Advanced Sports Medicine

SMI is an athlete centric sports medicine practice that provides the most innovative and best care to the most elite athletes in the world

Meet Our Athletes


"SMI is where I go, period."
Daniel Cormier

"When there's an injury, there's no other place I would go."
Jordan Stewart

"I've played 9 years in the league, thanks to the care of SMI."
Alan Ball

"SMI is just a different level. You gotta go to who you trust."
Rod Streater

"Team doctors play a role, but SMI is where you go to get back out there."
Tommy Thompson

Daniel Cormier discusses injuries



Dr. Huy T.T. Nguyen has established himself as a premier surgeon, with expertise in standard and minimally invasive surgery. Since 1997, Dr. Huy Nguyen has seen and treated over 20,000 patients and has averaged 700 surgeries per year. As part of his vast experience practicing at Advanced Surgical Associates in San Jose, California, Dr. Huy Nguyen has developed minimally invasive surgeries to treat: a variety of cancers, endocrine system disorders, gastroesophageal reflux disease, colon and biliary tract disorders, and hernias and adhesions causing abdominal pain. He is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.

Dr. Nang T. T. Nguyen joined Advanced Surgical Associates in 2004. He received his surgical training in Queens, New York, receiving extensive training in many of the most renowned and busiest trauma centers in the nation, including Westchester Medical Center. He did his laparoscopic training at Pascak Valley Hospital in New Jersey and Critical Care at St. Joseph Hospital in Patterson, New Jersey. He has extensive training in general surgery, surgery for breast and colon cancer, and minimally invasive surgeries.

Dr. Kalle Stidham is an orthopedic surgeon that specializes in sports medicine, arthroscopy, and re-generative medicine. He understands the athletic patient and has real experience getting them back to top level performance. He completed his sports medicine and arthroscopy specialty training at SOAR in the San Francisco Bay Area. There he received advanced training in sports injuries and arthroscopic surgery. He also participated in the care of the San Francisco Giants, Santa Clara University, and Foothill College.

Sports Medicine Institute (SMI) is happy to announce Dr. Morteza Farr joins our elite family of physicians. Dr. Farr performs total knees and hip arthroplasty, ACL reconstruction , shoulder and knee arthroscopy , carpal tunnel release, simple and complex back and neck surgeries since 2001. Although Dr. Farr is well versed in all aspects of spine surgery, his main emphasis focuses upon endoscopic decompression and fusion and motion preservation surgery. Endoscopic fusion is a technique that allows the surgeon to perform an operation that normally is done via a large midline incision through a small one inch incision. This allows for significantly less tissue damage and quicker recovery. Dr. Farr is one of few surgeons in the Bay Area that is well versed in this minimally invasive operation. In addition he is specialist in stem cell recovery as it applies to sports injury and quick recovery.

On a more personal note, Dr. Farr completed 8 years military reserve duty with the US Navy Reserve. During global conflicts, Dr. Farr served one year tour of duty at the US military hospital in Kuwait, where he had chance to provide orthopedic surgery services for injured soldiers. We are honored to have Dr. Farr on our team.

Robotic Surgery

Robotic technology allows the surgeon’s hand movements to be translated into smaller, precise movements of tiny instruments inside the patient’s body.



Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a medical treatment which enhances the body’s natural healing process by inhalation of 100% oxygen in a total body chamber, where atmospheric pressure is increased and controlled. It is used for a wide variety of treatments usually as a part of an overall medical care plan. Under normal circumstances, oxygen is transported throughout the body only by red blood cells. With HBOT, oxygen is dissolved into all of the body’s fluids, the plasma, the central nervous system fluids, the lymph, and the bone and can be carried to areas where circulation is diminished or blocked. In this way, extra oxygen can reach all of the damaged tissues and the body can support its own healing process. The increased oxygen greatly enhances the ability of white blood cells to kill bacteria, reduces swelling and allows new blood vessels to grow more rapidly into the affected areas. It is a simple, non-invasive and painless treatment.

Stem Cell Regenerative Medicine
Our Surgeons can harvest your stem cells and inject them into the problem area to promote healing. We have had great outcomes with stem cell regenerative medicine on many sports athletes and we now offer this procedure to our patients.

Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP)
Although blood is mainly a liquid (called plasma), it also contains small solid components (red cells, white cells, and platelets.) The platelets are best known for their importance in clotting blood. However, platelets also contain hundreds of proteins called growth factors which are very important in the healing of injuries. PRP is plasma with many more platelets than what is typically found in blood. The concentration of platelets — and, thereby, the concentration of growth factors — can be 5 to 10 times greater (or richer) than usual. To develop a PRP preparation, blood must first be drawn from a patient. The platelets are separated from other blood cells and their concentration is increased during a process called centrifugation. Then the increased concentration of platelets is combined with the remaining blood.

Infrared sauna
Infrared saunas are an effective tool for natural healing and prevention. Infrared light has the ability to penetrate human tissue which in turn produces a host of anti-aging health benefits making infrared saunas one of the “hottest” home therapies for overall healthier living. If you want to get yourself back into balance, the benefits of an infrared sauna may be just what you need to achieve your wellness goals.

Cryotherapy is the application of extreme cold to destroy abnormal or diseased tissue and is used most commonly to treat skin conditions. It is widely used to relieve muscle pain, sprains and swelling either via soft tissue damage or postoperative swelling.

Ozone therapy
Ozone therapy is a form of alternative medicine treatment that purports to increase the amount of oxygen in the body through the introduction of ozone. Various techniques have been suggested, with purported benefits including the treatment of cancer, AIDS, and multiple sclerosis, among others.



Sports Medicine Institute of America is a private outpatient orthopedic sports medicine institute. We take pride in the quality of care provided to our clients. Our institution strives to help clients achieve their individual goals. Whether your objective is pitching at the Major League level or simply enjoying an active lifestyle, the staff is here to assist and guide you throughout your rehabilitation.

Inspiring our patients to CONQUER their dreams



2222 Lafayette Street, Santa Clara CA 95050