Dr. Diego Villacis, MD

Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 33
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Dr. Diego Villacis, MD
Diego Villacis, MD, joined Northshore University Health System after completing his clinical fellowship at Columbia University and the Center for Shoulder, Elbow and Sports Medicine. As a member of the Northshore Orthopaedic Institute, in conjunction with University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, he educates residents and fellows to be caring and diligent surgeons. Dr. Villacis and his team place a priority on always putting the patient first. Dr. Villacis specializes in complex primary and revision shoulder and elbow repair, reconstruction, and replacement. He utilizing all-arthroscopic, arthroscopic-assisted, and open surgical techniques to relieve patients of their pain, restore their function, and improve their quality of life. His personal mission is simple—Dr. Villacis strives to provide compassionate, quality, world-class care to adults, adolescents, and athletes at all levels who have sustained injuries of the shoulder or the elbow. During his clinical fellowship, Dr. Villacis assisted in the care of athletes from the New York Yankees (MLB), New York City Football Club (MLS), and Columbia University Athletics (NCAA). He is dedicated to providing comprehensive and individualized patient-centered care in a collaborative, team-based approach for all of his patients. Dr. Villacis enjoys spending time with his wife, Katie, and their young son.

Northshore Orthopaedic Institute

920 Milwaukee Ave

Lincolnshire, IL 60069

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Dr. Diego Villacis, MD

Dr. Diego Villacis, MD

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Care Philosophy

My goals are simple - all my patients leave clinic with a complete understanding of their diagnosis, being fully aware of the treatment plan, and having all questions answered. My clinical specialty is performance of arthroscopic and open shoulder, elbow, and knee surgery on patients ranging from the elite athlete to those hoping to return to the activities of daily life without pain. Despite being a surgeon, the reality is most orthopaedic conditions can be successfully treated without surgery. I evaluate many patients who come for 2nd opinions where we can successfully manage their condition without an operation. If conservative managment has failed or is not appropriate I will discuss with the patient the best surgical procedure for their diagnosis and help them understand what to expect, the risks, the benefits, and alternatives.
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Dr. Villacis' Experience

Dr. Villacis' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Bursitis
  • Cartilage Damage
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Fracture
  • Knee Disorders
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Instability


  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Minimally Invasive Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Vanderbilt University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2005
  • Nwu Fienberg Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2010
  • University Of Southern California / Keck School Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2011
  • University Of Southern California / Keck School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2015
  • Columbia University / College Of Physicians and Surgeons
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2016

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Villacis has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopedic Association, Member

Dr. Villacis' Reviews

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Patient Comments (1)
in Gurnee, IL |
I went to Dr. Villacis as a second opinion on my torn tendon in my right arm. I liked Dr. Villacis so much that I chose him to do the surgery to reattach the torn tendon. He was very attentive and answered every question I had. The surgery went just like he said it would with no complications. He was just wonderful. He did a terrific job! He even called me on Thanksgiving day (the day after my surgery) to see how I was doing. I would highly recommend Dr. Villacis for any surgery.
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