Dr. Nicholas Halikis, MD

Dr. Nicholas Halikis, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
56 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Nicholas Halikis, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Torrance, CA and has been practicing for 25 years. He specializes in orthopedic hand surgery and orthopedic surgery.Read his story

Torrance Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group

23456 Hawthorne Blvd Ste 300

Torrance, CA 90505
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Healthcare of the Carolinas
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Health Net of California
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Halikis performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Ganglion Cyst
very high
more than 99% of peers
Elbow Injuries
very high
more than 99% of peers
Limb Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Halikis'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.

Dr. Halikis' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Halikis "My favorite part of being an orthopedic doctor is helping people. When a patient comes into my office, I take the time to find out the best way to help them. It's important to me that each of my patients is okay with the treatments they're going to move forward with. It's usually not surgery, but sometimes it is. I specialize in the hand and upper extremity area of the body. I chose this part of orthopedics because I love solving puzzles and other complex problems. I have a background in sports and I'm also a musician, so I really understand the nuances of the hand, wrist, and elbow areas...what they're supposed to be able to do and feel like. The training and experience I bring is better than most. I was fellowship trained in a prestigious hand program, and I have years of experience and stay current on the developments in medicine and in my specialty."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Halikis "I'm board certified and have completed the prestigious University of Florida—Shands Hospital Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery Fellowship. It's this training and all the years of experience in practice that make me a respected expert in my field. I stay up to date on new technologies and treatments so that patients always know they can trust me to give them the most current information and advice."

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

114  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysmal Bone Cyst
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Ataxia
  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brachydactyly - Elbow, Wrist Dysplasia
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Compound Fracture
  • Compression Fracture
  • Contracture
  • Crystal Arthropathy
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cyst
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Extra-Articular Fracture
  • Femur Fracture
  • Finger Disorders
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Ligament Rupture
  • Hand Muscle Strain
  • Hand Neuropathy
  • Hand Pain
  • Hip Fracture
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Insufficiency Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intra-Articular Fracture
  • Joint Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Kienbock's Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Nerve Diseases
  • Nerve Injury
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Numbness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Partially Dislocated Elbow (Nursemaid Elbow)
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sebaceous Cysts
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Simple Fractures
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Stress Fracture
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Tingling Sensation
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Pain


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73  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Basal Thumb Joint Reconstruction
  • Bicep Repairs
  • Biopsy
  • Bone and Joint Repair
  • Bone Grafting
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Open
  • Congenital Hand Surgery
  • Cortisone Injection
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Endoscopic Hand Surgery
  • Endoscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Excision
  • Excision of Cyst
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Hand and Elbow Microvascular Surgery
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fusion
  • Hand and Wrist Osteoarthrotomy
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand, Elbow, and Shoulder Microvascular Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Injection Therapy
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Release
  • Nerve Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Skin Grafts
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tendon and Bursa Injection
  • Tendon Repair
  • Tendon Surgery
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist and Forearm Tenotomy
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Surgery


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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.


  • University Of Southern California
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
  • Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Los Angeles County-Usc Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • University Of Florida At Shands
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Halikis has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Halikis' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Halikis to family and friends
15 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (15)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Halikis' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes
Dr. Halikis Says:

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Patient Comments (2)

Excellent care and Dr Halikis really knows how to explain to you in simple terms my medical condition, Amazing Dr
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Fantastic Dr.. I had severe carpal tunnel and shortly after I had surgery and I've never had a problem since then. Absolutely amazing! So happy!! Thanks Doc
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