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About St. Joseph Health

SJH provides a full range of care facilities including 16 acute care hospitals, home health agencies, hospice care, outpatient services, skilled nursing facilities, community clinics and physician groups. All of our hospital and home health entities are accredited by the Joint Commission. In our award-winning facilities, SJH maintains a "continuum of care," matched to the diverse needs of the urban centers, smaller cities and rural communities who depend on us every day.

Michael J. Gillman, MD

Specialty
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    (Board Certified)
Additional Language Spoken
Spanish, English
Medical Groups & Affiliations
  • Mission Heritage Medical Group
  • Mission Hospital Affiliated Physicians
  • St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group
  • St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians
Address
Michael Gillman, MD
31862 Coast Highway
Suite 400
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Accepting New Patients

Primary Office

Address
Michael Gillman, MD
31862 Coast Highway
Suite 400
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Get Directions
Phone
(949) 499-8226
Fax
(949) 499-2430
Hours
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Fri 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Secondary Office

Address
Spine and Sports Specialties Medical Group
1120 West La Veta Avenue
Suite 300
Orange, CA 92868
Phone
(714) 598-1745
Fax
(714) 941-9539

More Information

  • Meet The Doctor

    Specialties & Education

    Primary Specialties
    • Orthopedic Surgery
      (Board Certified)
    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
  • Biography

    Biography

    Biography
    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.
    Certifications
    American Board of Orthopedic Surgery