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Vijay Thangamani, MD

Philosophy of Care

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.

Patient Satisfaction Rating

Based on 203 reviews

  • General


    • Joint Replacement
    • General Orthopaedics
    • Sports Medicine
    • Years in Practice: 11


    • Orthopaedic Surgery

    Accepts both children and adults


    • English

    Knee & shoulder injuries with subspecialty training in arthroscopy, ACL reconstruction, meniscus repairs, rotator cuff & labral repairs, total hip replacement and hip arthroscopy

    Golf, skiing, Notre Dame football

  • Education

    School University of Michigan
    Graduation Date 05/2004
    Degree MD

    School University of Notre Dame
    Graduation Date 05/2000
    Degree Bachelor of Science

    School Northwestern University

    School Northwestern University
    Title Resident in Orthopaedic Surgery

    School New England Baptist Hospital
    Specialty Sports Medicine

  • Memberships

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

    Patient Satisfaction Rating
    Based on 203 reviews

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    Ease of scheduling appointments

    201 ratings

    Provider showed concern

    202 ratings

    Provider explained things clearly

    202 ratings

    Provider included you in decisions

    199 ratings

    Likelihood of recommending this provider

    201 ratings

    Comments (18)

    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.

    Dec 19, 2019
    The Doctor explained both the risks and the benefits and answered all my questions and let me make my own decision.  
    Dec 18, 2019
    Dr. Thangamani was outstanding in the way he explained my pain and the proposed medication and follow up. I felt heard and understood  
    Nov 27, 2019
    very pleased with Dr. thangamanni- he sat in a chair which was an awesome move and was genuinely concerned and he had great bedside manner. He clearly explained his assessment and rationale and next steps. See more  
    Nov 19, 2019
    wonderful and caring doctor  
    Nov 14, 2019
    Dr Thangamani is an excellent doctor and very caring! We appreciate his education, commitment to patients and dedication to his profession!  
    Oct 29, 2019
    I was very relieved and felt informed after leaving the appointment.  
    Oct 17, 2019
    Oct 16, 2019
    Oct 15, 2019
    *Dr. Thangamani was extremely engaged & showed genuine interest during our visit.  
    Oct 01, 2019
    Dr. Thangamani is an example of how a provider should be. First of all, I felt that he was empathetic of my suffering which was comforting. Second, he sat down and made me feel comfortable, See more  
    Sep 30, 2019
    Physician lacked empathy. Did not have time to listen to concerns. Was in a rush to get to next patient  
    Sep 30, 2019
    I like him   
    Sep 19, 2019
    glad to be one of the first appt of the morning!  
    Sep 18, 2019
    Dr. Thangamani was very thorough and didn't rush me even though they were running behind.  
    Sep 04, 2019
    Pleasant, professional, thorough, listen (attentive). 1. Excellent.  
    Sep 03, 2019
    Dr. Thangamani was professional, knowledgeable and spent the time to help me understand what was expected of me in helping myself get back to my normal activities.  
    Aug 20, 2019
    My primary dr recommended Dr. Thangamani, and I can see why, very good doctor, understood my concern, helped me with my knee, and gave me a plan to treat the pain, and explained it, listened See more  
    Aug 07, 2019
    Dr. Thangamani gave his assessment as I thought he would, and his 5 star reviews did not disappoint, as we all know a doctor CAN be one of the worst patients.  
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