Dr. Nicholas Abidi, MD

Dr. Nicholas Abidi, MD

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Dr. Nicholas Abidi, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Capitola, CA and has been practicing for 28 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.

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4140 Jade St Ste 100

Capitola, CA 95010
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Guardian
  • Health Net of California
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint
  • Worker's Compensation

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Abidi performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Ankle Arthroscopy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Joint Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Limb Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Abidi "Helping my patients improve their function and return to their normal, active lives is what makes me the happiest about my profession."

10  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

87  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • 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
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendonitis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
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55  Procedures

  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • 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 Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Debridement
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Reconstructive Ankle Surgery
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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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.

Education

  • Ursinus College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Rothman Institute At Thomas Jefferson University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • National Institutes Of Health In Bethesda, Maryland
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Abidi has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopedic Association, Member
  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member

Dr. Abidi's Reviews

3.2
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Abidi to family and friends
41 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (41)

  • 5
    (19)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
    (4)
  • 1
    (14)

Dr. Abidi's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

I am a patient of Dr. Abidi as well as a retired physical Therapist working almost 50 years. He has fused one ankle and replaced one hip and is now treating my other ankle. I have known many orthopedists in my years of practice and he is right at the top in expertise. My surgical results were...more
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Dr. Abidi demonstrates excellence in all aspects of his practice from clinical acumen, technical skills and up to date knowledge. As a physician who spends my work life in operating theatre, Dr. Abidi is technically the best I have seen in performing the anterior approach to total hip replacement....more
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Dr. Abidi performed 3 surgeries on me. 2 hip replacements and one knee scoping to clean up torn meniscus . I found him to be extremely competent and professional. His assistant Raymond and all the other office staff are great and very easy to get ahold of both during office hours and after...more
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Out of work & needed a knee surgeon. Told, "Dr. Abidi is taking limited new patients at this time. If you want to write him a letter summarizing your injury and needs, he will review it and let you know." So I wrote up a very clear and concise one page letter. I'm a Fire Captain so I know how to...more
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I broke my leg riding my bicycle and was taken to Dominican Hospital. Upon discharge I was given paperwork which said I was to make an appointment with Dr. Abidi who was the Doctor on duty at the time. I made the appointment , but due to the fact that I was uninsured, I was turned away when I...more
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