David William Fabi, MD

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David William Fabi, MD

Top Doc San Diego 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

Internationally renown Board certified, fellowship trained high volume joint replacement specialist

Expert in Anterior Hip Replacements and pioneer in Minimally Invasive Bikini Incision Anterior Hip Replacements

Pioneer and expert in Robotic Joint Replacements

Top 40 under 40 Joint Surgeons in the Country

18 Years of Clinical Experience


David William Fabi, M.D.

Joint Replacement Specialist

Dr Fabi is a board certified, internationally renown, fellowship trained innovative pioneer and high volume joint replacement specialist. He trained at the prestigious Rush University, a world renowned joint replacement center where he trained with the best and brightest in the field. There he learned cutting edge techniques, treatments and how to treat complex joint disorders.

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Awarded TOP DOC 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021 by sandiego

Patient Testimonials

  • If you are searching for a highly skilled experienced orthopedic surgeon, you need search no further. I am a 55 year old life-long athletically active male. In March 2014, I was diagnosed with bi-lateral hip dysplasia, with no option for relief but to have both hips replaced (Total Bilateral Hip Replacement). Having consulted with several highly regarded othro surgeons in town... Read More

    -Edward Satuloff

  • I would tell anyone thinking of addressing hip pain to have David Fabi perform the surgery. His skill and care was the best imaginable.For the 3 years before my surgery, I was becoming more and more limited in the activities that I loved to do. I was 64 and beginning to limp and engaging in sports was getting more painful. Read More

    -Tom Bettles

  • In June, 2011, at the age of 72, I had a total hip replacement on a Monday morning. On Wednesday the physical therapists at the hospital had me walking up and down stairs and I went home on Thursday to a three-level house. Three weeks later I was driving, and it was my right hip that was replaced.At the end of six weeks I was discharged... Read More

    -Molly Bodeen

  • I found Dr. Fabi and his entire staff to be personable , efficient , knowledgeable , caring and just plain " good " at what they do , which in my case was a total knee replacement on January 16th of 2012. Of the one hundred or so questions i had in my mind to ask i would say that ninety - five were answered with-out even having to ask , just listen. Read More

    -Jim Rieger

  • I was referred to Dr. David Fabi in January of 2012, and had partial knee replacement in early March. I have great respect for Dr. Fabi as a very professional, conscientious, resourceful, first-rate physician, and I enjoy his positive attitude.The morning of my surgery, Mercy hospital had a flood affecting the elevators, surgery room and... Read More

    -Jane Duggan

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CORI Robotics Assisted Surgical System

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Robotics-assisted knee surgery with Smith+Nephew implants can deliver the ultimate knee replacement experience - a quicker, smoother recovery using a naturally shaped knee made from materials designed to last.

The earliest knee replacement procedures were performed in 1968 and relied on manual guides and procedures to remove damaged bone and place the implant within the joint.

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  • Awarded TOP DOC 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 by San Diego Magazine pioneer in robotic total joint replacements and travels around the world to educate and train other surgeons.

  • Awarded TOP DOC 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 by San Diego Magazine pioneer in robotic total joint replacements and travels around the world to educate and train other surgeons.

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Dr. David Fabi is an official, accredited joint replacement surgeon for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. More information can be found here: www.rediscoveryourgame.com

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David William Fabi, MD

San Diego Orthopaedic Associates Medical Group
4060 4th Avenue 7th Floor
San Diego, CA 92103

Fax: (619) 299-1948