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Jay Patel, M.D.Board Certified Joint Replacement Surgeon

Dr. Patel is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in Total Joint Replacement and Adult Reconstructive Surgery. His area of expertise includes both primary and revision surgical procedures of the hip and knee. He also brings expertise in new surgical techniques including minimally invasive surgical procedures, anterior approach hip replacement surgery, computer navigation, as well as robotic joint replacement.

Dr. Patel earned his Bachelor's degree in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He then went on to earn both a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering and his Medical Doctorate from Stanford University.

While at Stanford, Dr. Patel was actively involved in research pertaining to computer navigation systems for joint replacement surgery and also assisted in designing multiple orthopedic surgical devices as a member of the Stanford Biodesign Innovation Program.

Dr. Patel subsequently completed his Orthopaedic Surgical Residency at the University of California, Irvine, under the guidance of Dr. Robert Gorab and Dr. Steven Barnett. After residency, he completed a fellowship in Adult Reconstruction, Arthritis, and Joint Replacement Surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City. This institution was recently voted the #1 rated Orthopaedic Hospital in the nation according to US News and World Report. While at HSS, Dr. Patel trained under several world renowned orthopedic surgeons including Drs. Chitranjan Ranawat, Thomas Sculco, and Eduardo Salvati.

Dr. Patel is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. He has published on multiple areas of orthopedic research, including computer navigation systems for total joint replacement, revision of complex hip and knee replacement surgery and orthopedic clinical outcomes.

Dr. Jay Patel is an attending surgeon at both Hoag Orthopaedic Institute in Irvine as well as St. Joseph's Hospital in Orange. Dr. Patel enjoys spending time with his wife and young children as well as cycling, hiking, and skiing.

Dr. Patel is contracted with most insurance companies and is currently accepting patient referrals and new consults. To schedule an appointment, please call

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  • Medical Doctorate
    Stanford University
  • Master's degree - Mechanical Engineering
    Stanford University
  • Bachelor's degree - Biochemical Sciences
    Harvard University
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Adult Reconstructive Surgery

Coming soon

  • Current Concepts in Joint Replacement Scholarship
  • Stanford Medical Scholars Research Grant
  • John Harvard Scholarship
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • National Science Foundation – Research Experience for Undergraduates Grant
  • Detur prize (top 5% of Harvard freshman class)
  • Harvard Book Prize
  • Chevron Merit Award
  • Valedictorian – Mission San Jose High School, Fremont, California
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Ratings + Reviews

  • Knee replaced almost 3 years ago. I would rate my overall experience as 99% successful. If you are in need of a knee replacement, I would highly recommend Dr Patel.
    Robert Wachter
  • From our first meeting in April I felt relaxed and confident that I had made the right choice. I had TKR done and could not have gone any better. His entire support staff is outstanding preop to post op. Will get my second knee by him too.
    Lakshman Sehgal
  • Dr. Patel is beyond awesome. He did hip replacements on both of my hips. The first one was in 2013, and I didn’t have to take any pain medicine after. The second in 2018, I had to take pain med for a week. However, I drove again after two week of in-home physical therapy. I lightly did Zumba after .3 weeks, & Yoga after 4. I’d never dreamed that I could walk again without pain. Yet, after both surgeries, I can do Zumba better than a teenager, (or so i think). Further, his staff are very professional & respectful. They address me as “doctor” because I’m a shrink. I thank God for Dr. Patel who is a miracle worker!
    DieuThoa Truonggia
  • Dr Patel did a hip replacement for me and I was completely out of pain and could walk in a day that was in2012 and I still feel great I researched him prior to seeing him and the research about him proved to be as positive as indicated thank you dr patel
    Pat Clarke