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*We work with most insurance plans for consultative appointments!* John H. Velyvis, MD, is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon, prinicipal owner of PRO Surgical Institute (Precision Robotic Orthopedic) and practicing in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Velyvis has been named one of the Top Doctors in America. His areas of specialty include partial knee, total knee and total hip replacement surgery and arthroscopic knee surgery. He was co-surgeon on the first outpatient robotic-assisted partial knee resurfacing performed in a surgery center in the United States. Dr. Velyvis completed his fellowship training at the Massachusetts General Hospital focusing on the latest techniques in total hip and total knee replacement, including minimally invasive surgery for hip and knee, and computer-assisted surgery. Dr. Velyvis is an expert in the innovative field of robotic-assisted surgery. He has lectured and published as well as trained new surgeons on this topic within the field of orthopaedics. He helped pioneer a minimally invasive hip replacement surgical technique which is now widely used, and has experience with both the Blue Belt Technologies Navio and the MAKOplasty robotic knee systems, having performed over 700 cases since 2008. **There is a facility fee for appointments at the Walnut Creek location that may apply.
Verified Patient Reviews
The appointment was okay. This was the first one. Follow-up will see how things go when he reviews my medical records. Pleasant office visit so far.
I had checked Dr. Velyvis's background and it is superb. My problem turned out to be only a sprain -- nothing torn in the knee, etc. -- which is wonderful Yes, I would choose this doctor without any hesitation if I had to see an orthopedist again. What I didn't like: My appointment was at 9:30. I was asked to be in the office 20 minutes early to fill out paper work -- and I was. I was forced to give all kinds of info on this site -- including my insurance info and a photo of my insurance card (highly objectionable, given the security breaches that have occurred with even the most "secure" banks and financial and insurance companies...) I did all of this. I arrived 20 inutes early as asjed - -and was then asked to fill out paperwork replicating ALL of the information I had provided online -- including allowing them to photocopy my insurance card (which they had a photo of -- the app said it had "accepted" evveryting, etc). I then waited to be xrayed for about an hour... I finally saw the doctor at 11:15 -- TWO HOURS after I got into the office Both Dr. Velyvis and his xray tech were fine. His tech said that they charge less for xrays than a lot of docs and hospitals (we'll see when I get the bill - hope that's true, as I haven't met my annual deductible for my insurance!). Other than the wait (and lack of anything but orthopedic magazines to read in the large and busy office), the visit was fine and I would recommend them and return again.
Excellent! He was very thorough and fully explaned all of my options!
My visit with the doctor was great I didn't feel as though he was B.S. Me around and I felt comfortable after 1st visit.
He goes way beyond what you would expect from a doctor, especially a surgeon. Would highly recommend him.
I waited 53 minutes in the waiting room without an apology. Once in to see the doctor, I did appreciate that he took his time talking to me and explaining his observations.
Always pleasant; gets right to the point without being abrupt. Very kind and helpful.
Dr. Velyvis was very efficient and thorough. He took me through the pro's and con's of having a total knee replacement, which I appreciated.
Dr. Velyvis was very considerate and thorough explaining everything to me about my knee and hip problem.
Always first rate!
We had a straightforward appointment, got X-rays at the hospital up the street, had our prognosis and treatment plan and were on our way. No problems, no fuss.
This visit happened several months ago at this point. The visit was pretty quick - Dr Velyvis examined my knee by asking me a few questions and making me do a few exercises to see where the pain could be coming from. He didn't solve my knee issues, but did give me a better insight to what the causes of pain were.
Excellent. Great Doctor!
He did a very good job of explaining my knee issues
Dr. Velyvis was very thorough and took the time to discuss options with me for treatment. He was professional but friendly and answered all of my questions and concerns. My daughter recommended him to me and I am very satisfied with the entire consultation and treatment.
Dr. Velyvis was kind, knowledge and made me feel at ease immediately. Would recommend 10/10!
Doctor Velyvis is very patient and has a great bedside manner!
By far one of the best dr visits. No wait, I got in right away. Dr Velyvis answered all my questions and concernes. Sign up was easy through zocdoc.
Arrived early, but Dr Velyvis saw me within 5 minutes, then again after X-rays were taken at the nearby hospital to go over them in detail. Can't say enough about Dr Velyvis!
Dr Velyvis was friendly, knowledgeable, and quick.
He's always up to date on what's going on with your case. Always pleasant, has good suggestions, honest input.
Great consultant with awesome professional advice and empathy. Thank you!
Very informative and knowledgable. I will see him again
Understandable wait time, he had to unexpectedly take care of a patient in the hospital.
My orthopedic appt was this morning. No surgery after all. He is a great doctor and takes the time to explain everything.
Thorough with knowledgeable and helpful answers to my questions. My surgical knee is at 6 weeks post op and I am back to normal meeting of all my needs and life as I wish.
He is the most certified doctor in the bay area regarding the hip region, his understanding of every part of that region will correct your problem, especially complex chronic and rare situations, he will be able to guide you to the absolute correct treatment that you need as far as your situation.
He was clear and factual in his recommendations. Had empathy and extraordinary knowledgable and experience with my specific knee problems
Seemed interested in every aspect of my knee problems. Answered all my questions to my satisfaction.
Everything was great except they didn't know I was scheduled at 10 am. Treatment happened when the Dr. arrived. Altogether, care was great.
Exceptional experience, A+ Dr. Velyvis is attentive, smart, thoughtful with a exacting attention to detail, easy-going approach and a penchant for clearly explaining what's going in your body and why. His staff is friendly and efficient; the office is pleasant with recent copies of Sports Illustrated. Today's visit exceeded expectations. Highly recommended!
I thought his orthopedic exam on my knee was excellent. I appreciate the options and recommendations on how to proceed with my knee. I also appreciate being seen on time.
Great Doctor who shows great concern for each of his patients. I would recommend him highly to new patients.
Doctor John Velyvis is helpful and friendly.
Fast and pleasant! Tries to avoid unnecessary tests and expense.
Dr. V and his staff were extremely helpful and emphatic to my pain. They made sure I was I comfortable and had ice and pillows during my appointment. They also went over my health costs in detail and Made my feel like they really cared. Great bed side manor. I would recommend anyone to make a visit.
Very good Orthopaedic surgeon
The doc was welcoming, friendly and really helped me realize my diagnosis.
Was clear that Dr. Velyvis was very knowledgeable and experienced. I trusted him to give me the right advice.
Excellent, knowledgeable doctor. Really cares about avoiding unnecessary surgery/procedures and emphasize the long-term goals of treatment. Highly recommend him.
He was a great help!
The best of the best of the BEST. HIghly recommended
Very informed. Gracious. Get's the job done. Pleasant manner.
Very dismissive and did not care to listen. Was more concerned about the co-pay.
Dr. Velyvis was attentive, patient, asked all the right questions and was courteous in listening to my questions and answers. He also gave me valuable information about my condition and alternative options for treatment.
Seemed like an excellent dr. Very thorough and very educated. Really liked his demeanor and would recommend him. The office and room could have used cleaning.
Awesome! We love him
Immensely helpful and efficient. My issue was not typical, and it was great to hear him think out loud and try to problem-solve rather than throw out a turnkey solution and send me away.
He was very professional and knowledgable. He answered all of my questions and explained the procedures very clearly. I was impressed.
pleasant and very efficient and informative
Dr. Velyvis took considerable time and effort to explain the issues to me in order to move foward and develop an action plan. I was impressed that I did not have to complete any forms; he did all the work. It was like talking with a friend. He made me feel very comfortable and hopeful. Would highly recommend him to anyone in need of assistance.
He shares a great interest with me, World Rowing. He fixed my broken clavicle in a way that I can continue pursuing my athletic career as soon as possible. He also has good recommendations how to improve the use of my arm over a week at the time.
Very friendly. Very professional. Very Helpful.
I've already referred someone else to him. Surgery is scheduled for August 7th.
Dr. Velyvis is very knowledgeable and spent time to examine me and explain to me what's causing the problem and how to prevent it. I would recommend him to my friends.
Dr. Velyvis had a kind manner very polite and very informative And spent quality time with me making sure I understood my options and all he was saying to me.
I was impressed with his availability both via email and phone. Dr. V was also very well informed about my case and is very professional.
wonderful and very knowledgeable
Very professional I highly recommend him
Dr. Velyvis was vey informative and spent plenty of time with me going over my situation.
Extremely caring, forthright with information, patient, and not at all rushed. I would highly recommend Velyvis to anyone seeking advice for knee problems.
He was very nice.. but in the end wasn't able to diagnose me after 2 visits.
He examined my x rays very carefully and explained them patiently to me and my wife. He carefully outlined the options before me and made sure we understood the procedures . I would recommend Dr. Velyvis to everyone. Howard G
Took awhile longer than expected to be seen but overall was a good experience. He obviously tries to give each patient the attention they deserve so I'm ok waiting a few more minutes for that. Also, I was a little late myself
He was very professional, after I told him what was wrong and he examined me he told me what was going on, why it was happening, what ALL of my options were with risks and benefits. He answered every question and touched on every concern before I had a chance to ask. When he asked if I had any questions he had already answered them.
I felt very comfortable with him , feel he is very knowledge in his field and would recommend him to others.
Very nice. He treats all of his patients with respect. He cares for his patients and explains the care.
He explained everything perfect. Didn't rush and was very understanding. Gave me every option available without wanting to get in and cut me open like other doctors.
Doctor Velyvis is very smart but the appointment seemed a bit rushed.
Very understanding and attentive. Listened to my history of hip pain with care. Overall great first appt!
He was a nice guy and very knowledgeable.
He was wonderful. Clear in his explanations and diagnosis; realistic in what my treatment options are. I really appreciated it.
I was very impressed by Dr.Velyvis . He had explain in small details everything regarding my injury, spend more than 1 hour to describe cons and pros of all possible treatments. Overall experience was above my expectations for simple consultation for my knee surgery. i would highly recommend him
Great doctor - no wait time at all, listened carefully to my concerns, explained the problem and potential solutions.
Doctor was very friendly, helpful and informative. He answered all my questions and was thorough in his examination. I'd definitely recommend him!
John Velyvis gave me the straight story no nonesense. Very quick and answered my questions to satisfaction. Luckily, my issue wasn't severe but I would trust going back to him if it were to worsen.
Very knowledgable and was able to provide great recommendation for me.