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David S Gazzaniga M.D.

(949) 722-7038
Primary Specialties
  • Orthopedic Surgery
Area of Expertise
  • Sports Medicine
  • Elbow
  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Pediatric Orthopedics
  • Shoulder
Medical Practice:
  • Newport Orthopedic Institute
Address
22 Corporate Plaza
Newport Beach, CA 92660
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Address
16300 Sand Canyon Ave Ste 400
Irvine, CA 92618
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Education & Training

Medical Education - Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH (Medical Doctor)
Internship - Beth Israel Hospital of Boston (General Surgery)
Residency - Harvard Massachusetts General Hospital (Orthopaedic Surgery)
Internship - Steadman-Hawkins Clinic (Sports Medicine)
Fellowship - Brigham and Women's Hospital (Orthopaedic Surgery)

Accepted Health Plans

Please verify with your health plan and/or physician’s office.
  • Aetna PPO
  • Beech Street PPO
  • Blue Cross Prudent Buyer PPO
  • Blue Shield PPO
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry/First Health
  • Health Net PPO
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan/PHCS
  • United Healthcare PPO
For HMO plan participation please call physician's office.

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (Orthopaedic Surgery)

Physician Bio

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.

Conditions Treated

  • AC Joint Separation (Shoulder)
  • ACL Injury / Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury (Knee)
  • ACL Tear / Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear (Sports Medicine)
  • Bankart Lesion (Sports Medicine)
  • Bicep Tendon Rupture (Sports Medicine)
  • Bicep Tendon Rupture / Tear (Elbow)
  • Bicep Tendonitis (Shoulder)
  • Biceps Tendonitis (Elbow)
  • Broken Arm (Elbow)
  • Broken Collarbone / Collarbone Injuries (Shoulder)
  • Cartilage Injuries (Sports Medicine)
  • Clavicle Fracture (Shoulder)
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome (Elbow)
  • Dislocated Elbow (Elbow)
  • Dislocated Knee / Knee Dislocation / Kneecap Dislocation (Knee)
  • Dislocated Patella / Sublaxation (Knee)
  • Dislocated Shoulder / Shoulder Dislocation (Sports Medicine)
  • Dislocated Shoulder / Shoulder Dislocation (Shoulder)
  • Distal Biceps Tendon Rupture / Triceps Rupture (Shoulder)
  • Distal Biceps Tendon Rupture / Triceps Rupture (Elbow)
  • Elbow Arthritis (Elbow)
  • Elbow Contracture (Elbow)
  • Elbow Fracture / Fractured Elbow (Elbow)
  • Elbow Instability (Elbow)
  • Elbow Sports Injuries (Elbow)
  • Femoral Acetabular Impingement (Hip)
  • Fractured Knee / Knee Fracture (Knee)
  • Fractures (Sports Medicine)
  • Frozen Shoulder Syndrome (FSS) / Adhesive Capsulitis (Shoulder)
  • Hip Dysplasia (Hip)
  • Hip Impingement (Hip)
  • Hip Pain (Hip)
  • Hip Sprain (Hip)
  • Humerus Fracture (Shoulder)
  • Knee Cartilage Injuries (Knee)
  • Knee Ligament Injuries (Knee)
  • Knee Pain (Knee)
  • Knee Tendonitis (Knee)
  • Labral Tear of the Hip or Shoulder (Sports Medicine)
  • Labral Tears of the Shoulder / Bankart Lesion (Shoulder)
  • Labrum Tear (Hip)
  • LCL Injury (Knee)
  • LCL Injury / Lateral Collateral Ligament (Sports Medicine)
  • MCL Injury / Medial Collateral Ligament (Sports Medicine)
  • MCL Injury / Medial Collateral Ligament Injury (Knee)
  • Meniscus Tear (Knee)
  • Meniscus Tear / Meniscal Tear (Sports Medicine)
  • Olecranon Fractures (Elbow)
  • Osteochondral Defect (OCD) of Capitellum (Elbow)
  • Osteochondral Defect (OCD) of Capitellum (Shoulder)
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans (Elbow)
  • Osteoporosis (Shoulder)
  • PCL Injury / Posterior Cruciate Ligament (Sports Medicine)
  • PCL Injury / Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injury (Knee)
  • Pediatric Orthopedics (Pediatric Orthopedics)
  • Rotator Cuff Injury / Rotator Cuff Tear (Shoulder)
  • Separated Shoulder (Shoulder)
  • Separated Shoulder (Sports Medicine)
  • Shoulder Arthritis (Shoulder)
  • Shoulder Bursitis (Shoulder)
  • Shoulder Fractures (Shoulder)
  • Shoulder Impingement (Shoulder)
  • Shoulder Instability (Sports Medicine)
  • Shoulder Instability (Shoulder)
  • Shoulder Osteoarthritis / Osteoarthritis of the Shoulder (Shoulder)
  • Shoulder Sports Injuries (Shoulder)
  • Shoulder Tendonitis (Shoulder)
  • SLAP Lesion Tear (Sports Medicine)
  • SLAP Lesion Tear / Shoulder Lebrum Tear (Shoulder)
  • Snapping Hip (Hip)
  • Sprained Elbow (Elbow)
  • Strained Elbow (Elbow)
  • Strained Hip (Hip)
  • Strained Knee (Knee)
  • Suprascapular Nerve Injury (Shoulder)
  • Suprascapular Neuropathy / Entrapment (Shoulder)
  • Synovitis of the Hip (Hip)
  • Throwing Injuries (Shoulder)
  • UCL Tear / Ulnar Collateral Ligament Tear (Sports Medicine)
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligaments Injuries (Elbow)
  • Ulnar Nerve Entrapment (Elbow)
  • Ulnar Neuropathy (Elbow)
  • Unstable Knee Cap (Knee)