Nicholas A. Abidi, M.D.

Nicholas A. Abidi, MD Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery

Physician’s Specialties

Foot and Ankle CareFoot and Ankle Care
Hip CareHip Care
Knee CareKnee Care
Sports MedicineSports Medicine
Total Joint ReplacementTotal Joint Replacement
Fracture Management and Care
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Education

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine – 1991

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Residency

Thomas Jefferson University / The Rothman Institute at Jefferson

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Fellowship

Foot and Ankle Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Howard Hughes Medical Institute Molecular Biology at the National Institutes of Health

Helping my patients improve their function and return to their normal active lives is what makes me the happiest about my profession” -Nicholas A. Abidi, MD

I am fortunate to be able to combine my passion for helping others with my ability to fix my patients’ conditions with my hands. Using a variety of orthopaedic techniques, both non-surgical and surgical, I provide individualized care for hip, knee, foot and ankle conditions and sports injuries. I am happiest when my patients leave my care with improved function and return to their active lifestyles.

As an orthopaedic surgeon and total joint replacement specialist, I have successfully performed many complex foot and ankle procedures since 1997. I perform minimally invasive anterior approach hip replacements, partial and total knee replacements, and total ankle replacements to those in need. In addition to total joint replacement, I have helped to pioneer many orthobiological joint arthroscopic procedures in the knee and ankle including cartilage restoration and subchondroplasty.

I spend a large part of my time volunteering with regional and national medical and civic organizations. I participate in the peer review process of medical journal publications and quality improvement. I am nationally engaged in Patient Reported Outcome studies in orthopaedics while leading our orthopaedic team to national recognition.

When I’m not seeing patients at OrthoNorCal, I enjoy attending my children’s athletic events, training my dogs, skiing, boating and traveling. Photography, computers and learning new technologies are some of my other interests.

Please let me know if there is anything my staff and I can do to improve your experience at OrthoNorCal. I look forward to meeting you!

Professional Memberships & Recognitions
• American Medical Association
• American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
• American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
• California Medical Association
• Former President, Santa Cruz County Medical Society
• Santa Clara County Medical Association
• Board of Directors, California Orthopaedic Association
• American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
• American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery-Question Writing Task Force
• Delegate, American Medical Association
• Lead Attending Physician, Dominican Hospital Total Joint Program
• American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Lifetime Achievement Award
• Advanced Trauma Life Support – Instructor Certification
• Medical Device Patents – USPTO
• Journal Reviewer or Associate Editor: JBJS, JAAOS, Journal of Arthroplasty

Team Affiliations
• Consulting Team Physician, University of California, Santa Cruz
• Consulting Team Physician, Cabrillo College
• Aptos High School
• Team Physician, WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca

Physician's Assistant Raymond Villaverde

Ray sees patient in the clinic and assists Dr. Abidi with surgical procedures.  Together they provide personalized and comprehensive orthopedic care.

Physician’s Clinic Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
CLINIC - Capitola
4140 Jade St. Suite #100 Capitola, CA 95010
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
+1-831-475-4024
CLINIC - CapitolaPlease call to schedule an appointment
CLINIC - Capitola
4140 Jade St. Suite #100 Capitola, CA 95010
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
+1-831-475-4024
CLINIC - CapitolaPlease call to schedule an appointment
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
CLINIC - Los Gatos
340 Dardanelli Ln, Suite 10 Los Gatos, CA 95032
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
+1-408-412-8100
CLINIC - Los GatosPlease call to schedule an appointment
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
CLINIC - Capitola
4140 Jade St. Suite #100 Capitola, CA 95010
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
+1-831-475-4024
CLINIC - CapitolaCall to schedule an appointment.
CLINIC - Capitola
4140 Jade St. Suite #100 Capitola, CA 95010
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
+1-831-475-4024
CLINIC - CapitolaCall to schedule an appointment.
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Monday

  • CLINIC - Capitola
    8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • CLINIC - Capitola
    2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Tuesday

  • CLINIC - Los Gatos
    1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Thursday

  • CLINIC - Capitola
    8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • CLINIC - Capitola
    2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
No events available!

Physician's Articles

Nicholas A. Abidi, MD speaks at Dominican Hospital 8/16/18

On Thursday, 8/16/18, Dr. Nicholas Abidi spoke at Dominican Hospital on Joint Care for Lower Extremities. We had a great turnout, with 40+ in attendance! We're so thankful for the support of our community. We'll have more community events in the Capitola/Los Gatos...

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Dr. Abidi on Medical Staff at Laguna Seca!

Laguna Seca fans! This weekend, 6/23 & 6/24, Dr. Abidi will be at the race track helping out the Medical Staff! Consecutive successes put van der Mark and Lowes in an extraordinary position as WorldSBK heads stateside Three wins in four races, a first 1-2 in seven...

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Dr. Nicholas Abidi on KSCO!

Dr. Nicholas Abidi was a guest on Michael Olson's Food Chain Radio Show to speak about the Opioid Epidemic in the United States. Click the link to listen to the segment: www.metrofarm.com. (#1149: Managing Pain) "In one year of the Opioid Epidemic– 2016– the United...

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