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Van P. Stamos, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon with Fellowship Training in Adult Hip and Knee Reconstruction and Total Joint Replacement

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

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Practice Locations

2401 Ravine Way
Glenview IL 60025
Fax: 847-998-6365
521 Green Bay Road
Second Floor
Wilmette IL 60091
Fax: 847-853-1089

Affiliated Hospitals

  • Evanston Hospital - NorthShore University Health System
  • Glenbrook Hospital - NorthShore University Health System
  • Highland Park Hospital - NorthShore University Health System
  • Ravine Way Surgery Center
  • Skokie Hospital - NorthShore University Health System

Biography

Dr. Van Stamos is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hip and knee replacements, including revision surgery. When medically appropriate, he offers knee arthroscopy and other minimally invasive surgical techniques, which help minimize complications and reduce patient recovery times. Dr. Stamos uses the MAKO robotic surgery system. He offers patients MAKO unicompartmental and MAKO total knee arthroplasty, which increases the accuracy of the joint replacement. Dr. Stamos also performs outpatient joint procedures for his patients.

Dr. Stamos became a doctor out of a desire to help people and chose to specialize in orthopedics because it allows him to make use of his mechanical aptitude. He strives to understand each patient’s problem thoroughly and provide a smooth, seamless care experience.

He keeps informed of the latest developments in his field through his work teaching orthopedic surgery residents as a Senior Clinician Educator at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and teaching fellow surgeons on behalf of the American Academy of Hip and Knee Surgeons, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and medical implant companies. Dr. Stamos has conducted clinical research in multiple areas including examining surgical outcomes related to implant positioning. He has been involved in the development of surgical instruments and programs used in computer-assisted surgery.

Dr. Stamos enjoys skiing and cycling, which give him an added appreciation of the importance of healthy joints and helps fuel his determination to improve his patients’ conditions.

Additional Areas of Expertise

  • Computer Assisted Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Outpatient Joint Replacement
  • PRP Injections
  • Arthritis Care
  • Osteoarthritis Care

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Stamos strives to understand each patient’s problem thoroughly and provide a smooth, seamless care experience.

What Patients Should Know About Me

My patients’ interests always come first. I treat my patients with professionalism and respect and I believe in doing what’s right for them. I make sure my patients understand what we’ll be doing for their treatment plan. It’s very gratifying to be able to take someone who’s severely disabled and provide an intervention that truly makes a difference in their life.

Affiliations and Associations

  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons November 2001-present
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 1995-present
  • American Medical Association 1987 – 2001
  • Illinois State Medical Society 1987 – 2001
  • Chicago Medical Society 1987 – 2001
  • Hellenic Professional Society

Education

Fellowship
New England Baptist Hospital
Otto E. Aufranc Fellowship in Adult Reconstruction
Residency
Loyola University Medical Center
Orthopaedic Surgery
Residency
Loyola University Medical Center
Radiology
Internship
Loyola University Medical Center
General Surgery
Medical School
Northwestern University Medical School

Research and Publications

  • Publication, Hazelwood KJ, O’Rourke M, Stamos VP, McMillan RD, Beigler DJ, Robb WJ, “Case series report: Early Cement-Implant Interface Fixation Failure in Total Knee Replacement” In The Knee 2015
  • Faculty, AAOS Total Joint Arthroplasty for Orthopaedic Residents Rosemont, IL April 2014
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons 20th Annual Meeting Moderator Hip Topics Dallas, TX 2010
  • Publication, Hacek DM, Robb WJ, Paule SM, Kudrna JC, Stamos VP, Peterson LR, “Staphylococcus Aureus Nasal Decolonization in Joint Replacement Surgery Reduces Infection” In Clin Orthop Relat Research, 466(6) pp 1349-1355 2008
  • Publication, Iorio R, Robb WL, Healy DJ, Berry DJ, Hoack RF, Lewellen DG, Trousdale RT, Jiranek WA, Stamos VP, Parsley BS, “Orthopaedic Surgeon Workforce and Volume Assessment for Total Hip and Knee Replacement in the United States: Preparing for an Epidemic” In Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 90-A pp 1598-1605 2008
  • Faculty, Masters Revision Joint Arthroplasty Course, presentation and cadaver demonstration revision THA and TKA “Use of Modular Stems in Revision THA”
    “Principles of Revision TKA and Exposure Options” “Management of Bone Loss in Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty” Phoenix, AZ September, 2006
  • Faculty, Contemporary Techniques in Revision and Primary Hip and Knee Arthroplasty, Presentation and Demonstration “AVN (Osteonecrosis): The Unresolved Problem-How I Treat it” “Hip Surface Replacement: A Repeat of History or a New Frontier?” “Femoral Component Rotation Techiniques (TKA 101)” Chicago, IL July, 2006
  • Computer Assisted Surgery Hip Surgeon Advisory Meeting, Presentation and Moderator, “Acetabular Component Positioning Utilizing the Sciatic Notch as an Internal Landmark” Orthopaedic Learing Center, Rosemont IL
  • Joint Arthroplasty Consensus Panel Meeting, Presentation “Bearing Options in Total Hip Arthroplasty: Metal on Metal” Publications/Exhibits/ Presentations/Faculty:
    Chicago, IL June, 2006
  • Presentation, “The Case for a Modular Revision and Primary Stem”, DePuy Dinner Meeting, Gibson’s, Chicago, IL April, 2006
  • Faculty, North American Hip and Knee Symposium, presentation and moderator “The Case for Femoral Component Modularity in Revision (and Primary) Total Hip Arthroplasty” Copper, CO February, 2006
  • Book Chapter: StamosVP, Bono JV. Management of the Stiff Total Knee Arthroplasty, In: Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty. Bono JV, Scott RD editors Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. New York 2005
  • Development team meeting, Image Free Computer Assisted Total Hip Arthroplasty, Phoenix, AZ December, 2005
  • Presentation, Loyola University Medical Center Department of Orthopaedic Surgery “Bearing Options in Total Hip Arthroplasty: Decisions, Decisions, Decisions”
    Chicago, IL November, 2005
  • Revision Joint Replacement Consensus Panel Meeting Ortho Indy Hospital, Indianapolis, IN November, 2005
  • Faculty, Total Hip Arthroplasty Today, Presentation and Moderator “Acetabular Component Positioning and (avoiding) Dislocation” New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, MA October, 2005
  • Faculty, Surgical Decisions and Advancements in Primary Hip and Knee Replacement, presentation “Design Rationale and Use of Rotating Platform Total Knee Arthroplasty” Chicago, IL September, 2005
  • Faculty, Maximizing Performance in the High Demand Patient, presentation, moderator, surgical demonstration “Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery for THA”
    “Ci Computer Assisted TKA Demonstration” Chicago, IL July, 2005
  • Faculty, Minimally Invasive Hip Arthroplasty Techniques, presentation “Alternative Bearings in Total Hip Arthroplasty” Orthopaedic Learning Center, Rosemont, IL July, 2005
  • Faculty, Hot Topics in Hips and Knees, presentations and moderator “Femoral Component Choices in THA: The Extensively Coated Stem” “Femoral Stem Options in Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty” “MIS Total Knee Arthroplasty” Bacara, Santa Barbara, CA June, 2005
  • Core Conference Presentation “Total Knee Arthroplasty; from the Simple to the Sublime” Evanston Hospital, Evanston, IL April, 2005
  • Faculty, Transforming Orthopaedics 2005, presentations and surgical demonstrations “Management of Severe Varus Deformity in TKA” “Extensor Mechanism Reconstruction in TKA” Whistler, British Columbia, Canada March, 2005
  • Publication, Dixon MC, Scott RD, Schai PA, Stamos VP, “A Simple Capsulorrhaphy in a Posterior Approach for Total Hip Arthroplasty” In Journal of Arthroplasty, Vol. 19 pp 373-376 2004
  • Faculty, Symposium on Minimally Invasive Surgery in Total Joint Arthroplasty, presentations and cadaveric demonstrations,“MIS Posterior Approach for Total Hip Arthroplasty”“MIS Mid-Vastus Approach for Total Knee Arthroplasty” “Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery for TKA (A Work in Progress)” Athens, Greece October, 2004
  • Symposium Presentation: Treatment of Hip and Knee Arthritis, Deerfield Seniors Group, Deerfield, IL October, 2004
  • Revision Hip Focus Group Leader, in conjunction with DePuy, Rosemont, IL September, 2004
  • Faculty, Modern Advancements in Joint Replacement, Presentation “Solutions to the Unstable Total Hip Arthroplasty” Kohler, WI July, 2004
  • Faculty, Maximizing Performance in the High Demand Patient, Moderator and presentation “Implant Choices for the High Demand THA Patient”, Chicago, IL July, 2004
  • Presenter/Moderator/Live Surgery (Live Demonstration of TKA, presentation of “Surgical Fundamentals of TKA”, Moderator of live THA), DePuy sales training, Glenbrook Hospital, May, 2004
  • Symposium Presentation: Treatment of Hip and Knee Arthritis, Greek- American Nursing Home, Wheeling, Illinois April, 2004
  • Faculty, State of the Art in Orthopaedics 2004; Snowbird, Utah February, 2004 (Adult Hip and Knee Reconstruction)
  • “Alignment Issues in TKA; From the Simple to the Sublime” Stamos, V.P., ENH Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, Evanston, IL January, 2003
  • Faculty, State of the Art in Orthopaedics 2002; Whistler, British Columbia, Canada March, 2002 (Adult Hip and Knee Reconstruction)
  • Book Chapter: Stamos VP, Bono JV. Management of the Stiff Total Knee Arthroplasty. In: Surgical Techniques in Total Knee Arthroplasty. Scuderi GR, Tria AJ editors Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 2002
  • Faculty, “Advancements in Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty” (Management of the Valgus Knee/Patient Management Issues in Total Hip Arthroplasty) Chicago, IL May 2001
  • Faculty, State of the Art in Orthopaedics 2001; Whistler, British Columbia, Canada March, 2001
  • “Management of the Valgus Knee in Total Knee Arthroplasty” Stamos, V.P., Loyola University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds, Maywood, IL November, 1999
  • Course Chairman with John Martell, MD “Advancements in Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty” Chicago, IL June 1999
  • “Surgical Approach to the Valgus Knee” Stamos, V.P., Advancements in Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty” Chicago, IL June 1999
  • “Management of Bone Deficiency in Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty” Stamos, V.P., Advancements in Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Chicago, IL June 1999
  • “Patient Management Issues in Total Hip Arthroplasty” Stamos, V.P., Advancements in Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Chicago, IL June, 1999
  • Faculty, State of the Art in Orthopaedics 1999; Olympic Valley, CA March, 1999 (Adult Hip and Knee Reconstruction)
  • AAOS Summer Institute, Complex Primary and Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty; Instructor, Rosemont, IL September 1998
  • “Long Bone Trauma (Is it Fractured or is it Broken?)” Stamos, V.P., Trauma Lecture Series, MacNeal Hospital Continuing Medical Education, Berwyn, IL June, 1998
  • Faculty, State-of-the-Art in Orthopaedics 1998 Hip and Knee Replacement and Medical Economics Summit; Olympic Valley, CA February 1998
  • “Management of Bone Deficiency in Total Knee Arthroplasty” Stamos, V.P., The Charles M. Schwartz, MD First Annual Memorial Lecture, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL September, 1997
  • “I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up! (Hip Fractures in the Elderly)” Stamos, V.P., Trauma Lecture Series, MacNeal Hospital Continuing Medical Education, Berwyn, IL April, 1997
  • “Injuries to the Acetabular Labrum: Classification, Outcome, and Relationship to Degenerative Arthritis” Wardell, S.R., McCarthy, J.C., Mason, J.B., Stamos, V.P., Bono, J.V., AAOS Paper, San Francisco, CA February, 1997
  • “Radiologic Assessment of Posterolateral Acetabular Defects in Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Cadaveric Study” Mason, J.B., Wardell, S.R., Stamos, V.P., Newberg, A.H., Bierbaum, B.E., Mattingly, D.A., AAOS Scientific Exhibit, San Francisco, CA February, 1997
  • “Management of Patella Infera After Total Knee Arthroplasty” Wardell, S.R., Mason, J.B., Stamos, V.P., Scott, R.D., AAOS Poster Exhibit, San Francisco, CA February, 1997
  • “Use of Modular Components in Revision Surgery” Bierbaum, B.E., Stamos, V.P., Mason, J.B., Wardell, S.R., State of the Art in Hip and Knee Replacement 1996: Technological Enhancements to Reduce Wear and Enhance Longevity, Banff, Canada March, 1996
  • “Porous Coated Femoral Stems: 5-10 Year Results” Bierbaum, B.E., Stamos, V.P., Mason, J.B., Wardell, S.R., State of the Art in Hip and Knee
    Replacement 1996: Technological Enhancements to Reduce Wear and Enhance Longevity, Banff, Canada March, 1996
  • “Tibial Intramedullary Alignment in Total Knee Arthroplasty” Bono, J.V., Wardell, S.R., Mason, J.B., Stamos, V.P., AAOS Scientific Exhibit, Atlanta, GA February, 1996
  • “Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty, Controversies in Fixation of the Stem: The Role of Modularity” Bierbaum, B.E., Stamos, V.P., Mason, J.B., Wardell, S.R., AAOS Instructional Course Lecture, Atlanta, GA February, 1996
  • “Is the Charnley Low-Friction Arthroplasty Still the Standard of Care?” Bierbaum, B.E., Stamos, V.P., Mason, J.B., Wardell, S.R., Rocky Mountain Traumatologic Society, Aspen, CO January, 1996
  • “Acetabular Revision Utilizing a Bipolar Prosthesis: Average Five Year Follow-up” Turner, R.H., Wardell, S.R., Stamos, V.P., Mason, J.B., New England Orthopaedic Society, Boston, MA November, 1995
  • “Clinical and Radiographic Results of a Microstructured Stem: Seven to Ten Year Follow-up” Bierbaum, B.E., Stamos, V.P., Mason, J.B., Wardell, S.R., 10th Annual Joint Replacement Symposium, Palm Beach, FL November, 1995
  • “Fixation, Polyethylene Wear, and Osteolysis with a Press-fit Dual Geometry Acetabulum: Seven to Ten Year Follow-up” Bierbaum, B.E., Stamos, V.P., Mason, J.B., Wardell, S.R., 10th Annual Joint Replacement Symposium, Palm Beach, FL November, 1995
    “Periprosthetic Osteolysis in Total Hip Arthroplasty” Bierbaum, B.E., Stamos, V.P., Mason, J.B., Wardell, S.R., Gartland Memorial Lecture Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society, Philadelphia, PA October, 1995
  • “Hydroxylapatite in Total Hip Arthroplasty” Bierbaum, B.E., Stamos, V.P., Mason, J.B., Wardell, S.R., 7th Annual Conference on Techniques and Science for Successful Joint Arthroplasty, Burlington, VT October, 1995
  • “The Use of Bone Grafts in Total Knee Arthroplasty” Bierbaum, B.E., Stamos, V.P., Mason, J.B., Wardell, S.R., 7th Annual Conference on Techniques and Science for Successful Joint Arthroplasty, Burlington, VT October, 1995
  • “The Fate of Allograft in Revision Hip Surgery” Bierbaum, B.E., Stamos, V.P., Mason, J.B., Wardell, S.R., Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty; Clinical Issues in Providing Quality Care, Pinehurst, NC September, 1995
  • “Current Trends in Primary and Revision Surgery of the Hip” Bierbaum, B.E., Stamos, V.P., Mason, J.B., Wardell, S.R., Norfolk Naval Hospital, Norfolk, VA September, 1995
  • “Implant Choices: Cemented versus Cementless” Bierbaum, B.E., Stamos, V.P., Mason, J.B., Wardell, S.R., AAOS Summer Institute, Boston, MA September, 1995
  • “Initial Stability of Press-fit Acetabular Components in THA; Comparison of Hemispherical, Dual-radius and Trispike Designs” Stamos, V.P., LUMC
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Senior Thesis Day, Oak Brook, IL May, 1995
  • “Management of Musculoskeletal Trauma” Stamos, V.P., Illinois Trauma Nurse Specialist Course, Maywood, IL October, 1994

Awards

  • Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity
  • National Honor Society
  • National Merit Finalist
  • American Legion Award for Leadership

Appointments

  • NorthShore University Health System, Senior Attending Staff, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 2009-present – Clinical Instructor Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 2003-2009 – Clinical Instructor Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA August 1995-July 1996 – Clinical Instructor in Orthopaedic Surgery

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Rehab Protocols

Received Great Second Opinion on Bilateral Hip Joint Replacement: Teresa R’s Story
I came to Dr. Stamos for a second opinion regarding bilateral hip joint replacement…read more

Hip Replacement Helped Me Get Back to Golf and Tennis: Paula’s Story
The Hoffman Estates resident plays competitive tennis several times a week. She hits the slopes with her family every winter…read more

Hip Degeneration Solved by Joint Replacement: Stella’s Story
For years, Stella Housakos, 86, and her husband split their time between sunny Florida and a home in north suburban Chicago…read more

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