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David Gazzaniga, MD

  • Primary Specialty:
    Orthopedic Surgery (Board Certified)
  • Areas of Interest: Elbow,  Hip,  Knee,  Shoulder,  Human Performance,  Sports Medicine,  
  • Surgery of the Knee, Shoulder & Elbow, Sports Medicine
    Head Team Physician, Los Angeles Chargers
    HOI Division Chief of Sports Medicine
Procedures & Conditions Treated:

Procedures: 

  • AC Joint Surgery
  • ACL Reconstruction
  • ACL Reconstruction Surgery
  • Anti-inflammatory medicine
  • Arthroscopic Femoroplasty
  • Arthroscopic Hip Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Labral Repair
  • Arthroscopic Meniscal Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopy of the Hip, Knee, Shoulder
  • Autograft (UCL Tear Repair)
  • Bankart Lesion Repair
  • Bicep Tendon Repair
  • Bicep Tendon Rupture Surgery
  • Bursitis / Impingement Surgery
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Cartilage Restoration
  • Clavicle and Postural Supports
  • Clavicle Fracture Repair
  • Closed Reduction
  • Corticosteroids / Cortisone Shots
  • Cubital Tunnel Surgery
  • Distal Biceps Tendon Surgery
  • Durable Medical Equipment (DME)
  • Elbow Arthritis Surgery
  • Elbow Arthroplasty
  • Elbow Fracture Surgery
  • Elbow Fusion Surgery
  • Elbow Tendonitis Surgery
  • Femoroacetabular Impingement Surgery
  • Fiberglass Casting
  • Humerus Fracture Repair
  • Joint Injections
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Knee Fracture Surgery
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Labral Repair / Labrum Repair
  • Labrum Surgery
  • LCL Reconstruction
  • Ligament Repairs (LCL, MCL, PCL)
  • Loose Body Removal
  • Meniscal Tear Surgery
  • Meniscus Repair
  • Minimally Invasive Shoulder Surgery
  • Nerve Decompression Surgery
  • Pain Medication
  • Partial Menisectomy
  • PCL Reconstruction
  • Physical Therapy
  • PRP Injections
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Debridement
  • Shoulder Decompression
  • Shoulder Immobilizers
  • Shoulder Instability Repair
  • Shoulder Labral Repair
  • Shoulder Slings
  • Shoulder Stabilizers
  • SLAP Lesion Tear Surgery
  • SLAP Repair
  • Sling
  • Splint
  • Superior Capsular Reconstruction Surgery
  • Taping
  • Tendon Repair Surgery
  • Tennis Elbow Surgery
  • Tommy John Surgery
  • Total Shoulder Replacement Surgery
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament Repair
  • Ulnar Decompression Surgery
  • Ultrasound Guided Injections
  • X-Ray & MRI

Conditions:

  • AC Joint Separation
  • ACL Injury
  • ACL Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Bankart Lesion
  • Bicep Tendon Rupture
  • Bicep Tendonitis
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Collarbone / Collarbone Injuries
  • Cartilage Injuries
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Dislocated Elbow
  • Dislocated Knee / Kneecap Dislocation
  • Dislocated Patella / Subluxation
  • Dislocated Shoulder / Subluxation
  • Distal Biceps /Triceps Ruptures
  • Elbow Arthritis
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Contracture
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Instability
  • Elbow Osteoarthritis
  • Elbow Sports Injuries
  • Elbow Tendonitis
  • Erb's Palsy
  • Fractured Elbow
  • Fractured Knee
  • Fractures
  • Frozen Shoulder / Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Golfer's Elbow / Medial Epicondylitis
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Hyperextension of the Elbow
  • Knee Cartilage Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Tendonitis
  • Labral Tears of the Shoulder / Bankart Lesion
  • Labrum Tear
  • Lateral Epicondylitis
  • LCL Injury
  • Little Leaguer's Elbow
  • MCL Injury
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Olecranon Bursitis
  • Olecranon Fractures
  • Osteochondral Defect (OCD)
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteoporosis
  • PCL Injury
  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Radial Collateral Ligament Sprain
  • Radial Tunnel Syndrome
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injury / Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Separated Shoulder
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Bursitis
  • Shoulder Fractures
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Osteoarthritis
  • Shoulder Sports Injuries
  • Shoulder Tendonitis
  • SLAP Lesion Tear
  • Sprained Elbow
  • Still Elbow
  • Strained Elbow
  • Strained Knee
  • Suprascapular Neuropathy / Entrapment
  • Tendinosis
  • Tennis Elbow / Lateral Epicondyltitis
  • Throwing Injuries
  • Triceps Tendonitis
  • UCL Tear
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligaments Injuries
  • Ulnar Nerve Entrapment
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Unstable Knee Cap

Biography

Dr. Gazzaniga specializes in sports medicine, including sports related injuries of the shoulder, elbow, knee, and hip. In addition, he performs procedures such as hip arthroscopy and osteoarticular transplantation for cartilage defects of the knee. After growing up in Orange County, Dr. Gazzaniga 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 the following separate fellowships: Trauma Fellowship and a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colorado.

Dr. Gazzaniga had been in practice in the state of New York 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 Head Team Physician for the Los Angeles Chargers & the Hoag Orthopedic Institute Division Chief of Sports. In his leisure time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children.

Dr. Gazzaniga is assisted by two Physician Assistants, Drew Halber, PA-C and Camille Bray, PA-C.

Education
  • Medical School
  • Dartmouth Medical School (Medical Doctor)
  • Residency
  • Harvard Combined Orthopedic Residency Program (Orthopedic Surgery)
  • Fellowship
  • Steadman-Hawkins Clinic (Knee and Shoulder / Sports Medicine Fellowship)
  • Massachusetts General Hospital (Orthopedic Trauma Fellowship)
  • Bringham and Women's Hospital (Foot & Ankle Fellowship)
Board Certification
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Subspecialty Board Certification
Associations
  • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
  • NFL Physicians Society (NFLPS)
  • NHL Team Physician Society (NHL - TPS)
Awards
  • Castle Connolly “Top Doctor” Award for Long Island (2008)
Affiliated Locations
  • Hoag Hospital - Irvine
  • Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian - Newport Beach
  • Hoag Orthopedic Institute
  • Hoag Orthopedic Institute Surgery Center - Newport Beach
  • Newport Orthopedic Institute - Irvine Orthopedics
  • Newport Orthopedic Institute - Newport Beach Orthopedics