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David S. Gazzaniga, M.D.

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About Dr. David S. Gazzaniga

After growing up in Orange County, David Gazzaniga, M.D. left to play football at Dartmouth College and remained to attend medical school. He then went on to complete his residency at Harvard University. Dr. Gazzaniga has completed three separate fellowships: Trauma Fellowship and Foot & Ankle Fellowship at Harvard University, as well as a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colorado.

Dr. Gazzaniga had been in practice in the state of New York for the past eight years before relocating back to Orange County. While in New York, he served as one of the team doctors for the New York Jets as well as the head Orthopedic Surgeon for the New York Islanders and Hofstra University. He also worked as the attending Orthopedic Surgeon at the US Open in Flushing New York. Currently, Dr. Gazzaniga is the official head team team physician for the LA Chargers and is the team physician for St. Margaret's Episcopal School, University High School and the USA Women's Water Polo Team. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children.

Insurances Accepted

Please verify with your health plan and/or physician’s office.

  • Aetna PPO
  • Beech Street PPO
  • Blue Cross Prudent Buyer PPO
  • Blue Shield PPO
  • Coventry/First Health
  • Health Net PPO
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan/PHCS
  • United Healthcare PPO

For HMO plan participation please call the physician's office.

Affiliations HOI Surgery Center - Newport Beach
Education Medical Education - Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine (Medical Doctor)
Internship - Beth Israel Hospital of Boston (General Surgery)
Residency - Harvard Massachusetts General Hospital (Orthopaedic Surgery)
Fellowship - Steadman-Hawkins Clinic (Sports Medicine)
Fellowship - Brigham and Women's Hospital (Foot & Ankle Reconstruction)
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
Conditions Treated
  • Frozen Shoulder Syndrome (FSS) / Adhesive Capsulitis (Shoulder)
  • Dislocated Elbow (Elbow)
  • Pediatric Orthopedics (Spine (Pediatric))
  • PCL Injury / Posterior Cruciate Ligament (Sports Medicine)
  • Bicep Tendon Rupture / Tear (Elbow)
  • Dislocated Knee / Knee Dislocation / Kneecap Dislocation (Knee)
  • Labral Tears of the Shoulder / Bankart Lesion (Shoulder)
  • Labrum Tear (Hip)
  • Femoral Acetabular Impingement (Hip)
  • Knee Pain (Knee)
  • Throwing Injuries (Shoulder)
  • Hip Impingement (Hip)
  • Olecranon Fractures (Elbow)
  • Cartilage Injuries (Sports Medicine)
  • Labral Tear of the Hip or Shoulder (Sports Medicine)
  • Separated Shoulder (Shoulder)
  • Broken Collarbone / Collarbone Injuries (Shoulder)
  • PCL Injury / Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injury (Knee)
  • Dislocated Patella / Sublaxation (Knee)
  • SLAP Lesion Tear / Shoulder Lebrum Tear (Shoulder)
  • ACL Tear / Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear (Sports Medicine)
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligaments Injuries (Elbow)
  • Bicep Tendon Rupture (Sports Medicine)
  • Knee Tendonitis (Knee)
  • Shoulder Bursitis (Shoulder)
  • Biceps Tendonitis (Elbow)
  • Broken Arm (Elbow)
  • Hip Dysplasia (Hip)
  • Clavicle Fracture (Shoulder)
  • Elbow Fracture / Fractured Elbow (Elbow)
  • Sprained Elbow (Elbow)
  • Fractures (Sports Medicine)
  • Suprascapular Neuropathy / Entrapment (Shoulder)
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome (Elbow)
  • Shoulder Impingement (Shoulder)
  • Hip Sprain (Hip)
  • Shoulder Instability (Shoulder)
  • Distal Biceps Tendon Rupture / Triceps Rupture (Elbow)
  • Distal Biceps Tendon Rupture / Triceps Rupture (Shoulder)
  • Shoulder Sports Injuries (Shoulder)
  • Dislocated Shoulder / Shoulder Dislocation (Sports Medicine)
  • MCL Injury / Medial Collateral Ligament Injury (Knee)
  • LCL Injury (Knee)
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans (Elbow)
  • Fractured Knee / Knee Fracture (Knee)
  • Shoulder Osteoarthritis / Osteoarthritis of the Shoulder (Shoulder)
  • Elbow Contracture (Elbow)
  • Separated Shoulder (Sports Medicine)
  • ACL Injury / Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury (Knee)
  • Meniscus Tear / Meniscal Tear (Sports Medicine)
  • Strained Elbow (Elbow)
  • Osteoporosis (Shoulder)
  • Shoulder Tendonitis (Shoulder)
  • Suprascapular Nerve Injury (Shoulder)
  • Osteochondral Defect (OCD) of Capitellum (Elbow)
  • Elbow Arthritis (Elbow)
  • LCL Injury / Lateral Collateral Ligament (Sports Medicine)
  • Osteochondral Defect (OCD) of Capitellum (Shoulder)
  • Shoulder Fractures (Shoulder)
  • Ulnar Nerve Entrapment (Elbow)
  • Strained Knee (Knee)
  • Shoulder Instability (Sports Medicine)
  • Snapping Hip (Hip)
  • SLAP Lesion Tear (Sports Medicine)
  • Rotator Cuff Injury / Rotator Cuff Tear (Shoulder)
  • Bicep Tendonitis (Shoulder)
  • Hip Pain (Hip)
  • Elbow Instability (Elbow)
  • MCL Injury / Medial Collateral Ligament (Sports Medicine)
  • Knee Ligament Injuries (Knee)
  • Shoulder Arthritis (Shoulder)
  • Synovitis of the Hip (Hip)
  • Elbow Sports Injuries (Elbow)
  • Humerus Fracture (Shoulder)
  • Dislocated Shoulder / Shoulder Dislocation (Shoulder)
  • Knee Cartilage Injuries (Knee)
  • AC Joint Separation (Shoulder)
  • Unstable Knee Cap (Knee)
  • Meniscus Tear (Knee)
  • UCL Tear / Ulnar Collateral Ligament Tear (Sports Medicine)
  • Bankart Lesion (Sports Medicine)
  • Strained Hip (Hip)
  • Ulnar Neuropathy (Elbow)