, Southern California Center for Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine

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I dislocated my shoulder and was referred to Dr. Gasser (the shoulder guy) and am so glad that I was. Dr. Gasser and his staff were not only quick and efficient with a plan of action but followed me literally from day 1 to even now in my recovery with physical therapy. I am confident without an once of doubt that I have received the most comprehensive care that I have ever had or witnessed. Dr. Gasser always gave me the utmost concern and regard while in his care. Knowing he has done hundreds of surgeries and dealt with athletes, he never made me feel anything less than a professional athlete myself. Dr. Gasser stated that my injury was one of the worst he had seen in his many years of practice. The follow up from Dr. Gasser was nothing less than stellar and he continued to do so until he was positive that I was healing properly and was clear from any chance of infection. Dr. Gasser and the staff at Florida Orthopaedic truly define excellence in medicine and made what was already a traumatic and stressful situation manageable and a pleasant circumstance apart from the injury itself. You can rest assured that your health and best interests are being taken care of. There is no other place I would trust with our families care in the future than Florida Orthopaedic Institute and Dr. Seth Gasser.

Ronald Sherwood

Dr. Gasser fixed my torn rotator cuff and ball joint that had rough spurs from artheritis.
My shoulder was completely repaired by Dr Gasser and works just like new. Full range of motion, no pain, just perfect.
Dr. Gasser showed me before and after color photos of my shoulder mechanisms
and the MRI and or CT scan pictures showing his excellent work were amazing. The rough ball was polished smooth as glass, the tears were trimmed and stitched together.
He sent me to therapy and within 4 to 6 weeks my shoulder was back to as new condition and swimming. I strongly recommend Dr Gasser and the Florida Orthopedic Institute to
anyone that has shoulder , knee problems.

David W. Smith