At Nirschl Orthopaedic Center (NOC), we have a dedicated staff featuring six of the area’s leading Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Surgeons. At NOC, we treat a wide variety of patients. Whether someone is professional athlete or a ‘weekend warrior, we feel that we can provide help to whatever ails them. We also treat non-athletic injuries as well as the seniors in our community. Each patient receives our compassion, care, and understanding. NOC has a long and distinguished history. Founder Robert P. Nirschl, M.D., has been recognized both nationally and internationally as a pioneer in the diagnosis and treatment of orthopaedic and sports injuries. In addition he has been honored for meritorious service to the Virginia Orthopaedic Society, the Virginia Orthopaedic Community, and Virginia High School Athletics.

The tradition of Nirschl Orthopaedic Center’s quality care and innovation continues today with refined technology involving hip arthroscopy and cutting edge techniques in joint replacement. Our orthopaedic surgeons, with their extensive experience, are at the forefront of treating disorders of the hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, and knee. Many of our surgeons are regularly named as the area top doctors in the Northern Virginia and Washingtonian Magazine.

We are proud that our physicians have graduated from accredited fellowship training programs for orthopaedic surgeons with a concentration, both clinically and surgically, on the treatment of injuries of the hand and wrist, elbow and shoulder, and hip arthroscopy.

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Very positive experience with Dr. Guidi and his staff. I was referred to Virginia Sportsmedicine Institute for therapy and had an equally great experience there. I worked with several physical therapists plus the occupational therapist, and I am happy to report that my wrist is back to its pre-injury self! I would highly recommend both practices to family and friends!E.P.

Dr Guidi has kept me on the courts for more than 15 years and through five surgeries - tennis elbow, knees, shoulders. Amazing work. Pain gone. (Though I still miss an occasional up the line backhand, I can't really blame that on him.) And Dr Wellborn did an excellent replacement of my hip. Their staff are wonderful and always responsive. Great team!Richard N.

Great office staff and Dr. Paik was always extremely courteous, professional, and kind! They were sensitive to my financial situation and I always looked forward to my visits for a fractured arm.

Dr. Wellborn is not only a remarkably skilled surgeon who is responsible for several procedures in our family, but he stands apart in that he doesn't have the stereotypical surgeon's personality. He tries all possible measures to avoid the need for surgery, and he is engaging, friendly, reassuring, and articulate - he takes time to answer questions and explain everything so that a patient can understand complicated medical matters. His staff is similarly terrific, and Savena, his receptionist, is a delight - always warm, sympathetic, informative, and helpful.

In the past three years, after two bouts of Lyme disease and chronic arthritis,I had my left hip and right knee replaced by two different orthopedists. While the hip healed well, the knee remained swollen, stiff and painful for over 12 months. Even though I knew I had to face having the left knee replaced, I was very reluctant to go back to the same doctor who had basically told me I was impatient and just "a slow healer".

Fortunately, I was referred to Dr Wellborn to discuss my options. At our first meeting - and all subsequent- he sat next to me quietly discussing the situation. He recommended a cortisone shot to allow me to take a planned trip with less pain, followed by surgery when i felt ready. I felt immediately reassured, simply because Dr Wellborn listened carefully, examined the x-rays and explained the necessity for the surgery.

Three months ago I had the replacement surgery in the outpatient facility, and came home the same morning. Dr Wellborn allowed plenty of time before and after the procedure to talk to me and my husband and we knew I was in very good hands. I have made a great recovery this time. Physical therapy in the practice's unit has been excellent, but I feel the real reason for such a different experience with this knee is Dr Wellborn. His surgical skills, combined with his compassion and ability to engage with his patients, have resulted in a great outcome, and I could not be more grateful.

In fact, I have been impressed by every aspect of this process. At each appointment, I have been seen promptly, and have never felt rushed. Dr Wellborn's assistant, Selena, has been so helpful, friendly and totally professional. She is a wonderful public "face" for the practice. I also want to thank Sam in Billing - whoever thanks anyone in Billing? - for her utter patience in explaining the intricacies of insurance. Thank you all.

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