Dr. Michael L. Gordon, MD

Dr. Michael L. Gordon, MD

Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery | Male | 51 years old

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I believe in spinal surgery as the last resort in a comprehensive care plan. However, spinal surgery is vital to good patient outcome particularly in cases of progressive neurologic deficits, severe pain, failure of conservative care, and severely abnormal diagnostic studies. I have an excellent history of good documented long term results.Read more

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in Huntington Beach, CA |
Good diagnosis and treatment for spinal injury. Surgery was a positive experience and result. I believe the best care & results available anywhere. Dr. G has a good team to provide professional care... Dave K Huntington Beach, CA
in Costa Mesa, CA |
Dr. Gordon gave me all of my options to deal with my sciatica and lower back pain. These conditions had plagued me for three years, and he and I agreed on a strategy that eventually culminated with a minimally invasive spinal surgery. Now nearly three months later, I feel the best I have felt in many years. I owe Dr. Gordon and his staff immeasurable thanks. He is excellent at his profession, and his calm demeanor certainly helps, particularly when I was understandably anxious about the process.
in Long Beach, CA |
DR GORDON WAS PROFESSIONAL AND TOP NOTCH WHEN I HAD MY SPINE OPERATION. THE SURGERY WAS A GREAT SUCCESS. I HAVE HAD NO PROBLEMS SINCE HAVING SURGERY. I FEEL HE TAKES THE TIME TO GO OVER EVERYTHING AND FOLOWS UP AFTER SURGERY. ITS BEEN 10 WEEKS AND I AM HEALING VERY WELL.
in Newport Beach, CA |
Doctor Gordon and Ivey are very professional and competent. They treated me for a herniated disc and 2 surgeries. Both are very kind and compassionate. Dr. Gordon does a great job of answering questions and explaining things. So does Ivey. Doctor Safman and Naomi treated me for chronic pain prior to the back surgeries described above. They were also professional and competent. They too did an excellent job of explaining things to me as well.
in Mission Viejo, CA |
Dr Gordon repair my neck on 4,5,6,7 and I had no pain
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Dr. Gordon's Care Philosophy

I believe in spinal surgery as the last resort in a comprehensive care plan. However, spinal surgery is vital to good patient outcome particularly in cases of progressive neurologic deficits, severe pain, failure of conservative care, and severely abnormal diagnostic studies. I have an excellent history of good documented long term results.

Dr. Gordon's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture

Education

  • Medical School
    Joan Sanford I Weill Medical College Of Cornell University

    Graduated in 1981

  • Internship Hospital
    Mount Sinai Med Ctr

    Completed in 1983

  • Residency Hospital
    Johns Hopkins Hospital

    Completed in 1989

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Usc Rancho Los Amigos

    Completed in 1987

  • Undergraduate School
    Columbia U

    Graduated in 1977

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Specialties

  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities