Dr. Michael Gillman, MD

Dr. Michael Gillman, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 50
(109)
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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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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."
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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
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Board Certifications

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

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Disorders
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Ligament Rupture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • 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 Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • 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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Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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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.

Education

  • 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
4.1
based on 109 total reviews (17 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (109)

  • 5
    (81)
  • 4
    (4)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (22)

Dr. Gillman's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (17)

in Laguna Beach, CA |
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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in Anaheim |
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...more
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in Laguna Woods, CA |
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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in Mission Viejo, CA |
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...more
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in Tustin ca |
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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Dr. Gillman accepts 26 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Shield of California
    Blue Shield of California HMO
    Blue Shield of California PPO
  • CareSource
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  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
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  • Health Net
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  • HealthPlus
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  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
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  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Medicaid
  • Humana
  • Husky Health
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  • inHealth
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  • INTotal Health
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  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Medicaid
  • Peach State Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
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  • Staywell (Wellcare)
    Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Medicaid
    United Healthcare
  • Wellcare of Georgia
    Medicaid
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. Gillman has admitting privileges

Saint Joseph Hospital
1100 W Stewart Dr
Orange, CA 92868
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Chapman Global Medical Center
2601 E Chapman Ave
Orange, CA 92869
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Mission Hospital - Laguna Beach
31872 Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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Mission Hospital - Mission Viejo
27700 Medical Center Rd
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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