Vijay Thangamani, MD

General Orthopaedics, Joint Replacement, Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine

260 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

Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital
3815 Highland Avenue Downers Grove, Illinois 60515 630-275-2700 Get Directions
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

260 Ratings

Ease of scheduling appointments

259 Ratings

Provider showed concern

260 Ratings

Provider explained things clearly

260 Ratings

Provider included you in decisions

258 Ratings

Likelihood of recommending this provider

260 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.
"Dr.Thangamani listens to your concerns and takes the time to answer and make sure you unstand. He is very personable and professional."
Jun. 6, 2022
"The one on one was helpful and reasonable with relaying choices ahead."
May. 17, 2022
"I liked his honesty."
Apr. 28, 2022
"The doctor was very thorough in his explanation and diagnosis of my condition. The prescribed treatment was very effective to be followed by PT at the end of March to further assist with my condition."
Mar. 28, 2022
"I was very taken by Dr Thangamani...he was emphathetic, informative, optimistic, proactive, and reassuring. Struck me as a star...relaxed, skilled, and comfortable with patients."
Mar. 28, 2022
"Dr. Thangamani always listens to my concerns and is very thorough in his responses."
Mar. 28, 2022
"All my questions were answered in a polite manner and I was given all the time I needed to ask questions. The doctor also explained what I could do after my surgery."
Mar. 18, 2022
"I have been with Doctor Thangamani for a few years. When I get the shots they're painless not every doctor is that good."
Mar. 17, 2022
"The doctor spent time to answer all of my questions."
Mar. 17, 2022
"I appreciate the concerns and the likelihood of a problem maybe occurring."
Mar. 9, 2022
"Dr thangamani was incredible. He was extremely kind and caring and treated me very well"
Mar. 2, 2022
"Very personable and knowledgeable."
Mar. 1, 2022
"Dr was able to correctly diagnose and give me relief from what turned out to be bursitis."
Feb. 14, 2022
"I had a consult, got x-rays, and an injection all in less than 40 minutes. Wonderful experience."
Feb. 9, 2022
"Dr Vijay PA took great care"
Feb. 1, 2022
"It was a miracle!! He quickly diagnosed my condition and gave me a procedure. My pain is gone!!!"
Feb. 1, 2022
"Very good communication and a true sense of doctor caring about me"
Jan. 27, 2022
"Dr. Thangamani listened to my issues. And came up with a plan to to address my needs and we agreed and started the process. Very professional. Listens to his patients."
Jan. 26, 2022
"It was interesting to read his medical history on your web site"
Jan. 24, 2022
"Dr. Thangamani is both professional and caring. Wonderful Doctor !!"
Jan. 17, 2022
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