Dr. Mary F. Vanko, MD

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Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology • Female

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Hospital Quality

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Saint Mary Medical Center
1500 S Lake Park Ave
Hobart, IN 46342
Methodist Hospital Southlake
8701 Broadway
Merrillville, IN 46410

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Women's Care Associates, PC Merrillville, Indiana
Womens Care Associates/ Dr Mary Vanko MD FACOG
280 E 90th Dr Side 2
Merrillville, IN 46410
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    Dr. Vanko's Experience

    Dr. Vanko's Care Philosophy

    Specialties

    • Obstetrics & Gynecology
    • Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
    • General Practice
    • Medical Weight Management
    • Urogynecology
    • Urogynecology & Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery
    • Women's Health Medicine

    Board Certifications

    • Obstetrics & Gynecology
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    • Abdominal Hysterectomy
    • Ablation
    • Birth Control
    • Bladder Surgery
    • Cesarean Hysterectomy
    • Chronic Diabetes Management
    • Colon and Rectal Surgery
    • Colpopexy
    • Colporrhaphy
    • Colposcopy
    • C-Section
    • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
    • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
    • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
    • Dilation and Curettage
    • Endocervical Curettage
    • Endometrial Ablation
    • Essure® Procedure
    • Excision of Cervix
    • 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 Procedure
    • Gynecologic Ultrasound
    • Hysterectomy
    • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
    • Hysterectomy - Open
    • Hysteroscopic Resection of Fibroids and Polyps
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    • Hysteroscopy
    • Implanon® Placement
    • Incontinence Sling Procedure
    • In-Office Surgery
    • In-Office Ultrasound
    • Intrauterine Device (IUD) Placement
    • Intrauterine Device (IUD) Removal
    • Laparoscopic Salpingectomy
    • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
    • Myomectomy - Open and-or Laparoscopic
    • Neck Surgery
    • Nexplanon® Etonogestrel Implant
    • Normal Vaginal Delivery
    • Obstetric Ultrasound
    • Oophorectomy
    • 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
    • Supracervical Hysterectomy
    • Tubal Ligation
    • Ultrasound, Transvaginal
    • Urinary Incontinence Surgery
    • Uterine Prolapse Surgery
    • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
    • Vaginal Hysterectomy
    • Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
    • Vaginal Surgery
    • Vulvectomy
    • Weight Maintenance
    • Wound Repair
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    Dr. Vanko says...

    • Abdominal Disorders
    • Abnormal Female Sexual Function
    • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
    • Atrophic Vaginitis
    • Blood Disorders
    • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
    • Bone Disorders
    • Brain Disorders
    • Breast Diseases
    • 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
    • Female Infertility
    • Gestational Diabetes
    • Gestational Hypertension
    • Gynecologic Cancer
    • Headache (incl. Migraine)
    • Hemorrhoids
    • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
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    • Hyperlipidemia
    • Hypertension
    • Hypertension Complicating Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum
    • Incontinence
    • Infertility
    • Intrauterine Growth Restriction
    • Mastodynia
    • Maternal Anemia
    • Menopause
    • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
    • Miscarriages
    • Noninflammatory Cervical Disorders
    • Obesity
    • Osteopenia
    • Osteoporosis
    • Ovarian Cancer
    • Ovarian Cysts
    • Ovarian Diseases
    • Pap Smear Abnormalities
    • Pelvic Disorders
    • Perimenopause
    • Placenta Previa
    • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
    • Preeclampsia
    • Pregestational Diabetes Mellitus
    • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
    • Rectovaginal Fistula
    • Sexual Dysfunction
    • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
    • Symptomatic Menopause
    • Syphilis Infections
    • Trichomoniasis
    • Urinary Disorders
    • Urinary-Genital Tract Fistula, Female
    • Uterine Cancer
    • Uterine Diseases
    • Uterine Fibroids
    • Uterine Prolapse
    • Vaginal and 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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    Background Check for Dr. Vanko

    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

    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • 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

    Media & Publications

    • 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
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    Dr. Vanko's Hospital Quality

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    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    • Methodist Hospital Southlake

    • Methodist Hospitals - Northlake Campus

    • Saint Mary Medical Center

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    Patient Satisfaction

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    Dr. Mary F. Vanko, MD
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    My patients thank me in person every day and they thank me the most by sending in their families, girlfriends and neighbors. It would me nice if they would go online but most don't. I see thousands of satisfied patients yearly, many  of whom  have followed me through transitions when I've worked for other physicians over the last 25 years.

    I am always interested in improving your experience and consider criticism constructive. I have a registered nurse, Annie. who serves as an office manager. You can relay your concerns to either of us.

    Likelihood to Recommend

    3.1
    • 57 responses
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    3.1 out of 5

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    Women's Care Associates, PC Merrillville, Indiana
    Womens Care Associates/ Dr Mary Vanko MD FACOG
    280 E 90th Dr Side 2
    Merrillville, IN 46410
    (219) 769-7650 (Office)
    (219) 769-7689 (Fax)
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