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Dr. Michael Gillman, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 51

Dr. Gillman

Restore Orthopedics and Spine Center

1120 W La Veta Ave Ste 300 Orange, CA 92868

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Dr. Michael Gillman, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Orange, CA and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 1993 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.


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Dr. Gillman's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Runner's Knee
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Dr. Gillman treats Runner's Knee more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Gillman treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Internal Derangement of Knee
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gillman treats Internal Derangement of Knee more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Gillman treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Achilles Tendinitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gillman treats Achilles Tendinitis more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Gillman treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Gillman's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • 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
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hip Surgery
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Treatment
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • 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
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroplasty
  • 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 Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

About Me

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.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • 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

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Gillman's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Gillman

4.0

Based on 111 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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Not sure if my first review went through. It appears it did not. My visit with Dr. Gilman was horrible to say the least. He would not let me speak, he interrupted, and he did not care to hear what was going on with me. When I tried to explain what I have been going through he would cut me off. It seemed as though he was in a rush. I waited almost 6 months to see a doctor and then this happens. I was so disappointed, I came home and cried. At one point it seemed as though he was judgmental.
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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 knowing everything about my ongoing treatment and what our goals are. He has performed surgery on me and it was done right and exactly as he explained to me. I received the very best result possible! THX!
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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 Gillman and staff. I felt well prepared for the surgery and honestly expected a more difficult recovery. I am extremely grateful to Dr Gillman and will not hesitate to move forward with the left knee.
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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 wait for my knee to heal. So kind of him to suggest I cycle, when I can't even walk more than 500 feet without crutches or bear weight on the right leg while bending my knee. This almost 6 weeks post
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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 the pain and prescribed medications as treatment. His final recommendation was for me to have nerve blocks administered by a pain management doctor. In other words, treat the symptoms not the cause.
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Outstanding service by Dr Gillmam and his staff Dr Gillmam and his staff made me fell very comfortable before surgery he went over what I could except after surgery I would recommend Dr Gillmam
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I had arthroscopic shoulder surgery exactly 3 weeks ago today. At my 2 week checkup, I was doing better than expected and much better than before the surgery. I work in the veterinary field and I use my shoulder A LOT. I was very concerned going into the surgery that I'd be really limited in regards to work. I can say my shoulder is at 90% and improving everyday. I don't even need physical therapy. Dr. Gillman has a wonderful bedside manner, very efficient and dare I say miracle worker?
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I had a knee replacement with Dr. Gillman in October 2016. He told me by three months I would be walking without a walker or a cane. I have been thrilled with my recovery and was walking on my own on the 17th day after surgery. I wish I would have done this earlier, I feel like a new person. I thank Dr. Gillman for his total professionalism, excellent care and would recommend him to all my friends and family. I also had an excellent experience at St. Joseph's Mission Hospital in Laguna Beach.
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Large office, good staff, professional, keeps abreast of all new techniques. Restore orthopedics and spine center, they have an urgent care office as well which is a walkin urgent care. Having had 3 knee operations over 30 yrs ago, 1 on left knee and 2 on right. Right knee is pretty close to being shot and needing knee replacement, they have all the equipment needed X-rays, MRI and surgery procedure center. I will post again after follow up, heck, Mir scheduled next week and surgery scheduled
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dr gillman treated me with respect and the surgery came out very well.the facility is 1st class,very welcoming whenever you go there plus easy parking.i recommend him and his staff 100%.thanks again for your efforts. Robert broughton city of orange
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I saw Dr. Gilman numerous times over the past 5 years for several conditions. He has one admirable quality--timeliness. But that quality has a major downside--he's rushed to the point of brusqueness. And that brusqueness has sometimes yielded serious negative consequences. I've also found him to be insensitive in dealing with me when I needed to make important medical decisions. Overall, of the many doctors i've seen in my life, i'd say that Dr. Gillman is the only one i'd never go back to.
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I was pleasantly surprised at how easy my total knee replacement went. Relatively little pain, one night in the hospital and went home to stairs the next day. I was back on the golf course in six weeks. Rode a cart of course, but able to get out there. I probably waited too long to have the surgery, but from the first visit Dr. Gillman said you'll know when it's time. There's a good possibility that my other knee will need replacement and if so, I won't wait so long this time.
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This was my second knee replacement, first one went extremely well this was actually easier and less painful than the first. I knew exactly what was going to happen and I was out of the hospital in one day. Recovery went great and I was up and walking with a walker in 3 days. Dr Gillman did a great job.
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Doctor Gillman gave me a new Right Knee replacement! I was back to work with a cane after 21 days. Had no pain, and minor muscle cramps and spasms that physical therapy could handle. I am extremely pleased with the treatment I Received I wish there wee more sincere words to say other than THANK YOU DOC! I feel human again and pain free!
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Wonderful doctor, takes the time to answer all your questions. Gives the patient all their options so they can make their decision.
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I like Dr Gillman no nonsense approach Never have to wait for more than 2 minutes to see him Great Doc. ??. Kathy
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I've been a patient of Dr. Gillman's since 2006, and had both knees replaced in November 2015. Prior to total replacements, he treated me with injections and a simple surgery in 2007. He was always clear with me that I would eventually need total replacements, but that I would tell him when I needed surgery; he would not tell me. He always is current on the latest treatments and procedures. He even had a joint replacement that was rated for 30 years, so I will never need surgery again!
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