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.

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 completed his orthopaedic residency training at the University of Southern California, and his sports medicine fellowship at the renowned Southern California Center for Sports Medicine. He is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and holds an additional subspecialty certification in Sports Medicine.

Dr. Gasser presently serves as head team physician for the University of Tampa, Tampa Preparatory School, and Berkeley Preparatory School. He has also served as a team physician for numerous high schools, colleges, and professional organizations including the Tampa Bay Lightning, Tampa Bay Storm, Tampa Bay Rowdies, Tampa Bay Mutiny, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, University of South Florida, St. Leo University, and Plant High School. Dr.Gasser is a 30-year member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. He has lectured at medical conferences on a local, national, and international level, and is actively involved in research and education. In addition, he has authored numerous journal articles, book chapters, and instructional videos related to sports medicine injuries.

Dr. Gasser is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of South Florida, a Clinical Professor of Athletic Training and Physician Assistant Medicine at the University of Tampa, Vice President of the Florida Orthopaedic Institute, and director of its Sports Medicine Service. Additionally, he serves as the President and the Medical Director of the Florida Orthopaedic Institute Surgery Center. Dr. Gasser has extensive experience in arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery and utilizes state of the art technology to best help his patients. He has been voted a prestigious member of the “Best Doctors in America” for 23 consecutive years. Dr. Gasser enjoys exercising, outdoor activities, traveling, and spending time with his family.

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Everyone was extremely patient and kind. Dr. Gasser was also very patient, kind, and knowledgeable. Very happy to have gone to him for my knee. Great doctor. He came highly recommended, and now I see why.

Cheryl F.

Dr. Gasser is very professional and took extra time to show and explain knee issues/surgery outcomes. Great surgical results. Would highly recommend him.

Susan B.

We really appreciate and respect Dr. Gasser. My husband was able to see him for both visits. Dr. Gasser took as much time as we needed and answered all of our questions. He referred my husband for a reverse shoulder replacement since the injury was severe and could not be repaired. He is very compassionate and caring. We love Gabby too:) Very helpful assisting with an appointment with Dr. Frankle.

Lisa T.

Excellent Dr. with gifted precise surgical hands. Compassionate and personal too. My knee is recovering well with a rare surgical procedure in adults that Dr. Gasser meticulously and successfully performed. As a nurse myself, I would highly recommend!

Diane T.

Great overall experience. Would recommend to anyone who has any knee issues. The surgery went very smoothly. All my questions were answered, and truly felt comfortable both pre- and post-operation.

Alexander K.

Dr. Gasser is outstanding. He diagnosed my problem in seconds and was thorough in the explanation and treatment options. Highly recommend him for anyone with an orthopedic injury.

Mike C.

Very professional and caring. He took the time to answer all my questions and showed genuine concern for my wellbeing.

Christina M.

If I could give 10 stars, I would. Both Dr. Gasser and Elio are world-class professionals. I tore my ACL, LCL, MCL, and meniscus, and I cannot believe how good of a job they did! I wouldn’t go anywhere else or trust anyone else besides them. They made an impossible situation and made it perfect!


Thank you for giving me hope and a second chance. A special thanks to Dr. Gasser and the Florida Orthopaedic Institute staff. You’re much appreciated for all you do every day!

Tommy H.

Thank you to all the staff and Dr. Seth Gasser who made my recent knee surgery such a great experience. Be well, be safe!

Jeffrey R.

I wanted to take a minute and tell you how appreciative I am for all of your help in treating my ACL injury from helping me get a brace to undergoing surgery during the challenges of COVID. He is a superstar of a surgeon and you and Eleo are the glue that keeps his program running.

Kristin K.

I have to just tell you that from the moment I tried to make an appointment with you all, to having my surgery, the entire experience was absolutely perfect. You guys do such an amazing job from every angle! Thank you so much for getting me in so quickly and getting me on the road to recovery. You ALL are a real blessing!

Karla B.

Dr. Gasser is the most knowledgeable and a patient-oriented surgeon I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. His dedication to his practice gives comfort to patients knowing their surgical outcome will be successful. Thank you Dr. Gasser!

Nicole A.

I work in healthcare and, as such, I’m able to ask surgeons who myself and my family should go to. Every time I ask about Sports Medicine doctors, Dr. Gasser is one of the first names I’m given. My experience with him backs that up. Surgery is a last resort for him and I really appreciate that as it’s not always the case. Five stars!

Mike T.

From my arrival, I was addressed and assisted immediately. There wasn’t much paperwork to fill out – and although there was some – filling out the electronic paperwork on their service tablet was easy and enjoyable. I waited 5-8 minutes before being called for my x-ray. Not long at all. Then, I reported back to the waiting room to be seen by Dr. Gasser to review my results. He was very professional and proficient and determined treatment. A+ service!

Uzziah S.

Great doctor, very professional, knowledgeable, patient, good listener, approachable.

Galo A.

Dr. Gasser is the most skilled, intelligent and absolutely the most caring and compassionate orthopedic and medical doctor my husband and I have ever experienced. He has taken me and my husband, from not being able to walk without a cane due to being bone on bone with our knees, and put us on Euflexxa gel injections for the past several years. My new x-rays shows that since the first round of injections, there is no further decline in bone on bone in my knees. He has ensured through persistence with his medical knowledge that this particular gel was imperative for my well-being. My husband and I have a great quality of life due to Dr. Gasser. Thank God both Medicare and my BCBS Federal Plan approves Euflexxa. His assistant Kathy always ensures that she returns my phone calls and gives me truthful guidance and assistance. While she is truly taxied with helping all of Dr. Gasser’s patients, she always does it with her beautiful smile. His staff always gives professional and caring help by always being right there to help. Director of Quality Assurance, Kathy Denemark, oversees injections and truly does her best to help and answer my questions.

Dr. Gasser is to the point, in medical care, because he knows what he is doing. We trust him with our knees and if surgery was ever required, we would trust him with our lives. Thank you Dr. Gasser and Kathy for being our medical team.

Patricia D.

As usual, great experience. I am a retired physician and have had surgeries, injections and complete testing of my joints. I believe FOI has the edge in all of the Southeast United States. What many patients do not realize is it is a teaching institute for international doctors and allied health care professionals. Their staff continues to grow with additions of outstanding doctors from across the states. Really no better place to go. Dr. Gasser is at the top of this wonderful staff.

William L.

By far the finest orthopedic surgeon in Tampa. He has operated on me several times for injuries I have suffered over the years and I have had excellent outcomes each time. He is a skilled clinician and surgeon. I would recommend him to any of my friends and family.

Scott B.

Thanks to you and your team, I am back to 100% with my right shoulder. I am so grateful my dear friend referred me to you for the impingement in my right shoulder. Wishing you and your family a beautiful 2019!

Robert K.

Dr. Gasser is outstanding! There is no better!

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Dr. Gasser and his staff are wonderful. I would recommend them to my family and friends.

RateMDs Review

Dr. Gasser is a phenomenal physician. When he’s in your treatment room it is as if he has all day to speak to you. I brought in a previous surgery report for something and he took the time to read it word-for-word, and then thoroughly explained the procedure I’d be having with him. It is evident he enjoys what he does, which is so rare among other doctors where you are treated as part of the daily quota and nothing more. As a whole, FOI does a great job! I am a Practice Administrator myself, and have used my experience at FOI as a catalyst to improve some things in my own practice locations. Thanks for all you do!

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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 or knee problems.

David S.

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 S.


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

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