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

Dr John Velyvis

Dr John Velyvis
Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr John Velyvis
Dr John Velyvis

John Velyvis, MD is a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon with offices in San Francisco & Daly City. His degree in biomedical engineering from Harvard University has helped him implement the latest technological advances into his surgical practice, allowing patients to recover faster with less pain.

His particular focus is robotic-assisted partial knee resurfacing, using Blue Belt Technologies and Mako Surgical. According to Dr. Velyvis, “Far too many patients with knee pain are having traditional total knee replacements, when the majority actually qualify for this major technological advance. With unsurpassed precision, this minimally invasive procedure spares the undamaged portions of the knee and all the ligaments. This leads to a speedier, more comfortable recovery, with a long-lasting knee that functions far more naturally, for an unparalleled return to the activities of life.” To find out if you qualify, call or make an appointment on-line.

Dr. Velyvis performs minimally invasive total knee and total hip replacements, when conservative measures are no longer working. He is a member of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, and California Orthopedic Association.

Hospital Appointments

  • Seton medical Center 1800 Sullivan Ave Daly City

Education

M.D. Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons New York, NY
B.S. Harvard University Biomedical Engineering, Cum Laude Cambridge, MA

Postdoctoral Training

Fellowship Adult Reconstruction, Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.
Residency Orthopaedic Surgery, Albany Medical College, Albany Medical Center Hospital, Albany, NY
Research
Fellowship
Orthopaedic Surgery, Albany Medical College, Albany Medical Center Hospital, Albany, NY
Internship Department of Surgery, Albany Medical College, Albany Medical Center Hospital, Albany, NY

Board Certified

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery    2008

Awards

  • Professional of the Year, International Development and Global Directory, 2010.
  • Leading Physicians of the World, International Association of Orthopedic Surgeons, 2010.
  • The Global Directory of Who’s Who: America’s Top Doctors, 2010 and lifetime member.
  • 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. The Use of Gelatin Hemostatic Matrix To Reduce Post-operative Bleeding After Total Knee Arthroplasty. Orthopedics. 2015, Feb.
  • 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

  • Coon TM, Velyvis JH. Computer Guided Partial Knee Replacement. In, Berend and Cushner, eds. Partial Knee Replacement: Techniques for Optimal Outcomes, Elsevier, pp. 99 – 104, 2012.
  • 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

  • Knee Resurfacing—Patch and Go. Mako Bicompartmental UKA. 3rd Annual Modern Trends in Joint Replacement Meeting, Palm Springs, CA. November 10 -12, 2011.
  • Tactile Guidance in Hip Replacement. Mako THA. 3rd Annual Modern Trends in Joint Replacement Meeting, Palm Springs, CA. November 10 -12, 2011.
  • Modular Necks in THA. 3rd Annual Modern Trends in Joint Replacement Meeting, Palm Springs, CA. November 10 -12, 2011.
  • ADM X3 Anatomic Mobile Bearing Hip System in Total Hip Arthroplasty. Advancements in Total Hip Arrthroplasty. Sacramento, CA. November 10, 2010.
  • Early Outcomes of Robotically Guided Bicompartmental Arthroplasty. ISTA, International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty Annual Congress, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October, 2010.
  • Zimmer Patient Specific Instrumentation Guides in Total Knee Arthroplasty: Surgical Planning, Operative Technique, Surgeon training. San Diego, CA. March, 2010.
  • Early Clinical Outcomes of Robotic-assisted UKA Compared with Conventional Manual Onlay Components. ISTA, International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty Annual Congress, Big Island, Hawaii. October, 2009.
  • The Impact of the EVEREST Total Joint Registry on Minimizing Patient Attrition. Cleveland Clinic Orthopaedic & Rheumatology Care Quality Innovation Summit. Cleveland, OH. May 14, 2009.
  • Large Diameter Heads in Total Hip Arthroplasty. Techniques and Technologies in Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty. Long Beach, CA. November 9-10, 2007.
  • Navigation in Total Joint Arthroplasty. Techniques and Technologies in Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty. Long Beach, CA. November 9-10, 2007.
  • Mini-Posterior Approach in Total Hip Arthroplasty. Techniques and Technologies in Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty. Long Beach, CA. November 9-10, 2007.
  • Mini-Posterior Approach in Total Hip Arthroplasty. 9th Annual Update in Hip and Knee Arthroplasty and Bearing Surfaces. Rancho Mirage, CA. September 12-14, 2007.
  • High Flexion Implant Design in Total Knee Arthroplasty. 9th Annual Update in Hip and Knee Arthroplasty and Bearing Surfaces. Rancho Mirage, CA. September 12-14, 2007.
  • Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty Compared with High Tibial Osteotomy in the Young, Active Patient. 9th Annual Update in Hip and Knee Arthroplasty and Bearing Surfaces. Rancho Mirage, CA. September 12-14, 2007.
  • Metal-on-Metal Total Hip Arthroplasty: 40 years of History. Tribology and Alternative Bearings Symposium. Advanced Materials and Technology for Hip and Knee Reconstruction. Las Vegas, NV. September 7-8, 2007.
  • Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty as a Pre-TKA is a Smart Approach. Point-Counterpoint. Tribology and Alternative Bearings Symposium. Advanced Materials and Technology for Hip and Knee Reconstruction. Las Vegas, NV. September 7-8, 2007.
  • Minimally Invasive Posterior Total Hip Arthroplasty Approach. Tribology and Alternative Bearings Symposium. Advanced Materials and Technology for Hip and Knee Reconstruction. Las Vegas, NV. September 7-8, 2007.
  • Delta Ceramic on Crosslinked Polyethylene in Total Hip Arthroplasty: The Quiet Ceramic Articulation. Tribology and Alternative Bearings Symposium. Advanced Materials and Technology for Hip and Knee Reconstruction. Las Vegas, NV. September 7-8, 2007.
  • Navigation in Total Joint Arthroplasty: Session Moderator. Tribology and Alternative Bearings Symposium. Advanced Materials and Technology for Hip and Knee Reconstruction. Las Vegas, NV. September 7-8, 2007.
  • Ceramics in Total Hip Arthroplasty: Session Moderator. Tribology and Alternative Bearings Symposium. Advanced Materials and Technology for Hip and Knee Reconstruction. Las Vegas, NV. September 7-8, 2007.
  • The Navigated Uni: An Essential for Longevity. Zimmer Uni Days. Baltimore, MD. June 8-9, 2007.
  • Why Not a Total Knee Arthroplasty. Zimmer Uni Days. Baltimore, MD. June 8-9, 2007.
  • Large Diameter Heads in THA: Cross-linked Polyethylene versus Metal-on-Metal – Why Bigger is Better. Western Sphere Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Symposium. Las Vegas, NV. May 11-12, 2007.
  • Trabecular Metal Technology. Moderator. Western Sphere Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Symposium. Las Vegas, NV. May 11-12, 2007.
  • Other Applications of Trabecular Metal. Western Sphere Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Symposium. Las Vegas, NV. May 11-12, 2007.
  • Management of Osteolysis in 2007 for THA. Western Sphere Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Symposium. Las Vegas, NV. May 11-12, 2007.
  • Difficult Case Presentations. Panelist. Western Sphere Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Symposium. Las Vegas, NV. May 11-12, 2007.
  • Update on Large Head Metal-on-Metal Total Hip Arthroplasty: ASR-XL System. Donaldson Arthritis Research Foundation Annual Meeting. Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacement Surgery Update on Current Successes and Controversies Workshop. San Bernadino, CA. May 2-4, 2007.
  • Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Replacement. Local and regional physician seminars. 2007-present.
  • Advances in Total Hip Replacement, Total Knee and Partial Knee Replacement. Local and regional physician seminars. 2005-present.
  • Porous Cups: Titanium versus Trabecular Metal. Techniques and Technologies in Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty. Palm Springs, CA December 1-2, 2006.
  • Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty: The Acetabulum. Moderator. Techniques and Technologies in Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty. Palm Springs, CA December 1-2, 2006.
  • Managing Defects in Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty with Trabecular Metal. Techniques and Technologies in Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty. Palm Springs, CA December 1-2, 2006.
  • Minimally Invasive Total Knee Arthroplasty. Techniques and Technologies in Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty. Palm Springs, CA December 1-2, 2006.
  • Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty: Extensor Mechanism Reconstruction. Techniques and Technologies in Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty. Palm Springs, CA December 1-2, 2006.
  • Minimally Invasive Posterior Approach for Total Hip Arthroplasty. Techniques and Technologies in Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty. Palm Springs, CA December 1-2, 2006.
  • The Postoperative X-Ray: Ensuring a Winner. Zimmer Uni Days. La Quinta, CA. September 29, 2006.
  • The Navigated Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty: An Essential Tool for Longevity? Zimmer Uni Days. La Quinta, CA. September 29, 2006.
  • Large Heads in Total Hip Arthroplasty. Advances in Hip and Knee Symposium. Las Vegas, NV. September 16, 2006.
  • Mini-incision Posterior Total Hip Arthroplasty. Advances in Hip and Knee Symposium. Las Vegas, NV. September 16, 2006.
  • The Mysteriously Painful Total Knee Arthroplasty. Advances in Hip and Knee Symposium. Las Vegas, NV. September 16, 2006.
  • Kinematics of the Native Knee and High Flexion Total Knee Designs. Modern Arthroplasty: Issues and Solutions. Newport Beach CA, November 11, 2005.
  • Alternative Bearings in Total Hip Arthroplasty — Comparative Pros and Cons. Modern Arthroplasty: Issues and Solutions. Newport Beach, CA. November 11, 2005.
  • Cylindrical Stems in Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty. Advances in Arthroplasty. 35th Annual Harvard Hip and Knee 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. 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. November, 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 34th Annual Resident’s Conference, Pennsylvania State Univ., College of Medicine. Hershey, PA, March, 2001.
  • Acute Total Hip Arthroplasty for Selected Displaced Acetabular Fractures. AOA/OREF 34th Annual Resident’s Conference, Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine. Hershey, Pennsylvania, March, 2001.
  • Surgical Reconstruction of Late Post-Traumatic Pelvic Nonunions and Malalignments. AOA/OREF 34th Annual Resident’s Conference, Pennsylvania State Univ, College of Medicine. Hershey, PA, March, 2001.
  • Is Open Reduction and Internal Fixation Always the Best Treatment Option for a Displaced Acetabular Fracture? AOA/OREF 34th Annual Resident’s Conference, Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine. Hershey, Pennsylvania, March, 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. Velyvis. The Use Of Gelatin Hemostatic Matrix To Reduce Post-operative Bleeding After Total Knee Arthroplasty. WOA Annual Meeting, Portland, OR 2012.
  • J. Velyvis. The Use Of Gelatin Hemostatic Matrix To Reduce Post-operative Bleeding After Total Knee Arthroplasty. P127. AAOS Annual Meeting, San Fransisco, CA 2012.
  • J. Velyvis, M. Roche. Robotic Arm Guidance to Improve Lateral Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty Accuracy. Multimedia Education Center. MEC-18. AAOS Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA 2010.
  • J. Velyvis, R. Jinnah, M. Conditt, S. Horowitz. Early Outcomes of Robotically Guided Bicompartmental Arthroplasty. ISTA, International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty Annual Congress, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October, 2010.
  • M. Kuwahara, G. Garrigues, J. Velyvis, H.E. Rubash, A.S. Shanbhag. Gene Expression Profiling of Osteolytic Lesions around Total Hip Replacements. Orthopaedic Research Society 53rd Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 2007.
  • 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.

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 National Champion, United States Rowing Association
  • Olympic Rowing Trials, 2nd place Lightweight Four: 1996
  • 3-time Rowing Champion, EARC Sprints, Harvard University Lightweight Eight: 86,88,89
  • Harvard club of Northern California: interviewer for high school senior candidate applicants.
  • Assistant coach little league baseball, youth soccer
  • church lector, Eucharistic minister
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