Michael S. Nuzzo, M.D.

Michael S. Nuzzo, M.D.


Sports Medicine, Shoulder, Knee, Hip, and Ankle Arthroscopy Specialist and Shoulder Replacement Specialist

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Dr. Nuzzo is board-certified in orthopedic surgery and specializes in sports medicine. He is one of a few select doctors in the region who received additional fellowship training in sports medicine. His practice encompasses athletes at all levels of accomplishment and all stages of life. He specializes in minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures to treat injuries of the shoulder, knee, hip, and ankle.
In the shoulder, Dr Nuzzo treats rotator cuff tears, labrum tears, shoulder instability, fractures, and also performs shoulder replacements, including reverse shoulder replacement. He also performs superior capsular reconstructions of the shoulder, a newly developed procedure for chronic rotator cuff tears.
In the knee, Dr Nuzzo treats ACL and other ligament injuries, meniscus tears, knee fractures, and performs cartilage restoration procedures to include cartilage cell implantations, and osteochondral allograft implantations for damaged cartilage.
In the hip, Dr Nuzzo performs hip preservation surgery with hip arthroscopy to treat pain caused by femoral acetabular impingement (FAI), hip labrum tears, and damaged cartilage.
In the ankle, Dr Nuzzo performs ankle arthroscopy to treat damaged cartilage, ligament reconstructions for instability, and fractures.
Sports team coverage has been an important part of his career. He presently serves as the head team physician at Fresno Pacific University and is an assistant team physician at Fresno State University.
Dr. Nuzzo received his Masters degree from Georgetown University and a medical degree from Rutgers University Medical School. He completed his residency training in Orthopedic Surgery at Texas Tech University and William Beaumont Army Medical Center and completed a Fellowship in Sports Medicine, and Shoulder Surgery at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, California.
A veteran of the U.S. Army, Dr. Nuzzo was appointed Chief of an Orthopedic Surgery department. While deployed in Iraq in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, he served as the Orthopedic Trauma Consultant for Iraq Joint Operations, and was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal.
Dr Nuzzo gives frequent lectures on the local and national level on Sports Medicine topics, and has published multiple articles in Sports Medicine Journals.

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Dr. Nuzzo is available to see patients at Sierra Pacific Orthopedics' Herndon Campus. Please call (559) 256-5200 for an appointment.

Education, Training, and Affiliations

Sports Medicine, Shoulder, and Elbow Surgery, Congress Medical Associates and Huntington Memorial Hospital, Pasadena, CA

Orthopedic Surgery, Texas Tech University/William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, TX

Rutgers School of Medicine, New Brunswick, NJ
Georgetown University, Washington D.C.

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Subspecialty Certification in Sports Medicine

Academic Appointments
Assistant Professor at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF Fresno)
Head Team Physician Fresno Pacific University

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Fellow
Arthroscopy Association of North America

"Recently, I underwent all of my per-operative work before my scheduled surgery and everyone I came in contact with was so pleasant, professional, and very patient with me. Everyone from Dr. Michael Nuzzo, who treated me like a very special patient, Debbie Quijano, Medical Surgery Scheduler, Amanda who did my blood work and EKG, Trevor who did the X-Ray. I would also like to include Andre Grinko, MRI and the Nice Tech who did the MRI, sorry I did not get his name, even treated my husband with politeness and most of all patience with both of us. I sure hope I did not miss anyone to mention. Just Wonderful! God Bless them all for their hard work and dedication. I cannot praise Sierra Pacific Orthopedics enough and your staff.  Again I hope I did not miss anyone. God Bless all of you, so special in my heart. Thank You"-- Anna Louise C.
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