Dr. Amit Nathani, MD

Sports MedicineMaleAge 35

Dr. Nathani
Accepting new patients

Santa Babara Sports Medicine

326 W Main St Ste 120 Santa Maria, CA 93458

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(805) 925-9997

Dr. Amit Nathani, MD is a Sports Medicine Specialist in Santa Maria, CA. He is affiliated with medical facilities Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital and Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Nathani to book an appointment.

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Dr. Nathani's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendon Reconstruction
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Joint Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Labrum Repair
  • Hip Reconstruction Surgery
  • Hip Surgery
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Implantation
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ligament Repair
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Mini Knee Surgery
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Muscle Problem Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Hip Fracture
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Cartilage Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Simple Fracture Care and Casting
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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    I can’t thank Dr. Nathani Enough! He has ALL the expertise to fix you, the proper tools are his hands. Dr. Nathani fixed my shoulder that had multiple problems with it. SLAP Tear, RotatorCuff replacement, bone spur etc... I could move my arm over my head within 13 days, very little to No pain, follow doctors orders and you will heal. Thank you Dr. Nathani and your awesome staff. Cecily
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    Cecily mcclelland – Feb 20, 2020
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    Dr Nathani was recommended to me by my Chiropractor for the pain in my shoulder. At my first appointment he did a complete evaluation with x-rays and told me I had no cartilage left in my shoulder, and that a total replacement was necessary to correct the problem. Dr Nathani is very professional, personable and a excellent caring physician. He gave me his undivided attention to every question I had, and at no time did he appear to be in a hurry. I highly recommend Dr Nathani.
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    4 people found this helpful
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    Marj in Stockbridge – Jul 24, 2019
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    Dr. Nathani is hands down the best doctor I've ever seen! He was never rushed, spent a lot of time explaining things, and even answered questions after office hours that I had forgotten to ask during my appointment. I'm back to running and fitness classes, and my hip is pain free. Don't be fooled by how young or attractive he is :). He's a really caring, exceptionally smart and excellent physician and model for all others!
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    Chelsea B in Atlanta, GA – Jan 04, 2019
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    I had a shoulder replacement with Dr. Nathani and I am so happy! It was done as an outpatient - no hospitals, I was home the same day, and the process could not have been easier. It's been 2 months, and my shoulder is feeling better than it has in years, and I am sleeping through the night again. His whole staff, his therapists & nurses were wonderful to me and my wife. This is an honest, excellent doctor who I could not recommend highly enough. He takes the time to explain things and cares.
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    Shawn Minor Jr. in Decatur, GA – Dec 21, 2018
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    Dr. Nathani really helped my hip pain. I'm a few months out from a hip scope and doing great. Highly recommended!
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    Jim in Buckhead, GA – Dec 09, 2018
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    This guy really knows his stuff. I have had shoulder pain for years and just recently it got so bad I couldn't lift my arm over my head without significant pain. He diagnosed me with impingement and explained things really well. He gave me an injection and then PT. Now I have no pain and I'm back to playing tennis. Thanks!
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
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    6 people found this helpful
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    Tim Wagner in Atlanta, GA – Oct 13, 2018
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    I have had shoulder pain for years. Dr. Nathani was able to diagnose me with biceps tendinitis within minutes. He gave me an injection and after a few weeks of PT, I have no pain! His clinic was quick and easy to schedule with. Highly recommend-
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
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    Jim C. in Atlanta, GA – Oct 09, 2018
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    I started having knee pain last year. I went to see my chiropractor, did physical therapy and took the entire golf season off. Nothing seemed to help. Dr. Nathani ordered an MRI then spent time going over the images with me. We found a meniscus tear that he repaired and now I'm doing great. No knee pain at all, back to golf!
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
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    Frank Pryczk in Brookhaven, GA – Oct 07, 2018
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    Dr. Nathani helped fix my shoulder-- I had pain for years and he was the only one I've seen able to figure it out and get me back to throwing with my son!
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
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    Sep 28, 2018
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    Dr. Nathani is absolutely excellent! I can't say enough about how positive my experience has been with him! This was my first major injury so I was very anxious. I made an appointment and was he was able to see me the same day. It never felt rushed and he explained things so clearly. I felt very comfortable having surgery with him, and so far could not be happier with my experience and recovery I am a competitive athlete and am already back training for the season!
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
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    Alex Henderson in Atlanta, GA – Sep 27, 2018
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    Care Philosophy

    Dr. Nathani is accepting new patients and performs surgery at the ambulatory surgery center in Santa Barbara as well as several convenient hospitals in...Read more

    Biography

    Amit Nathani, M.D. is an Orthopaedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Specialist at The Spine and Orthopedic Center in Santa Barbara. He obtained his fellowship...Read more

    Specialties

    • Sports Medicine
    • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
    • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
    • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
    • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
    • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Orthopedics
    • Pediatric Sports Medicine
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    Education

    Stanford University
    Fellowship Hospital
    University of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Residency Hospital

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    What are Dr. Amit Nathani, MD's top areas of care?

    Dr. Nathani frequently treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear), Joint Pain, and Osteoarthritis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Nathani treats.

    Where is Dr. Amit Nathani, MD's office located?

    Dr. Nathani's office is located at 326 W Main St Ste 120, Santa Maria, CA 93458. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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    Locations

    Santa Babara Sports Medicine

    The Spine and Orthopedic Center326 W Main St Ste 120 Santa Maria, CA 93458
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      • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
      • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
      • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
      • Sat: closed
      • Sun: closed
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    The Spine and Orthopedic Center2725 16TH ST Bakersfield, CA 93301
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      • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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      • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
      • Sat: closed
      • Sun: closed
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    The Spine and Orthopedic Center640 S B St Oxnard, CA 93030
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      • Mon: 8:30am - 5:00pm
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      • Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm
      • Sat: closed
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    Practice

    The Spine and Orthopedic Center401 E Carrillo St Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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      • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
      • Sat: closed
      • Sun: closed
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    Affiliated Hospitals

    Dr. Nathani is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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    Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital

    Santa Barbara, CA

    86% Patient Experience Rating, 17% higher than the national average

    5 Awards Received

    Award Highlight: Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2019)

    Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

    Santa Barbara, CA

    83% Patient Experience Rating, 14% higher than the national average

    8 Awards Received

    Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)