Dr. David Gazzaniga, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 53
  
Dr. Gazzaniga
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Newport Orthopedic Institute

22 Corporate Plaza Dr Newport Beach, CA 92660

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(949) 722-7038

Dr. David Gazzaniga, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Newport Beach, CA. Dr. Gazzaniga has more experience with Shoulder/Upper Arm than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Hoag Hospital Newport Beach and Hoag Orthopedic Institute. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Gazzaniga to book an appointment.


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  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
    America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ See hospitals

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Gazzaniga

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Gazzaniga treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Gazzaniga treats other conditions, please contact the office at (949) 722-7038.

Shoulder/Upper Arm

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder/Upper Arm specialists.

Dr. Gazzaniga typically treats 53% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Shoulder Disorders
Rotator Cuff Tear
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
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Dr. Gazzaniga's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Sprain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscectomy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Dr. Gazzaniga's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Gazzaniga

4.2

Based on 43 ratings

5 Stars
76.74418604651163%
(33)
4 Stars
2.3255813953488373%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
9.30232558139535%
(4)
1 Star
11.627906976744185%
(5)
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Dr G is one of the best doctors I have ever encountered. He actually cares about his patients. He is very knowledgeable and efficient. He also goes above an beyond when he doesn’t have to. I have had multiple knee surgeries and I also work in the medical field. He is hands down one of the best. I would recommend him to anyone & everyone.
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Rea-Ann – Feb 06, 2020
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Have not yet had surgery - but when time comes around for it, Dr. Gazzaniga will be my number 1 choice. Calm and nice personality along with very knowledgeable. Dr. being confident to be able to fix my issues and return to high level sports will make my decision very easy!!!
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Mattias – Aug 11, 2019
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My initial visit took over two hours, about 1:40 of that time waiting. My diagnosis was frozen shoulder, and the follow-up directions given were to wait for a phone call to schedule a corticosteroid injection. Three days later I hadn’t received a phone call, so I called the office. Turns out Dr. Gazzaniga had forgotten to request the submission of the authorization of the shot. 5 days after the visit, not at all impressed.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Linda – Jul 16, 2019
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Dr Gazzaniga and his team are hands down amazing!!! I’ve unfortunately had to have 3 surgeries with Dr G, but each and every time he made me feel very comfortable and took very good care of me, while also making sure I understood what was happening. His bed side manners are absolutely amazing, anyone who disagrees seriously should check themselves. Hope not to have anymore surgeries but if I do, Dr Gazzaniga is the man for the job! Thank you for everything. Femoral hip impingement labrum tear
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Mar 17, 2019
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Dr. Gazzaniga is one of our FAMILY'S BEST DOCTORS! My daughter had to have 2 knee surgeries and my son has deformed feet. We look to him for his expert medical advice and are pleased with what he has to say. My son is living a great life and so is my daughter due to Dr. Gazzaniga! Thank you very much Dr. Gazzaniga for your attentive listening and high regard for my family's health! You are AMAZING!
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Michelle M. in Cypress, CA – Sep 29, 2018
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They called me the same day as my appointment to come 1 hour earlier due to Dr's scheduling problems. Then after keeping me waiting for 1 hour they told me the Dr was gone for the day! He has no respect for his patients.
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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ramin in Newport Coast, CA – Sep 21, 2018
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Excellent doctor and great staff for my rotator cuff surgery.
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Roy Martin in Huntington Beach, CA – Nov 06, 2016
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Dr. Gazzaniga is highly skilled, very kind, and incredibly trustworthy. He is on the less talkative side so you need to have your questions ready. He gives you the necessary information-- just very succinctly. My ACL surgery recovery was very speedy, I believe, because of the skill of Dr. Gazzaniga.
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Tink in Irvine, CA – Jul 12, 2016
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I'm on the border about Dr. Gazzaniga. I had broke a bone and was referred here and he was the first doctor that could get me in. He was very kind, but he skimmed over my xrays taken in the office and didn't see a fracture. After looking at the xrays my General doctor had taken, THEN he confirmed the break! Then told me it would have to heal on it's own and nothing needed to be done. 4 weeks later, I don't think it's healing, but getting worse.
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Broken Bone in Santa Ana, CA – Mar 08, 2016
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I went to him because I was still having lots of pain and limited movement in my left arm and shoulder after months of physical therapy. I had seen a more local Orthopedist, and had an MRI and a steroid injection.Dr. Gazzaniga came highly recommend by another physician. Almost immediately started to ball me out for coming. (As if a long drive and co payments weren't enough). He kept checking his phone during my visit and left the room without explanation.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. David Gazzaniga, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Newport Beach, CA. Dr. Gazzaniga has more experience with Shoulder/Upper Arm than other...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

Harvard Foot & Ankle Brigham & Womens
Fellowship Hospital
2001
Steadman Hawkins Vail Vly MC
Fellowship Hospital
1995
Beth Israel Harvard
Internship Hospital

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor Award, 2008

Frequently Asked Questions

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Locations

Newport Orthopedic Institute

Newport Orthopedic Institute22 Corporate Plaza Dr Newport Beach, CA 92660
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Hoag Hospital Newport Beach

Newport Beach, CA

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)

Hoag Orthopedic Institute

Irvine, CA

88% Patient experience rating, 19% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)
  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)
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