• At A Glance
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    Nicole Montero Lopez, MD
    Clinical Chief, Department of Orthopedics
    Specializing in Orthopedic Surgery and treatment of the Hand and Upper Extremity

    Philosophy of Care

    My philosophy is that patient's present with a specific set of concerns and that as a doctor, my job is to provide an explanation for what is causing their issue and what the options are for treatment. I believe patients are looking to be guided but need to be empowered with the information they need to make the best decision for their own care.

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    Clinical Interests

    • Hand, Upper Extremity and Microsurgery
    • Education & Training
    • Treating degenerative and rheumatoid conditions of the

      upper extremity

    • Wrist arthroscopy

    • Carpal tunnel syndrome and cubital tunnel syndrome

    • Operative and non-operative treatment of Dupuytren’s contracture

    • Fractures of the elbow, wrist, and fingers in addition to general orthopedic trauma

    • Education and training of orthopedic surgeons


    Carpal and Cubital tunnel release, Operative Fixation of Upper and Lower Extremity Fractures, Trigger Finger Injections and Release, Surgical and Nonsurgical Treatment of Dupuytren's Contractures, Basal Joint Arthroplasty, Excision of Upper Extremity Ganglion Cysts and Masses, Repair and Reconstruction of Hand, Wrist, and Elbow Ligament and Tendinous Injuries, Wrist Arthroscopy


    Upper and Lower Extremity Fractures, Carpal and Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, Trigger Finger, Dupuytren's Contracture, DeQuervain's Tenosynovitis, Ganglion Cysts, Upper Extremity Arthritis, Lacerations and Tendon Ruptures

  • Medical School

    Doctor of Medicine-New York University School of Medicine
    New York, NY


    New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopedic Residency
    New York, NY


    UC Irvine Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery and Microsurgery Fellowship

  • Insurance

    Accepted Health Plan information is only as accurate as the most current information submitted. Prior to your appointment, it is advisable to verify with a physician office that they are still a participating provider.

    • Aetna
    • Aetna Better Health
    • Aetna Medicare
    • Centivo
    • CHN
    • Cigna
    • Cigna Health Springs
    • Cigna Medicare
    • Clover Health
    • DOL
    • Emblem
    • Fidelis (WellCare)
    • Horizon
    • Horizon Casualty
    • Horizon NJ Health
    • Humana Medicare
    • Humana Tricare
    • Longevity
    • Magnacare
    • Medicaid
    • Medicare
    • Multiplan
    • Northwell
    • Qualcare
    • UHC/OX
    • UHCCP
    • US Family Health Plan
    • WellPoint (Amerigroup)