About Dr. Karas

Vasili Karas, MD, MS, is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in rapid recovery hip and knee replacement and complex reconstruction surgery. At Chicago Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, he’s committed to empowering his patients to overcome their pain and resume the activities they love.

A Chicagoland native with the goal of giving back to his community, Dr. Karas earned his medical degree at Rush University’s Medical College in Chicago. He then went to North Carolina to complete his residency training at Duke University Medical Center. After that, he returned to Chicago to finish his fellowship training in hip and knee replacement surgery at Rush University Medical Center.  

Dr. Karas’ approach to medicine involves spending time with his patients, fostering good communication, and offering the latest advances in medical technology. Through physical therapy, joint injections, and surgical procedures, he strives to get patients back on their feet as quickly as possible without compromising technique. He works closely with patients throughout their road to recovery and is highly skilled in addressing the full spectrum of concerns when it comes to hip or knee joints.

Whether a patient is continuing to have pain after a previous joint replacement, needs a second opinion, or is seeking the best surgeon to perform a knee or hip replacement for osteoarthritis, Dr. Karas feels privileged to care for the community of Chicagoland.

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Vasili Karas, MD, MS

Vasili Karas, MD, MS, is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in rapid recovery hip and knee replacement and complex reconstruction surgery. At Chicago Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, he’s committed to empowering his patients to overcome their pain and resume the activities they love.

A Chicagoland native with the goal of giving back to his community, Dr. Karas earned his medical degree at Rush University’s Medical College in Chicago. He then went to North Carolina to complete his residency training at Duke University Medical Center. After that, he returned to Chicago to finish his fellowship training in hip and knee replacement surgery at Rush University Medical Center.  

Dr. Karas’ approach to medicine involves spending time with his patients, fostering good communication, and offering the latest advances in medical technology. Through physical therapy, joint injections, and surgical procedures, he strives to get patients back on their feet as quickly as possible without compromising technique. He works closely with patients throughout their road to recovery and is highly skilled in addressing the full spectrum of concerns when it comes to hip or knee joints.

Whether a patient is continuing to have pain after a previous joint replacement, needs a second opinion, or is seeking the best surgeon to perform a knee or hip replacement for osteoarthritis, Dr. Karas feels privileged to care for the community of Chicagoland.


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Meet Dr. Karas


Born Here. Raised Here. Serves Here.

 Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery that will have you
    back on your feet the same day

 Overcome Your Pain
  • Overcome your pain and get
    back to
    enjoying life

Can arthritis be prevented?

Many people see arthritis as a normal part of aging. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. By taking these simple steps, you can slow the progression of debilitating joint diseases or reduce your chances of getting them in the first place.

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Mako Total Knee

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ADVOCATE ILLINOIS MASONIC MEDICAL CENTER
3000 North Halsted Street Suite 525

Chicago, IL 60657 

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331 West Surf Street Suite 6400,

Chicago, IL 60657

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1634 West Polk Street,

Chicago, IL 60612 

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1555 Barrington Rd,

Hoffman Estates, IL 60169 

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