Partnering with You

We understand that the relationship between you and your physician is a partnership. That’s why our physicians strive to become a specialist in you and involve you in decisions that affect your health and wellness. By empowering you to take an active role in your healthcare, we can ensure you get the most out of your healthcare experience.


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Less Pain,
More Gain

We offer a full range of surgical and non-surgical options. Our patients benefit from experienced surgeons working closely with them to recommend the most effective treatment to reduce pain and optimize quality of life.

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Nobody Makes a Comeback Alone

You can depend on dedicated and compassionate care from diagnosis to recovery. Our skilled doctors, surgeons, nurses and physical therapists work together with you to make sure you know exactly what to expect.

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Get Back to a Healthy, Active Life

When your surgery is complete, we’ll help put you on the path to a busy, functional lifestyle. We’ll ensure you are given the most applicable information for your after-care and, if needed, continued rehabilitation.

Making the Right Decision

Your quality of life is important to us. Our physicians are committed to excellence by pledging to provide the highest quality of orthopedic care possible. Our experienced surgeons will communicate with you honestly and clearly about your options, both surgical and non-invasive. We’ll take the time to make sure you’re comfortable with your decision.

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Meet our Orthopedic Specialists

Both of our board-certified orthopedic surgeons bring passion for a getting you on the road to recovery. They are committed to excellence by pledging to provide the highest quality of orthopedic care possible.

Dr. David Cortese, MD

Dr. David Cortese provides a full range of Orthopaedic services to the community. Dr. Cortese is a fellow of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and has additional fellowship training in Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy and Reconstructive Surgery. He earned his medical degree at the College of Medicine at the University of California at Irvine. He completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residency at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. He was commissioned into the U.S. Army in 2000 and spent 17 years as a military surgeon.


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Dr. Michael Gill, MD

Dr. Michael Gill, MD, is Lompoc Valley Medical Center's Chief of Staff. He has been in private practice in Orthopedic Surgery since 1985 in Lompoc and recently became affliated with LVMC: Orthopedic Services. Dr. Gill earned his medical degree from the Chicago Medical School in 1980 and completed his Orthopedic Surgery residency in Cleveland,Ohio. He has been associated with Lompoc High School Athletics as Team Physician since 1985. Dr. Gill specializes in repairing and replacing knees and hip joints; repairs fractures and treats an extensive range of orthopedic ailments.


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Get in Touch

If you have any questions about your surgeon, the surgery and recovery, insurance, pre-surgical procedures and post-operative care, please don’t hesitate to call our office and speak to our medical office staff.

Find our Clinic

Physician Services
136 N Third St

(805) 736-1253