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Specializes in Urology • Male • Age 62

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Saint Mary Medical Center
18300 Highway 18
Apple Valley, CA 92307

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    Dr. Vangala's Experience


    • Urology
    • Cystometry
    • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
    • Incontinence Sling Procedure
    • Lithotripsy
    • Orchiectomy
    • Prostate Removal
    • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
    • Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
    • Uroflowmetry
    • Balanoposthitis
    • Bladder Cancer
    • Bladder Infection
    • Bladder Stones
    • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
    • Chronic Kidney Diseases
    • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
    • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
    • Hydronephrosis
    • Kidney Stones
    • Neurogenic Bladder
    • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
    • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
    • Prostate Cancer
    • Prostatitis
    • Renal (Kidney) Cancer
    • Sexual Dysfunction
    • Ureteral Stricture or Kinking
    • Urethral Stones
    • Urethral Stricture
    • Urinary Incontinence
    • Urinary Stones
    • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
    • Vaginal & Pelvic Prolapse
    • Yeast Infections

    Background Check for Dr. Vangala

    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for California.

    3 Sanctions

    • Other  (7/16/2012)
    • Action Taken: Revocation
    • Summary: Please reference the following Document
    • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    • State: California
    • Substandard Care, Incompetence or Negligence  (2/14/2011)
    • Action Taken: Probation
    • Summary: Dr. Venkat Reddy Vangala; License # A40666

      Nature of Complaint:

      The physician engaged in gross negligence on 10-26-2007, when he misidentified an iliac artery and forcefully mobilized the iliac artery (thinking it was the ureter), which caused the brittle and diseased artery to separate and tear at the aortoiliac junction. The physician has also committed repeated negligent acts in his care of the patient, which included the gross negligence of 10-26-2007, and a single simple act of negligence occurring from 03-2007 through 10-26-2007, that involved the failure to obtain a CT scan to determine the etiology of the right hydronephrosis.

      Action Taken:

      The Medical Board of California has Revoked the physician’s license to practice medicine and surgery in the State of California. The revocation is Stayed and the physician is placed on Probation for a period of seven years, subject, but not limited to, the following terms and conditions:

      1. The physician is prohibited from performing open surgical procedures.
      2. The physician shall successfully complete a clinical training or educational program equivalent to the PACE program no later than six months after enrollment.
      3. The physician is prohibited from supervising physician assistants.
      4. The physician shall obey all laws and all rules governing the practice of medicine in the State of California.
      5. The physician shall submit quarterly declarations to the Board, stating whether there has been compliance with all the conditions of probation.
      6. The physician shall comply with the Board’s probation unit.
      7. The physician shall be available in person, for interviews with the Board.
      8. The physician shall pay all probation monitoring costs.
    • State: California
    • Disciplinary action in another state  (4/13/2000)
    • Action Taken: Surrender
    • Summary: The physician did not contest the charge of having been the subject of an uncontested disciplinary action taken by the California State Medical Board for negligence.
    • State: New York

    0 Board Actions

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

    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Osmania Medical College
    Graduated in 1976

    Languages Spoken by Dr. Vangala & Staff

    • English
    • Hindi
    • Spanish
    • Telugu
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