Project Description



Orthopedic Surgeon

Nicholas Abidi MD



  • Capitola

  • Los Gatos


“Helping my patients improve their function and return to their normal active lives is what makes me the happiest about my profession”


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About Dr Abidi

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 orthopedic 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 orthopedic 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 orthopedics while leading our orthopedic team to national recognition.

When I’m not seeing patients, I enjoy training my dogs, skiing, boating and traveling. Photography, computers and learning new technologies are some of my other interests.

  • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Thomas Jefferson University / The Rothman Institute at Jefferson
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Molecular Biology
  • 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

Assisting the Doctor:


Physician Assistants are highly skilled medical professionals. Dr. Abidi is joined by Raymond Villaverde, PA-C to provide the highest standard of care.

Reviews Mean So Much!

Reviews mean so much to both the doctor providing care as well as to prospective patients. We appreciate your reviews!

Dr.Abidi performed reconstructive surgery on my ankle and 10 years later a full ankle replacement surgery. Everything came out perfect.
You can trust Dr. Abidi, he is the BEST!!

- Gabrielle H

Dr. Abidi has been wonderful in treating orthopedic injuries I have sustained over a period of years. Would not go anywhere else. Extremely skilled and very pleasant and supportive patient interaction.

- Portia T

I am in very capable hands with Dr Abidi and I would not hesitate to refer him to my family and friends for the most complicated procedure.

- Colleen S