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Michael Gillman, MD

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    (Board Certified)
  • Hip and Knee Orthopedic Surgery
Spanish, English
Primary Address | Office Details
Advanced Orthopedic Specialists of Orange County
31862 Coast Highway
Suite 400

Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Phone: (949) 499-8226

Fax: (949) 499-2430

Secondary Address | Office Details
Restore Orthopedics and Spine

1120 West La Veta Avenue

Suite 300

Orange, CA 92868

Phone: (714) 598-1745

Fax: (714) 941-9539

Medical Groups & Affiliations
  • Providence Affiliated Physicians, Mission
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  • Meet The Provider
    Dr. Gillman is a pioneer in outpatient joint replacement surgery and custom patient-specific joint replacements. He performed the first known outpatient total knee replacement in Orange County in 2011. As per a Stryker Analytics objective evaluation done of every joint replacement surgery done in the hospital over a three year period. Dr. Gillman ranked first out of 16 surgeons in the following categories: Lowest readmission rate within 90 days to the hospital 4% vs group average of 8% Lowest average length of hospital stay 1.4 days vs group average of 2.8 days Lowest rate of discharge to skilled nursing care 15% vs group average of 27% (Dr. Gillman's patients went home 85% of the time) despite Dr. Gillman's patients having half the length of hospital stay as the average surgeon's patients.

    In addition, Dr. Gillman has four issued patents for custom joint replacement. He is the inventor of the Bullseye Hip Replacement instruments. These custom 3D printed instruments have been validated by the leading academic joint replacement expert in the world Professor Alister Hart. Professor Hart was founder and co-directs the world's largest failed implant retrieval center where he collects failed implants from 500 surgeons in 25 countries. Professor Hart has shown Dr. Gillman's Bullseye instruments to improve the accuracy in placing the acetabular component by 90% relative to traditional standard techniques. These instruments will reduce error rates and the need for largely unnecessary redo hip replacements.
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    Primary Specialties
    Primary Specialties
    • Orthopedic Surgery
      (Board Certified)
    • Hip and Knee Orthopedic Surgery
    Other Specialties Associations
    Board Certifications

    American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery

    Education & Training
    • Medical School
      Case Western Reserve University - 1993
    • Residency
      Tufts New England Medical Center - 1998
    • Internship
      Tufts New England Medical Center - 1994
    • Fellowship
      Baylor University Medical Center - 1999
  • Insurance Accepted

    Insurance Accepted

    • Insurance Plan

    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
    • Anthem Blue Cross HMO
    • Anthem Blue Cross Medicare Advantage
    • Blue Shield of CA HMO
    • Blue Shield of CA HMO – Trio
    • Blue Shield of CA Medicare Advantage
    • Cigna HMO
    • Health Net HMO
    • Health Net Medicare Advantage
    • Providence Medicare Advantage
    • SCAN Medicare Advantage
    • United Healthcare HMO
    • United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
    • Vivity by Anthem Blue Cross

Advanced Orthopedic Specialists of Orange County

  • Address
    31862 Coast Highway, Suite 400,
    Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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  • Phone
    (949) 499-8226
    (949) 499-2430
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Fri 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Secondary Location

Restore Orthopedics and Spine