Dr. Benjamin Venger, MD

Dr. Benjamin Venger, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 59
(27)
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Dr. Benjamin Venger, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Fort Mohave, AZ. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 34 years.

1510 E Wagon Wheel Ln Ste 110

Fort Mohave, AZ 86426

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • MultiPlan

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Spine Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spondylosis
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Pain Management Nursing
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Pain
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Hand Pain
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Pain Disorder
  • Pain, Intractable
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postoperative Pain
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wrist Pain

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Procedures

  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Neurostimulation
  • Pain Management
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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2 Sanctions
  • Disciplinary action in another state (6/20/2014)
    Action Taken: Probation
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: California
  • Disciplinary action in another state (1/6/2010)
    Action Taken: Surrender
    Summary: Dr. Benjamin Herschel Venger; License # C50264; Nature of Complaint: The physician has been the subject of disciplinary actions in other states. The Nevada Board of Medical Examiners on 05-14-2009 placed the physician on probation for a period of thirty-six months subject to various probationary terms and conditions. The action was based upon the physician had testified untruthfully in a civil proceeding and knowingly offered untruthful and professional medical opinions during sworn deposition and trial testimony. The Arizona Medical Board on 06-04-2009 issued the physician a Decree of Censure and ordered the physician to pay a civil penalty for providing false testimony as an expert witness. Action Taken: The Medical Board of California has accepted the Surrender of the physician's license to practice medicine and surgery in the State of California.
    State: California
0 Board Actions

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

Education

  • University Of Texas Medical School At Houston
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Baylor College Of Med
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Baylor College Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Venger has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Venger has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Venger's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Venger to family and friends
3.0
based on 27 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Venger's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
Meadview, Az |
Dr. Venger is a good doctor and showed genuine concern for my pain and trying to get to the bottom of what was wrong with my neck after my c4-c7 discectomy and fusion. I did not like the waiting room time 2-3 hrs and 1 hr in patient room! Didnt like the fact that out of 5 visits i saw him 2 times, had to ask to talk to him the 2nd time. How does a Dr give quality care to their patients when they don't even tend them every time. Gave me a c-spine epidural and that's helped my pain a lot for now.
Chandler |
I had had a car accident and been treated by a chiropractor but still had unresolved issues after a year and a half, so Dr Venger was recommended to me. He was working in NV at the time. I found him to be practical and compassionate, and he did not want to do surgery unless everything else had been tried. He ended up sending me to a neurologist. I will never forget how kind he was and how he wanted to avoid surgery. Not sure why previous reviews note the opposite.
in Bullhead City, AZ |
On my last visit I was told by Dr Venger that “DEA had mandated all patients be lowered to less than 100 mgs of morphine or the equivalent.” I spoke with DEA investigations in Washington DC. I told them Dr Venger had told me. The agent told me there is no DEA mandate or rules about reducing the dose of opioid medications. That DEA and law enforcement are not doctors and does not tell physicians what or how to prescribe medications. The patient physician relationship is one of the most importan
Kingman, AZ |
Be prepared to wait over 4 hours not just once in awhile, but every single day. He spends less then 2 minutes with his back turned to you and if you refuse his surgical suggestions then he will cut all of your medications in half without any weaning process. I am so tired of the circus act that takes place every time in am in his office. Keep looking for a different doctor.
Lake Havasu City, AZ |
Sends no time with you. Did not even examine me. Patients are treated like cattle. Waited 4 1/2 hrs to see him for only 2 minutes of his time.
Bullhead City AZ |
No doubt an excellent surgeon... doesn't explain his right to a God-complex though. Doesn't listen to his patients and prejudges his patients. Be prepared to wait at least 2 to 3 hours for your appointment!
in Laughlin, NV |
Saw him at his Ft Mohave office. Great staff, MA helpful on patient questionnaire . Had TPI and had great relief .
in Kingman, AZ |
Dr. Venger was working in Nevada when we first met with him. He did my husband's first surgery. He was efficient, knowledgeable and did a fantastic job on the procedure.
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Dr. Venger accepts 2 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Havasu Regional Medical Center
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Kingman Regional Medical Center
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Valley View Medical Center
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Western Arizona Regional Medical Center
2735 Silver Creek Rd
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