Dilip Tapadiya, MD

Dr. Tapadiya is a Board-Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is fellowship trained from Stanford University in joint replacement and reconstructive surgery, and also performs arthroscopic surgery, fracture fixation, and minimally-invasive approaches. Dr. Tapadiya is one of the original members of the Bloodless Medicine and Surgery Program at Fountain Valley Regional Hospital. He holds privileges at Hoag Hospitals in both Newport Beach and Irvine, Hoag Orthopedic Institute, Fountain Valley Regional Hospital, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Newport Plaza Outpatient Surgical Center, and Anaheim Regional Medical Center.

Dr. Tapadiya has been in private practice in Orange County since 1984, and is committed to providing solid orthopedic care in a compassionate, patient-centered manner. He is active in the community, having previously served as team physician for the Kennedy High School football team. He also previously served on the Orange County Medical Association Ethics and Public Service committees. Dr. Tapadiya is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, California Orthopedic Association, and the Indian Medical Association of Southern California. He has previously published in leading orthopedic journals such as Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research, and is an avid innovator, holding multiple patents pending on orthopedic devices.

Dr. Tapadiya completed his general surgery residency at Booth Memorial Hospital in New York, followed by Orthopedic Surgery Residency at the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center. He then went on to complete his fellowship in arthritis surgery and joint replacement at Stanford University.

Scope of Practice

The practice not only treats musculoskeletal conditions, but also offers conservative treatments for sports injuries, and neck and back pain. When surgery is indicated, the following lists encompasses just a few of the procedures and modalities that Dr. Tapadiya and his physical therapy staff are well-versed in:

Surgical Procedures

  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Fracture Repair and Stabilization
  • Tennis Elbow Surgery
  • ACL/PCL/MCL reconstruction
  • Meniscal Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Ulnar Nerve Transposition
  • Ligament Repairs
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Achilles Tendon Repairs
  • Malunion and Nonunion Correction
  • Bloodless Surgery

Nonsurgical Treatments

  • Steroid / cortisone injections
  • Hyaluronic acid injections
  • Tendinitis and Bursitis Treatment
  • Casting and splinting
  • Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Spur Therapy
  • Tennis Elbow Therapy
  • Rotator Cuff Therapy
  • Frozen Shoulder and Adhesive Capsulitis Therapy
  • Custom Orthotic Measurements
  • Ingrown Toenail Treatment
  • Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Electric Muscle Stimulation
  • Paraffin Bath
  • Functional Rehabilitation
  • Gait Training


  • Orthopedic Surgery


Booth Memorial Hospital
SUNY Brooklyn - Downstate Medical Center
Stanford University Hospital

MemorialCare Hospital Affiliations