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Richard W. Vanis, MD

About Us: About the Practice

Our office serves the greater San Gabriel Valley and Los Angeles area. Richard W. Vanis, MD, MPH is a Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, Diplomat of the Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and was voted one of Pasadena's premier doctors. He has spent the majority of his 30 years of practice focused on knees. He has found Arthroscopy to be an insightful tool both as a diagnostic device and as the implement for remedying mechanical problems in the knee. He is a fellow of the Arthroscopy Association of North America which is a reflection of his expertise which is required for membership. Frequently, patients find that Arthroscopy of the Knee takes care of their pain and physical restrictions. Many times it allows the younger patient to delay a knee replacement.

As a premier surgeon, he is well known for his surgical skill, precision knee care and total joint replacements. When all alternates have been exhausted, total joint replacement may well be the answer. Total knee replacements are extremely successful procedures that are life altering. To quote a patient who had a joint replacement “...I thought I would never walk the same as I had when I was a young lad. But you proved me wrong.” (Michael) Dr. Vanis is an expert in computer navigated knee replacement procedures which he has been using since 2003. The technical refinements of “computer navigation” and “custom block pre-surgical navigation” insure uncompromising and consistent results. Patient satisfaction is remarkable!

General Orthopaedics includes the treatment of shoulder, neck, back, elbow, wrist (carpal tunnel), hip, knee, ankle and feet. Although, over the years Dr. Vanis' limited focus has been knees, he is known in the community for the quality and concern of overall orthopaedic care he provides his patients. His results are consistently reproducible with extremely low complication rates and minimal recovery time. Most importantly, he provides caring treatment to each patient.

Our Specialties Include:

box Joint Reconstruction (Total Hip Replacement & Total Knee Replacement)
box Sports Medicine
box Arthroscopy of the Knee
box ACL Reconstruction
box Rotator Cuff Repair
box Wrist & Elbow Surgical Procedures
box General Orthopaedics
box Epidemiology & Infectious Disease

We are pleased to have you as a patient. Always feel free to contact our office and our trained staff will assist you with any questions.

Also serving: Antelope Valley, Arrowhead, Big Bear, Burbank, Chino, Covina, Fontana, Glendale, Glendora, Hacienda Heights, Lucerne Valley, Monterey Park, Moreno Valley, Ontario, Palmdale, Pasadena, Pomona, Rialto, San Dimas, Walnut, W. Covina.