Jervis Yau, MD

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Jervis Yau, MD Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine Specialist for Santa Barbara, Goleta, Santa Maria and Ventura Communities

Serving the Santa Barbara, Goleta, Santa Maria and Ventura, California communities, Dr. Jervis Yau specializes in treatment of the shoulder, knee, hip, elbow and ankle, as well as all sports related injuries at Ryu Hurvitz Orthopedic Clinic. Dr. Yau utilizes advanced arthroscopic and open surgery techniques to restore damaged joints, bones and ligaments with an overall goal of returning patients to an active, healthy lifestyle as quickly as possible.

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Dr. Jervis Yau, orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in the greater Santa Barbara, California area, has a particular interest in minimally invasive techniques of the shoulder, knee, hip, elbow and ankle, as well as joint preservation and cartilage restoration procedures. He has published articles in peer-reviewed publications, books and orthopedic presentations dedicated to sports medicine and orthopedic conditions and treatments.

Dr. Yau graduated from the University of California, San Diego and completed his Doctor of Medicine at New York Medical College where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Yale New Haven Hospital, Yale University School of Medicine, followed by his sports medicine fellowship at Sports Orthopedic and Rehabilitation (SOAR).

Besides his active orthopedic practice at Ryu Hurvitz Orthopedic Clinic, Dr. Yau is a team physician for Cate School, Bishop Diego High School, Santa Barbara High School, Westmont College Intercollegiate Athletics and the University of California-Santa Barbara Intercollegiate Athletics. He is also a past team physician for the San Francisco Giants, San Francisco Bulls Hockey and ATP/WTA Pilot Pen Tennis Tournament. As a team physician for a number of athletic groups, Dr. Yau is highly experienced at treating athletes and active individuals at all levels.

On the academic front, Dr. Jervis Yau, orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in the Santa Barbara area, is on the Membership Committee of Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA). He is also a proud member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

Dr. Yau lives in Santa Barbara with his wife and 3 children. In his spare time, he enjoys outdoor activities, exercise, and spending time with family and friends.


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by McCaffrey, Monika on Jervis Yau, MD
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Dr. Yau performed hamstring surgery in June of 2016, where he re-attached my muscles, which had all been completely torn off - a highly unusual injury.Dr. Yau was the only Doctor recommend in Santa Barbara who was able to do this surgery; in previous years one was required to go to LA, or to other cities, to have this surgery.I am very glad I had Dr. Yau as my surgeon!!I recovered very fast after the operation, and healed extremely well - which I contribute to Dr. Yau's surgery techniques, and my being diligent about following the healing protocol. I don't even feel my injury, or the surgery site any longer, and was pretty much completely back to my previous activities after 4 months. Even though I was 69 when I had this surgery, I am very active, and am so glad that I am still able to do everything I want to do, and did not listen to some who said I was too old to have this surgery.I did extensive research into the surgery, talked with different Doctors and Patients, and decided Dr. Yau was the Doctor I wanted as my surgeon. I am very glad I had this surgery, and do not regret my decision!If someone wants to talk to me about this particular hamstring injury (complete hamstring avulsion) and surgery, please ask Dr. Yau for my phone number, I will gladly share my experience.