Dr. Nikhil Pandhi is a well-regarded orthopaedic surgeon that specializes in the shoulder, hip, and knee at North Point Orthopaedics. He specializes in reverse total shoulder and anatomic total shoulder replacements, anterior hip replacements, total knee and partial knee replacements. Complex ligament reconstruction, cartilage restoration, and minimally invasive surgery (arthroscopy) of shoulder, hip, knee and elbow are an integral part of his practice and of great interest. Dr. Pandhi has practiced orthopaedics in northwest Indiana since 2011.
Dr. Pandhi obtained his Master’s in Public Health from the University of Michigan, School of Public Health. Then, he attended Michigan State University, School of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his orthopaedic residency at POH Medical Center/Michigan State University. During his fellowship in orthopaedic surgery sports medicine, he worked with professional athletes as assistant to the head team physicians from the Detroit Pistons, Detroit Red Wings, and Detroit Tigers at the Detroit Medical Center. He also took care of the Catholic Central football team, a Metro Detroit highschool powerhouse. Dr. Pandhi is grateful for his training under numerous highly regarded and respected orthopaedic surgeons.
Dr. Pandhi is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. He is on staff at 5 local hospitals.
As a sports medicine and joint specialist, Dr. Pandhi utilizes the latest scientific advancements. He has had great success with platelet rich plasma injections, bone marrow aspirate injections, and hyaluronic acid injections. Dr. Pandhi is committed to exploring all options, only recommending surgery when it is the best option or necessary.
Dr. Pandhi grew up in Detroit, Michigan, where his very first job was cutting lawns. His grandfather inspired him to explore medicine as a career. The field of orthopaedics fascinated Dr. Pandhi due to his love for solving complex problems and working with others. Because of his patient-first ideology, Dr. Pandhi understands the urgency of injuries. He ensures that injured workers, athletes, and others in pain are seen in his office within 24-48 hours. His ultimate goal is to get people back to health and function as quickly as possible. He enjoys working with everyone from local highschool athletes, weekend warriors, as well as the guy down the street who is retired after working 40 years and needs a knee replacement so they may enjoy retirement! Dr. Pandhi also treats pediatric patients with sports injuries, broken bones, and serves the needs of the local community.
When Dr. Pandhi isn’t with patients, you will find him with his family. His three children are his greatest accomplishments and inspire him to see the world with open, clear eyes. Dr. Pandhi enjoys daily exercises, music, and coffee. For fun, he plays guitar and spends quality time with his family. Dr. Pandhi’s passion in life is driven by the relationships he creates with his patients and the satisfaction he feels when his patients resume their lives. "Ultimately I have been given the distinct privilege of getting people back to what they love to do and improving their quality of life."
"Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are.
When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you."- Lao Tzu