Dr. George D. Picetti

Dr. George D. Picetti

Orthopedic Surgeon at Sutter Medical Group

Meet Dr. George D. Picetti

George D. Picetti, III, M.D., pediatric spine surgeon, is medical director of Pediatric Spine Surgery at Sutter Medical Group and the Children’s Center at Sutter Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Creighton University. His internship and residency were at the Kaiser Foundation Hospital. He followed his general surgical training as a research associate and an Orthopedic Residency at the San Francisco Orthopedic Resident Training Program at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Dr. Picetti has authored a combination of over 50 peer-reviewed articles and has an active interest in research. He is known internationally for his minimally-invasive approach to scoliosis treatment, Dr. Picetti has developed new treatment options for pediatric patients with scoliosis and degenerative lumbar disorders. His innovative approach to spine and scoliosis surgery minimizes incision scarring and reduces the amount of damage to tissue and blood loss occurring during surgery. He has traveled internationally to address the latest advancements in spine surgery, and has more than 10 years experience treating and teaching in numerous developing countries.

The Sutter Medical Group, affiliated with Sutter Medical Foundation, is a multi-specialty medical group specializing in the diagnosis and management of both medical and surgical conditions of the brain, spine, and spinal cord. The Sutter Medical Group provides care to pediatric and adult patients through a multidisciplinary approach, with teams of nationally recognized specialists, highly trained clinical staff and our cohesive team of case managers and social workers. An active clinical and basic science research program, along with community and physician education outreach activities and the state-of-the-art technology available at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, help to offer innovative solutions to today’s complex neuroscience problems and ensure that patients with central nervous system and spinal disorders receive the best care available throughout Northern California.

Dr. Picetti is an orthopedic surgeon at Sutter Medical Group.

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Sacramento, CA

How Dr. George D. Picetti Can Help You


  • Orthopedic Surgeon


  • Back Pain
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Complex Adult And Pediatric Spine Surgery
  • Congenital and Developmental Spinal Abnormalities
  • Fracture
  • Infections
  • Kyphosis
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Scoliosis and Deformity
  • Spine Bifida
  • Tumors
  • Upper Back Pain


  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Lower Back Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Pediatric Spine Treatments - Surgical

Accolades for Dr. George D. Picetti

Professional Distinctions

  • Orthopedic Spine Fellowship, Texas Back Institute, TX

Professional Affiliations

  • Director, Spine Overseas

Office Information for Dr. George D. Picetti

2800 L Street
Suite 501
Sacramento, CA 95816
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