Dr. Nicola is Idaho’s premier knee specialist, offering the best surgical and non-surgical treatment for chronic knee pain.
Dr. Nicola specializes in young adult sports injuries, but treats active patients in all age groups. He specializes in an array of techniques from rehab to reconstruction due to sports injuries, joint preservation techniques to maintain activity levels in younger arthritic individuals, to quad sparing knee joint replacements.
His Rapid Recovery program for outpatient total knee resurfacing/replacement and his new minimally invasive Subchondroplasty procedure help separate Dr. Nicola from other knee specialists. He is an expert in computerized navigation for knee surgeries.
University of Southern California 1971-1975
Bachelor of Science, Biology
Universidad de Costa Rica Summer of 1974
Topical Forest Ecology
Rush Medical College, Chicago 1975-1979
Medical Doctor Degree
Orthopedic Internship: Rush Presbyterian St. Lukes Medical Center 1979-1980
General Surgery Internship: University of California 1979-1980
Orthopedic Surgery Residency University of California 1979-1980
Chief Resident – University of California 1984
West Valley Medical Center is located in Caldwell, Idaho. Their 200 physicians focus on each patient's needs and comfort. They have physicians providing care in cardiology, emergency care, ENT, general surgery, spine, orthopedics, mental health, radiology, urology and women's health.
Treasure Valley hospital is a physician-owned, non-emergency hospital operated by Surgical Care Affiliates (SCA). Since 1996, they have worked every day to deliver the very best individualized care possible in a comfortable and friendly atmosphere. When physicians are directly involved in every aspect of the delivery of healthcare, the patient always benefits.
Individualized patient care is at the center of everything done at Treasure Valley Hospital and is reflected in the hospital’s values.
At St. Alphonsus, they believe the best healthcare is all about the patient. They have over 5,000 medical staff who serve patients all over Oregon and Idaho.
Their four-hospital system is the only Level II Trauma Center in the area they serve, allowing St. Alphonsus to provide excellent care to critically ill and injured patients.
St. Luke's is the only not-for-profit health system that is Idaho-based. They are dedicated to serving the people of their community by providing excellent care that leads to great health improvement. They are not only dedicated to treating patients when they are wounded or ill, but doing anything to help patients stay healthy.