Dr. Jervis Yau is an orthopedic surgeon with sub-specialty fellowship training in sports medicine practicing at the Ryu Hurvitz Orthopedic Clinic in Santa Barbara, California. Dr. Yau has experience caring for athletes of all ages and focuses on restoring maximal function through both non-operative and operative techniques. Dr. Yau has particular interest in joint preservation through minimally invasive surgical techniques of the knee, shoulder, hip, elbow and ankle.

He has additional training in cartilage restoration techniques including autologous chondrocyte implantation, osteochondral autograft transplant (OATs) and osteochondral allograft transplantation. As a sports medicine specialist, Dr. Yau is also proficient in orthopedic trauma and fracture care.

Dr. Yau specializes in:

  • Arthroscopy of the knee, shoulder, hip, ankle and elbow

  • Knee ligament reconstruction

  • Cartilage restoration and joint preservation

  • Shoulder instability

  • Rotator cuff repair

  • Labral and SLAP tear repair

  • Ankle instability

  • UCL reconstruction

  • LifeSpan medicine

  • Fracture care

  • Sports medicine

Orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist, Dr. Jervis Yau graduated cum laude from UC San Diego with a degree in Animal Physiology and Neuroscience. He then attended New York Medical College where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Yau completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Yale New Haven Hospital, followed by additional fellowship training in sports medicine and arthroscopy at Sports Orthopedic and Rehabilitation (SOAR) in Redwood City.

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Yau has team coverage experience at the collegiate and professional levels, including the San Francisco Giants. He serves as the Team Physician for UC Santa Barbara, Westmont College, Santa Barbara High School, Bishop Garcia Diego High School and Cate School.

On the academic front, Dr. Jervis Yau 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.

As a team physician for a number of athletic groups, Dr. Yau is highly experienced at treating athletes and active individuals at all levels. He brings years of experience, evidence from the latest medical research and the most innovative treatments to each patient, creating a prompt and optimal recovery.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Yau, please click the button below, or call Dr. Yau’s office at 805-963-2729 Ext 5

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 by Vic Walton
Thank you Dr. Yau

I came to Dr. Yau for a second opinion on a patella fracture and surgery. I really appreciated the time he spent with me, and the patient way he explained what is going on with my recovery. I'm one who really wants to know what's happening with my body, and he respected that and spent the time to answer all of my questions.