Dr. Nicholas Cappello is an American Orthopedic Surgeon, who in April of 2001 decided to explore the Middle East.
He has been living in Qatar for 9 years and loves the Expat Life of Traveling and meeting people of different cultures.
Orthopedics is the study of the musculoskeletal system.
Orthopedic doctors specialize in diagnosis and treatment of problems of the musculoskeletal system.
The musculoskeletal system includes: bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves.
After over 30 years as an Orthopedic Surgeon in the forefront of development and developments in Sports Orthopedics, Arthroscopic Surgery, Traumatic Orthopedics, Special aspects of joint replacement and revision joint replacement surgery as well as the development of less invasive orthopedics in general and microsurgery of the spine.
I have decided on a different track in life toward the business aspects of Orthopedic Surgery that I have indirectly been involved with all my life.
The extensive experience in the cutting edge aspects of Orthopedics makes me especially suited towards working in an atmosphere dedicated toward progress and excellence in the field.
He most recently was the Project Director for a new Surgical Specialty Clinic in Doha, Qatar to target the Expat patient base. We were successful in establishing contracts with all the major insurance companies…AXA, ALLIANZ, AETNA, CIGNA and Vanbreda and we were able to attract the first European Physicians to Qatar.
Orthopedic surgeons treat a wide variety of conditions pertaining to the body. Arthritis, sports injuries, back pain, leg and foot pain, and carpal tunnel syndrome are all conditions that fall under the orthopedics specialty and are treated by orthopedic surgeons. Orthopedic surgeons are specially trained to deal with common conditions associated with the skeletal system and to perform surgical repair when necessary.
Common surgical procedures performed by orthopedic surgeons include joint replacement and repair of damaged nerves or relocation of compressed nerves. Some orthopedic surgeons specialize in only one type of injury, and others may exclusively treat one particular part of the body, such as hands or feet. Some doctors further specialize in orthopedics by exclusively treating children. These doctors are called pediatric orthopedic surgeons.
A pediatric doctor specializing in orthopedics may treat problems that arise with the growth and development of children, such as curvature of the spine, or scoliosis, and limb length discrepancy. Orthopedics is a specialty that can be called upon in emergency situations as well. Fractures, severe sprains or strains, and dislocated joints are all common injuries suffered by active children. Pediatric orthopedic surgeons will treat the child as a child who is still growing and developing, not as an adult in a small body.
Patients can also consult with a doctor specializing in orthopedics about bone health and prevention of bone loss. Orthopedic surgeons often work closely with physical therapists to help heal an injury that might otherwise require surgery.