Dr. John Velyvis, MD

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1199 Bush St Ste 460 San Francisco, CA 94109 Get Directions
Dr. John Velyvis, MD
Dr. John Velyvis, MD is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and hip and knee specialist. He is the world's leading expert on robotic-assisted partial knee resurfacing procedures and has completed more than 700 successful surgeries since its FDA approval in 2006. Dr. Velyvis is passionate about preserving as much of the knee as he can when doing any surgery since it can shorten recovery time, increase mobility post-surgery and is less painful for patients. His training in biomedical engineering at Harvard University gives him the perfect background for an orthopedic surgeon. He attended Columbia University's School of Medicine and has now been practicing medicine for more than a decade. He is a member of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and California Orthopedic Association.

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    Dr. Velyvis' Performance
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    • Answers Questions
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      Under 10 minutes
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    Mill Valley |
    With out a doubt the best outcome. So much more than we expected.
    in San Francisco, CA |
    Dr. V did a total knee and right hip replacement for my wife with minimum pain, and a quick recovery. He did a partial knee for me. I actually walked out of the recovery room. No negative effects. He also did a full knee replacement for my sister. Obviously, we are BIG fans of Dr. V.
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    Dr. John Velyvis, MD is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and hip and knee specialist. He is the world's leading expert on robotic-assisted partial knee resurfacing procedures and has completed more than 700 successful surgeries since its FDA approval in 2006. Dr. Velyvis is passionate about preserving as much of the knee as he can when doing any surgery since it can shorten recovery time, increase mobility post-surgery and is less painful for patients.

    His training in biomedical engineering at Harvard University gives him the perfect background for an orthopedic surgeon. He attended Columbia University's School of Medicine and has now been practicing medicine for more than a decade. He is a member of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and California Orthopedic Association.

    Dr. Velyvis' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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    •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
    •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Ankle Fracture
    • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
    • Ankle Sprains and Strains
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Back Pain
    • Baker’s Cyst
    • Bone Disorders
    • Broken Arm
    • Broken Neck
    • Bursitis
    • Cancer
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Elbow Injuries
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Foot Conditions
    • Foot Fracture
    • Fracture
    • Ganglion Cyst
    • Gout
    • Hand Conditions
    • Hip Fracture
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Joint Pain
    • Knee Dislocation
    • Knee Disorders
    • Knee Fracture
    • Knee Sprain
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
    • Limb Pain
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lupus
    • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
    • Osgood Schlatter Disease
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteopenia
    • Osteosarcoma
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Pyogenic Arthritis
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Runner's Knee
    • Scapular Fracture
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Shoulder Dislocation
    • Shoulder Disorders
    • Sjögren's Syndrome
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylitis
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

    Education

    • Medical School
      Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons

      Graduated in 1998

    • Internship Hospital
      Albany Medical Center

      Completed in 1999

    • Residency Hospital
      Albany Medical Center

      Completed in 2004

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Massachusetts General Hospital

      Completed in 2005

    • Undergraduate School
      Harvard University In Biomedical Engineering

      Graduated in 1989

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

    Memberships &
    Professional Affiliations

    • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member

    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
    • Orthopedic Knee Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Arm Surgery
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
    • Excision of Femur or Knee
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
    • Fracture Care
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Hip Replacement
    • Hip Replacement Revision
    • Hip Resurfacing
    • Joint Drainage
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Replacement
    • Knee Replacement Revision
    • Knee Surgery
    • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
    • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Spinal Nerve Block
    • Steroid Injection
    • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance
    • Trigger Point Injection
    • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate