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Welcome to Samaritan Orthopedics – Luis Vela, DO 

Located in Corvallis, Oregon, we provide comprehensive sports medicine and orthopedic treatment for the shoulder to hand. Whether you are a top-notch athlete with an injury or someone who just wants to get back to living without pain we are here to help.

Our staff has a special interest in treating overhead and throwing athletes and have treated many local athletes – high school and collegiate. Our team has a unique partnership with the OSU baseball team and treats the OSU baseball athletes.

Our goal is to help you get back on the road to recovery through the most minimally invasive procedure possible.

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Samaritan Orthopedics - Luis Vela, DO 3620 NW Samaritan Drive, Suite 201 Corvallis, OR 97330
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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Areas of Expertise 

Our providers have a special interest in treating athletes with overhead and throwing injuries. Dr. Vela specifically has been performing arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, elbow and wrist for collegiate and high school athletes for nearly 20 years. He was one of the first to perform arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs in the mid-Willamette Valley and currently leads in performing arthroscopic rotator cuff surgeries in the region.

Arthroscopic surgery requires a smaller incision than traditional surgery and utilizes a small camera to see inside the joint. It typically results in less scaring and quicker recovery times for patients. In traditional surgery doctors create larger incisions, allowing them to view the inside of the joint in a different manner. Depending on the procedure and circumstance, one type of surgery may be preferable to another.

Dr. Vela is highly specialized in arthroscopic surgery techniques. He prefers this method, as it typically leaves patients with less pain and stiffness, fewer complications, shorter hospital stays and faster recovery times.
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Treating Beaver Baseball Athletes 

Dr. Vela Teams up with OSU Baseball

Oregon State University baseball coach Pat Casey appreciates the care both he and his players receive from orthopedic surgeon Luis Vela, DO. Learn more by watching a video to hear about Coach Pat Casey’s experience with Dr. Vela.