Dr. Nicholas M. Halikis, MD

Dr. Nicholas M. Halikis, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male | 55 years old

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.Read more

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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.Read more

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My favorite part of being an orthopedic doctor is helping people. When a patient comes into my office, I take...Read more

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Experience with Dr. Halikis
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Halikis' Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

Dr. Halikis says..

The most common cause of hand, wrist, and elbow pain is arthritis. Current medical treatments for it vary, but I work with each of my patients to find the right treatment for them. My patients also often come to me with carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis and golfer's elbows, lumps, bumps, and cysts, complex fractures, and a lot of other things that I can treat effectively. 

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  • 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
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Compound Fracture
  • Compression Fracture
  • Contracture
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • 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
  • 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
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Nerve Diseases
  • Nerve Injury
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Numbness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • 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 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 Pain
  • 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

Procedures Performed

Dr. Halikis says..

With my rigorous training and years of experience, I bring a very high level of skill to the procedures and surgeries I perform. From tendon release and repair to re-creating a shattered wrist, to finger joint replacement and microvascular surgery and more, I've been able to fix thousands of my patients' hand and upper extremity problems. 

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  • 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
  • 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 Replacement
  • Injection Therapy
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint 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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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California

    Graduated in 1987

  • Residency Hospital
    Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center

    Completed in 1992

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University of Florida at Shands

    Completed in 1993

  • Undergraduate School
    University of Southern California

    Graduated in 1983

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Media & Publications

    Dr. Halikis has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

    The California Orthopaedic Association is the largest statewide association representing orthopaedic surgeons in California. Orthopaedic surgeons evaluate and treat all types of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. This includes surgical and non-surgical treatment of the spine, hip, knee, ankle, foot, shoulder, elbow and hand. The Association assists our members by providing continuing medical education and other resources that enhance their ability to provide high value quality health care.

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Dr. Halikis' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Halikis' Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
16 – 30 minutes

Experience with Dr. Halikis

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Halikis says...

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.

×

Dr. Halikis' Care Philosophy

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.

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Dr. Halikis says...

The most common cause of hand, wrist, and elbow pain is arthritis. Current medical treatments for it vary, but I work with each of my patients to find the right treatment for them. My patients also often come to me with carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis and golfer's elbows, lumps, bumps, and cysts, complex fractures, and a lot of other things that I can treat effectively. 

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Dr. Halikis says...

With my rigorous training and years of experience, I bring a very high level of skill to the procedures and surgeries I perform. From tendon release and repair to re-creating a shattered wrist, to finger joint replacement and microvascular surgery and more, I've been able to fix thousands of my patients' hand and upper extremity problems. 

×

Dr. Halikis says...

I really appreciate feedback from my patients. It helps—keep it coming!