Dr. Weiss is a sports medicine specialist, with 20+ years experience treating athletes at all levels of competition, including high school, collegiate, and professional athletes. A member of the TCO team since 2003, Dr. Weiss received his orthopedic surgery training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, with extensive emphasis on joint replacement surgery. He then completed a Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, where he treated the Badgers.
Dr. Weiss is deeply passionate about sports medicine, and is committed to helping athletes reach their highest potentials. In addition to the Wisconsin Badgers, Dr. Weiss has treated the St. Paul Saints, University of St. Thomas student-athletes, and numerous local high school athletes. He is active in the community, serving as a doctor on the sidelines during high school football and hockey games, as well as during marathons and mixed martial arts competitions.
He is a leader in the sports medicine community, serving as a member of the TCO Sports Medicine Committee. As Associate Master Instructor for a course in fundamentals of arthroscopy at the Orthopaedic Learning Center in Chicago, Dr. Weiss trains orthopedic residents in techniques of arthroscopic and sports medicine surgery.
“Our goal is to eliminate pain and restore function to allow our patients to live their lives to the fullest, while at the same time providing a pleasant overall patient experience. We take the team approach, most importantly including the patient as decision maker.
We educate patients on their pathology and on appropriate treatment options. The patient directs the team on carrying out the best treatment plan for them. Whether operative or non-operative, we are there to help our patients achieve their goals. We strive to achieve this in a timely fashion and be as available as possible to our patients to assist them.”
Sports Medicine, Treats Sports Injuries to All Areas of the Body for All Ages and Abilities. Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections and Stem Cell with PRP
Knee Care, including ACL Reconstruction (All Inside Minimally Invasive Technique), Cartilage Injuries, Regeneration, and Restoration, Arthritis, Total Knee Replacement, Partial Knee Replacement, Revision Knee Replacement, Arthroscopy, Osteotomy, LCL and MCL Repair/Reconstruction, Meniscus Tears, Multiple Ligament Injuries of the Knee, Patella (Knee Cap) Stabilization including MPFL Reconstruction Osteotomy, Patellar (Knee Cap) Dislocation/Instability, PCL Repair/Reconstruction, Tendon Repair, and Iliotibial Band (IT Band) Syndrome
Hip Care, including Total Hip Joint Replacement (Direct Anterior and Posterior Approach), Arthroscopy (Impingement, Labral Repair), Fracture Management, Arthritis, Hamstring Repair, Tendon Repair, Tendonitis, and Bursitis
Shoulder Care, including Bankart Repair for Instability/Dislocation, Rotator Cuff Problems and Repair, Biceps Tendon (Tenodesis/Tenotomy), Shoulder Replacement, Reverse Shoulder Replacement, Bursitis, Fracture Management, Frozen Shoulder, Revision Joint Replacement, Arthritis, Arthroscopy, Labral Repair, Shoulder Stabilization, SLAP Repair, and Throwing Shoulder Injuries
Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Subspecialty Certified, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, Wisconsin
Orthopaedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Bachelor of Arts – University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota
Hospital & Surgery Center Affiliations
High Pointe Surgery Center
Woodwinds Health Campus
Other facilities throughout Eastern Minnesota and Western Wisconsin
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Arthroscopy Association of North America
Mayo Clinic Alumni Association
Mayo Clinic Orthopaedic Alumni Association
Mid-America Orthopaedic Association
Minnesota Orthopaedic Society
The International Congress for Joint Reconstruction
Dr. Weiss is the most caring Dr. I have ever had. My knees are better than I could ever imagine, I would send any person I talk to that needs help to Dr. Weiss. I trust him with my life, thank you for everything he did. John L.
November 6, 2018
I want to thank Dr. Weiss and his entire team for such an awesome job! My knees were full of arthritis, I was bow-legged and in a ton of pain for years. I had never had surgery before and I was so scared but everyone made me feel so comfortable! I could go on and on about Dr. Weiss because he’s the best! Dr. Weiss I want to THANK YOU for giving me my life back!!!
October 9, 2017
Bill received a knee replacement that was custom fit to match him, and now he’s back doing what he loves ahead of schedule. Watch his video here.
June 7, 2016
Thank you Dr. Weiss for the great work on replacing my left knee! Last summer was a bust with the old one since it limited me. My goal was to get back on the Superior Hiking Trail along the north shore of Lake Superior and did last week. It tolerated 6-7 miles a day just fine. Keep up the great work and know you make a lot of people happy! I am going to have a great summer!
January 8, 2016
For years, Deanna Rapp experienced chronic pain and swelling in her right knee. “It was so bad, it changed how I was walking,” said Rapp. The deterioration in her knee was more than just a physical change that stopped her from being active. It was affecting her sleep, her ability to drive, and her mental health.
“Deanna dealt with arthritis from a very young age,” explained Deanna’s orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Nicholas Weiss. “She had several surgeries to clean-up her knee all without long-term benefit.”
When it was time to discuss a knee replacement, Dr. Weiss helped Deanna determine when she should have it done so she could stay active and healthy.
“He explained everything so well, and was patient and very understanding,” said Deanna. “We talked about how many days I could expect to be in the hospital, what to expect when I went home, and when I needed to follow-up with him and start physical therapy.”
Four months after her knee replacement, Deanna said she was walking her dog and able to scuba dive. “I’m so happy and thankful for my new knee,” she said. “This is better than I could’ve imagined. I’m back to doing what I want, not what my ‘old knee’ would let me do.”
“In the past, we would tell young patients to wait to have a knee replacement because of the shorter life span of the artificial knee,” said Weiss. “Today, we have better techniques and longer lasting materials making up the knee replacement that allows us to feel more comfortable performing knee replacements in younger patients when appropriate. If patients have exhausted conservative treatments, and their knee pain interferes significantly with their quality of life, it makes most sense to replace the knee to eliminate the pain and improve function for these young individuals so they can enjoy the prime of their life and stay healthy.”
“Deanna was an ideal patient. We did our part surgically but it was her hard work after in PT and her positive attitude that really made the surgery a success. It’s amazing the activities she’s able to participate in now that she has healed from her knee replacement. She is truly inspiring!”
December 30, 2015
My daughter has struggled with a couple of different sports injuries, due to her switching between low impact sports (swimming and Nordic Skiing) to running long distances. Dr. Weiss was willing to see us on short notice and was very comprehensive and thorough in his evaluation of her injuries. We were able to get her in for X-rays and bone scans to accurately diagnose the problems with which she was dealing on more than one occasion. Dr. Weiss has a comfortable, engaging rapport with his patients (and their parents) and I regularly recommend him to friends who are looking for an orthopedic physician/surgeon. I am never surprised when those friends share their positive experiences and service they received from Dr. Weiss. I highly recommend Dr. Nick Weiss to anyone looking for a personable, experienced, professional orthopedic physician/surgeon with expertise in sports medicine also.
December 14, 2015
Dr. Weiss repaired a rotator cuff tear and partial bicep tear in 2013, when I was 46. I recovered right on schedule, have full range of motion and full strength back in the arm, and am quite pleased with the outcome. The scar from the repair was amazingly small. From the initial diagnosis, through surgery day and through rehabilitation, it was clear that Dr. Weiss knows every aspect of this repair and healing process. He was easily accessible with questions, and always took time to talk me through what would happen next, and made sure I was following rehab protocol at all times. The results were outstanding. I have since recommended him to friends and family for similar injuries. Those reports have also been exceptional. It’s great to see this type of talent at work.
December 13, 2015
After living with knee pain for several years, I fell on some ice and it made the pain unbearable. I was referred to Dr. Weiss. He listened and understood the pain I was having. Before surgery was discussed, we did try some non-surgical options but he set my expectations properly. When it was decided to move ahead with surgery, his staff walked me through everything I needed to do and know. Surgery and follow up went like clockwork and I can say I have been pain free for nearly a year. I have recommended him to several people and will continue to do so.
April 15, 2013
Desley loves sports and is no stranger to an ACL injury. In fact, she is now a veteran of two ACL reconstructions. Thanks to Dr. Nicholas Weiss and some time well spent during her recovery, she is back to team sports and is doing well.
Click here to read more about Desley’s experience in Westfields Hospital Health Magazine- HealthWorks.