Dr. Nicholas Colyvas, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 59
  
Dr. Colyvas
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Golden Gate Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgery

490 Post St Ste 900 San Francisco, CA 94102

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Dr. Nicholas Colyvas, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in San Francisco, CA and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of The Witwatersrand, Faculty Of Health Sciences medical school in 1986. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as California Pacific Medical Center - Van Ness Campus and El Camino Health - Los Gatos Campus. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Colyvas to book an appointment.


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Glenn McDonald – Sep 03, 2020
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Dr. Colyvas is the best. I completely blew out everything in my left knee save for my ACL. Dr. Colyvas was able to put it all together and I was fully recovered ahead of schedule. Great doctor, great staff, don't consider anyone else.
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hennesseystealth – Aug 07, 2020
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Great experience with Dr Colyvas on my ACL reconstruction surgery. Even during this COVID-19 period, he and the team did a fantastic job before, during and after surgery.
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Dan L – May 31, 2020
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Very professional and thorough. Excellent doctor and person. Extremely approachable and friendly personality.
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Ron Heddinger – Mar 05, 2020
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Very professional. Clear communication. Honest and straightforward.
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Joshua Trowbridge – Dec 17, 2019
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Excellent doctor and staff. Very kind, knowledgeable, and caring. Answers all of your questions and makes you feel at ease.
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Kaelyn – Dec 05, 2019
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He is the best. I saw Dr. Colyvas for an ACL repair and he was informative and personable. He provided options for me and did not pressure a choice but rather offered educated opinions based on his experience with my injury and with attention to my age, health, daily activities, and hobbies. The surgery went well and he was very attentive to my recovery.
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Kacy Stadtmiller – Sep 23, 2019
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Excellent Doctor. Cares about the patient and provides alternatives. Time response. Personable
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Sep 19, 2019
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I saw Dr. Colyvas for a second opinion after the first doctor deemed I needed immediate surgery to repair a shoulder injury resulting from a fall. Dr. Colyvas decided to follow a more conservative route and do PT first before we jumped into surgery. PT was great but couldn’t get me over the hurdle. At this point surgery was the next course of action. I’ve just had my first post-OP and everything went well. He has been very attentive, friendly, and answers all my questions to my satisfaction. He may run a few minutes late, but I’ve learned that if he responds to all patients as he does with me then that explains it because I never feel rushed.
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Nyambu – Aug 20, 2019
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I found him to be condescending and self absorbed. He strikes me as someone who has a lot of fluff and very little substance.
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San Francisco, CA – Jan 12, 2019
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He is excellent doctor. He has been very patient to answer our questions, he also explained briefly by drawing pictures about knee , i would say he is best .
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Manasa Jayappa in Sunnyvale , CA – Dec 28, 2018
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I think so far since the time Dr. Colyvas performed medical procedures, tests, surgery up to this time of my recovery, he and his team did a great job, especially in providing reminders, giving me guidelines and checking in my status on a daily basis. On the surgery day and 1st week, his team did a great job to provide me a painless surgery without the feeling of fatigue or nausea after the surgery. I felt painless during the next 2 days and the pain relievers were effective.
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Ryan Simbulan in San Francisco, CA – Sep 15, 2018
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Great care. Had a complex shoulder injury, and Dr. Colyvas did an excellent job. Took a conservative approach towards whether or not I needed surgery, ultimately decided yes after several months of PT, and did an very good job on the repair. 2nd shoulder surgery for me, Dr. Colyvas was extremely diligent about preparing for it (communicated w Dr. who did last one, walked me through procedure) and the operation / recovery was comparably easy. Would highly recommend.
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May 26, 2018
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Excellent experience with Dr. Colyvas. The entire process was explained and the care during and after the surgery was exceptional!
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Deborah BALDINI – May 03, 2018
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Dr Colyvas was very direct and focused.
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San Francisco – Jan 26, 2018
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Dr Colyvas was extremely personable as well as professional. I felt confident in his ability as a surgeon because he made sure I understood what he was doing. He did not want me to have any unanswered questions and even went as far as to tell me that I could make another appointment before surgery. I am 2 weeks post surgery and am feeling great.
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Denise Moreno in Sonora, CA – Nov 20, 2017
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Friendly team at UCSF practice. Electronic messages were responded to promptly. Would like the same capability to send comments and questions through the daily HealthLoop site.
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Biography

Dr. Nicholas Colyvas, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in San Francisco, CA and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of The Witwatersrand, Faculty Of Health Sciences medical school in 1986. He is a...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1996
UCSF Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1991
UCSF Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1990
UCSF Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1986
University Of The Witwatersrand, Faculty Of Health Sciences
Medical School
1984
Witwatersrand University
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Greek
  • English

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

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(415) 409-1367

Dr. Colyvas accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
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
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
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 w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
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 / Small Grp)-CA HMO
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
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
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Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
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 / Small Grp)-CA HMO
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
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Guardian
Health Net
Health Net PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
Kaiser PHCS Network PPO
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Western Health Advantage

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. Colyvas' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Ganglion Cyst
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Colyvas treats Ganglion Cyst more than 77% of his peers

Dr. Colyvas treats this condition more than 77% of his peers

Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Colyvas treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 74% of his peers

Dr. Colyvas treats this condition more than 74% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Spine
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Colyvas treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 71% of his peers

Dr. Colyvas treats this condition more than 71% of his peers

Dr. Colyvas' conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bunion
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Golden Gate Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgery

Golden Gate Sports Medicine and Orthopae490 Post St Ste 900 San Francisco, CA 94102
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Affiliated Hospitals

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California Pacific Medical Center - Van Ness Campus

San Francisco, CA

61% Patient experience rating, 8% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)

El Camino Health - Los Gatos Campus

Los Gatos, CA

Saint Francis Memorial Hospital

San Francisco, CA

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion

San Francisco, CA
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus

San Francisco, CA

83% Patient experience rating, 14% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)