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Gavin C. T. Pereira, M.B.B.S. View profile as PDF

Gavin C. T. Pereira

Philosophy of Care

I believe every patient is unique with different expectations. I believe that I have to strive to help my patients achieve those expectations, provided they are realistic. I feel strongly that I owe it to my patients to keep my skills, my techniques and my knowledge up-to-date as every patient deserves the best that's currently available. I prefer to take care of patient problems directly and personally.

Clinical Interests

Having trained extensively in England, Canada and New York as a pelvic/lower limb trauma and arthroplasty surgeon, Dr. Pereira now concentrates his efforts on the reconstruction of the hip and knee joints. His surgical repertoire includes primary and revision operations of the hip and knee and certain osteotomies. He offers the full range of hip replacements including resurfacings, mini-hips, cemented and uncemented and various bearing options. Knee surgeries include Unicompartmental knee replacements and Patello-femoral replacements. Dr. Pereira has extensive experience in using computer navigation for both hip and knee replacments. He has an avid interest in treating patients with infections following joint replacements. Dr. Pereira's research focuses on patient outcomes of hip and knee replacements and biomechanics of implants. He has a special interest in Computer aided Surgery from digital templating to computer navigation. He is also keen on methods to reduce post-op infections, early and robust diagnosis of infections and effective methods to eradicate them.


Assistant Professor


Orthopaedic Surgery - Adult Reconstruction, Orthopaedic Surgery - Trauma, Orthopaedic Surgery


Orthopaedic Surgery


Orthopaedic Surgery


Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
Orthopaedic Surgery
4860 Y St., 3800 & 1700 (Clinic)
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions
Phone: 916-734-2700
Phone: 916-734-0171

Additional Phone:

Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Other Languages:

Gujarati, Hindi


M.B.B.S., Baroda Medical College, Baroda, Gujarat India 1991


General Surgery, Sri Pramukh Swami Medical College, Gujarat, India 1992-1993


Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham UK 1998-2004
General Surgery, University Hospital Coventry, Coventry UK 1994-1998


Adult Reconstructive Surgery, NYU-Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York NY 2005-2006
Orthopaedic Trauma, Vancouver General Hospital, University of British Columbia, Vancouver Canada 2005

Board Certifications:

UK - Orthopaedic Board Certification, 2004

Professional Memberships:

British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)
British Trauma Society (BTS)
Royal College of Surgeons (England)
The American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) – International Affiliate

Select Recent Publications:

Shadgan B, Pereira G, Menon M, Jafari S, Reid WD, O'Brien PJ. Risk factors for acute compartment syndrome of the leg associated with tibial diaphyseal fractues in adults. J of Orthopaedic Trauma, Dec(epub): 2014;8 pages.

Rathi P, Coleman S, Durbin-Johnson B, Giordani M, Pereira G, DiCesare PE. The Effect of Day of The Week on Length of Stay After Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty at a University Based Teaching Medical Center. The Am J of Orthopedics, 2014;43(12): E299-303.

Amanatullah DF, DiCesare PE, Meere PA, Pereira GC. Identification of the Landmark Registration Safe Zones During Total Knee Arthroplasty Using an Imageless Navigation System. The J of Arthroplasty, 2013;28(6): 938-42.

Rathi P, Pereira GC, Giordani M, DiCesare PE. The Pros and Cons of Using Larger Heads in Total Hip Arthroplasty. The Am J of Orthopedics, 2013;E53-E59.

Almazedi B, Smith CD, Morgan D, Thomas G, and Pereira G. Another Fractured Neck Of Femur: Do We Need A Lateral X-ray? Br. J. Radiolo, 2011;384: 413-7.

F Kummer, G Pereira, A Schachter, W Jaffe. Femoral Component Positioning in Resurfacing arthroplasty-effects on cortical strains. Bull NYU Hosp Jt Dis. 2009;67(4):341-6

M Benky, J Landa, G Pereira, P Di Cesare. Fracture of fully porous coated revision femoral stem. J Arthroplasty. 2009 Feb;24(2):322.e13-8

G Pereira, S Sathappan, M Walsh, B Wasserman, S Banks, W Jaffe, P Di Cesare. Kinematics of the Stiff Total Knee Arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 2008 Sep;23(6):894-901. Epub 2008 Mar 4

G Pereira, E Kubiak, B Levine, L Specht, F Chen, P Di Cesare. Cancellous Bone Grafting for cavitary Acetabular defects in conjunction with noncemented components. Int Orthop. 2007 Aug;31(4):445-50. Epub 2006 Sep 19

Pereira GC, Wang J, Giordani M. Warfarin-Induced Skin Necrosis After Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Case Report. JBJS Case Connector, 2014;4(3): e60.

To see if Gavin C. T. Pereira is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).