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Dr. David Gazzaniga, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 52

Dr. Gazzaniga

Newport Orthopedic Institute

22 Corporate Plaza Dr Newport Beach, CA 92660

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Dr. David Gazzaniga, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Newport Beach, CA and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1994 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.


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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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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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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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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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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.
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Excellent doctor and great staff for my rotator cuff surgery.
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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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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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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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Biography

Dr. David Gazzaniga, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Newport Beach, CA and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1994 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

2009
Steadman-Hawkins Clinic
Fellowship Hospital
2000
Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2000
Harvard Combined Orthopedic Residency Program
Residency Hospital
1994
Dartmouth College
Medical School
1990
Dartmouth College
Undergraduate School
2009
2000
2000
1994
1990

Awards

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

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Gazzaniga's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gazzaniga treats Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Gazzaniga treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Shoulder Disorders
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gazzaniga treats Shoulder Disorders more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Gazzaniga treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Joint Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gazzaniga treats Joint Pain more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Gazzaniga treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

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
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • 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
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)

83% Patient experience rating, 14% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)