Dr. Mary F. VanKo, MD

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Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology • Female • Age 62

280 E 90th Dr
Merrillville, IN 46410
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Hospital Quality

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Saint Mary Medical Center
1500 South Lake Parks Avenue
Hobart, IN 46342
Methodist Hospital Southlake
8701 Broadway
Merrillville, IN 46410

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Womens Care Associates
280 E 90th Dr
Merrillville, IN 46410
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    Dr. VanKo's Experience

    Dr. VanKo's Care Philosophy

    Specialties

    • Obstetrics & Gynecology
    • Urogynecology & Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery
    • Women's Health Medicine

    Board Certifications

    • Obstetrics & Gynecology
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    • Ablation
    • Bladder Surgery
    • Colpopexy
    • Colporrhaphy
    • Colposcopy
    • C-Section
    • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
    • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
    • Endocervical Curettage
    • Endometrial Ablation
    • Essure®
    • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
    • Family Contraceptive Care
    • Family Planning Services
    • Fluid Contrast Ultrasound
    • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
    • Gynecologic Surgical Procedures
    • Gynecologic Ultrasound
    • Hysterectomy
    • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
    • Hysterectomy - Open
    • Hysteroscopic Resection of Fibroids & Polyps
    • Hysteroscopy
    • Implanon® Placement
    • Incontinence Sling Procedure
    • In-Office Surgery
    • In-Office Ultrasound
    • Intrauterine Device (IUD) Placement
    • Intrauterine Device (IUD) Removal
    • Myomectomy - Open and-or Laparoscopic
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    • Neck Surgery
    • Nexplanon® Etonogestrel Implant
    • Normal Vaginal Delivery
    • Obstetric Ultrasound
    • Pap Smear
    • Pelvic Exams
    • Prenatal Care and Counseling
    • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
    • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
    • Sterilization
    • Tubal Ligation
    • Ultrasound, Transvaginal
    • Urinary Incontinence Surgery
    • Uterine Prolapse Surgery
    • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
    • Vaginal Delivery and VBAC
    • Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
    • Vulvectomy
    • Weight Maintenance
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    • Abnormal Female Sexual Function
    • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
    • Atrophic Vaginitis
    • Breech Position
    • Cancer
    • Carcinoma in Situ
    • Cervical Cancer
    • Cervical Polyps
    • Cervicitis
    • Chlamydia Infections
    • Complicated Monochromic Twins
    • Dyspareunia
    • Ectopic Pregnancy
    • Encounters for High-Risk Pregnancies
    • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
    • Endometrial Disorders
    • Endometriosis
    • Gestational Diabetes
    • Gestational Hypertension
    • Hematologic Abnormalities Associated With Pregnancy
    • Hemorrhoids
    • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
    • Hyperlipidemia
    • Hypertension
    • Hypertension Complicating Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum
    • Incontinence
    • Infertility
    • Intrauterine Growth Restriction
    • Mastodynia
    • Menopause
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    • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
    • Miscarriages
    • Noninflammatory Cervical Disorders
    • Osteopenia
    • Osteoporosis
    • Ovarian Cancer
    • Ovarian Cysts
    • Ovarian Diseases
    • Pap Smear Abnormalities
    • Pelvic Disorders
    • Perimenopause
    • Placenta Previa
    • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
    • Preeclampsia
    • Pregestational Diabetes Mellitus
    • Rectovaginal Fistula
    • Sexual Dysfunction
    • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
    • Symptomatic Menopause
    • Trichomoniasis
    • Urinary Disorders
    • Uterine Cancer
    • Uterine Fibroids
    • Uterine Prolapse
    • Vaginal & Pelvic Prolapse
    • Vaginal Candidiasis
    • Vaginal Disorders
    • Vaginal Prolapse
    • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
    • Vulvar Cancer
    • Vulvar Diseases
    • Vulvodynia
    • Weight Loss
    • Yeast Infections
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    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for Indiana.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

    Awards

    Media & Publications

    • Golden Apple University of Illinois Resident Award, 1987-1991
    • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology Certification, 1993-2010
    • Editorial Board Contemporary OB GYN, 2009-2010
    • Physicians Recognition Certificate, AMA, 1990 to present, 1990-2010
    • Patient Choice Award, 2007
    • Patient Choice Award, 2008
    • Patient Choice Award, 2009
    • University of Illinois James Scholar, 1967-1970
    • Mom is GettingOlder, 5/9/2004
    • Womens Health, 1997
    • Tort Reform, Lack of Good Samaritan Coverage in Indiana Hospitals, 1997
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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago
    Graduated in 1987

    Internship Hospital

    Columbus-Cabrini-Cuneo Medical Center
    Complete in 1987

    Residency Hospital

    University of Illinois Hospital
    Complete in 1991

    Fellowship Hospital

    Fellow American College Of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Complete in 1993

    Undergraduate Schools

    University Of Illinois
    Graduated in 1973

    Other Education

    Chicago Public Schools Master Teacher 1975-1983
    Complete in 1975
    Moraine Valley College Instructor 1975-1980
    Complete in 1975
    Northeastern Illinois University Administation Certification Program, Masters Plus 36
    Complete in 1980
    Northeastern Illinois University Master Of Arts
    Complete in 1975
    University Of Illinois B S. Biological Sciences
    Complete in 1982
    University Of Illinois Neuroanatomy Graduate Assistant
    Complete in 1980
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. VanKo & Staff

    • English
    • Spanish
  2. Healthgrades

    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

    Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 85.2% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

    Dr. VanKo's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    • Methodist Hospital Southlake

    • Methodist Hospitals - Northlake

    • Saint Mary Medical Center

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    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. VanKo

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. VanKo to family and friends

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    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    70 responses
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    70 responses
    below
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    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes 64 responses
    longer than
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    Experience with Dr. VanKo
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    70 responses
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    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    70 responses
    below
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    How well provider listens and answers questions
    69 responses
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    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    69 responses
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    Womens Care Associates
    280 E 90th Dr
    Merrillville, IN 46410
    (219) 769-7650 (Office)
    (219) 769-7689 (Fax)
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