About Me

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 has additional expertise and certification to perform robotic-arm assisted total knee, partial knee and hip replacement with the Mako system available at Orange Coast Medical Center. Mako is advanced robotic technology and an innovative tool that helps surgeons create a personalized surgical plan based on each patient’s unique anatomy and perform joint replacement surgery with increased accuracy. The target outcomes are reduced pain, quicker recoveries with patients returning to active lifestyles.

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.

Areas of Interest

Surgical and Non-Surgical Treatment of Sports Injuries, Musculoskeletal Conditions



Provider Specialty

Orthopedic Surgery



Booth Memorial Hospital


SUNY Brooklyn - Downstate Medical Center


Stanford University Hospital

Locations & Affiliations


Dilip Tapadiya, MD

11170 Warner Ave. Suite 106

Fountain Valley, CA

Office: (714) 540-3244