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Top Knee Doctors in Los Angeles - NanoKnee Physicians

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 surgeon, 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.

Knee Doctor & Surgeon Los Angeles, Nanoknee

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 in 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 diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Nanoknee Surgeons

Dr. Vance Eberly

Musculoskeletal problems affect one out of every four people in the United States — and those numbers are expected to increase as our “baby boomer” generation becomes older and increases its risk of injuries from falls and accidents, as well as its incidence of age-related diseases such as osteoporosis and arthritis. Dr. Vance Eberly, Board Certified and Fellowship trained Orthopedic Surgeon providing diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of orthopedic and sports injuries including broken bones, torn ligaments and tendons, dislocations and sprains. In addition to treating the more common orthopedic problems, Dr. Eberly is trained in sophisticated treatment for highly complex conditions including the implantation of artificial joints, including hip, knee, and shoulder.

Dr. Eberly also provides the latest surgical procedures to treat patients with symptomatic degeneration of articular cartilage and associated arthritis which is the leading cause of limitations in activities of daily living and second to heart disease in causing work disability. Arthroscopic surgery can often be performed in many instances on an outpatient basis. Dr. Eberly serves as Clinical Professor of Sports Medicine at USC Dept. of Orthopedics

Dr Eberly is dedicated to providing excellent orthopedic care by offering a wide range of treatments backed by experience and state of the art techniques.

Knee Doctor & Surgeon Los Angeles, Nanoknee

Current positions

  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedics
  • Clinical Professor of Sports Medicine, USC dept of Orthopedics
  • Director – Orthopedic Rehabilitation and The shoulder Service, Rancho Los Amigos
  • National Rehabilitation Center.
  • Co Director – Polio Service RLANRC
  • Staff – Orthopedic Surgeon - PIH Hospital Downey, Lakewood Regional Medical Center


  • Post Fellowship – Orthopedic Rehabilitation, RLANRC
  • Fellowship – Sports Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, PA
  • Residency – Orthopedics, University of California, Irvince
  • Medical School – University of Southern California
  • Masters Degree – Sports Medicine / Biomechanics, SJSU

Dr. Ron James

Dr. Ron James is co-founder of Northern California Orthopaedic Associates and is a Board Certified Fellowship Trained Total Joint Orthopedic Surgeon. He received his undergraduate education from Stanford University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Biological Science with honors in 1992. From there, he completed his doctorate degree from Stanford Medical School with honors in 1997. Dr. Ron James completed his internship and residency at University of California at Davis Medical Center in 2002. He then went on to further his training completing a fellowship in Comprehensive Joint Reconstruction from University of California at San Diego.

Dr. Ron James is highly qualified to treat all orthopedic conditions including sports medicine, trauma, and total joint reconstruction. He is one of few orthopedic surgeons in the Sacramento area that is able to perform hip arthroscopy and anterior hip replacement surgery for select patients. Dr. Ron James has assisted in the launch of the Makoplasty Robotic Joint Reconstruction program at Mercy General Hospital where he currently serves as the Chief of Orthopedic Surgery. He has a passion for returning people back to function and has wealth of knowledge when it comes to complex revisional surgery as he has performed thousands of surgeries.

His hobbies include photography, traveling and out-door activities.

Knee Doctor & Surgeon Los Angeles, Nanoknee

Dr. Marc Weise

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon/Bone and Joint Specialist

Dr. Weise is a board certified orthopedic surgeon who has practiced on the Central Coast for nearly 20 years. Although born in California, his early life was spent travelling frequently across the country, as his father was a career Marine Corps officer. He graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Bachelors degree in life sciences in 1980. He completed medical school at UCSD School of Medicine in 1984, followed by internship and orthopedic surgical residency at Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans. He then completed a fellowship in sports medicine and joint reconstructive surgery in Cincinnati under Dr. Frank Noyes. He practiced for 9 years in Saint Louis, Missouri before coming to the Central Coast of California.

Knee Doctor & Surgeon Los Angeles, Nanoknee


  • Undergraduate: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, BS 1980
  • Medical School: UC San Diego SOM, MD 1984
  • Internship: Ochsner Clinic, New Orleans, 1985
  • Residency: Ochsner Clinic, New Orleans, 1989
  • Fellowship: Cincinnati Sportsmedicine and Orthopaedic Institute, 1990

Surgical Procedures

  • Robotically-Assisted Partial Knee Replacement (Makoplasty)
  • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
  • Minimally-Invasive Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Shoulder Replacement (Standard and Reverse)
  • Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Arthroscopy (Shoulder, Knee, Elbow, Ankle)
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction, All-Inside Technique
  • Meniscus Repair
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Articular cartilage preservation and regeneration
  • Percutaneous (needle) fasciotomy for Dupuytrens disease

Conservative approach. I favor the least invasive treatment that will relieve or resolve each patient’s problem, and make extensive use of physical therapy, anti-inflammatory mediations, bracing, activity modification, ultrasound-guided injection therapies, and even referral to alternative providers when appropriate (acupuncture, chiropractic, etc.).

Surgical expertise. I truly enjoy operative orthopedics, and keep my manual and mental skills constantly honed and updated. I limit my surgical procedures to those that I can do as well or better than any other surgeon – if I do not honestly believe this to be the case I will refer a patient elsewhere. When surgery becomes necessary I am prepared to offer the latest and most expertly performed procedures.

Our office is modern and handicapped accessible. Our experienced, professional and friendly staff is committed to making your experience here as pleasant and comfortable as possible.

Dr. Weise sees all patients personally at every visit. He takes time to explain conditions, diagnosis, and treatment options in understandable, everyday language. He encourages patients to take an active role in their health-care decisions, and strives to respect their wishes regarding treatment.

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