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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

4.6
Based on 170 reviews

  • General

    SPECIALTIES

    • Joint Replacement
    • General Orthopaedics
    • Sports Medicine
    • Years in Practice: 10


    BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

    • Orthopaedic Surgery


    PATIENTS SEEN
    Accepts both children and adults


    LANGUAGES

    • English


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


    PERSONAL INTERESTS
    Golf, skiing, Notre Dame football


  • Education

    EDUCATION
    School University of Michigan
    Graduation Date 05/2004
    Degree MD

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

    INTERNSHIPS
    School Northwestern University

    RESIDENCY
    School Northwestern University
    Title Resident in Orthopaedic Surgery

    FELLOWSHIPS
    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
    4.6
    Based on 170 reviews

    Rating Categories

    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.

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    Ease of scheduling appointments

    4.5
    169 ratings

    Provider showed concern

    4.7
    169 ratings

    Friendliness/courtesy of Care Provider

    4.8
    170 ratings

    Care Provider spoke using clear language

    4.8
    170 ratings

    Provider explained things clearly

    4.7
    170 ratings

    Time Care Provider spent with patient

    4.6
    169 ratings

    Provider included you in decisions

    4.7
    167 ratings

    Patients' confidence in Care Provider

    4.7
    169 ratings

    Likelihood of recommending this provider

    4.6
    169 ratings

    Wait time at clinic

    4.3
    168 ratings


    Comments (12)

    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.


    4.9
    May 02, 2019
    First visit with new doctor. Impressed with his knowledge, care, communication.  
    5.0
    Apr 14, 2019
    Dr. Thangamani is a great doctor. He is courteous and respectful. I am always confident in his treatment.  
    4.8
    Jan 23, 2019
    Good Experience!  
    5.0
    Jan 16, 2019
    The dr. was very friendly and immediately put me at ease. He clearly explained why weekly followup was necessary in case the bones in my fingers moved. He selected pink wrap for my fingers. We See more  
    4.8
    Jan 16, 2019
    Cr.Thingamani has excellent rapport, and is very engaging and respectful. He even told me where I could do some research on the web.   
    5.0
    Jan 04, 2019
    Dr. Tangamani was very caring, respectful.   
    5.0
    Dec 03, 2018
    Always good and reassuring to see Dr. Thangamani  
    5.0
    Dec 02, 2018
    Incredible Doctor Who came highly recommended. And I would highly recommend any friends and family to use him.  
    5.0
    Nov 29, 2018
    Super doctor.  
    4.8
    Nov 28, 2018
    Only complaint is the wait time.  
    5.0
    Sep 14, 2018
    *Dr. T has been great for helping me manage my knee pain.   
    5.0
    Jul 21, 2018
    *Dr. Thangamani is the best doctor I have ever seen. He really cares about your outcome.  
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