Dr. John Velyvis - Precision Robotic Orthopedic(PRO) Surgical Institute
 
Dr. John Velyvis - Precision Robotic Orthopedic(PRO) Surgical Institute
 
 

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Dr John Velyvis
Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr John Velyvis
Dr John Velyvis

John H. Velyvis, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon with clinics in San Francisco, Corte Madera and Walnut Creek, CA. His areas of specialty include total knee and total hip replacement surgery and arthroscopic knee surgery. Dr. Velyvis completed a fellowship at the renowned Massachusetts General Hospital – focusing on the latest techniques in total hip and total knee replacement, including minimally invasive surgery and computer-assisted surgery.

Dr. Velyvis specializes in minimally invasive surgery in the hip and knee, and has lectured and published extensively on this topic within the field of orthopedics. He helped pioneer a minimally invasive hip replacement surgical technique which is now widely used, and has experience with the MAKOplasty robotic knee replacement. Dr. Velyvis is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Riverside County Medical Association, California Medical Association, and AMA.

Hospital Appointments

2010 – 2012

  • St Helena Hospital

2005 – 2010

  • Eisenhower Medical Center, Rancho Mirage, CA
  • John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital, Indio, CA

2005 – 2007

  • Desert Regional Medical Center, Palm Springs, CA

2004 – 2005

  • Clinical Instructor, Hip and Knee Implant Unit, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery,
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Academic Appointments

2004 – 2005

  • Clinical Instructor, Hip and Knee Implant Unit, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery,
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Education

M.D. – 1998

Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons New York, NY

B.S – 1989

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, Biomedical Engineering, Cum Laude

Postdoctoral Training

Fellowship – 2004 – 2005

  • Adult Reconstruction, Assistant in Orthopaedics , Hip & Knee Implant Unit, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.
  • Fellowship Director: Andrew A. Freiberg, M.D.

Residency- 2000 – 2004

  • Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Albany Medical College,
  • Albany Medical Center Hospital, Albany, NY
  • Chairman: Richard L. Uhl, M.D.

Research Fellowship – 1999 – 2000

  • Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Albany Medical College,
  • Albany Medical Center Hospital, Albany, NY
  • Fellowship Director: Dana C. Mears, M.D., Ph.D.

Internship – 1998 – 1999

  • Department of Surgery, Albany Medical College, Albany Medical Center Hospital, Albany, NY
  • Chairman: A. John Popp, M.D.

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery Certification
Board Certified
– 2008

Licensure

2004 – MA – #220021
2005 – CA - #A92235

Awards

Nicholas Andry Award, 2002.
Mears DC, Velyvis JH. The surgical treatment of a displaced acetabular fracture. Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons, Vancouver, BC.

Published Manuscripts

  • Velyvis JH, Durbhakula S, Wurapa R, Carl AL. Ganglioneuroma with scoliosis of the thoracic spine: a case report. Spine J. 2005 5(4):457-60.
  • Pell RF IV, Velyvis JH, Chahal R, Uhl RL. Functional outcome following anterior submuscular transposition of the ulnar nerve with V-Y lengthening of the flexor-pronator tendon. Am J Orthop. 2004 June;33(6):290-4.
  • Mears DC, Velyvis JH, Chang CP. Displaced acetabular fractures managed operatively: indicators of outcome. Clin Orthop. 2003 407:173-86.
  • Mears DC, Velyvis JH. Surgical reconstruction of late post-traumatic pelvic nonunion and malalignment. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2003 85(1):21-30.
  • Mears DC, Velyvis JH. In situ fixation of pelvic nonunions following pathologic and insufficiency fractures. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2002 84(5):721-8.
  • Mears DC, Velyvis JH. Acute total hip arthroplasty for selected displaced acetabular fractures: two to twelve-year results. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2002 84(1):1-9.
  • Mears DC, Velyvis JH. Primary total hip arthroplasty after acetabular fracture. Instr Course Lect. 2001;50:335-54, and J Bone Joint Surg Am 2000 82: 1328-47.
  • Burstein D, Velyvis J, Scott KT, Stock KW, Kim YJ, Jaramillo D, Boutin RD, Gray ML. Protocol issues for delayed Gd(DTPA)(2-)-enhanced MRI (dGEMRIC) for clinical evaluation of articular cartilage. Magn Reson Med. 2001 Jan;45(1):36-41.
  • McAlister WP, Velyvis JH, Uhl RL. Misrepresentation of research criteria by orthopaedic residency applicants. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2000 Oct;82-A(10):1512-3.
  • Rigney DR, Velyvis JH, Wei JY. Personal computer interface and software for the ZONAX microscope attachment controller. Cytometry. 1990 11(8):919-22.

Book Chapters

  • Haidukewych GJ, Mears DC, Durbhakula SM, Velyvis JH. Chapter 50: Reconstructive Surgery for Hip Fracture Problems. In, Skeletal Trauma, 4th Edition, eds. Browner BD, Levine AM, Jupiter JJ, Trafton PG & Krettek C. Elsevier, 2009.
  • Velyvis JH, Rubash HE, Callaghan J. Primary Cementless and Cemented Total Hip Arthroplasty. In, Orthopaedic Knowledge Update 3, 2005.
  • Carl AL, Velyvis JH. Anterior thoracic and lumbar fixation. In, Corbin T, Connolly, Yuan, et. al., eds. Emerging Spinal Surgery Technologies. St. Louis, Quality Medical Publishing, Inc., 2004.
  • Mears DC, Durbhakula S, Velyvis JH. Reconstructive total hip replacement after proximal femoral injuries. In, Browner BD, Jupiter JB, Levine AM, Trafton PG, eds. Skeletal Trauma: Basic Science, Management, and Reconstruction, 3rd edition, Philadelphia, PA, Saunders, 2003, pp. 1817-1831.
  • Mears DC, Velyvis JH. Acute total hip arthroplasty for selective acetabular fractures. In, Tile M, Helfet D, Kellam J, eds. Fractures of the Pelvis and Acetabulum 3rd edition, New York, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2003.

Oral Presentations

  • Multiple topics, Advances in Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Courses. Las Vegas, NV, 2005 – 2007.
  • Alternative Bearing Surfaces. New Techniques & Technologies in Total Hip & Knee Arthroplasty. Newport Beach, CA 2006.
  • Kinematics of the Native Knee and Total Knee Arthroplasty Designs. New Techniques & Technologies in Total Hip & Knee Arthroplasty. Newport Beach CA, 2006.
  • Cylindrical stems in primary total hip arthroplasty. 35th Annual Harvard Hip and Knee Advances in Technology Course, Boston, MA, September, 2005.
  • The monopolar cut-away constrained acetabular component for revision total hip arthroplasty. 2nd Annual Emerging Techniques and Technologies in Hip and Knee Arthroplasty, Atlanta, Georgia, April, 2005.
  • The use of large femoral head sizes in total hip arthroplasty. 2nd Annual Emerging Techniques and Technologies in Hip and Knee Arthroplasty, Atlanta, Georgia, April, 2005.
  • Two-incision minimally invasive total hip arthroplasty: development and early results of a local surgeon. Albany Medical Center Division of Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds, April, 2004.
  • Pediatric unknowns. Ellis Hospital Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds, April, 2004.
  • Mechanisms of orthopaedic injury. Stratton Veteran’s Administration Hospital Department of Surgery Grand Rounds, December, 2003.
  • Minimally invasive total hip arthroplasty: development and early results. Albany Medical Center Division of Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds, May, 2003.
  • Injuries of the pediatric knee. Shriner’s Hospital Grand Rounds, November, 2003.
  • Slipped capital femoral epiphysis. Shriner’s Hospital Grand Rounds, October, 2003.
  • Early fusion after anterolateral dynamized instrumentation for unstable traumatic thoracolumbar burst fractures. Albany Medical Center Division of Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds, May, 2002.
  • Early fusion after anterolateral dynamized instrumentation for unstable traumatic thoracolumbar burst fractures. AOA/OREF Annual Resident’s Conference, University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic, Memphis, TN, 2002.
  • Acute total hip arthroplasty for selected displaced acetabular fractures. Ellis Hospital Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds, January, 2002.
  • Chronic osteomyelitis. Ellis Hospital Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds, Nov., 2001.
  • Chronic osteomyelitis. Stratton Veteran’s Administration Hospital Department of Surgery Grand Rounds, September, 2001.
  • In situ fixation of pelvic nonunions following pathologic and insufficiency fractures. AOA/OREF Annual Resident’s Conference, Pennsylvania State Univ., College of Medicine, Hershey, PA, 2001.
  • Acute total hip arthroplasty for selected displaced acetabular fractures. AOA/OREF Annual Resident’s Conference, Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania, 2001.
  • Surgical reconstruction of late post-traumatic pelvic nonunions and malalignments. AOA/OREF Annual Resident’s Conference, Pennsylvania State Univ, College of Medicine, Hershey, PA, 2001.
  • Is open reduction and internal fixation always the best treatment option for a displaced acetabular fracture? AOA/OREF Annual Resident’s Conference, Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania, 2001.
  • The role of epoetin alfa in orthopaedic trauma. Albany Medical Center, Capital Region National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses Teaching Day, October, 1999.
  • Minimally invasive total hip arthroplasty: preliminary development. Albany Medical Center, Capital Region National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses Teaching Day, October, 1999.

Poster Presentations

  • J.F. Suggs, G.R. Hanson, S. Durbhakula, J. Velyvis, T. Johnson, A.A. Freiberg, H.E. Rubash, G. Li: Six Degrees of Freedom In-Vivo Knee Kinematics after Posterior Substituting Total Knee Arthroplasty, Orthopaedic Research Society 52nd Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, March 2006
  • G. Li, G.R. Hanson, J.F. Suggs, S. Durbhakula, J. Velyvis, A.A. Freiberg, H.E. Rubash,: In-Vivo 3D Tibiofemoral Articular Contact after CR and PS TKA, Orthopaedic Research Society 52nd Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, March 2006
  • G.R. Hanson, G. Li, J.F. Suggs, J. Velyvis, T. Johnson, A.A. Freiberg, H.E. Rubash: Three Dimensional In-Vivo Post Contact after Posterior Substituting Total Knee Arthroplasty, Orthopaedic Research Society 52nd Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, March 2006
  • Mears DC, Velyvis JH. Acute total hip arthroplasty for selected displaced acetabular fractures: two to twelve-year results. American Orthopaedic Association annual meeting, Victoria, BC, May, 2002.
  • Mears DC, Velyvis JH. Acute total hip arthroplasty for selected displaced acetabular fractures: two to twelve-year results. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery annual meeting, San Francisco, CA, March, 2001.
  • Mears DC, Velyvis JH. Displaced acetabular fractures managed operatively: indicators of outcome. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery annual meeting, San Francisco, CA, March, 2001.

Unpublished Manuscripts

  • Velyvis JH, Durbhakula S, Shah AK, Dorrwachter J, Rubash HE, Freiberg AA. The Learning Curve Associated with Two-Incision Minimally Invasive Total Hip Arthroplasty.
  • Velyvis JH, Hariri S, Shah AK, Malchau H, Freiberg AA. Matched-series comparison of three minimally-invasive surgical approaches by a single surgeon in primary total hip arthroplasty.
  • Velyvis JH, Geller J, Hariri S, Malchau H. Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty with a Proximally Coated Tapered Titanium Femoral Stem.
  • Velyvis JH, Rubash HE. Hip osteonecrosis complicating women undergoing in vitro fertilization. A case report.
  • Zarin J, Velyvis JH, Burke DW. Trochanteric cable claw plate for fixation of the greater trochanter in total hip arthroplasty.
  • Geller JA, Huddleston J, Shah AK, Velyvis JH, Freiberg AA. Minimally Invasive Isolated Polyethyelene Liner Exchange in Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty.
  • Geller JA, Huddleston J, Shah AK, Velyvis JH, Freiberg AA, Malchau H, Rubash HE, Burke DW, Jasty M. Indications and current practice patterns in revision total hip replacement: data from a hospital joint registry for the last 6 years.
  • Shah AK, Geller J, Velyvis JH, Hariri S, Burke DW, Freiberg AA. Primary cruciate-retaining total knee arthroplasty in the valgus knee.

Activities and Interests

  • 7-time member United States Rowing National Team: 1990-1996
  • 2-time GOLD Medalist, 1995 Pan American Games, rowing – Lightweight Eight and Four
  • 7-time United States Rowing National Champion
  • Olympic Rowing Trials, 2nd place Lightweight Four: 1996
  • 3-time EARC Sprints Conference Rowing Champions, Harvard University Lightweight Eight: 86,88,89
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