Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians offers baseball players and other dedicated athletes with Tommy John Surgery as an option to repair torn ligaments in the elbow. This injury, a torn or damaged ulnar collateral ligament (UCL), commonly affects pitchers in baseball. This procedure was named after Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Tommy John. Over half of Tommy John’s career wins came after his surgery.
Krishna V. Gumidyala, MD
- Orthopedic Spine Surgeon
Areas of Expertise
- Orthopedic Surgery
- Spine Related Disorders
- Board Certified by The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Dr. Gumidyala is Board Certified by The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. His specialties are surgical and non surgical care of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine including complex spinal deformity surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery, injection therapy, and kyphoplasty. He sees patients from all over the Metro Atlanta area.
Dr. Gumidyala received his Medical Degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. He completed his Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Tennessee/Campbell Clinic. He then completed an Orthopedic Spine Surgery Fellowship at the University of California – San Francisco. Prior to receiving his Medical Degree, Dr. Gumidyala received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Duke University.
Dr. Gumidyala has received many awards including being inducted in the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society as a 3rd year medical student, an honor reserved for the top 4% of medical students. He also received the Hugh Smith Research Award by studying “Mesenchymal stem cells seeded onto a hydroxyapatite scaffold in an osteochondral knee defect model.” He also has made publications and presentations on various topics including a chapter on adult degenerative scoliosis in the book “Best evidence for spine surgery: 20 cardinal cases.”
Dr. Gumidyala lives in Marietta with his wife and children. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, tennis, and running.