Dr. Michael Nuzzo, MD

Dr. Michael Nuzzo, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 45
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Dr. Michael Nuzzo, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Fresno, CA. He is 45 years old and has been practicing for 6 years.

1630 E Herndon Ave

Fresno, CA 93720

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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Top Care Areas


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Hip Arthroscopy
very high
more than 90% of peers
Hip Sprain
more than 90% of peers
Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
more than 88% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Nuzzo "Michael Nuzzo MD, is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon and is fellowship trained in sports medicine and shoulder surgery. He specializes in minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures to treat injuries of the shoulder, elbow, knee, hip and ankle."


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Disorders
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Laxity
  • Ankle Ligament Rupture
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Impingement
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Sprain
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spondylitis
  • Sports Injuries


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  • ACL Surgery
  • Acetabulum Surgery
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Labrum Repair
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Surgery
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Meniscectomy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Reconstructive Ankle Surgery
  • Shoulder Cartilage Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Georgetown University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1998
  • Umdnj--Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • William Beaumont Army Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Texas Tech University/William Beaumont Army Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Huntington Hospital/Congress Medical Associates
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2012

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • The Army Commendation Medal, 5/2010
  • Meritorious Service Medal US ARMY, 7/2012
  • Iraq War Veteran/ Iraq Theater Orthopaedic Surgery Consultant, 1/2010
Media & Publications
  • Pull-out and Compression Strength Comparison of Bioabsorbable Implants for Osteochondral Lesion Fixation, The American Journal of Orthopedics, April 2011. Presented at the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons Meeting, Vail, Colorado 2008.,
  • Michael Nuzzo MD,

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nuzzo's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nuzzo to family and friends
based on 43 total reviews (14 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (43)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Nuzzo's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (14)

in Fresno, CA |
WOW, the work (surgery) Dr Nuzzo did was remarkable with a massive rotator cuff injury along with bicep tendon tears. I am back at 100% use of arm and shoulder. Thank you Debbie and office staff. Thank you Dr Nuzzo. I just cannot say enough.
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in Madera, CA |
Dr. Nuzzo repaired a meniscus tear in my left knee last year (2016). Surgery was a breeze. Didn't even need physical therapy. Was walking on left leg same day! Dr. Nuzzo replaced my entire left shoulder (reverse total shoulder replacement) on Feb 6, 2017. Gave me a nerve block. When I woke up...more
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in Visalia, CA |
Thank you Dr. Nuzzo. Three months after my shoulder surgery I am pain free and riding my dirt bike again! Recovery went very smooth. Dirk Temmerman. Visalia Ca
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in Clovis, CA |
Dr. Nuzzo performed a Rotator cuff repair on my right shoulder August 8, 2016. All my questions were answered to my satisfaction. The surgery went well with physical therapy after. My recovery is progressing and I am able to get back to Pilates and daily activities.
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in Fresno, CA |
His staff was professional and very well organized. Dr. Nuzzo was very personable, articulating, and easy to understand when he was explaining to me what surgery/arthroscopy he thought needed to done. Everything went as perfect as can be. I only had to take 4 pain pills for pain and was back...more
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  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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Hospitals where Dr. Nuzzo has admitting privileges

Fresno Surgical Hospital
6125 N Fresno St
Fresno, CA 93710
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