Michael Gazzaniga, MD, FACS
Board Certified Urologist in Orange County, CA
Dr. Michael Gazzaniga is a board-certified urologist of Southland Urology. He 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 a clinical instructor to residents.
Since joining Southland Urology in 2002 Dr. Gazzaniga has been the recipient of Orange Coast Magazine’s “Physician of Excellence” award, as voted on by his peers within the Orange County Medical Association. He has received this distinction from 2006 to 2020. He has published articles on topics that include laparoscopic surgery and prostate cancer. He has served as Chief of Surgery and 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 that include Robotic Surgery and neuromodulation of urological disorders. He has traveled throughout the United States as an instructor teaching other surgeons surgical techniques in neuromodulation (Interstim). He has also been assigned by Intuitive Surgical to proctor urologists throughout the United States the discipline of Robotic Radical Prostatectomy.
More recently he was involved in the studies that allowed FDA approval of SpaceOar and has performed over a hundred of this procedure in-office