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I LIKE TO HELP PEOPLE RECOVER TO A YOUNGER, MORE HEALTHY, AND VIGOROUS LIFESTYLE.

JOHN VELYVIS, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon in San Francisco, CA

About Dr. VELYVIS

Dr. John Velyvis is the world’s leading expert on a specialized, more conservative way to resurface knees. His Harvard and Columbia training has equipped him with the skills to manage state-of-the-art technology and dramatically improve patient care. He is a pioneer of robotic-assisted partial knee resurfacing procedures and has successfully completed more than 700 surgeries since its FDA approval in 2006. At his private practice in San Francisco’s Nob Hill neighborhood, he offers patients personalized care and an alternative to debilitating, invasive, total knee replacements.

ABOUT ME
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What People Are Saying About Dr. VELYVIS


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    The best of the best of the BEST. Highly recommended.

    Jozef K.

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    Recovery was quick and complete to the point, where I no longer had pain or swelling. No doubt physical therapy and continual exercise was necessary post-­op in contributing to my healing.

    Ira G.

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    He was wonderful. Clear in his explanations and diagnosis; realistic in what my treatment options are. I really appreciated it.

    Verified Patient

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    John is a great listener and an empathetic doctor that really cares about improving your life.

    Caroline M.

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    Dr. Velyvis is a very sensitive, informative, and thoughtful professional. Both surgeries have been without complications, and recovery is straightforward and easy.

    Diana A.

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    Very pragmatic, honest, caring, and willing to go the extra mile. Highly recommend. Extremely responsive and knowledgeable.

    Noor S.

Dr. VELYVIS’S world-class services

Robotic­-Assisted Partial Knee Resurfacing

Dr. Velyvis is a world’s leading expert with robotic-­assisted partial knee resurfacing procedure...

Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement

The mini­-posterior approach to hip replacement surgery involves dividing the muscle by separating...

Minimally Invasive Total Knee Replacement

Mini-­incision total knee arthroplasty (TKA) offers a less invasive alternative to traditional knee...

Knee Arthroscopy

A knee arthroscopy is a minimally-­invasive surgical procedure where a tiny camera is used to view...

InsuranceS Accepted

Dr. Velyvis accepts most health care insurance plans serving the majority of Americans. Please note that this is not a complete list of all our contracted insurance carriers.

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Dr. John Velyvis

1199 Bush St Suite 450
San Francisco, CA 94109

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F: 415-775-3489

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PRACTICE PHILOSOPHY

Dr. Velyvis’ focus is on restoring his patients’ high quality of life. He’s passionate about helping people live better lives through precision robotic surgeries. Though he is a world­-class surgeon, he is careful to never prescribe only surgery as an option to his patients. Rather, he focuses on patient education. After examining their conditions, he takes his time to educate patients and their families on all their options. He enjoys telling patients all the pros and cons of each and answering all their questions. After everyone is well informed, he makes decisions with his patients about how to proceed.

His patients appreciate his education-­focused philosophy and the time he takes to get to know them and listen to their concerns. Dr. Velyvis enjoys staying at the forefront of orthopedic medicine, doing cutting-­edge research, and adopting the latest technologies because it allows him to deliver the best orthopedic care. Everything he does is intended to better serve his patients. The best part of his day is follow-­up visits with patients who are thrilled to have their lives back.

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