Wrist Pain? Hand Pain?? Ask your Doctor....

Nicholas Pappas III, MD is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with a Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in hand surg

Nicholas Pappas III, MD is a board-certified orthopedic hand surgeon who specializes in various hand and upper extremity conditions. He is the newest member of the OCSM Healthcare team and founder of NOLA Hand Surgery (nolahandsurgery.com).  New patients are welcome at Orthopedic Center for Sports Medicine at our convenient Metairie location.

At OCSM, we are focused on providing the most advanced care so patients can feel their best:
 
- Always see a Board-Certified physician at EVERY doctor visit.
 
- Enjoy convenient parking.
 
- Rehab with our OCSM Physical Therapy team.
 
- Train with the OCSM Sports Performance team.
 
- Use our timely online booking feature to request a specific day and time.
 
OCSM considers ourselves a partner in your healthcare journey, and as a trusted comprehensive orthopedic clinic in Metairie, we look forward to learning more about how we can be the best partner for you and your family.  
We're happy to service you as your neighborhood orthopedic clinic and help you achieve your health and wellness goals.

Call us at 504-217-5319 today or  book online at NOLASPORTSMEDICINE.COM.

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Nick Pappas III, M.D. Nick Pappas III, M.D. Nicholas Pappas III, MD is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with a Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in hand surgery who specializes in various hand and upper extremity conditions. He is the newest member of the Orthopedic Center for Sports Medicine team and founder of NOLA Hand Surgery (nolahandsurgery.com) Dr. Pappas currently serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at both Tulane University and Louisiana State University. He is also a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and serves as a consultant reviewer for the prestigious Journal of Hand Surgery, American. He has an active interest in clinical research with over 30 peer-reviewed publications and multiple textbook chapters to his credit.

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