Dr. David Fabi, MD

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Dr. Fabi
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San Diego Orthopedic Associates

4060 4th Ave Ste 700 San Diego, CA 92103

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Dr. David Fabi, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in San Diego, CA and has over 17 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Fabi has more experience with Knee & Lower Limb Surgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago medical school in 2004. He is affiliated with medical facilities Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido and Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Fabi to book an appointment.

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I already HAVE recommended Dr. Fabi to four other people. Best surgeon for knee surgery I've ever had! Walking the day of surgery was amazing! Hard work in physical therapy to train muscles, but I gave it my all and feel I'm at 99% right now, in mere weeks!
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Sep 01, 2021
2- Total knee surgeries
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Aug 31, 2021
Dr. Fabi is an outstanding surgeon and would not use anyone else. Had a full knee replacement 3 weeks ago and already using the Peleton and able to walk for long distances. He explains everything thoroughly and let’s you know exactly what to expect. I also had a full hip replacement by Dr. Fabi 5 years ago and I can do absolutely everything in terms of exercise and daily activities. You will be sorry if you don’t use him for your surgery. He truly is the best.
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Al – Aug 29, 2021
WOW! it has been sooo long since I have had a fantastic experience with my Medical visits. In fact, I have never had a good experience with my Medical appointments,, no matter which Doctor. But here , everyone was so welcoming and had a wonderful relaxed manner that made me at ease and knew that I was in great caring hands. Everyone starting with the Medical assistant , and then Jason who is the Radiology technician and finally Dr. Fabi, himself, all had wonderful sense of humor, very friendly and cheerful. Dr. Fabi is very knowledgeable, easy going and had wonderful bed side manner. Loved my experience today with everyone at Dr. Fabi's staff and himself.
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Elmira Khodapanah – Aug 26, 2021
The entire office is amazing. It's been a difficult time since my work fall, but coming to see Dr Fabi and his staff has been wonderful. They are compassionate remember me by name and most of all understand the struggle of someone dealing with a injury. Monica, Nithya, Letty and Emily are always polite and work hard to make sure that I get care right away even when dealing with the work comp insurance companies, doing this makes me feel like they actually care about my well being it's definitely appreciated more then I can put in words. Dr Fabi and his staff are probably some of the kindest people I have met during this trying time
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charles money – Aug 24, 2021
Great Doctor and staff, care were ten stars better than I expected! My mobility is back, and was back volunteering at SD Zoo where I walk at least 2 miles after five days. I will refer Doctor Fabi to my friends and family for their orthopedic needs! Could not be happier with my results! Thank you to the Doctor & Staff!”
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Jean Beazley – Aug 18, 2021
Over the past four years it has been necessary for me to have both knees and one hip replaced. In all three instances I have chosen Dr. David Fabi and his team to do the surgery and follow up evaluations. The pre-planning, scheduling and coordination provided by his team was quick and efficient. There was none of this work that fell upon me to do. Dr. Fabi performed robotic surgery on my knees and a newer approach to my hip replacement. In every instance the surgeries accomplished the goal of eliminating pain and restoring my ability to walk without canes or walkers. In all cases the recovery time was exceptionally fast and without a great deal of pain. I believe anyone contemplating hip or knee replacement should look very seriously at Dr. Fabi and his team as a highly recommended and quality medical provider. They are my choice. Glenn G. Rosbrook
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Aug 18, 2021
The office was backed up apparently, so my meeting time with the doctor was about an hour after my appointment time. Other than that, no problem.
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Aug 13, 2021
Dr. Fabi and his staff were incredible. The surgery went incredibly well and I walked out of the hospital the same day. Pain was minimal and the rehab was easy. Was feeling better three days after the surgery than I had the last two years. Highly recommend Dr. Fabi!
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Amazing Hip Replacement Results! – Aug 04, 2021
Very organized and efficient. Pleasant staff always ready to help.
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Jul 25, 2021
I've had both knee total knee replacement surgery by Dr Fabi. Im totally happy with the outcome and his expertise and bed side manner
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Debra Hufft – Jun 18, 2021
Dr Fabi is a skilled and brilliant surgeon who cares deeply for his patients. I so appreciated his kindness and attention to my concerns. He is absolutely the best!
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Melodi Leih – May 22, 2021
When you want to be truly taken care of by the best surgeon and staff, look no further. Dr. Fabi is fantastic at his craft. I spent a lot of time researching who is the best orthopedic surgeon, it was clear. I'm very thankful to have been blessed to have found this surgeon. He took good care of me. I'm sure that you will have good results. Not only that, you can tell that he truly cares about your well being.
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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Don Gilliland – May 12, 2021
First of all, I want to Praise God for Dr Fabi! The Lord blessed him in performing 2 TKR and a revision. I had reconstruction on my right knee 38 yrs ago, and because of it I had a problem with the first knee replacement. Dr Fabi performed the revision and within 2 weeks I was mowing my lawn, at the gym and riding my bike. This all before my 2 week post op! At 61 I have always been in great shape from working out and my wife thought I was pushing it too hard. When I saw Dr Fabi he was so impressed, that he gave me the green light to continue and also said that I could play golf!! Dr Fabi is a GREAT SURGEN and explains everything so you can understand the medical side. He makes you feel like a family member, is very kind and respectful. I would NOT be where I am today if it had not been for the procedures Dr Fabi performed on me. I recommend him to ANYONE who wants to have there lives changed! Thank you again Dr Fabi, and may the Lord bless you in ALL you do.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Larry Randall – Apr 01, 2021
Very compassionate for his patient's quality of life. Knew doctors trained under him will benefit!
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DeeAnna Stephens – Mar 23, 2021
He cares about his patients very much.
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Mar 22, 2021
Dr. Fabi is fabilous! He's thorough, answers all questions and is very caring. Would recommend him to everyone!
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  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jim Storrie – Mar 13, 2021
The waiting time in the waiting room and check-in was less timing than before. The assistance to Dr. Fabie was quick to ask the questions. The Dr. came in sooner than before. The doctor was very welcoming and happy to greet me. His examination was precise and made sense. He responded to my requests and welcomed them. Showing me the x-ray was very helpful. I am looking to have him do my second knee replacement. Monica, his surgery scheduler was very quick to respond. Hersel
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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Hersel Mikaelian – Mar 10, 2021
Was very satisfied with Dr. Fabi's thoughts on my problem relating to my knee.......look forward to resolving problem as effectively and promptly as possible.......
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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Rosalyn Berger` – Feb 17, 2021
Dr. Fabi has an outstanding way of communicating with his patients. He has made me feel he really cares for me personally. He is very professional but also very caring. His staff also displays the same level of concern and care. Being one of Jehovah’s Witnesses I had special concerns with bloodless surgery. He was very respectful to my beliefs and assured me he would follow my requests which was a refreshing experience. His patients and willingness to answer my many questions put me at ease throughout my hip revision.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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David Urban – Feb 09, 2021

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Biography

Dr. David Fabi, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in San Diego, CA and has over 17 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Fabi has more experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2004
University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopedic Association, Member

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Dr. Fabi frequently treats Knee & Lower Limb Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Fabi specializes.

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Dr. Fabi's office is located at 4060 4th Ave Ste 700, San Diego, CA 92103. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Fabi

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Fabi treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Fabi treats other conditions, please contact the office at (619) 299-8500.

Knee & Lower Limb Surgery

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee & Lower Limb Surgery specialists.

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Osteoarthritis of Knee
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
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Dr. Fabi's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • 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 Fracture
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Herniated Disc
  • 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 Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • 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
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Dr. Fabi accepts the following insurance:

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Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Select PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

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San Diego Orthopedic Associates

San Diego Orthopedic Associates4060 4th Ave Ste 700 San Diego, CA 92103
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