Northern California Orthopedic Surgery
Open & Minimally Invasive Procedures
When preparing for surgery, it is beneficial to know what these procedures involve, why they are necessary, and what to expect afterward. At NMCI, we provide both open and minimally invasive surgeries to body parts pertaining to lower and upper extremities. Your recovery process will vary depending on which type of procedure is recommended for you.
We provide the following surgical services:
- Rotator Cuff Tears
- SLAP Tears
- Common Shoulder Injuries
- Frozen Shoulder
- Shoulder Arthroscopy
- Biceps Tear at the Elbow
- Elbow Fractures
- How to use Crutches, Canes, and Walkers
- Hip Arthroscopy
- Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
- Knee Arthroscopy
- Total Knee Replacement
If you are a new patient, call us today at (408) 755-3304. NMCI Medical Clinic facilities can be found throughout Northern California.
Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery
A minimally invasive procedure is different from traditional open surgery in that only a few small incisions are required. Rather than opening the surgical area completely, surgeons use smaller tools with cameras to examine the operating area and perform the procedure. As a result, minimally invasive surgeries lead to reduced blood loss, reduced risk of infection, and faster recovery times. In some cases, these procedures may even eliminate the need for post-surgery rehabilitation.
Not all patients are candidates for minimally invasive surgery. At NMCI Medical Clinic, we explore conservative treatments before considering more invasive procedures. Our team will perform a thorough assessment to recommend the appropriate procedure for you.
Workers Compensation Experts
We provide medical legal services such as permanent and stationary reports, QME, and AME evaluations. Additionally, our providers can perform Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE’s) to assess our patients work limitations so they can safely and independently perform their job duties.
We offer a functional restoration program (FRP) designed to help patients cope with chronic pain and whom have had inadequate outcomes from prior treatment and medications. Through this program, you will learn to reduce the negative impacts of chronic pain including depression, anxiety, and social isolation.
We have specialists in the fields of pain management, physiatry, occupational medicine, osteopathic medicine, orthopedic surgery, psychiatry, psychology, acupuncture, physical therapy, and more.