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Our Physicians at Nanoknee

At Nanoknee, we are proud to offer outstanding medical care from our team of highly-experienced knee surgeons.

We are dedicated to patient safety and comfort and employ a modern surgical technique for knee replacement (partial or full) surgery that involves little to no recovery time, less pain, and results achieved within hours – not days or weeks. Sound impossible? Welcome to a new world of advanced knee surgery, performed by some of the most respected knee surgeons in the nation.

Dr. Thomas Ferro: Nanoknee Founder

The founder of Nanoknee, Los Angeles knee replacement specialist, Dr. Thomas Ferro, is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in knee and hip replacement surgery.

Over his two decades in practice, he has focused upon developing advanced surgical techniques to aid in speeding patient recovery. In 2015, he began incorporating several new surgical and anesthesia techniques for a “rapid recovery” protocol. In 2017, he went further, developing the Nanoknee system.

This innovative knee replacement technique allows you to return home just two hours after surgery – and walk with full weight-bearing on your repaired knee structure immediately.

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Dr. Thomas Ferro is a board certified, fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon and Medical Director of the Bone & Joint Center Arroyo Grande, Ca. He is widely regarded in the medical community as the leader in providing breakthrough joint replacement technology and performs a high volume of replacements each year.

Dr. Ferro earned his MD at the University of California, San Diego. He continued on to fulfill his internship there and was awarded a research fellowship in orthopedic surgery at UCSD as well. He completed his residency at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.

Dr. Ferro earned an additional fellowship in joint replacement and adult reconstructive surgery at the prestigious Anderson Orthopaedic Research Institute in Arlington, Virginia. There, he trained with Dr. Charles Engh, a world-renowned authority on joint replacement and pioneer of innovations in joint replacement surgery.

Dr. Ferro has traveled extensively abroad for training on the latest joint surgery advancements. He is an expert in Birmingham Hip Resurfacing, surgical navigation, ceramic joint surfaces and other state-of-the-art techniques.

When you come in to see Dr. Ferro, you'll find his credentials are matched by his caring approach. He'll begin by educating you about your condition and explaining treatment options available. He will work with you to find the best choice for your lifestyle. Should surgery be required, Dr. Ferro is committed to the best treatments and technologies available for successful results.

A board-certified surgeon with licensure in California, Dr. Ferro has contributed many published research studies on bone and joint issues. His special interests in total joint arthroplasty include minimally invasive surgical techniques, partial knee replacements, hip resurfacing, computer assisted surgery, and bearing surface wear reduction.

Dr. Ferro is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a diplomat of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Medical School

  • University of California, San Diego (1984)


  • University of New Mexico, Albuquerque (1990)


  • University of California, San Diego (1987)
  • Anderson Orthopaedic Research Institute (1991)

Certifications and Licenses

  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Fellow, American Association of Hip & Knee Surgeons
  • Diplomat, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Diplomat, National Board of Medical Examiners
  • State of California, Board of Medical Quality Assurance
  • Drug Enforcement Administration

The Nanoknee Method: Superior Results in Knee Surgery

Nanoknee founder Dr. Thomas Ferro offers his patients a superior surgical process for total or partial knee replacement surgery. Traditional knee replacement surgery requires weeks of recovery, while our method allows you to walk with full weight on your restored knee immediately after surgery is complete.

With Nanoknee clinics in Los Angeles, Bakersfield, and Pismo Beach for our groundbreaking approach to total or partial knee replacement surgery to gain the benefits of this advanced knee surgery, including:

  • No hospital stays
  • Custom, self-directed physical therapy program
  • Fast-track recovery
  • Restored knee function, mobility and strength after surgery
  • Full, weight-bearing knee function within 30 to 45 minutes after surgery
  • Minimally-invasive procedure – less trauma
  • Reduced need for pain medication
  • Discharged two to three hours after procedure

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Dr. Akshay Mehta, M.D., M.S.

As a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Mehta has extensive experience in sports medicine, shoulder and elbow surgery, and advanced treatments for disorders of shoulder, hip, knee, and musculoskeletal trauma.

Dr. Mehta has dedicated his life to improving the lives of those who suffer from debilitating knee pain as a result of joint degeneration. At Nanoknee, the advanced surgical technique makes the patient experience less physically stressful, with minimal pain, with immediate use of the knee.

Education and Background

A highly-educated medical professional, Dr. Mehta has a master’s degree in Physiology and Biophysics from Georgetown University, where he also attained his medical degree. His orthopedic surgical residency was completed at University of California, followed by a fellowship in sports medicine. His depth of understanding of the structure and physiology of human joints goes far beyond the usual.

Dr. Mehta has authored many published articles in peer-reviewed medical journals and is currently engaged in biomechanics research to aid in the development of better treatments for shoulder and knee.

Technology in Action: The Nanoknee Method

Knee replacement surgery, whether total or partial, has greatly improved outcomes with the use of the advanced technology used throughout the process, starting with 3D modeling. The optimization in kinetic alignment of the knee replacement is achieved by creating a virtual replica of the patient’s actual knee joint to identify the ideal placement prior to surgery.

With this advanced method, it possible to surgically achieve a highly-accurate fit that matches the unique physiology of the patient, leading to a superior result in function, strength, mobility, and comfort. This revolutionary approach to knee replacement surgery allows the patient to walk immediately after surgery and return to work or other activities more quickly.

Nanoknee has revolutionized the process of knee replacement surgery with advanced technology, from surgical planning through to a digital rehabilitation platform to track daily progress with 24/7 access to Nanoknee staff.

Community Involvement

A native Los Angelino, Dr. Mehta is deeply involved in the community, serving as team physician for several local colleges and high schools in the area, including UC Irvine, Cerritos College, Occidental College, and Pasadena City College, among others.

Compassion and Personalized Care

Dr. Mehta has been a patient himself and has a great depth of understanding about the struggles of those suffering from ongoing knee joint pain. His patients feel cared for in a way that is unusual to discover in the modern medical system – and makes the whole experience of treatment far more pleasant and personal.

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860 Oak Park Blvd. Suite 101 Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

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