Dr. Nicholas Abidi, MD

Dr. Nicholas Abidi, MD

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Dr. Nicholas Abidi, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Capitola, CA. He has been practicing for 26 years. Dr. Abidi is affiliated with Watsonville Community Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, El Camino Hospital Los Gatos, Regional Medical Center - San Jose and Dominican Hospital.

Santa Cruz Orthopaedic Institute

4140 Jade St Ste 100

Capitola, CA 95010
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Accepted insurance

  • 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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Care Philosophy

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

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Dr. Abidi's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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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
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Board Certifications

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

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendonitis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

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Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • 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, Open
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Foot Surgery
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • 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 Arthroscopy
  • Knee Debridement
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • 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
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • 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

Dominican Hospital

is a Healthgrades Top-Rated Hospital

Hospital Quality

2015 Five Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement

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Dr. Abidi's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Abidi to family and friends
3.2
based on 40 total reviews (5 with comments)
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 (5)
in Capitola, CA |
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!
in Santa Cruz, CA |
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.
in Monterey, CA |
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.
in Santa Cruz, CA |
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.
in Santa Cruz, CA |
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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Dr. Abidi accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • 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
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Hospitals where Dr. Abidi has admitting privileges

Dominican Hospital
1555 Soquel Dr
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
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El Camino Hospital Los Gatos
815 Pollard Rd
Los Gatos, CA 95032
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Watsonville Community Hospital
75 Neilson St
Watsonville, CA 95076
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Good Samaritan Hospital
2425 Samaritan Dr
San Jose, CA 95124
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Regional Medical Center - San Jose
225 N Jackson Ave
San Jose, CA 95116
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