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Vikram Chatrath, MD

Vikram Chatrath, MD, FACS, FRCSC, MCH

Surgery and Orthopedics
4.7 / 5 (Based on 110 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


September 30, 2020
The wait was long....about 35 minutes and the waiting room was very warm. Otherwise things were fine.
September 25, 2020
Dr Chadrath and his staff made a difference in my life!! They reduced much of my pain and did it in a timely manner Thank you!! Your the best!!
September 10, 2020
I was truly disappointed by my doctor's visit not only did the doctor not spend more time with me he didn't even listen to anything that I had to say. I'm not quite sure he understands the pain that I am going through or that he even cares he didn't take the time to really listen or talk to me.
September 06, 2020
Ya'll did good
August 26, 2020
Very good experience. I was happy that I didn't have to wait much.
August 22, 2020
Dr took his time explaining the treatment plan. I appreciate his kind manner.
August 10, 2020
The staff was very kind, very knowledgable and considerate.
August 09, 2020
Was satisfied with the way was treated
August 06, 2020
I really appreciate how fast they fit me into the schedule.
July 20, 2020
Provider seemed in a hurry but he did ask if we had any questions, he wasn't with us very long
July 18, 2020
Nothing in particular; all was well.
July 15, 2020
I got the info i needed, and i respect the Dr. But felt like he was in a hurry and would cut me off when i wanted to tell him something.
July 09, 2020
Doctor was timely and knew right away what was wrong
July 08, 2020
Recommended for best results in knee replacements
July 03, 2020
Dr Chatrath was highly recommended. He is professional and very good at what he does.
July 01, 2020
just interesting finding my way! But someone was there to guide.
June 21, 2020
I needed an appointment time t sooner for my knee but I understand the time.
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

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