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Dr. David Fabi, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male

Dr. Fabi

San Diego Orthopedic Associates

4060 4th Ave Ste 700 San Diego, CA 92103

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Dr. David Fabi, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in San Diego, CA and has been practicing for 15 years. He graduated from University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago in 2004 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.


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When I knew I was going to have knee replacement I looked up reviews. I was impressed by Dr David Fabi reviews. He was everything everyone had commented about! When I met Dr Fabi in his office he made me feel like family and answered all my questions. He is so down to earth and makes it easy to understand all the procedures that you will be going through. I had a knee replacement on 7/18/19. The surgery went perfect and the staff was AMAZING! They did constant follow up and made sure i was doing well. I am a very active 60 year old and I was walking without crutches in one week.(You have to be active in PT to get the best results). I was playing golf and going to the gym after only 4 weeks. After this knee heals I'm having my left on done as well. At least I know what I'm in for the second time around. I Praise God for Dr Fabi and his knowledge to perform miracles, and to give me back my active life. May the Lord continue to BLESS YOU Dr David Fabi.
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Excellent professionalism - I've had a great recovery, and Dr. Fabi was very attentive. He answered my call out of office, and made sure I was comfortable the whole time.
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On May 13 Dr Fabi replaced the outer half of my right knee. That night I walked up 14 stairs to my bedroom and the next day walked down. After 2 weeks I was walking with out a cane and driving my vehicle. I had no prior experience with knee surgery , but I had friends who spent weeks or months rehabbing their surgeries. Dr. Fabi uses a Robotic method to perform the surgery I received and I understand that it minimizes the rehab time. Today was my 6 week post operation visit and Dr Fabi was happy with my knee's progress and said that I was good to see him in a year. WOW! Totally pleased with the Dr. Fabi, his assistant and his team. I have already recommended Dr. Fabi highly and will continue to do so in the future.
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I had my first reconstructive hip surgery over 25 years ago and knew a hip replacement was inevitable. Dr. Fabi did not try to push me into surgery or medication. He let me determine when I was ready for surgery. Surgery was shockingly easy and I could not have asked for a better recovery. I highly recommend Dr. Fabi. The surgery where the procedure takes place is excellent. The entire process went better than I could have ever expected. My hip pain was gone the minute I opened my eyes after surgery and I'm back to enjoying activities I thought I would never enjoy again. Thank you, Dr. Fabi!
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I traveled from Sarasota, Florida for this man. Outstanding. Dr Fabi is far more than a very talented surgeon, his compassion for WHY he does what he does is at the root of his life’s passion. He is a hugging professional who’s office runs like a Swiss watch. Before surgery every detail was handled, from all the insurance clearances to all necessary Physical Therapy arrangements, needed home recovery tools like walker and shower stool and all necessary prescriptions. After a two hour left hip replacement procedure, a three hour recovery process, I was getting dressed myself and walking the entire hospital hallway OUT OF PAIN! I ditched the walker in 3 days. My PT therapist, having done this work for 10 years said he has never seen such a rapid recovery. I am 73. At my two week post operation appointment I just simply asked, “How did you get all that new equipment into my leg and hip through that little 5 inch opening with no bruising or swelling?” Capt Bruce Blomgren, Sarasota, F
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Having had many orthopedic surgeries ,all stemming from injuries received in an auto accident in 1980, my second total knee replacement was too complicated for my surgeon of 40 years. Dr. Fabi performed my total knee replacement 2 weeks and 1 day ago, he took off the bandage today. I have made incredible progress. I was walking with a walker and without on day 1. I already have 90 degrees of flexion and can with effort walk with what appears to be a normal gait. I haven't touched the walker since day 2 and at 2 weeks of therapy I am doing amazing. I begin my outpatient therapy next week and have every expectation of a truly exceptional outcome. Thanks Dr. Fabi!!
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One of the "Best Orthopedic Surgeon" Ever! Dr.David Fabi has done both of my knees and I was able to continue my Backcountry skiing, Road biking and many more other outdoor activities. I am so blessed I have found him. He literally has save me in many ways by rebuilding both of my knees. Thank You Dr. Fabi
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I just want to say how pleased I am with the results of my total hip replacement performed four weeks ago by Dr. Fabi and his staff. After almost a year of pain and a severe limp, I am pain free and I can actually get back to enjoying long walks with the dog or playing golf! Dr. Fabi and his staff have been truly wonderful at making me feel confident of a successful outcome, and are totally involved with listening to me and easing any concerns! I'm so glad I chose "Team Fabi"!
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Dr Fabi did the first of 2 hip replacement surgeries for my husband 16 days ago. His recovery is amazing. On day 15 he walked into the Dr’s office without a cane or walker. Today he walked upstairs one foot after the other without pain. We are great full and are scheduled for his second hip in 4 weeks.
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Biography

Dr. David Fabi, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in San Diego, CA and has been practicing for 15 years. He graduated from University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago in 2004 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2004
University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago
Medical School
2004

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopedic Association, Member

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(619) 299-8500

Dr. Fabi accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Select PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Fabi's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Hip Sprain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fabi treats Hip Sprain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Fabi treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Knee Sprain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fabi treats Knee Sprain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Fabi treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Complications of Joint Prosthesis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fabi treats Complications of Joint Prosthesis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Fabi treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Fabi's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • 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
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

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67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)