Nicholas Colyvas, MD

Title(s)Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address1500 Owens St., #200
San Francisco CA 94158
Phone415-353-2808
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    Witwatersrand University, Johannesburg, South AfricaBS1980Bachelor of Science, Medicine
    Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South AfricaMD1987Bachelor of Surgery and Medicine
    UCSF, San Francisco, CAPost Doctoral Research Fellowship1989Cardiovascular Research Institute
    UCSF, San Francisco, CAGeneral Surgery Internship1991General Surgery
    UCSF, San Francisco, CAOrthopaedic Surgery Fellowship1992Orthopaedic Surgery
    UCSF, San Francisco, CAOrthopaedic Surgery Residency1996Orthopaedic Surgery
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    UCSF2013Distigueshed Clinical Faculty Award

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    Dr. Nicholas Colyvas is an orthopedic sports medicine surgeon who specializes arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgery of the knee and shoulder, with particular interest in meniscus preservation. He is recognized as a leader in the field of meniscus repair and preservation and frequently gives talks and seminars on the topic. In clinical practice he is actively involved in evaluating and using new techniques and devices for meniscus repair, frequently treating complex or challenging meniscus cases, and allowing for preservation where resection would typically have occurred.

    In addition Dr Colyvas has subspecialty interests in shoulder instability, rotator cuff surgery and biceps tendon surgery. He has extensive experience in treating athletes of all types, both professional and amateur. He has also served as team physician for numerous sports, including rugby and football teams.

    Dr Colyvas' main research is in the field of meniscus preservation. He investigates cutting edge techniques in meniscus repairs, with the goal of preventing knee arthritis in the long term. He is also active in improving techniques for treating rotator cuff tears and biceps tendon problems.

    Dr. Colyvas earned his medical degree at University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He then completed a fellowship as well as a residency in orthopedic surgery at UCSF.

    Dr Colyvas is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, where he served on the practice management committee for many years. He also serves on the board at the California Orthopaedic Association. As Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at UCSF, he enjoys teaching Orthopaedic fellows and residents, and assisting in the care of complex and challenging knee and shoulder surgeries.

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    1. Extensor Mechanism Reconstruction Using Achilles Tendon Allograft With Suture Tape Augmentation. Arthrosc Tech. 2023 Dec; 12(12):e2295-e2302. Halvorson RT, Dilallo M, Garcia-Lopez E, Colyvas N, Wong SE. PMID: 38196882; PMCID: PMC10773140.
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    2. Surgical repair of symptomatic medial clavicular fracture nonunion using a reversed distal clavicle plate: a report of 3 cases. JSES Rev Rep Tech. 2023 Nov; 3(4):557-562. Anigwe C, Colyvas N, Lansdown DA. PMID: 37928986; PMCID: PMC10625008.
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    3. Arthroscopic Decompression of a Posterior Knee Cyst Causing Vascular Compression. Arthrosc Tech. 2022 Oct; 11(10):e1715-e1719. Padaki AS, Alrabaa RG, LaRoque E, Colyvas N. PMID: 36311328; PMCID: PMC9596455.
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    4. Perioperative Thromboprophylaxis Is Associated With Lower Risk of Venous Thromboembolism After Knee Arthroscopy. Arthroscopy. 2022 Dec; 38(12):3184-3191. Holler JT, Salesky M, Halvorson RT, Zhang AL, Ma CB, Feeley BT, Leavitt AD, Colyvas N, Lansdown DA. PMID: 35840070.
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    5. Poster 222: Venous Thromboembolism Risk factors and Prophylaxis Patterns in Knee Arthroscopy: A Large Database Study. Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine. 2022 Jul 1; 10(7_suppl5):2325967121s00783. Salesky SM, Halvorson HR, Zhang ZA, Feeley FB, Ma MC, Colyvas CN, Leavitt LA, Lansdown LD, Holler HJ. .
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    6. Triglyceride-rich lipoproteins isolated by selected-affinity anti-apolipoprotein B immunosorption from human atherosclerotic plaque. Arterioscler Thromb. 1994 Nov; 14(11):1767-74. Rapp JH, Lespine A, Hamilton RL, Colyvas N, Chaumeton AH, Tweedie-Hardman J, Kotite L, Kunitake ST, Havel RJ, Kane JP. PMID: 7947602.
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    7. Relation of plasma lipid and apoprotein levels to progressive intimal hyperplasia after arterial endarterectomy. Circulation. 1992 Apr; 85(4):1286-92. Colyvas N, Rapp JH, Phillips NR, Stoney R, Perez S, Kane JP, Havel RJ. PMID: 1555272.
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    8. Inhibition of injury induced intimal hyperplasia by saralasin in rats. Journal of Vascular Surgery. 1992 Apr 1; 15(4):0693-0698. Santoro SS, Pan PX, Nelken NN, Colyvas CN. .
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    9. Inhibition of injury induced intimal hyperplasia by saralasin in rats. J Vasc Surg. 1992 Apr; 15(4):693-8. Pan XM, Nelken N, Colyvas N, Rapp JH. PMID: 1560560.
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