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Vikram Chatrath, MD

Vikram Chatrath, MD, FACS, FRCSC, MCH

Surgery and Orthopedics
4.6 / 5 (Based on 79 Ratings) Learn More

"When patients come to me, they are in pain and unable to do the things they like to do. When I can fix that for them, they are so happy. That is an amazing feeling for me."

Office Information

About Me

Dr. Chatrath specializes in:

  • Personalized shoulder and knee replacements

  • Minimally invasive hip surgery (video)

  • Partial knee replacements

  • Hip and knee arthroscopy

  • Joint preservation and replacement

  • Direct anterior approach to hip replacement

  • Trauma surgery

  • Computer-assisted surgery

Techniques for Better Outcomes

Dr. Chatrath uses the newest techniques in orthopedic surgery to treat patients’ joint pain with even higher precision. New technology allows each surgery to be planned in advance and tailored to the patient.

Minimally invasive techniques mean smaller incisions are made during surgery, resulting in a faster patient recovery and smaller scars. For example, a minimally invasive direct anterior approach for hip replacement allows Dr. Chatrath to address the joint without cutting the surrounding muscles.

3-D printing allows Dr. Chatrath to replace joints within an accuracy of 0.5 mm. After an MRI captures the structure of the patient’s joint, a 3-D printer uses this blueprint to create an almost exact replica to be inserted during surgery. He uses this technique for total and partial knee replacements and reverse total shoulder replacement.

To increase patient awareness and confidence, every patient under Dr. Chatrath’s care attends an all-inclusive seminar before undergoing orthopedic surgery. Patients gain valuable information about:

  • What to expect before, during and after surgery
  • How to prepare for surgery
  • What to bring to the hospital
  • Pain management
  • Follow-up care

Personal Interests

In his free time, Dr. Chatrath enjoys spending time with his family, reading and cycling.

Patient Testimonials

  • I Recommend Dr. Chatrath to Anyone in Need

    "When I first visited Dr. Chatrath, I was told that I needed both knees replaced. I was very nervous about the whole surgery. I waited a year and a half before returning to the doctor. Ultimately, I had my first knee replaced in September. It was amazing. From the first step after surgery, my pain was gone. The hospital personnel were all so nice and kind. My recovery was rather quick. I had my other knee replaced three months later. I couldn’t be happier. I haven’t been able to go up and down steps like this in years. Now, I can keep up with those grandchildren. I recommend Dr. Chatrath to anyone in need." --MP

  • A Year Later, There’s No Pain

    “I had arthritis of the hip for several years. The last year was getting to be pain all the time. That’s when I came to see Dr. Chatrath. I had gone to his seminar so knew about him. I had my hip replaced about a year ago. Surgery went fine. Therapy went very good. I was only in therapy for 4 weeks. I didn’t use a cane at all and a walker not very long. It went very good. A year later, I don’t even feel I had surgery. There’s no pain there at all. I walk around the track and do chair yoga at the YMCA 3 x a week.” --DW

  • Met All My Expectations

    "The total knee surgery met all my expectations. Communication with all the staff was excellent. I felt staff showed personal concern throughout the process. As a result, my knee has recovered much sooner than anticipated. Since I teach nine aerobics classes a week, the process and the results were much appreciated. This will keep me working until I’m 90." --SM



Ravi Shankar University, Raipur, India, Medical School


University of Indore, Indore, India, Orthopedics


University of Western Ontario, Ontario, Canada, Orthopedics – Navigation and Lower Limb Arthroplasty

University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada, Orthopedics – Adult Reconstruction

Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, Orthopedic Trauma


Board Certified with Royal College of Surgeons of Canada

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons


June 14, 2020
I just want answers. I just want a doctor who listens and is not in a hurry. A doctor who isnt late
May 30, 2020
The orthopedic team at Avera Marshall is always great to work with and I'm very comfortable with putting my care in their hands! Dr. Chatrath and team are awesome people and care providers!!
May 22, 2020
Dr. Chatrath didn't really do anything for my pain.
May 05, 2020
Everyone was very courteous and made me feel comfortable!
April 23, 2020
No wasted time. ??
March 19, 2020
The Cortisone short for absolutely nothing. Still in pain
March 12, 2020
Dr. Chatrath did a great job. I had hardly or minimum pain
March 07, 2020
Waited for a considerable amount of time, but understand that they were busy
February 22, 2020
This dr. Is very knowledgeable
February 14, 2020
Everyone at Avera Marshall is awesome. They took time to answer all of my questions.
January 29, 2020
Only seen him once so far but seemed very nice.
January 25, 2020
Everyone was very caring and respectful. Very satisfied
October 16, 2019
October 02, 2019
They were very caring and professional
September 17, 2019
It sounds like they jumped through hoops to keep my surgery in schedule even though we had to switch locations. I appreciated the fact that they were concerned for my safety and that made my experience even better!
September 16, 2019
I am very pleased
September 11, 2019
Would have liked more explanation but otherwise good.
July 26, 2019
All staff was very friendly and helpful.

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