Razvan Nicolescu, MD

Razvan Nicolescu, MD

Surgery, Orthopedics, and Orthopedics: Hand, Wrist & Elbow

"There’s a saying that inspires me as a physician: ‘No one cares how much you know until they know how much you care."

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About Me

Razvan Nicolescu, MD, chose a career in medicine because it combined two existing passions: his love of science and the internal drive to help people.

Today, Dr. Nicolescu practices as an orthopedic surgeon at Avera Orthopedics in Sioux Falls, SD. He specializes in treating disorders and injuries of the fingers, hand, wrist, forearm and elbow in adults and children.

“The upper extremity is an intricate and complicated part of our anatomy,” said Dr. Nicolescu. “Its challenges and the reward of caring for patients drew me in.”

Expert Care for Fingers, Hand, Forearm, Elbow

Dr. Nicolescu offers both surgical and nonsurgical solutions for a variety of upper-extremity conditions, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Joint dislocations
  • Ligament and tendon injuries
  • Lumps, bumps, cysts
  • Nerve lacerations
  • Tennis elbow
  • Trauma
  • Trigger finger

Dr. Nicolescu stresses that treatment is individualized from person to person. His goal is to educate patients, present treatment options and help the patient make the best decision.

“By discussing their options, patients feel invested in their care,” said Dr. Nicolescu. “It builds their confidence for an ideal outcome for their situation.”

Active Lifestyle

When he’s not working, Dr. Nicolescu enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. As for personal interests, he likes to play sports, work out at the gym, and watch football.



University of Miami Miller School of Medicie, Medical School


University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery


Jackson Memorial Hospital / University of Miami, Orthopaedic Surgery


Baylor College of Medicine, Hand & Microvascular Surgery


American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

This directory contains information about the provider members of Independent Health Care Associates, Avera Health and all Avera entities, members of the Avera Medical Group, and employed select providers with Avera McKennan, Sioux Falls, SD and Avera Marshall, Marshall, MN and physicians with hospital privileges at Avera St. Luke's, Aberdeen, SD; Avera Sacred Heart, Yankton, SD; Avera Queen of Peace, Mitchell, SD; Avera St. Mary's, Pierre, SD.

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