Vijay B Thangamani, MD

97 Ratings27 Comments
Orthopedic Surgery
DuPage Medical Group
Hospital Affiliations:
Elmhurst Hospital; Edward Hospital
Clinical Interests:
Hip Disorders/Surgery; Knee problems; Arthroscopy; Shoulder

This provider is an independent medical practitioner who has been permitted to use the hospital's facilities and to exercise his or her independent medical judgment in the care and treatment of his or her patient.


Education & Credentials

Medical School: University of Michigan Medical School (Ann Arbor), 2004

Internship: Northwestern University Medical Center (Illinois), 2005

Residency: Northwestern University Medical Center (Illinois), 2009

Fellowship: New England Baptist Hospital-Chestnut Hill (Massachusetts), 2010

Society: Amer. Acad. of Orthopedic Sur.; Amer Ortho Soc for Sports Med; Arthroscopy Assoc.of N. Amer.

Insurance Accepted

CorCare (Corvel) PPO
Blue Choice Preferred PPO (Gold)
Blue Choice Preferred PPO (Silver)
Blue Precision HMO
Cigna EPO
Coventry PPO
Aetna QPOS
Blue Advantage PPO
Blue Cross Community FHP-ICP
Aetna EPO
Aetna HMO
Imagine Health
Aetna Open Choice PPO
Aetna Open Access HMO
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Medicare Advantage POS
BCBS BlueChoice Select
Blue Choice Preferred PPO (Bronze)
United Health Care Compass
Cigna Open Access
Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Great West Open Access
Great West PPO
Humana Gold Plus HMO
Humana MMAI
Preferred Plan PPO
United Healthcare POS
United Healthcare Secure Horiz
United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
Great West POS
Humana Gold Choice PFFS
Humana Gold Plus Medicare
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO of Illinois
Humana Choice PPO
Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
Preferred Network Access PPO
United Healthcare HMO
United Healthcare PPO


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Overall Patient Rating
4.7 out of 5
(97 Ratings, 27 Comments)
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Dr. Thangamani is the best provider in this health system.
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I have recommended Dr T to people who liked how fast I recovered from my knee replacement. At least two have gone to see him regarding the same procedure. ...
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Dr Thangamani was very helpful and took my concerns that my meniscus was torn seriously. And when the MRI did not show signs of a tear, he offered different treatment options to care for my knee despite there being no obvious problem. One thing that was somewhat irksome was the "Diagnosis" listed under my MRI report in MyChart said I did have a meniscus tear, but Dr Thangamani assured me the "Diagnosis" listed was actually what he said was wrong in order to order the MRI, and not actually a readout of the Results of the MRI. This is confusing, and it might be a good idea to change what MRI reports look like on MyChart for the patient.
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The chief complaint I had was about my hip. However during the consultation with the Dr. I mentioned that I have back pain. He said that could be caused by my limp. I then asked should I see a chiropractor. He said no.I was hoping that he could provide more information about my back pain. Or refer me to a back specialist to be sure that the pain is caused by my limping.
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Dr Thangamani s a wonderful Dr
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Doctor is knowledgeable but visits are very rushed. Because of this, comments sometimes seem flippant, i.e." do you want the cortisone shot or surgery" "You most likely will be left with some restriction of movement and some level of pain" left me with some questions on the efficacy of treatments.
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All good.
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This particular office was exceptional. The office staff was very accommodating and accepting of my apology for being late. The doctor listen to all of my concerns, took x-rays and results clearly explained to me.
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Dr. was pleasant and knowledgeable, went over everything and walked me through next steps.