Dr. Benjamin Venger, MD

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Neurosurgery | Male

5263 S Highway 95 # 101 Fort Mohave, AZ 86426 Get Directions
Dr. Benjamin Venger, MD
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. Dr. Venger is affiliated with Kingman Regional Medical Center, Western Arizona Regional Medical Center and Colorado River Medical Center.

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    Dr. Venger's Reviews

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Venger to family and friends
    3.0
    based on 26 total reviews (7 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 (7)
    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's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
    •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
    •  Malpractice claims found
    •  Sanctions found
    •  Board actions found

    Background Check

    • 1
      Malpractice Claim

      Dr. Venger has 1 malpractice claim

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      • Settlement (8/17/2012)
      • Amount or Range: $500,000.00
      • Nature of Complaint: Patients wife alleged that insured improperly performed the injection for pain pump refill and failed to properly resuscitate patient resulting in death.
      • State: Nevada
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    • 2
      Sanctions

      Dr. Venger has received 2 sanctions

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      • 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
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    • 1
      Board Action

      Dr. Venger has 1 board action

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      • Failure to keep adequate medical records (11/30/2012)
      • Action Taken: Fine
      • Summary: Please reference the following Document
      • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
      • State: Nevada
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    • Neurosurgery

    Conditions Treated

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

    Education

    • Medical School
      University Of Texas Medical School At Houston

      Graduated in 1983

    • Internship Hospital
      Baylor College Of Med

      Completed in 1984

    • Residency Hospital
      Baylor College Of Med

      Completed in 1989

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    Specialties

    • Neurosurgery
    • Pain Management Nursing

    Procedures Performed

    • Carotid Ultrasound
    • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
    • Nerve Block, Somatic
    • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
    • Neurostimulation
    • Pain Management
    • Spinal Cord Stimulation
    • Spinal Nerve Block