Dr. Mary F. VanKo, MD

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Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology • Female • Age 61

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

Research training, expertise and qualifications

Care Philosophy

My patients are active participants in their healthcare.I provide personalized healthcare throughout a woman's life,and also provide complete OBGYN care including delivery services as well as primary care services for women. Preventative services are necessary for good health. Our office also provides medically supervised weight loss services. As a trained surgeon, when a patient needs surgery, I provide the most up to date minimally invasive techniques and use the newest technology to acheive the best outcomes. My training in vaginal surgery allows me to offer you many other options that other physicians will not discuss. Generally vaginal surgery offers the quickest recovery.Most importantly you can count on me to offer you all the options available to you.You have the right to know what your problem is and all of the treatments, including medical treatment, interventional radiology,as well as surgical treatment.

Specialties

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Urogynecology & Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2011
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  • Ablation
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Cervical Surgery
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • C-Section
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • 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
  • Nexplanon® Etonogestrel Implant
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  • 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 Delivery and VBAC
  • Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
  • Vulvectomy
  • Weight Maintenance
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  • Abnormal Female Sexual Function
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Breech Position
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Complicated Monochromic Twins
  • Dyspareunia
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Encounters for High-Risk Pregnancies
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Endometrial Disorders
  • Endometriosis
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Gestational Hypertension
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension Complicating Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum
  • Incontinence
  • Intrauterine Growth Restriction
  • Mastodynia
  • Menopause
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Miscarriages
  • Noninflammatory Cervical Disorders
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
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  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Ovarian Diseases
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Pelvic Disorders
  • Perimenopause
  • Placenta Previa
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregnancy Hematologic Abnormalities
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal & Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginal Candidiasis
  • Vaginal Disorders
  • Vaginal Prolapse
  • Vaginitis/Vaginosis
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Vulvar Diseases
  • Vulvodynia
  • 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

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

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