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Surgical Specialist, Orthopaedic Surgeon
14 years of experience
Accepting new patients
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License & Identifications

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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (18)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Nitin Bhatia is Good. Dr. Bhatia has been reviewed by 45 patients who have provided 18 comments. The rating is 3.5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 3.4
Promptness 3.3
Courteous Staff 3.6
Accurate Diagnosis 3.7
Bedside Manner 3.7
Spends Time with Me 3.7
Follows Up After Visit 3.5

Specialties & Research

Dr. Nitin Bhatia, MD is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery.

  • He has special expertise in 9 areas:
  • Disease
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Infection
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Wounds and Injuries

Education & Awards

Dr. Bhatia graduated from Baylor College of Medicine, Houston. He has 12 awards.

American Orthopaedic Association Emerging Leaders, 2005-2009
American Orthopaedic Association - Japanese Orthopaedic Association Exchange Traveling Fellow, 2008
Physician of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association, 2011
Faculty Teaching Award, Orthopaedic Surgery, UC Irvine, 2005
Faculty Teaching Award, Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California, Irvine, 2005
Research Award, California Orthopaedic Association
Outstanding Paper Award Winner, Cervical Spine Research Society
Cervical Spine Research Society Outstanding Paper Nominee
Best Paper Award Winner, American College of Spine Surgery
Edgar Dawson Traveling Fellowship, Scoliosis Research Society, 2005
Scoliosis Research Society Hibbs Award Nominee
Castle Connolly's Top Doctors™ (2013)


Dr. Bhatia has 5 hospital affiliations:

  • University of California, Irvine Medical Center 
  • University of California 


  • Romanian
  • Vietnamese
  • Spanish
  • English

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Additional Information
Dr. Nitin Narain Bhatia MD is a male Orthopaedic Surgeon, has 14 years of experience and practices in Orthopaedic Surgery.
Where does Dr. Nitin N. Bhatia practice?
Dr. Nitin Bhatia has 1 office location.
Dr. Nitin Bhatia practices Orthopaedic Surgery near Santa Ana, CA.
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