Nicholas M. Capito, MD, FAAOS

Board-Certified Orthopedic & Shoulder/Elbow Surgeon
Shoulder & Elbow Specialist

Nicholas M. Capito, MD, FAAOS

  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff & Labral Repair
  • AC Joint Reconstruction
  • Latarjet
  • Anatomic, Reverse, & Revision Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Elbow Ligament Repair/Reconstruction
  • Total Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Nerve Release
  • Tendon Debridement
  • Capsular Release
  • Fracture Repair
  • Scapula Dyskinesis

About Nicholas M. Capito, MD, FAAOS

Dr. Capito is Augusta’s only private practice Shoulder & Elbow Specialist. He has spent time working with and training from experts around the world. He treats patients of all ages including your super heroes on the playground, aspiring athletes, weekend warriors, laborers, and elderly with degenerative joint conditions. He specializes in the newest advances in arthroscopic surgery for tendon repair and instability, fracture management, nerve decompression, and total joint replacement of shoulder and elbow. He is the highest volume surgeon for shoulder replacements and rotator cuff repairs in the CSRA. Dr. Capito and his wife were raised in Augusta, and he feels fortunate to give back to this incredible city and surrounding areas.


  • Undergraduate Degree: University of Georgia, Summa Cum Laude with Honors in Chemistry, 2002–2006, Athens, Georgia
  • Medical Degree: Medical College of Georgia, 2006–2010, Augusta, Georgia


  • Shoulder & Elbow Fellowship: Brown University, 2015–2016, Providence, Rhode Island
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency: University of Missouri, 2010–2015, Columbia, Missouri

Professional Affiliations

  • American Shoulder & Elbow Surgeons
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Georgia Shoulder & Elbow Society
  • Georgia Orthopaedic Society
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America

Patient Testimonials