Vijay Thangamani, MD

General Orthopaedics, Joint Replacement, Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine

222 Ratings
Years in Practice: 13 years
Practices In: Elmhurst, Westmont
Patients Seen: All Ages

My work is ded­i­cat­ed to the pre­ven­tion, diag­no­sis and treat­ment of dis­eases and injuries of the mus­cu­loskele­tal sys­tem. As one of the for­mer team physi­cians for the Boston Celtics and Tufts Uni­ver­si­ty, as well as a for­mer stu­dent ath­let­ic train­er at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Notre Dame, I have a spe­cial inter­est in sports and activ­i­ty relat­ed injuries and con­di­tions. My edu­ca­tion­al expe­ri­ences enable me to uti­lize proven, state-of-the-art treat­ments and pro­ce­dures that can restore mobil­i­ty and help patients return to an active lifestyle. This includes ACL recon­struc­tion, hip arthroscopy with labral repair, rota­tor cuff repair, and shoul­der sta­bi­liza­tion surgery.

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Board Certifications
Orthopaedic Surgery
Clinical Interests

Orthopaedic sports and work relat­ed injuries; shoul­der, hip, and knee arthroscopy; hip and knee replace­ment surgery

Personal Interests

Golf, Ski­ing, Notre Dame football

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery Arthroscopy Association of North America American Academy of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Mid America Orthopaedic Association Notre Dame Orthopaedic Society Illinois State Medical Society DuPage County Medical Society

Elmhurst Memorial Hospital
155 E. Brush Hill Road Elmhurst, Illinois 60126 331-221-1000 Get Directions
University of Michigan Graduation Date: 2004 Degree: MD
University of Notre Dame Graduation Date: 2000 Degree: BS
Northwestern University Resident in Orthopaedic Surgery
New England Baptist Hospital Sports Medicine


ACL Reconstructive Surgery, ACL Repairs, Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction, Anterior Hip Replacement, Arthroscopic Knee Reconstruction, Arthroscopic Labral Repair, Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair, Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction, Bankart Repair, Benign Bone & Cartilage Tumors Treatment, Cartilage Restoration, Complex Knee Ligament Reconstruction, Fracture Care, Fracture Care - Ankles, Hip Arthroscopy, Hip Arthroscopy with Labral Repair/Reconstruction, Hip Replacement, Hyaluronic Acid (Viscosupplementation), Joint Injection, Knee Arthroplasty, Knee Arthroscopy, Knee Replacement Surgery, Labral Repair, Meniscus Repair, Meniscus and Cartilage Repair, Non-Surgical Care for Joint Arthritis, Non-Surgical Care of Back/Neck, Non-Surgical Care of the Spine, Non-Surgical Fracture Care, Non-Surgical Treatment of Osteoarthritis of the Knee, Non-Surgical Treatment of Sports Related Injuries, Rotator Cuff Repair, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Shoulder Instability Treatment, Shoulder Stabilization Surgery, Subacromial Decompression, Tendon Repair & Reconstruction, Total Hip/Knee Arthroplasty, Total Knee Replacement


Achilles Tendon Disorders, Complex Knee Instabilities, Frozen Shoulder, Hip Disease, Overuse Injuries, Shoulder Bursitis, Sprains, Strains, Tendonitis, Tennis Elbow, Trauma Related Injuries


Ratings Category

The Patient Satisfaction Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

Patient Satisfaction Rating

222 Ratings

Provider discussed treatment options

221 Ratings

Provider showed concern

220 Ratings

Provider explained things clearly

219 Ratings

Provider included you in decisions

220 Ratings

Likelihood of recommending this provider

221 Ratings


Comments are collected in our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Surveys. Patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and patient privacy. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.
Jan. 18, 2023
"Dr. Thangamani always actively listens and offers suggestions"
Dec. 28, 2022
"All good"
Dec. 20, 2022
"Was very caring and explained the injury. A wonderful experience."
Dec. 19, 2022
"Highly recommend! Everything you would expect a doctor to be!"
Dec. 19, 2022
"This doctor is the best. He takes time with you so you understand"
Dec. 14, 2022
"Dr. Thangamani is excellent. He takes the time to listen and explain next steps. He's friendly and shows care and concern. I would highly recommend him to others."
Dec. 14, 2022
"Dr was very knowledgeable, professional and easy to talk with. Have recommended him to others."
Dec. 14, 2022
"Dr. Was very informative, listen to my concerns and went over my x-rays with me in depth. Answered all my questions."
Dec. 3, 2022
"Very clear and concise. Very professional and friendly."
Nov. 27, 2022
"The reason for good vs very good on the last question is I am reserving judgement until later when I've had more experience with the physician."
Oct. 12, 2022
"Dr. Thangamani was attentive, knowledgeable and supportive."
Oct. 7, 2022
"Dr. Thangamani Is a wonderful, Caring, Professional"
Sep. 24, 2022
"Dr.Thangamani was at the same time professional and personable. I felt confident in his assessment of my condition and future needs for healing that condition. I will be continuing as a patient of Dr. Thangamani since I have need of other orthopedic evaluations/treatments."
Sep. 18, 2022
"Doctor was helpful and informative."
Sep. 7, 2022
"Very informative and discuss options with me for my medical problem"
Aug. 9, 2022
"As stated before, I am very pleased with the care at this office and staff."
Jul. 30, 2022
"Dr. T is a wonderful physician"
Jul. 21, 2022
"Excellent physician, excellent care! I highly recommend Dr. Thamgamani -- and I have referred many to him."
Jul. 18, 2022
"Dr Thangamani is excellent! Listened to my concerns and questions and provided answers and solutions"
Jul. 7, 2022
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