John Velyvis, M.D. is a board certified, fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon, specializing in total knee, partial knee, and total hip replacement surgery. He has been in practice in California for 14 years and now joining our team at Sideline Orthopedics. His medical degree is from Columbia University, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from Harvard University, which has helped him to implement the latest technological advances into his surgical practice, with the goal to allow patients to recover faster with less pain. He obtained his Fellowship certificate in Adult Reconstruction from the Massachusetts General Hospital at Harvard University.
Dr. Velyvis performs minimally invasive total knee, partial knee, and total hip replacements, when conservative measures are no longer working. His particular focus over the past 10 years is robotic-assisted knee replacement, using the Navio Robotic System from Smith & Nephew, with much experience with the Mako Surgical Robotic System as well. He has performed over 1000 robotic assisted cases in his career.
For the hip, Dr. Velyvis performs the minimally invasive Mini Posterior hip replacement. This offers the most consistent results in his hands, with unrestricted activity after the recovery period. Many patients can return home after a single night in the hospital, and some patients can have their surgery as an outpatient with no overnight stay. The mini-posterior approach is muscle splitting and not muscle cutting, which helps to ensure that muscle function is preserved.
Dr. Velyvis is a member of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, California Orthopedic Association and Virginia Orthopedic Association. For more information, please visit Dr. Velyvis’ website.