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Michael L Gordon M.D.

(949) 722-7038
Primary Specialties
  • Orthopedic Surgery
Area of Expertise
  • Spine
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 - Cornell University Medical College, New York (Medical Doctor)
Internship - Mount Sinai Medical Center - New York, NY (General Surgery)
Residency - Mount Sinai Medical Center - New York, NY (General Surgery)
Residency - Johns Hopkins Hospital (Orthopaedic Surgery)
Fellowship - LAC-Rancho Los Amigos Med Ctr. (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

Michael L. Gordon, M.D. has performed over 255 procedures at one of the HOI facilities during 2016.

Dr. Michael Gordon trained at Johns Hopkins University and USC Spinal Cord Injury Center, and has been at the leading edge in spinal surgical technology since he began practice in Newport Beach in 1987. He specializes in a range of spinal surgeries from minimally invasive to complex deformities of the cervical and lumbar spine.

Having performed more than 8000 spinal surgeries, Dr. Gordon has extensive experience in complex reconstructive spinal instrumentation surgery of the cervical and lumbar spine as well as disk replacement, adult deformity and degenerative scoliosis.

“For patients with disk herniations Dr. Gordon has performed more than 1,500 outpatient minimally-invasive spinal surgeries.”

He has been a clinical instructor for Medtronic/Kyphon, and has consulted for several national spinal instrumentation companies. He has assisted in the design of spinal pedical screw implants and currently is the only surgeon at Hoag Hospital expert in minimally invasive Kyphoplasty fracture treatment.

Dr. Gordon has three college-age children (Harvard, Williams College, Brown University) and lives with his wife in Newport Beach. He and his wife are founding members of the Sage Hill School in Orange County. In his leisure time he is an avid photographer, skier and pianist.

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Spinal Fracture
  • Back Pain
  • Bulging Disc
  • Cervical Fracture
  • Cervical Stenosis
  • Compression Fracture from Osteoporosis
  • Degenerative Back and Neck Disorders
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Facet Joint Syndrome
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS)
  • Failed Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Herniated Disc
  • Kyphosis
  • Muscle Strain
  • Myelopathy / Spinal Cord Injury
  • Neck Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis of the Spine / Spine Osteoarthritis
  • Osteomyelitis / Bone Infection
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pediatric Orthopedics
  • Radiculopathy / Pinched Nerve
  • Ruptured Disc
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Slipped Disc

Procedures Performed

  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF) and Instrumentation
  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)
  • Cervical Spine Fusion
  • Complex Cervical Spine Instrumentation
  • Complex Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Spine Arthroplasty
  • Spine Instrumentation Surgery
  • Spine Stabilization
  • Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Reconstructive Spine Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Complex Surgical Reconstruction
  • Disc Replacement
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminotomy
  • Lumbar Discography / Lumbar Discogram