Dr. Vijay Thangamani, MD

Dr. Vijay Thangamani, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 42

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Vijay Thangamani, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Lemont, IL and has over 16 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Thangamani has more experience with Knee/Lower Limbs than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Michigan Medical School medical school in 2004. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Elmhurst Hospital - Main Campus and Edward Hospital - Main Campus. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Thangamani to book an appointment.


Locations

DuPage Medical Group - Official

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(630) 338-0204
Orthopaedics15900 W 127th St Ste 111 Lemont, IL 60439
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DuPage Medical Group - Official

New Patient?
(630) 338-0204
DuPage Medical Group - Official4115 FAIRVIEW AVE Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Dr. Thangamani's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Thangamani

3.7

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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (7)
  • Office environment (7)
  • Staff friendliness (7)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (7)
  • Appointment was rushed (3)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (3)
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I would NOT recommend seeing him if you want a doctor who cares. First, I cannot tell you how painful the cortisone shot was and I have a very high tolerance for pain. I got a 2nd opinion and was told that should NOT have happened. He does not take the time to answer your questions. He was at the door and walking out as I was asking him a question. When I asked him about the number of surgeries he's performed similar to mine, he said 'it doesn't matter, even an idiot could do this surgery.
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  • Wait times
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Donna – Aug 18, 2018
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Very personable and attentive to my knee issues. Stresses trying conservative treatment before surgery.
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Elmhurst, IL – May 18, 2017
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Friendly and took time to completely explain why I was having pain and what the options for treatment were. Highly recommend him to family and friends.
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Lemont, IL – May 13, 2017
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I have issues with my back for ten years now and he made me feel like I was lying about the pain my issues cause me. The first doctor I seen looked at my X Ray's and noticed narrowing and Arthritis in my lower back. I have had two herniated discs and been to the emergency room 6 times in three years, but when Dr Thangamani looked at my X Ray's he said he didn't see why I was in so much pain and if somebody looked at my x-rays they would say I was lying. Wow, that made me feel horrible.
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Background Check

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Practice Areas

Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee/Lower Limbs specialists.

Typically treats 55% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Knee Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thangamani treats Knee Disorders more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Thangamani treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thangamani treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Thangamani treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Knee Sprain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thangamani treats Knee Sprain more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Thangamani treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

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Dr. Thangamani's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Biography

Dr. Vijay Thangamani, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Lemont, IL and has over 16 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Thangamani has more experience with Knee/Lower Limbs than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Unive...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

New England Baptist Hospital Chestnut Hill
Fellowship Hospital
Northwestern University Med Center
Residency Hospital
Northwestern University Med Center
Internship Hospital
2004
University of Michigan Medical School
Medical School

Languages

  • Polish
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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Affiliated Hospitals

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Elmhurst Hospital - Main Campus

Elmhurst, IL

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Edward Hospital - Main Campus

Naperville, IL

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital

Downers Grove, IL

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

Loyola University Medical Center

Maywood, IL

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average