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Dr. Nicholas Abidi, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male

Dr. Abidi

OrthoNorCal

4140 Jade St Ste 100 Capitola, CA 95010

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Dr. Nicholas Abidi, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Capitola, CA and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med in 1991 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.


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Based on 42 reviews

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He truly knows his stuff. Fixed my collapsing foot after a bad sprain. He is very intense, quick and almost gruff at times, but he literally "writes the book" on foot surgery and I would trust no other. He also helped me with my hip and wrist when other doctors failed to find the problem.
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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 excellent. In addition he is a great guy!
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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. He has trained many orthopedic surgeons in this approach all along the west coast. As my surgeon, he gave me back my mobility and I am able to cycle 50 miles daily and rigorously hike. Thank you!
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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 hours if you are having a problem. They are very prompt at calling back and getting you in for urgent matters. He is very busy so I would recommend writing down your questions so you don't forget.
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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 write those kind of things. A week goes by and no answer. I call his office 4 times over 2 weeks and they continue to tell me, "He WILL get back to me." 3 weeks later I had to move on. Waste of my time.
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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 showed up though seriously disabled. I was told that there was an error in the Dominican discharge papers and Dr. Abidi was not on duty that night. I certainly did not know as I was in extreme pain.
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Dr abidi has been amazing at fixing my ankle and helping me with some autoimmune issues. He is a highly skilled surgeon that has also worked on some high profile sports players too.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Helping my patients improve their function and return to their normal, active lives is what makes me the happiest about my profession.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

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

Languages

  • Hindi
  • English

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

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

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(831) 475-4024

Dr. Abidi accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access
Coventry Health Care
Guardian
Health Net of California
Large Group HMO
Large Group PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare HMO
United Healthcare
WellPoint
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

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. Abidi's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Ankle Arthroscopy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abidi performs Ankle Arthroscopy more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Abidi performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abidi treats Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Abidi treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Osteoarthritis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abidi treats Osteoarthritis more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Abidi treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist

Dr. Abidi's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • 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
  • 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
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • 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 Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Foot Surgery
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • 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
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture
  • 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 Sprain
  • Hip Surgery
  • 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 Debridement
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • 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 Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • 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 Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • 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
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendonitis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate