Dr. Michael Gazzaniga is a native Southern Californian. He attended medical school at Dartmouth Medical in Hanover, New Hampshire. In 1996, he returned to California and completed his residency in Urology at UC Irvine Medical Center. While on staff at UC Irvine he served as clinical instructor to residents.
Dr. Gazzaniga has been the recipient of the “Physician of Excellence” award, as voted on by his peers, from the Orange County Medical Association in multiple years from 2006 to 2018 in Orange Coast Magazine. He has published articles on topics which include laparoscopic surgery. He has served as Chief of Surgery and he was director of the Urologic Oncology division at St Jude Medical Center. He belongs to the Orange County Urological Society, OCMA and is a member of the AMA. He has volunteered multiple years to Access OC which provides free surgical care to the uninsured.
Dr. Gazzaniga has done many lectures throughout Orange County and nationally on topics which include Robotic Surgery and neuromodulation of urological disorders. He has traveled throughout the United States as an instructor teaching other surgeons surgical techniques in neuormodulation (Interstim). He has also been assigned by Intuitive Surgical to proctor urologists throughout the United States the discipline of Robotic Radical Prostatectomy.
Most recently he was given certification of a “Center of Excellence” by UroLift, one of the first 15 Urologists in the United States to bestow this honor and has performed hundreds of these procedures.