Michael Hurwitz, MD, FACS

Michael Hurwitz, MD, FACS

SPECIALTIES: Laparoscopic hernia repair, robotic surgery, robotic single-incision gallbladder removal, gastrointestinal surgery, thyroid/parathyroid surgery, adrenalectomy, melanoma surgery, complex wound management and hyperbaric medicine

Dr. Hurwitz is certified by the American Board of Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and fellowship-trained in advanced minimally invasive surgery and surgical oncology. He has been in practice at Hoag Hospital  since 1998. His clinical interests include: the application of minimally invasive/robotic surgery to hernia repair,  single-incision gallbladder surgery, and gastrointestinal surgery; endocrine surgery (thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal surgery); and the surgical management of melanoma. In addition, he serves as Medical Director of the Hoag Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center.


  • Hoag Hospital Newport Beach
  • Hoag Hospital Irvine
  • Newport Beach Surgery Center


  • Bachelor of Science, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1982.
  • Doctor of Medicine, Louisiana State University New Orleans Medical Center, 1988.

Residency training:

  • General Surgery, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA 1988-94.


  • Surgical Oncology, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, 1994-95.
  • Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery, University of Southern California, 1997-98.

Additional Training:

  • Robotic Surgery
  • Complex Wound Care, Hyperbaric Medicine


  • President, Orange County Medical Association, 2009-10.
  • Past Chairman, Hoag Hospital Department of Surgery, 2005-07.
  • Member-at-large, Hoag Hospital Medical Executive Committee, 2011-14.





Who we are

Newport Irvine Surgical Specialists is a multi-specialty surgical group that has brought eleven premier Board Certified surgeons together in one practice. The physicians of NISS are highly trained surgeons who are continually advancing with medicine, using the latest innovations in surgical care such as robotic and minimally invasive surgery. The physicians have ties to the Newport Beach, Irvine, Huntington Beach and Aliso Viejo communities. Patients are our number one priority and we pride ourselves on providing the highest level of care and attention.

What we do

The surgeons of Newport Irvine Surgical Specialists offer a variety of expertise and experience in the treatment of General, Laparascopic, Robotic, Minimally Invasive, Endocrine, Breast, Oncologic, Foregut, Hepatobiliary and Colon and Rectal Surgery as well as wound care and laser treatment. Some examples include: gallbladder removal, hernia repair, thyroid and parathyroid surgery, aderenalectomy, splenectomy, breast surgery and the management of breast cancer, melanoma surgery, soft tissue mass/lipoma removal, anti-reflux surgery, hemorrhoidectomy, hemorrhoid banding, colon surgery and rectal surgery.