Nicholas Golinvaux, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon - Hand & Upper Extremity
★★★★★ ★★★★★
Specializing in Hand, Wrist, Elbow, Shoulder & Workers’ Compensation
Fax: 303-777-4563

Dr. Golinvaux (“Dr. G”) is a Colorado native, born and raised in Denver. He specializes in disorders throughout the hand and upper extremity.

Dr. Golinvaux graduated from Yale University with a bachelor’s degree in molecular biology. He also earned his medical degree at Yale and completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Vanderbilt University. He then completed his training at the Harvard Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship, with special additional training in microsurgery of the hand.

Dr. Golinvaux is passionate about his profession and the relationships formed with his patients and their families. He considers it a special privilege to care for conditions throughout the upper extremity. This includes traumatic conditions such as fractures, sprains, tendon, and nerve injuries, as well as chronic conditions including arthritis, Dupuytren’s contracture, trigger fingers, and nerve compression syndromes such as carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel syndrome.

He has authored several peer-reviewed research publications and book chapters, though his most meaningful work lies in the individualized care of his patients and helping to return them to their active lives following an injury or bout with a degenerative condition.

Dr. Golinvaux is a proud father and relishes his time spent with his wife and children. He grew up an avid ice hockey player and golfer, and he remains active in both arenas. He also enjoys hiking, skiing, and time outdoors in the great state of Colorado.


  • Fellowship: Harvard Hand & Upper Extremity Fellowship, Boston, MA
  • Residency: Orthopedic Surgery Residency: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
  • Medical School: MD, Yale University, New Haven, CT
  • Undergraduate School: BA, Molecular Biology, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery Board-Eligible

Memberships & Organizations

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand


Dr. Golinvaux's Reviews
Steve ImerajSteve Imeraj
15:06 24 Apr 24
Great experience! Dr. G is an excellent doctor who demonstrates great compassion and professionalism, and knowledge. Very happy he is treating my hand issue.
19:53 21 Apr 24
Nick and his team do a great job. Nick returned my badly broken thumb to “as good as new” condition with full functionality. Without his care, it’s likely that the injury would have had a negative long term impact. I highly recommend him!
Karyn KingirskiKaryn Kingirski
00:36 25 Mar 24
Dr. Golinvaux has been wonderful to work with as I recuperate from a broken metacarpal in my hand. He is prompt, a great listener, provides answers to my questions, and is informative. He has made this experience so much better.
Brendon VeeBrendon Vee
21:13 23 Mar 24
Larry SmithLarry Smith
15:54 15 Mar 24
I have to been many Dr's but I have never recieved better care from a Doctor and his team than I have from Dr G and the Hand Surgery Assoc. His/thier concern compassion and performance is amazingy, they genuinely care about thier patients. Can't recommend them highly enough.
Kristi LeechKristi Leech
20:28 10 Feb 24
After fracturing my finger Thursday night, I was in for an appointment at 9:00 the next morning! They had multiple same-day slots to choose from. Dr Golinvaux was awesome and very attentive to all of my needs and questions. I had never been to this practice before but felt welcome and well taken care of after a traumatic injury. So happy I found OCC!
Laura SolarinLaura Solarin
16:59 01 Jan 24
Dr Golinvaux was very easy to talk to, I really felt like he heard what I was saying to him. The office staff was so wonderful and friendly. I look forward to building a strong patient/doctor relationship.
Andrea LindsayAndrea Lindsay
20:27 11 Dec 23
I can't even put into words what an amazing MD this man is. I had a tendon detach from bone in a finger and it's been a long healing and recovery process. He rembers me every time I come in. He's very personable and it's easy to tell he truly cares about his patients and has a passion for what he does. I've had exceptional care from he and his team from beginning to end. Both surgeries, follow up appointments, and therapy. In a time that that medical care is often a complete disappointment, it's so incredible when you come across teams that are truly amazing. I will never forget the exceptional care I received from Dr. G, and I will be recommending him to anyone that I come across as long as he's practicing. Thank you, Nick, and your team, truly!
Shain GlaserShain Glaser
02:04 03 Dec 23
Best office and people i’ve ever been around in the medical field! I’ve never been so heard, validated and treated so well in my life! Dr. Golinvaux changed my view on doctors and was able to help my fear with doctor appointments!!!
Ann HemmingerAnn Hemminger
21:58 02 Dec 23
Dr. Golinvaux is an absolute gem. He took the time to listen to my concerns and was very thorough with his examination. He clearly explained options for care and helped me select what seemed to be the right approach for me. I appreciated his personable nature and the way he seemed to truly care. I recommend Dr. Golinvaux wholeheartedly.