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Christian Heywood, MD
Jeffrey Kanel, MD
Kevin Murray, MD
Nathaniel Cohen, MD
Nicholas Abidi, MD
Christian Heywood, MD

kathleen westonSource :

Dr. Heywood was back to the doctor I knew some years ago. He was not abrupt, called me by name and took time and compassion to discuss my case and why I was there. I hope this office side professional manner continues going forward for all

Ben SobajeSource :

Dr. Heywood is a magnificent physician and does not make you feel stupid or under educated. He helped me with a shoulder problem that was bothering me for a long time and I am super grateful! I don't often write reviews; I typically only do one or five star writeups when I have an extremely positive or negative experience. Fortunately this was one of the former - thank you very much Dr. Heywood!

Donald SchwartzSource :

Dr. Heywood is straight forward, honest and a good surgeon. His staff is sincere and helpful.

Laurie GlynnSource :

Dr. Heywood was awesome. I saw him for a shoulder injury - as it turns out, you shouldn’t diagnose yourself on the internet. Ha! He was a great listener; he explained what he was seeing, and what to expect. He’d performed tib/fib surgery for my husband years ago and he’s going strong. I highly recommend Dr. Heywood if you need an ortho. His staff was very pleasant as well.

Steve PitzerSource :

Excellent surgeon, willing to treat conservatively. Was offered a knee replacement by one of his associates and when I felt that was over treatment, I chose to get a second opinion with Dr Heywood. I'm comfortable now, pain free for the first time in years.

Billy WelchSource :

Dr. Heywood fixed my hip and it was like a night and day difference he's a good doctor I enjoy going to him

S. JohnsonSource :

Doctor Heywood is a very caring, and capable doctor. Will definitely recommend him!

Patricia BrownSource :

He was really great with me,and took the time to talk and explain everything to me.

Tom's Well ServiceSource :

So delighted with replacement as last straw. Other MD inferred inevitably and I thought I was doomed.

Elizabeth GSource :

Dr. Heywood was amazing. I've seen another practitioner there who, though seemed smart enough, was always hurried, busy, dismissive, and inattentive. Heywood was the opposite--a true delight.

Chris ChangSource :

Excellent doctor - knowledgeable, explained fracture and treatment clearly, plus he took the time to listen and answer all my questions! He's very thorough and I highly recommend him.

Katharine TraversSource :

After a cortisone injection into my left arthritic hip, Dr Heywood deduced that I would need a hip replacement to finally alleviate my pain and get back to living. My surgery in November, 2018, at Dominican hospital, went very well. Presently, March, 2019, I have no pain, and take no pain meds. I am extremely grateful and highly recommend Dr. Heywood.

Jim MazerikSource :

Excellent work taking care of two Meniscus tears and smoothing rough surface of cartilage. Minimal post op pain, 10 days after remarkable relief from pain.

Susan TaigmanSource :

Dr Heywood is patient and caring. His approach is conservative and he proposed a plan for treating my husband’s pain before he would consider surgery for him.

Jeffrey Coe, MD

Shelley SnowdonSource :

Great service - everything was well explained to me and we discussed followups and strategies. Friendly staff and service too.

M PetersonSource :

My name is Mitchell L. Peterson. Dr. Coe has been my Orthopaedic Physician for the better part of the last decade. He is one of the most thorough professionals it has been my pleasure to encounter in the practice of medicine. He is thoughtful, considerate, generous and one of the most sought after and preferred surgeons in his field. He has performed three spinal procedures on me, all to overwhelming success.

William BeecherSource :

I had neck pain that was so bad I could hardly move. I could not turn my neck at all for almost a year. I tried every therapy my doctor would give me. I finally got referred to Dr. Coe. Within a few weeks he had a diagnosis and could take care of it quickly. I needed a fusion. I was frightened but at the same time, the pain was unbearable. Decision made... Surgery it was. Once I woke, I could feel that ALL the pain I had before was eliminated. NO PAIN MEDS NEEDED! wow....I was given my life back. Anybody whom has had debilitating pain in the back or neck can understand. I wanted to do cartwheels. I was instructed to hold off for a bit however... The hardest part is realizing I just had surgery. I hope this helps others with similar conditions to consider the surgery, and to consider Dr. Coe. Pain medications are not an answer to the problems. They instead cause a bunch more than they fix. I would go no other place.

Linda MorrisonSource :

Trying to work with workers comp city of San Jose, not to friendly. Ann is great, cute also. Dr. Coe could do more if the city didn't restrict him by not approving care. Otherwise happy with health and them.

Ed LaveroneSource :

I have had two neck surgeries by Dr. Coe. The first one in August of 2010 was a Bryan Artificial Disc at C6/C7. I woke up from the surgery with absolutely no pain, I have never had to take a single pain killer as a result. This surgery also extended the time that I would need C5/C6 replaced. Dr. Coe operated on me and completed a Bryan Disc replacing for C5/C6 and again I woke up with no real pain, no pain meds needed post surgery and the feeling back in both hands that had disappeared over the last two years. Dr. Coe is truly an amazing surgeon and talent.

I highly recommend him. Before my first surgery I did a lot of research on him with friends in the business. All of them, even other orthos, nurses, and MD's said if they had a choice and needed his services they would go to him, after two surgeries I understand why!

Susan TaigmanSource :

Leslina BellaSource :

There are no amount of words that could express my gratitude for Dr. Coe. His brilliance and gifted hands have given me back my life! I was in a car accident a little over 3 years ago and as a result I was left in everyday debilitating pain. I could no longer run, work, dance, garden or even be in a sitting position for longer than 30 minutes without losing sensation in my hip and leg. At first I was seeing another specialist (I will leave his name out) who kept bandaiding my pain by prescribing 3-4 heavy medications and a few litocane injections into my spine, none of which worked so I was left in pain with a "zombie mind" and now stomach issues on top. Afterwards I was told there was nothing else that could be done, until I went to see Dr. Coe.

From day one of meeting Dr. Coe I knew my life would change. He was extremely knowledgeable and very thorough. He wanted to find the main source of pain and he did. I needed a spinal fusion, L-5, S-1 and a disc replacement.

It has been almost one year since my surgery and I'm a new person. I'm able to lift, dance , garden and experience life again! There is no more debilitating pain, no more burning sensations in my hip, no more numbness or sharpness down my leg. I'm pain free! All thanks to Dr. Coe and his amazing staff! I THANK YOU!!!

If you have an injury or are in constant pain, please don't think twice to schedule an appointment with Dr. Coe. It will be the best life changing decision you could make for yourself. Dr. Coe will give you your pain free life back!

Tara JamesSource :

I was injured at work and experiencing severe pain and numbness on my right side. Dr Coe performed two cervical spine surgeries on me and I was back to full duty within 6 months. He's an amazing surgeon and I would absolutely recommend him to all my friends/family. If you are looking for someone who is direct, honest, and very experienced, go see Dr. Coe! You wont be dissapointed, he really is the best.

David CazelSource :

I have been pain free since the day after surgery with Dr. Coe. I just had my 1 year follow up appointment.

Jim ClowSource :

I had a disc rupture at l4-l5 and was about to retire early due to the increasing pain level. I tried everything I could that was nonsurgical and nothing gave me any relief.

A specialist from my HMO told me I needed a spine fusion which had a 50/50 chance of success from the surgery. He also mentioned that this procedure would require additional surgery after 10 years.

I am very glad that I found Dr. Coe and that he was able to perform a XL-TDR procedure (disc replacement) which only has a five percent chance of surgery after 10 years. The surgery was done in less than an hour, with only a small scare over my right hip.

Dr. Coe is very thorough and precise. He answers all of my questions and stepped through every detail with my wife and I.

It has been three months since my surgery and I have been released to go back to work full time.

Brenna J LawrenceSource :

Dr. Jeffrey Coe is an excellent orthopedic physician. He is very knowledgeable and thorough and kind. Plus, his practice, (OrthoNorcal), had limited hours during the whole awful Novel Covid-19 Virus. I have been in severe back pain, (which extended down the back of my leg), for 2 months. He did x-rays; an MRI. And the physical therapy associated with his practice, (OrthoNorcal), is open. It is in the same building -upstairs. There were no other physical therapy offices open, (that I could find). The physical therapist is also very good. I highly recommend this practice and Dr. Coe. I went to the same practice 4 and 1/2 years ago and another physician did a hip replacement for me. He was also excellent. Dr. Littlejohn is now retired.

Lester FernandezSource :

Dr. Coe Is a perfectionist in his practice. He'll make you feel at ease. He wants to make sure that you understand the procedures and surgeries. I had Severe neck and low back pain. I was barely able to get out of bed. After having cervical and lumbar fusion Performed by Dr. Coe. I'm back to doing the physical things I love to do. Going to the gym, riding bike , walking etc. I highly recommend Dr. Coe.

Ed Laverone in Twain Harte, CASource :

I have had two neck surgeries by Dr. Coe. The first one in August of 2010 was a Bryan Artificial Disc at C6/C7. I woke up from the surgery with absolutely no pain, In November of 2017,. Dr. Coe operated on me and completed a Bryan Disc replacing for C5/C6 and again I woke up with no pain, no pain meds needed post surgery and the feeling back in both hands. Dr Coe is amazing

Jeffrey Kanel, MD

Brina ClevettSource :

Dr. Kanel was great. He listened to all the symptoms my son had, and then checked him out and knew right away what was wrong with him. He had x-rays done in office so he could confirm immediately and get him the right care my son needed. Very thankful to have been recommended to Dr. Kanel.

Joe GSource :

The front staff was a little harried, but still efficient and professional. The nurse was very good, listened to us and took accurate notes of the problem we were concerned about. I can say that we had a very positive interaction with Dr. Kanel, he is an experienced pediatric orthopedic surgeon who asked his pediatric patient good diagnostic questions, while keeping the parents informed. Everything turned out well and I feel confident that if we needed the services of an orthopedic surgeon, we would select Dr. Kanel.

Manjunath RamachandraiahSource :

Dr. Kanel is very experienced and knowledgeable. I drove my 4 year old son more than 40+ miles for his appointment. I wish him all the best and may god shower his precious and gracious blessings on him so that he get more strength to serve the society!

Georgia HamiltonSource :

Dr. Kanel was very nice. My son's arm is healing nicely, and the office is well organized.

Michelle GamboaSource :

He is a great Doctor who knows what is best for his patients. Very informative and answered all my questions.

Adele ShepardSource :

Dr Kanel is an outstanding physician. He has all of the attributes I look for in a physician: experience, education, compassion, empathy, bedside manner, availability to patient, attentive listener plus he is very calming for an anxious patient such as me. His front office staff and assistants are very professional as is he. I am so very fortunate to have him as my orthopedist

Lisa SmithSource :

My daughter broke her finger doing cheer. Dr. Kanel explained her injury in detail, showed us the xray, and discussed the recommended method for healing. He is clearly knowledgable about her sport (I'm sure he sees many cheer related injuries)and asked her lots of questions about her role on the team and how she uses her hands to base her flyer. He then showed her how to wrap it to protect it once she's cleared to back to practice.

Becky CordovaSource :

I have been going to Dr. Kanel for years. He has seen all of my children. From skateboarding injuries to high school football accidents on the field. He is caring and through and he covers all of the bases. I highly recommend him.

Keith GarciaSource :

Excellent communicator, doesn’t rush the appointment, and a great surgeon. The whole office is great.

Suzanne CarrigSource :

Really liked Dr. Kanel - no nonsense, direct, nice to talk to. Office is great, everyone is super friendly and helpful. Saw us about 20 minutes late but that's okay as the waiting room is comfortable and everyone is nice.

Julie StreeteSource :

Always takes the time to understand what is going on with his patients. My son adores him and he's gotten him through knee surgery and other broken bones without a hitch. The staff is always friendly and the nurses are also very knowledgable. Would recommend highly.

Andrew McLennanSource :

Dr Kanel is completely awesome. Excellent with info, great bedside manner, fantastic care.

silvia rodriguezSource :

Very good service in general, very busy but excellent staff

Donna MosichSource :

Dr. Kanel spent a great deal of time talking with my daughter about what was causing her back pain. She is a competitive gymnast and wanted to keep doing gymnastics. After doing a scan and determining that she had no spine or bone injuries or issues, he spoke with her patiently and candidly about what she could do to continue doing gymnastics. I liked his calm and thorough manner and did not find him at all rushed. In addition, his office staff was professional and courteous and very helpful.

Luisa RapportSource :

We have seen Dr. Kanel twice over the years for two injuries. He has always been incredible with my children and his knowledge and expertise is always apparent. I wouldn't take my children anywhere else.

Erica GatesSource :

I used to see Dr Kanel as a kid and now my daughter recently saw him. He is just as kind and attentive to kids as he was before.

Charmine BunkerSource :

Absolutely 100% satisfied with Dr. Kanel and his staff so pleasant, professional and knowledgeable. I will never be able to thank them enough for all they have done for me.

MarquisSource :

Very thorough.....and very honest in his recommendation and diagnosis.

Nigel B GriffinSource :

Very professional and easy to talk to.

Dan Hogan in Campbell, CASource :

Dr. Kanel performed a procedure back in 1995 to straighten and lengthen my femur 1 inch. I had no complications from surgery and the procedure added years to the life of my knee and hip.

Kevin Murray, MD

Roland LeeSource :

Performed knee surgery for my 9th grade son. Dr. Murray was knowledgeable and did a great job! Would go back to him anytime for similar treatment.

Bil ColthurstSource :

Nice man. Very knowledgeable and gentle. Consummate knee expert and surgeon.

Dr. Murray is widely known and highly respected. He trains other surgeons how to operate on knees.

Marc ZareSource :

Lucky to have Dr. Murray as a treating physician. He is a superstar surgeon with great personality and superb bedside manner. What else can you ask for.

Joe SangervasiSource :

Dr. Murray is attentive, kind and patient with his patients. The office staff is quick and professional and I like that they use wireless tablets for patients to fill out their personal info upon checking in. So much better than dealing with a bunch of paperwork and then your info is already filled out electronically upon your subsequent visits!

I’ve seen Dr. Murray several times to drain a bursitis in my elbow and I leave feeling less pain and discomfort every time. Thanks Dr. Murray!

Robert ShimmonSource :

This isn't fair but Dr. Murray is a master of being able to instill confidence and a purity of calm in me. He's been my trusted specialist for more than 20 years. He's my go-to guy. My highest recommendation!

Calin BukurSource :

Great Doctor and he cares for his patients. I'd recommend to friends and family.

Rahul K. RazdanSource :

Dr. Murray has done an outstanding job with my rotator cuff surgery. Clean work, minimal pain, and each visit is not rushed and he takes the time to check progress. Exceptional!

Jeff SalingerSource :

Dr. Murray and is very professional team have exceeded all my expectation in the repair and recovery from the procedure of by right shoulder. Excellent job!

Sandra Boyd RappaportSource :

Dr. Murray is always very responsive and answers all of my concerns. I value his opinion and although he is a surgeon, he does not prescribe surgery, if in his opinion it is not necessary, before trying other alternatives.

Sergey in Los Gatos, CASource :

Excellent. Exceeds expectations for ACL allograft done in January 2015. Back on the ski slopes 1 year later. Injury was not related to skiing.

Molly Massih, MD, Q.M.E.

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Nathaniel Cohen, MD

Bogdan TomescuSource :

Dr Cohen is an outstanding specialist - shoulder and hand - and also a fun person to talk to especially when one has an acute orthopedics injury. He always recommended the best and least intrusive treatment and it worked out great! Highly recommended.

Kate WheatleySource :

Being seen by an extremely competent PA and then by Dr Cohen was a great experience. I really like that Dr Cohen has a superb PA who spent a lot of time asking the right questions and making a thorough exam. That model works so well in the medical field. And that i was able to be seen o n the same day that i first called Doctor's office was fantastic! Not having a long wait for a future appointment was very reassuring

Dave Garretson JrSource :

Dr. Cohen explained everything about my upcoming operation in a professional and personable manner. He saw me in minutes of my scheduled appointment.

Coleen SalsberySource :

First visit. Appointment was quick and efficient. Dr Cohen assessed and evaluated my condition and made recommendations that will start my way to recovery. Office staff were pleasant and helpful

Aryella-BatelSource :

Once you pass the first acceptance appointment it is very easy to get an appointment with the Doctor. I had surgery on my frozen shoulder and Doctor Cohen did a great job on it. Highly recommend this Doctor. They have their own X-ray machine, a casting room for any injury that needs any kind of cast. They also have an MRI machine. One stop shop! Great!

Arie VolgerSource :

Dr Cohen is one of the BEST SHOULDER SURGEONS EVER!!! Was terrified about my shoulder surgery but Dr Cohen did such a good job all the pain is gone and I can do almost everything I use to be able to do. He has givin me my life back

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Lisa McGrewSource :

Dr. Cohen is a knowledgeable hip specialist. He is a kind and compassionate man as well. He listened to me and answered all my questions. Though I am just getting started on my care with him, I am proceeding because of the good man he is. I highly recommend him.

Sheryl cohenSource :

The staff and Dr. Cohen were very good. I have had many medical issues, but never my shoulder. I would certainly recommend him in a heartbeat. If I have to have surgery, I will definitely let him do it.

malcolm stewartSource :

Dr. Cohen is a true professional who thoughtfully explains treatment options and puts you on a plan to full recovery. I am extremely happy with his surgical abilities. His staff are solid too and together they make a great team. I fully recommend him and the team at OrthoNorCal..

Sarah AdamsSource :

Dr. Cohen is a thorough, straight-forward doctor. He is really on-top of all the procedures you should undergo - he doesn't leave a stone un-turned. I really appreciated his guidance throughout my whole knee surgery and recovery.

Roxanne KohlinSource :

Dr Cohen & all the staff are great. Scott, Dr Cohen's P.A. did the procedure on my shoulder (ultrasound guided cortisone) & he explained everything as we were doing it, was thorough, sympathetic, & wonderful to work with. I'd seen a different Dr (for spinal issue) at this clinic about 4 yrs ago, & that experience was excellent too. Highly recommend Ortho NorCal clinic, their Dr's, and staff.

Tim OHalloranSource :

Everyone at the office is friendly, on time and very professional. I highly recommend Dr Cohen and the staff.

Barbara WadriskiSource :

Even with an extremely busy schedule, Dr. Cohen took the time to explain options and outcomes with me. He never rushes through an appointment and patiently answers all my questions. Highly recommend him for anyone looking not just for a great Orthopedist, but a great practice, too!

Anthony MaciasSource :

Dr. Cohen is a great Orthopedic Surgeon and Doctor. He repaired my Hamstring and ACL/meniscus and did a fantastic job with both surgeries!

Anne EmbletonSource :

Dr Cohen and his assistant were patient, examined me, and answered all my questions.

The OceanSource :

Dr Cohen Scoped my left shoulder in 2011. He was thorough and thoughtful during the consultation visits, answered all my questions and concerns. His staff was thorough, polite, and professional. The surgery I had went flawlessly and his follow-up appointments and PT recommendations were spot in. I feel stronger than ever and will continue to seek his support for any ortho needs in the future.

Shelly WeathersSource :

Always a carrying office. Service from the front desk to all of the staff in the back. Dr. Cohen really cares about his patients as well as his assistant Scott

Christine SharmaSource :

Had a knee scope - he was professional, listened to my concerns. the scoping went well, my knee looks great and I have no scars already in it's only been a week and a half.

Belinda TorrezSource :

Very Professional office, Very Clean,Great Bedside manner All staff are nice & they have 6ft away sitting,take temperature upon arrivel.

Duncan L Nichols JrSource :

It was very easy to make the appointment. All staff was very attentive and extremely efficient. Dr. Cohen quickly had access to the x-rays taken during my visit. And he was prompt with his assessment of my shoulder problem and explained in detail how he plans to do my requested surgery. I was very impressed with Dr. Cohen and all the associated office staff.

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Had hardware removed from a previous broken ankle. Dr. Cohen made it easy, made the risks clear, and the procedure was a complete success. Would very much recommend him.

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Very knowledgeable on options of treatment. Took his time in making sure my concerns were addressed. Staff was very friendly and helpful.

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Absolutely the best! I'm 63 years old and needed a repair on my Labrum, Rotator Cuff and bicep tendon. I was dreading the recovery based on information I had heard from others. I can't believe how well I recovered, very little pain and now 6 weeks later I'm ready for PT. I can't imagine it could have gone any better. Thank you Dr. Cohen!

Mriam LemusSource :

Doctor Cohen is an amazing person, I admire his professionalism and Compassion.

Shelley SnowdonSource :

Excellent care and service. I feel like Dr. Cohen really listens.

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Dr. Cohen is personable. His practice is efficient. I had all my needs and questions taken care of at the visit.

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He always takes the time to listen to my concerns and tell me all options for treatment

Nicholas Abidi, MD

T GibsonSource :

Love Dr Abidi! I've been getting treated by him for a few years now and I love how thorough he is with everything in his practice. He's been conservative with my treatment and I really appreciate this since I'm not anxious to have any kind of surgery on my feet. He's no nonsense and takes the time to breakdown what's going on with you and your issue.

Kool Dad HaroSource :

I can't say enough about Dr. Abidi, He has operated on me numerous time with success and also my wife. I highly recommend him and his staff. Ray, Richard,Jaime..

Ms GGSource :

Everyone is extremely nice. Dr. Abidi takes time to not only explain everything but he also shows you what is going on. I really appreciated that.

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JackSource :

Abidi is the man. Thank you for my new ankle. Works like a charm

Christopher TiceSource :

Straight to the point. No BS. Very innovative approach and gets the job done with cutting edge procedures for a quicker and successful recovery. Thanks Dr. Abidi!

Martina TorresSource :

He make me ankle surgery and feel. Free of pain for long time thanks Dr ABIDI. You’re so compassionate. Thanks

paul markowitzSource :

Is very caring and has a plan to fix my problem, I wish all Doctors had this attitude and ability. I had a list of questions and they were answered before I could ask them. I wish he was my general practisioner. Thank You

Teri RueggSource :

Dr Abidi is my new guru! He diagnosed my pain quickly and today, a day later, I feel almost as good as new! Thank you so much if you should read this! I feel so grateful!

John WarrenSource :

I have extensively benefited from the care Dr. Abidi has provided to help me overcome a number of knee issues and recover full levels of usage and physical activity. Dr. Abidi cleaned out a previously installed artificial knee that had developed scar tissue and deposits that caused pain and limited mobility, and later performed a revision on that knee to replace the plastic interface that had worn out after 15 years of use. He later replaced my other knee, which had badly deteriorated from functioning bone-on-bone to the point that the ends of the bones were wearing through. He also repaired a fractured patella that resulted from excessive exercise stress. As a result of all the care he has extended to me, I have full use of my knees with little or no limitations as I enter my 80's. Dr. Abidi has known just what was needed in every situation and did not waste time or delays in providing the needed surgical corrections to my problems. I would highly recommend his services.

Versonix CorpSource :

Dr. Abidi performed a miracle on my left achilles 3 years ago. I was able to get back to my regular tennis/skiing activities without any limitations. Unfortunately I had a pretty bad skiing collision and ,as a result, my right achilles got torn. After six month I was able to start playing tennis and get back to my regular activities. I think he is the best orthopedist in the world.

Richard StrangeSource :

Very good staff. Well trained. I highly recommend Dr. Abidi ,MD for his care and highly respect his Knowledge.

Lisa LewisSource :

Professional, knowledgeable, good patient interaction, he actual listened to me & came up with a plan of action. I would higley recommend him

Paige LepinskiSource :

Dr. Abidi was able to quickly diagnose what another Dr. missed. I am so grateful he was able to see me. The entire staff is wonderful!


Dr Abidi is a excellent doctor very experienced in what he does. Straight to the point , but very willing to answer any questions that You may have. I am very pleased with my care and have no doubt that Dr Abidi is a doctor who is passionate about his care and puts his patients care first. I would highly recommend Dr Abidi to anyone

Ian McDonoughSource :

Dr. Abidi is probably one of the best at what does. I found him to be honest, experienced, confident and cared about getting me back to better than even before my injury. Can't say enough good things about Dr. Nicholas Abidi and his staff.

Pat SmithSource :

Dr Abidi is the reason I can walk. Seriously. He fixed my ankle after conservative treatment failed. He also fixed a congenital malformation of that foot at the same time. He knows what to do and when to do it. He is always professional and supportive. His staff are great too!

nosdefalcaoSource :

Depth of knowledge and experience was impressive. However I'll warn that I was waiting for a long time before I was seen

Bill EverettSource :

He took the time to answer all my questions and made sure I understood everything he was telling me.

Barry GordonSource :

Our first meeting was excellent! Dr. Abidi and very well spoken and highly confident. He was able to easily respond to very technical questions.

Maria RodriguezSource :

Great patient experience provided by Dr Abidi and entire staff . Would recommend his office . I’m on the right track to a normal active lifestyle.

Kathleen ConleySource :

Dr. Abidi provided information and documentation for me that was at an advanced patient level as he knew my professional background. I truly appreciate having a learning experience and the guidance of a physician who understands my goals are to stay very active.

Jasmine AyalaSource :

Dr abidi is the best doctor I have ever been to, Oct 19 2016 he performed ankle surgery. It's been a year and my ankle feels amazing. I'm so glad I was referred to him. I will definitely be going to him in the future!!!!!!

Becky BurginSource :

This review is for Dr. Abidi, who is an amazing surgeon! He did a wonderful job putting my wrist back together after a traumatic accident. A very straightforward, but really experienced doctor. My only caveat is the front desk. If you call, they will NOT pick up. You have to leave a message and it can be several hours before they get back to you. But if you know this in advance and actually get to to set up an appointment, you'll be in great hands!

Wendy GrandeSource :

I have been impressed with the level of care from Dr Abidi and his team. He has all the services needed at the facility - so it is a one-stop shop. You see the Dr, get an x-ray, they complete an initial diagnosis and develop a plan for care. Dr Abidi has provided care for my feet and both knees. Their new office system ensures a minimal wait time and they always ask for feedback.

Moni BowmanSource :

Dr. Abidi is incredibly good at what he does, he has seen me and my son for different issues and i would recommend him highly. He is extremely intelligent and caring. I would highly recommend him. Thank you Dr. Abidi for all you have done for us

Colleen HindsonSource :

Dr. Abidi has done six surgeries between myself and my husband including joint replacements and fusions in my feet. I cannot recommend him highly enough, he is one of the best in the country. His goal is to improve the quality of life for his patients long term.

However I have found his staff to be inefficient, even careless at times. They are not good at returning calls, get vital information wrong, and make spelling errors in letters and reports. One of his P.A.s was dismissive and patronizing. It's odd that the doctors here are all top rate, but the office staff is not.

SamSource :

The Best of the Best 👍👍👍👍👍i owe Dr,nicholas A Abidi. Big time ,my foot feel apart due to diabetic ifection thank god for givig this man all that knowledge!! Saved my foot and know im runing around in it. Lol.

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Dr. Abidi always diagnoses a problem very readily, explains everything clearly and is personable and professional in his approach.

RCSource :

Excellent communication skills and ability to lay out options.

Rick ErlinSource :

Efficient, friendly and to the point. Inspired my confidence!

Randal M. WilsonSource :

Discovered problem surgery set up quickly to resolve

Todd MorrellSource :

The staff is always friendly and accommodating. The wait times are minimal.

Gary HolzhausenSource :

Dr. Abidi is very well educated, highly experienced, a smart diagnostician, and a good communicator. Highly recommended.

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Dr. Abidi seems exceptionally competent. I think his knowledge and skill are extensive. He integrates his work and recommendations with the work of the other specialists I see and my G.P.. I have great confidence that I am getting the best care available.

gary brown in aptos, CASource :

I am a patient of Dr. Abidi as well as a retired physical Therapist working almost 50 years. He has fused one ankle and replaced one hip and is now treating my other ankle. I have known many orthopedists in my years of practice and he is right at the top in expertise. My surgical results were excellent. In addition he is a great guy!

Linda in Capitola, CASource :

Dr. Abidi demonstrates excellence in all aspects of his practice from clinical acumen, technical skills and up to date knowledge. As a physician who spends my work life in operating theatre, Dr. Abidi is technically the best I have seen in performing the anterior approach to total hip replacement. He has trained many orthopedic surgeons in this approach all along the west coast. As my surgeon, he gave me back my mobility and I am able to cycle 50 miles daily and rigorously hike. Thank you!

Deborah in Santa Cruz, CASource :

Dr. Abidi performed 3 surgeries on me. 2 hip replacements and one knee scoping to clean up torn meniscus . I found him to be extremely competent and professional. His assistant Raymond and all the other office staff are great and very easy to get ahold of both during office hours and after hours if you are having a problem. They are very prompt at calling back and getting you in for urgent matters. He is very busy so I would recommend writing down your questions so you don't forget.

Regina in Santa Cruz, CASource :

Dr abidi has been amazing at fixing my ankle and helping me with some autoimmune issues. He is a highly skilled surgeon that has also worked on some high profile sports players too.

Randall Seago, MD

Nancy DoughertySource :

Top notch Dr. Gives you abundant information. You can trust him with your life.

Elena SavageSource :

Dr. Seago best. Very attentive, competent doctor. Only he could help me.

Stanley WongSource :

Dr Seago is the best doctor I have experienced. I am a retired physician myself and I had a worsening pain in my right hip. The orthopedic surgeon I was seeing insisted i had a hip problem. We wasted a lot of time going through several sessions of physical therapy, MRI of my back and steroid injections of my hip and the pain got worse every day. It finally got to the point that my right foot was numb and i was beginning to develop a foot drop on my right side when I first saw Dr Seago. He took a look at the MRI I got from the first physician and immediately diagnosed my condition as a bone cyst in my L5 nerve root. Further more he was so concerned with my rapidly worsening nerve functions and scheduled me for removal of the cyst in 6 days. I felt the pain relief immediately upon the recovery of anesthesia and subsequently had a total return of all the functions in my right leg.

Rich StephensSource :

Dr Seago is very calm, professional and caring. He communicates well and his work is excellent. The office manager, LuAnn, and staff at Nor Cal Orthopedic Specialists are very pleasant and helpful as well. What a great experience! Extremely highly recommended!

John FishSource :

I had been suffering from siatic nerve pain on the back of my legs for years. 40 years of bending over repairing cars had done me in. Was considering going for full disability. Met with Dr. Seago and he recommended a MRI and after his review he told me he cold help me out with a spinal lamanictomy surgery And a Coflex device for support. Anyway without getting into details I am nine months post surgery and Feel like a 30 year old again. I am 58 and would recommend Dr. Seago as he really a great Doctor is very personal Explains everything.

M DSource :

Dr. Seago operated on a herniated disk in my lower back. The herniated disc caused pain to run down my left leg. It became debilitating to the degree that I could only walk about 15 minutes before I had to stop from the pain.

Apparently in many cases back surgery is a poor choice which can make things worse. Dr. Seago explained that in my case, the relationship of the problem to the pain was very clear, and the procedure was straightforward

The operation consisted of going through my lower back in a minimally invasive manner, and cutting the piece of spinal disc "jelly" which was pressing directly on the nerve.

Dr. Seago explained the risks and possible outcomes, such as there being a 5% chance of this recurring, because the disk would still remain herniated, and he explained the next steps in case that happened. He said that because of the pressure on the nerve, the outcome can be unpredictable after the pressure is relieved.

I'm glad to say the procedure was successful so far. Nearly 5 years later I have occasional pain once in a while down my leg, I didn't get 100% recovery, closer to 99%. These occasional pains are negligible when compared with the condition I was in. After non-surgical attempts failed, Dr. Seago's operation allowed me to walk again when I was facing disability.

My situation was a clear case for surgery, but from what I understand many cases are not. I found Dr. Seago to be forthright and thorough in his explanations and counsel.

Robert Cagle, MD

W.H.Source :

This was the best experience I’ve ever had visiting a doctor! Dr. Cagle understood my knee problems within a few minutes and gave me multiple options right away. I now can walk without pain for the first time since I injured my knee-and it turns out I didn’t need surgery. I am so grateful for his care. I rarely write reviews, but I felt compelled to put this recommendation out. Thank you, Dr. Cagle.

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i knew i had hip issues and dr. cagle explaned all the ins and outs of surgery in a way that was both easy and detailed. my hip replacement could not have been more successful i am walking unassisted in about 10 days.

Ann G Munro in Beaverton, ORSource :

Dr. Cagle is going to be the next Best hip surgeon in the country for anterior hip replacements, I am predicting. He is smart, has lots of Charisma, great bedside manner, positive, confident; he has the newest training tecniques and education with joint repacements, backing that with experience. On top of that he is cute. Lastly, He explains everything in detail, giving explanations and reasoning, so one will understand the diagnosis, and the solution to the problem. Sincerely, Ann G Munro

Ronald Joseph, MD

Suzanne FreySource :

"Loved it" might sound like an odd rating, but Dr. Joseph wowed me for his focus and ability to get a tough job done seemingly seamlessly. Pay not attention to his semi-Colombo-like nature, lack of small talk, and perhaps the fact that you might wait hours to see him in his office --once he's there, he's all business, deep focus, and it's clear that he has a legacy of successes behind him. Dr. Joseph moved quickly to make important elbow surgery happen for me. So far, so good. Thank you -- I hope I don't have to have surgery again, but if I did, I'd go back.

Sandeep Gidvani, MD

Tina SSource :

Dr. Gidvani was prompt, his thought processes about my condition were clear, he took the time to listen to my situation, my history and my thoughts about the upcoming surgery. Both times my visits with him have been exemplary.

Antonieta AmaranteSource :

My husband Frank had back issues wee consult Dr. Gidvani , can't not express in words his patience,understanding, carrying, and countless hours with us . Never been pressured to make a decision. Thank you for so much, my God always guide and protect you. Sincerely your patient Frank B. Amarante..

Greg WarrickSource :

From the first visit, Dr. Gidvani was articulate, informative. When it came to making a medical decision as to which course of action to take, Dr. gave me all the alternatives and let me make the final decision. He performed surgery on my back which was successful, we met each day in the hospital along with subsequent visits in his office.

I would highly recommend Dr. Gidvani for any spinal issues or conditions you may be experiencing, good luck!!

Rhonda TalbertSource :

Very caring made me understand everything before I left.and tried to get my surgery done in a timely matter

Pierre CSource :

I highly recommend Dr Gidvani. I had pretty bad back pain due to a herniated disc. After an MRI, Dr Gidvani explained my options very well and recommended a microscopic decompression. He did the surgery 10 days later and 4 days after I was able to attend an important conference for work. I was a bit tired but had no back pain. After doing PT I resumed running and I'm training for a 100K race with no back pain whatsoever. I am thankful to Dr Gidvani every day.

Source :

Doctor is clear, concise, and very thorough with his explanations. Took his time to understand the issues I was having and offered me a clear set of options and helped me make my treatment decision.

Mike in CASource :

Got a next day appointment for severe lower back pain. Took onsite xrays. Would highly recommend Dr Gidvani. He took a lot of time to explain not only his diagnosis, but how he actually reached his diagnosis.

Tina Molumphy, MD, EMG/NCS

Ron GriggsSource :

I came to see Dr Tina Molumphy back in 2007 with extreme pain when I was diagnosed with a chronic spinal disease. Because of her I was able to manage my pain and continue to function in my line of work which is very physical. Also over the years I have had other issues regarding joint pain which again she was successfully able to help control by sending me physical therapy advice through email or links through utube after my initial visit. As far as I'm concerned that's total DEDICATION! I would highly recommend her to anyone who needs pain management to lead a healthy lifestyle. She's been a blessing for me.

Leelane Hines in Los Altos, CASource :

I have been seeing Dr. Molumphy for several years. She has helped me enormously. She hears what I say and explains things in a way I can understand. I have been sorry that she does not work 24/7, but she is available by phone in her off hours, and I have taken advantage of that. I am 80 years old and attribute my active lifestyle to her ministrations. Furthermore, her office staff is exceptionally. kind and courteous.

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