Dr. Kadakia furthered his training with a Fellowship in Orthopedic Sports Medicine at the Minneapolis Sports Medicine Center. During his Fellowship, he was the Associate Team Physician for the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings, MLB’s Minnesota Twins, NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves, and NHL’s Minnesota Wild. He participated in the NFL Combines and MLB Spring Training, assisting with player examinations and evaluations. In addition, he was the Team Physician for Division II Augsburg College in Minneapolis.
Over the past 20 years, Dr. Kadakia has been the team physician for multiple Orange County High Schools, including Beckman and Portola High School. He is serving as the current Chief of Orthopedics at Saddleback Memorial Hospital in Laguna Hills. He has practiced in Orange County since 2001 and is currently affiliated with Saddleback and Hoag Hospital systems. In addition, Dr. Kadakia has been chosen as one of the Orange County Medical Associations’ Top Doctors in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine for the last ten years.
With his fellowship training, Dr. Kadakia understands the unique needs of performance athletes. His 25 years of experience have been dedicated to the care of an array of sports medicine conditions, traumatic injuries, and fractures. His practice consists of a wide scope of orthopedic care, including knee and shoulder arthroscopy, ACL reconstruction, and fracture care. Dr. Kadakia takes pride in pursuing contemporary minimally invasive and conservative techniques, including PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma).
Dr. Kadakia is an avid triathlete and runner, completing the Los Angeles Triathlon, Los Angeles Marathon, and the Ironman 70.3. This passion for athletics allows him to feel empathy for an athlete with an orthopedic injury, and understand the desire to return to that active lifestyle. He is happily married, with two children. Dr. Kadakia is also actively involved in charitable work. He has been instrumental in the founding of Hope Endowment, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives and education of orphan children in India. The project has built a dormitory and a school for nearly 200 children in Gujarat, India.
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HealthgradesVery professional and efficient office visit.
~ Verified Patient ~
HealthgradesListened and explained my injury well
Dr. Kadakia saw me for a foot injury on September 29 2022. He has a wonderful bedside manner and was thorough in ordering diagnostic testing and explaining the extent and prognosis of my injury.
~ Karen P. ~
HealthgradesGood but unfortunately nothing could be done for my problem because I have Lymphedema and its delaying the heal process for the torn ligament on my foot.
~ MG Cid ~
HealthgradesTreats You as a Patient Not a Broken Bone
I think Dr. Kadakia is an impeccable orthopaedic surgeon. Took care of me on Easter with emergency surgery after a bad accident. His bedside manner and course of ongoing treatment with recommendations make me trust him without question. You re...
~ Jay Pederson ~
Very satisfied with the care and surgery receive by Dr Kadakia for my left leg fracture surgery
~ PVD ~
Dr. Kadakia spent extra time with us and answered all our questions. He was very nice.
~ Angie B ~
HealthgradesExcellence in care
I found my care by Dr. Kadakia very professional and clear on diagnosis and surgery options and pathway. I highly recommend Dr. K for excellent care.
~ Paul S ~
HealthgradesMy appointment with Dr. Kadakia went well and he provided clear communication. The front office girl appeared to be scatterbrained and unorganized. She failed to give me back my Ins card and I didn t realize it until after I returned home. Not sure if they are short staffed or just have inexperience...
~ Rebecca Husting ~