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C. Thomas Vangsness, Jr., M.D.


Arthroscopic Surgery in Los Angeles, CA

Orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Thomas Vangsness performs arthroscopic surgery, which is a procedure used to visualize, diagnose and treat problems inside a joint. During arthroscopic surgery, Dr. Vangsness makes a small incision in your skin and the inserts a pencil-sized instrument, called an arthroscope, which contains a small lens and lighting system, to magnify and illuminate the structures inside the joint. When the arthroscope is attached to a miniature television camera, Dr. Vangsness is able to see the interior of the joint through this very small incision rather than needing to make a large incision and leave an unnecessary scar.Arthroscopic Surgery in Los Angeles, CA

To perform your arthroscopic surgery, Dr. Vangsness will make very small incisions and insert a fiber optic camera and very small tools to sew and perform the cuff repair. The camera transmits images to Dr. Vangsness via a video screen, allowing him to see inside the joint. As your orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Vangsness is committed to helping you regain strength and mobility with arthroscopic surgery. He uses state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to ensure you comfort and safety and strives to make your surgery a successful and comfortable experience. Come get the personalized patient care and experience you deserve and have your arthroscopic surgery in Los Angeles from Dr. Thomas Vangsness.

If you live in the greater Los Angeles area and want more information about arthroscopic surgery, please contact Dr. Thomas Vangsness at (323) 442-5800.

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Dr. Thomas Vangsness is an orthopaedic surgeon in Los Angeles who specializes surgically correcting joint, ligament, and tendon injuries.

Arthroscopic Surgery

Orthopaedic Surgery in Los Angeles, CAWhen people need arthroscopic surgery, they turn to orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Thomas Vangsness. Experienced and highly-skilled in the field of arthroscopic surgery, Dr. Vangsness offers a variety of procedures to help treat the following types of injuries: Torn rotator cuff, meniscus tear, shoulder bursitis and impingement, cartilage repair, ACL tears and dislocated shoulders. Come have your arthroscopic surgery with Dr. Thomas Vangsness…your ticket to better health and a successful recovery!

ACL Reconstruction

For ACL reconstruction surgery, Dr. Thomas Vangsness is a preferred choice. With over 15 years of experience, Dr. Vangsness performs ACL reconstruction, helping more people every year regain strength and physical comfort after undergoing an injury. ACL reconstruction is performed by removing the torn ligament and replacing it with a graft. As your orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Vangsness is committed to helping you recover from your injury as quickly and efficiently as possible. Search our site to learn more about ACL reconstruction surgery in Los Angeles.

Rotator Cuff Surgery

As an experienced orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Thomas Vangsness performs rotator cuff surgery. Well-known and respected for his experience and personal dedication to every patient, Dr. Vangsness makes it a top priority to help you regain strength and physical relief. With procedures such as arthroscopic repair, Dr. Vangsness uses a fiber optic camera and very small tools to get inside the rotator cuff and perform the needed repair. Please browse our site to learn more about rotator cuff surgery and Dr. Thomas Vangsness.

Repair of Torn ACL

Dedicated to helping you regain strength and mobility after a torn ACL injury, Dr. Thomas Vangsness is a leading Los Angeles orthopaedic surgeon. A torn ACL is a common injury among athletes, causing pain, structure damage and limited movement. Dr. Vangsness offers reconstructive surgery for torn ACL injuries, removing the torn ligament and replacing it with a graft. For personalized patient care and an experience you can trust, make Dr. Vangsness orthopaedic surgeon.

For more information about orthopaedic surgery, we encourage you to contact the practice of orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Thomas Vangsness. Call us today at (323) 442-5800.