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 Association’s 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, having completed over 35 half marathons, 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.
Dr. Kadakia’s Subspeciality Certification in Orthopedic Sports Medicine
Dr. Kadakia is a Sports Medicine and Trauma specialist with a subspecialty certification in Orthopedic Sports Medicine. The certification is given to surgeons who achieved the highest level of expertise as defined by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS). In order to receive this subspecialty certification, he passed the rigorous examination given by ABOS, provided evidence of experience in specific sports injuries, and provided multiple peer recommendations.
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Dr. Kadakia was recommended to me by my regular orthopedic doctor after I fell and fractured my knee cap. I saw him on Tuesday afternoon, and he operated on the knee Thursday morning. After the first day I experienced no pain. I followed his instructions and did not place any weight on the leg for...
~ David K ~
Dr Kadakia helped me through a knee injury by getting me the services and great physical therapy that I needed. I am excited to feel so much better!
~ Jo Moffitt ~
Excellent Orthopedic surgeon. Caring, patient and very pays ultimate attention to details.
Thank you for your services for more than 18 years.
~ Anil Patel ~
Dr. Kadakia recently saw our daughter, Elizabeth, for a wrestling injury to the shoulder. She is now pain free. Thank you. Elizabeth had been to another orthopedist with no positive results. I got her an appointment with Dr. Kadakia and she was so happy. She was very appreciative of how he explained...
~ William T ~
During my visits, Dr. Kadakia listened, examined the repaired ankle, explained, and then suggested how I could expect and benefit from the instructions he offered. I felt completely satisfied.
~ Ramesh Joshi ~
Dr. Nimish R Kadakia knowledge and attention to details provided excellent result. I also followed his expertise and worked hard at Physical Therapy afterwards and healed up perfect. I highly recommend Dr. Nimish R Kadakia. He is also very likable and cares about his patients.
~ SUSANNA G ~
Dr. Kadakia is an excellent doctor. Very personable and genuinely cares about the patient. I appreciated the time he took to explain in detail my medical issue.
~ Eugenia F ~
Dr Kadakia diagnosed my knee problem as a complex meniscus tear. By the time I was ready for the surgery, my knee pain had completely subsided. We spoke about it at the pre-op visit and decided to postpone the surgery unless it causes me pain or discomfort. He didn't want to perform surgery on a pat...
~ Patty M ~
Dr. Kadakia was just awesome. I was in truly unholy wrist/thumb pain from a ladder injury and hadn't slept in like 36 hours. Urgent care referred me to Dr. Kadakia, who fit me in due to the severity of my pain. He gave a gave me a resolute diagnosis of my injury and semi-casted my hand to protect it...
~ Jonesy R ~
Dr. Kadakia fixed my broken leg with a plan to get me back to being active again. He explained everything throughly before doing the surgery taking into account my personal well-being and happiness. I would highly recommend him if you need an orthopedic surgeon. ♥️
~ Tabitha K ~