Vijay Thangamani, MD

General Orthopaedics, Joint Replacement, Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine

279 Ratings
Years in Practice: 12 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

279 Ratings

Ease of scheduling appointments

278 Ratings

Provider showed concern

275 Ratings

Provider explained things clearly

272 Ratings

Provider included you in decisions

269 Ratings

Likelihood of recommending this provider

274 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.
"Yes dr."
Aug. 23, 2021
"Very professional"
Aug. 23, 2021
"Care provider explained everything in an excellent manner. I would definitely recommend Vijay to all my family and friends. Such a caring and energetic Dr., that truly cares for his patients."
Aug. 19, 2021
"Excellent experience and would highly recommend."
Aug. 18, 2021
"Dr. Thangamani is an Excellent, Caring Doctor. Have recommended him to Family & Friends"
Jul. 11, 2021
"First time visit with this drPut me at ease immediately Compassionate"
Jul. 8, 2021
"Outstanding doctor! He was very thorough and professional, and spoke to me in terms I could understand. This doctor was proactive in treating my knee pain and very responsive, kind, and patient in explaining the results of my MRI. I would highly recommend him to anyone with a knee injury."
Jun. 28, 2021
"Great bedside manner. Thorough and well-informed."
Jun. 26, 2021
"doctor had good bedside manners and will recommend him to others."
Jun. 24, 2021
"This was my 2nd visit with *Dr. Thangamani. I am very pleased with his concerns for my visit & well being. I am VERY impressed with his down to earth personality "bedside manner). Highly recommend his service."
Jun. 15, 2021
"It was a good experience"
May. 31, 2021
"Dr Thangamani was great!"
May. 26, 2021
"I trust Dr. Thanganani and feel he listened and explained how we might proceed in the future."
May. 14, 2021
"The doctor listens and is empathic. He offers multiple options from which I could choose"
May. 13, 2021
"good experience"
May. 2, 2021
"This is by far me of the best physician I have ever seen. He truly focuses on you and your issues/concerns. Always making sure you are informed and takes the time to explain things. Truly a great all around physician."
Apr. 22, 2021
"Dr. Vijay was knowledgeable and understanding of my situation"
Apr. 22, 2021
"doctor was awesome"
Apr. 22, 2021
"Great experience"
Apr. 21, 2021
"Very personable and informative"
Apr. 21, 2021
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