Dr. Nicholas Colyvas, MD

Dr. Nicholas Colyvas, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
56 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Nicholas Colyvas, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in San Francisco, CA and has been practicing for 27 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.

Golden Gate Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgery

490 Post St Ste 900

San Francisco, CA 94102
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Insurance Accepted

  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Guardian
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
more than 68% of peers
Shoulder Dislocation
more than 66% of peers
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
more than 64% of peers

Dr. Colyvas's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

3  Board Certifications

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

41  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia


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11  Procedures

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.


  • Witwatersrand University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • University Of The Witwatersrand, Faculty Of Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Ucsf Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Ucsf Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Ucsf Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Colyvas has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Greek

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Saint Francis Memorial Hospital

is a Healthgrades Top-Rated Hospital

Hospital Quality

2018 Five Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement

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Dr. Colyvas' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Colyvas to family and friends
8 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Colyvas' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Dr Colyvas was very direct and focused.
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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...more
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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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