- Fellowship, Florida Orthopaedic Institute
- Residency, UMDNJ
- Medical Degree, University of South Florida College of Medicine
Dr. Garlick is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and dual fellowship trained in adult reconstruction and sports medicine. He completed his medical training at the University of South Florida in Tampa and his residency in Newark, New Jersey.
Dr. Garlick has advanced training in all areas of sports and joint replacement, including complex cartilage restoration, ligament reconstruction and joint resurfacing and replacement. He is trained in robotic surgery, navigation, arthroscopy, and minimally invasive surgery for knee replacement. He is currently one of the only surgeons in the region performing outpatient surgery center knee replacement. Although he has been trained in all areas of sports and joint reconstruction, his keen interest lies in knee joint preservation and patients with knee arthritis.
For over 3 years I was in such pain with my right knee that it was so hard to walk, stand or sit without pain in my knee and leg. After being referred to the Florida Orthopaedic Institute, I scheduled a consulting with Dr. Grant Garlick to discuss my options. It was determined that I needed a partial knee replacement and scheduled surgery on June 30, 2014 where the procedure was performed at the Florida Hospital of Carrollwood. The care at the hospital was exceptional from the pre-op until the day I left the hospital. A followed the therapy to the letter for weeks following the surgery and I am proud to say that I am back to the gym and able to walk, stand and work-out without pain. I just completed my annual exam with Dr. Garlick and my knee looks good and feels great. I highly recommend Dr. Garlick and the Florida Orthopaedic Institute to anyone who is seeking relief of knee pain and to get back to your normal activities and enjoying life.
Dr. Garlick, his nurse and staff have been wonderful throughout a four week period of treatment on my right knee. I was almost ready for a knee replacement and had been researching stem cell therapy for the knee after three friends and neighbors had the treatment with another doctor who was not an orthopedic surgeon. My research led me to Dr. Garlick, an orthopedic surgeon who also uses stem cell therapy along with the PRP (platelet rich plasma) injections. My treatment consisted of harvesting my stem cells and injecting them into the knee followed by 3 injections of PRP which was completed last week. Although no doctor can guarantee the long term results as this is experimental, my knee is feeling better and the pain almost gone just 3 days after the final injection. Dr. Garlick, has been so gentle and understanding and the injections were almost pain free. I will and have recommended Dr. Garlick to many friends and family. He is a great doctor and has a wonderful bedside manner.
On June 28, 2016, I had a truly awesome experience at the Dale Mabry location.
It was my first time at this location and the outstanding customer service began as soon as I set inside the building. The soothing decor and waterfall walls immediately calmed me. I was greeted as soon as I walked in and asked if I needed help. I was directed to Dr. Garlick’s location.
The employees in Dr. Garlick’s reception area were professional with a bit of humor, helpful and fast. They were courteous and patience when i forgot to go take my x-ray. They made me feel like they have been knowing me for years.
Each area I was treated with respect and world class customer service. I left there with a smile on my face and a great experience in my soul. Not even the needle pain in my knee could distract from the awesome treatment.
I work for a Huge federal agency where exceptional customer service is our Number one goal, therefore, I recognize and appreciate it when I receive it.
Dr. Garlick diagnosed my knee arthritis condition after detailed examinations, X-rays and MRI. He advised that my knees are deteriorated due to osteoarthritis with the left being much worse. He advised two options: total knee replacement (80% probability of pain relief) and stem cell therapy (70% probability). After more detailed discussion, I decided for stem cell therapy. I had the bone marrow aspiration from the right side of my pelvis on February 5. After centrifugation to concentrate the cells, the concentrate was injected in my left knee. I felt minor discomfort during the procedure but no pain. This was followed with three injections of platelet rich plasma, extracted from my own blood, spaced during three subsequent weeks. The PRP concentrate was similarly injected into my left knee. The third injection was administered on March 3. Although the full effect of the treatment will take about 10 to 12 weeks, I have already felt relief and I am optimistic about the final outcome. The next step will be a review with Dr. Garlick on June 5. I am very pleased with the professionalism and personal care of Dr. Garlick and his nurse, Kaileigh and highly recommend their services.