Dr. Michael Gillman, MD

Dr. Michael Gillman, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 50
Dr. Michael Gillman, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Orange, CA and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 1993 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.Read his story

1120 W La Veta Ave Ste 300

Orange, CA 92868

Contact Information

(657) 210-4096

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Shield of California
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • Health Net
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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Gillman performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
very high
more than 99% of peers
Knee Sprain
very high
more than 98% of peers
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Gillman's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Gillman "#1 Joint Replacement Surgeon out of 16 surgeons for all hospital joint replacements over a 3 year period as per Stryker Analytics. Dr Gillman is the #1 lowest cost provider $3K less then the average surgeon in the group. Dr Gillman had the #1 lowest length of hospital stay 1.4 day average as compared to 2.8 day length of stay group average, #1 lowest readmission rate after joint replacement 4% compared to 8.7% group average, #1 lowest discharge to skilled nursing 15% (highest discharge directly home) as compared to 28% group average. Dr Gillman is a pioneer in patient-specific and outpatient total joint replacement. His patent protected Bullseye Instruments and patient-specific hip replacement technique have been validated by Professor Alister Hart, the World's preeminent academic hip replacement surgeon to be 90% more accurate then standard technique in hip replacement."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Gillman "I attempt to take care of problems without surgery whenever possible. My goal is to get patients back to their desired activity level as soon as reasonably possible."

9  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Pain Management
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

118  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Disorders
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Ligament Rupture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
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47  Procedures

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Stanford University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1989
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Tufts University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Tufts U/New England Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Baylor College Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, 1993
  • Vitals.com Patient's Choice Award, 2011
  • Vitals.com Compassionate Doctor Award, 2011
  • Avvo.com Superb Rating, 2012
Media & Publications

Dr. Gillman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Gillman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gillman to family and friends
110 total reviews (17 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (110)

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Dr. Gillman's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (17)

Dr. Gillman is the best Orthopedic Surgeon in Orange County. He is extremely knowledgeable and offers cutting edge treatments to bring the best results to the patient. He patiently listens to all of my concerns and recommends the best course of treatment for me. He walks into the exam room...more
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With no cartilage remaining in either knee and all other options exhausted Dr Gillman recommended a Total Knee Replacement. The surgery was done on 12/20/17. The recovery has been much better than I expected. Walking with cane on day 4. Off all pain meds on day 7. I can’t say enough about Dr...more
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Unfortunately, this doctor did not listen to even 5% of the words he even allowed me to say. He constantly interrupted me, not allowing me to even explain my injury or history of injury to get a proper prognosis and professional opinion. In fact, he tried telling me that I can cycle or swim while I...more
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I apologize you don't feel you were able to give me a full 20 yr history in the time available.I try my best to explain diagnoses & ALL treatment options as I patiently did TWICE for you! A month after injury,crutches and brace are generally not helpful- indeed counterproductive for most soft tissue injuries of the knee. P.T. and swim/bike are helpful usually even if painful. Quick fixes aren't often feasible. Surgery is not always the best answer! I take pride in giving my best advice to all.

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Dr. Gillman is A+ in my book. He did a posterial hip replacement on me and I feel better than I have in a year. He is professional and kind and cares about his patients. I would not hesitate to recommend him for any orthopedic procedure.
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I had a knee replacement performed by Dr. Gillman on January 20, 2016. After more than a year of chronic pain, I'm now scheduled to have revision surgery. Apparently, the prosthetic is loose. I saw Dr. Gillman several times over a five month period following the surgery. He cited other reasons for...more
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Sorry you did not have a good outcome. Even the best surgeons have 10-20 percent of patients not satisfied with their outcome from a knee replacement surgery. The Hospital system in which I work used Stryker Analytics to evaluate every joint replacement performed by every surgeon objectively over a period of 3 years. I was pleased to be ranked #1 out of the 16 providers in the four main categories:lowest readmission rate, shortest hospital stay (1/2 group average) highest dc home, lowest cost MD

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