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Michael L. Gordon, M.D.

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About Dr. Michael L. Gordon

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.

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 - 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. (Spine Surgery)
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
Conditions Treated
  • Traumatic Spinal Injury (Spine & Neck)
  • Osteoporosis (Spine & Neck)
  • Pediatric Orthopedics (Spine (Pediatric))
  • Bulging Disc (Spine & Neck)
  • Scoliosis (Spine & Neck)
  • Degenerative Back and Neck Disorders (Spine & Neck)
  • Spinal Infections (Spine & Neck)
  • Neck Sprain (Spine & Neck)
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS) (Spine & Neck)
  • Spondylolisthesis (Spine & Neck)
  • Osteomyelitis / Bone Infection (Spine & Neck)
  • Kyphosis (Spine & Neck)
  • Compression Fracture from Osteoporosis (Spine & Neck)
  • Sciatica (Spine & Neck)
  • Spinal Stenosis (Spine & Neck)
  • Cervical Fracture (Spine & Neck)
  • Adolescent Spine Disorder (Spine & Neck)
  • Spinal Tumors (Spine & Neck)
  • Back Pain (Spine & Neck)
  • Myelopathy / Spinal Cord Injury (Spine & Neck)
  • Acute Spinal Fracture (Spine & Neck)
  • Cervical Stenosis (Spine & Neck)
  • Failed Laminectomy Syndrome (Spine & Neck)
  • Ruptured Disc (Spine & Neck)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease (Spine & Neck)
  • Muscle Strain (Spine & Neck)
  • Pediatric Spine Disorder (Spine & Neck)
  • Spine Fractures (Spine & Neck)
  • Radiculopathy / Pinched Nerve (Spine & Neck)
  • Facet Joint Syndrome (Spine & Neck)
  • Osteoarthritis of the Spine / Spine Osteoarthritis (Spine & Neck)
  • Spondylolysis (Spine & Neck)
  • Herniated Disc (Spine & Neck)
  • Spinal Deformities (Spine & Neck)
  • Slipped Disc (Spine & Neck)
  • 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
  • Complex Surgical Reconstruction
  • Disc Replacement
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminotomy
  • Lumbar Discography / Lumbar Discogram
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Reconstructive Spine Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spine Arthroplasty
  • Spine Instrumentation Surgery
  • Spine Stabilization
  • Spine Surgery