Dr. Nicholas Colyvas, MD

Dr. Nicholas Colyvas, MD

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57 y/o
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Dr. Nicholas Colyvas, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in San Francisco, CA and has been practicing for 28 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

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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normal

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

Spondylosis
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Colyvas treats Spondylosis 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
  • 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

About Me

Biography

Dr. Nicholas Colyvas, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in San Francisco, CA and has been practicing for 28 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

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
1996
1991
1990
1986
1984

Languages

  • Greek
  • English

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Colyvas' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Colyvas

4.7

Based on 19 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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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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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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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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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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Excellent experience with Dr. Colyvas. The entire process was explained and the care during and after the surgery was exceptional!
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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 surgery. I am 2 weeks post surgery and am feeling great.
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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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Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Blue Shield of California
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
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
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