Dr. Joseph D. Vijungco, MD

Dr. Joseph D. Vijungco, MD

Vascular Surgery | Male | 46 years old

I believe that vascular operations should be presented to a patient in a compassionate, ethical, & responsible manner. Instead of going to the operating room with anxiety, I believe a patient should go to the operating room with 100% confidence.Read more

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I believe that vascular operations should be presented to a patient in a compassionate, ethical, & responsible manner. Instead of going to the operating room with anxiety, I believe a patient should go to the operating room with 100% confidence.Read more

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Experience with Dr. Vijungco
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
  • How well provider listens and answers questions
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
Dr. Vijungco's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes (184)
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Phoenix, AZ |
The staff is not properly trained and do not know how to maintain a sterile environment. Dr. Vijungco,s Care Philosophy is "presented to a patient in a compassionate, ethical & responsible manner." Dr. Vijungco does not live up to his philosophy.
in San Tan Vally, AZ |
Great experience. Everyone from front office to the doctor were very professional, courteous, and friendly. Did not feel rushed off like many doctors do! Very important quality to me.
in Mesa, AZ |
Dr. Vijungco is very thorough when explaining any procedures and what to expect from them. His follow up care is hands down the best I've had. His Ultrasound Techs are amazing too!
in Gilbert, AZ |
The worst service ever!!!!! This review is for the doctor; your staff is tarnishing your reputation. Here are some of the frustrations: • Scheduling date to visit, I take a day off and show up on time, a staff member tells then that my appointment was rescheduled or cancelled. Furthermore, they would lie and say that we called you and left a message. There were no messages 4 times that this happened, there was one message an hour before the appointment was cancelled.
in Mesa, AZ |
I feel very fortunate to be a patient of Dr. Vijungco's. He and the entire staff are top notch!
in Mesa, AZ |
Dr. Vijungco has a friendly, well experienced manner. He defines your problem (or lack of) in an easily understood manner. I would recommend him very highly as the best in his field!!
in Phoenix, AZ |
One of Phoenix's Top Docs, and rightly so. My mother's surgeon. Takes time to explain everything in a highly personable manner.
in mesa, az |
Dr. Vijungco diagnose me with PAD and had surgery right away.The surgery was scheduled for 4 hours and it took 9, he tried less evasive solutions before he realized the only way to save my leg was a arterial by-pass( he also had to deal with 2 blood clots). Dr. Vijungco went above and beyond what I think most doctors would of done! I am still having some problems due to my PAD, I still see him about every 6 months but because he is very caring & a conscientious person this makes him GREAT!
in Chandler, AZ |
I chose Dr. Vijungco based on positive experience at Chandler Regional Medical Center and his reputation as a top-notch vascular surgeon. He diagnosed me with chronic vein insufficiency after examination and ultrasounds. He explained the treatment he recommended which is called the Venefit procedure. The procedure went smoothly and the pain I previously felt in my legs is completely gone. He does followup exams and ultrasounds to monitor any changes. I would recommend him 100%.
in mesa, AZ |
He explains everything, he cares, he follows up, would highly recommend him.
in Phoenix, AZ |
Overall very happy with the whole team. I'm love how quick they are with the services they have provided. Not much else to say. Just very happy and I love how everyone is straight to the point and how they don't waste my time with empty conversation.
in Chandler, AZ |
I had a very positive experience with Dr. Vijungco. I presented my issue, had tests done, and was seen with a thorough follow-up appointment. He was personable to the extent that he is knowledgeable and knows what he's talking about. He was very doctor-like in nature. He wants to hear your problem and get to the bottom of it. The office staff was friendly and efficient.
in Mesa, AZ |
laid back friendly staff and doc kept the explanation simple in layman's terms and clearly explained what few medical terms he had to use
in Chandler, AZ |
Dr Vijungco was a life saver when my husband needed help the most. He saw us at the last minute the week of Christmas and assertively walked us through what needed to happen to save my husbands hand. He did a series of surgerys on and around Christmas and even went back up Christmas evening to check on him. With each visit we felt like he had my husbands best interest at heart. It was a very stressful time for my family and the only way we got through it was having complete trust in our Dr.
Chandler, AZ |
3 ultrasounds & 6+ office visits. After a year of constant followup on my part I kept getting a standard vague response of waiting on insurance approval. Staff said I am well within the ranges for approval. The last call to them they stated they would need to do another ultasound & submit it again for approval. Thousands out of pocket spent & wasted, I could have just paid out of pocket for the procedure. My physician that I trust recommended Dr. Vijungco, I will be asking for someone else.
Mesa, AZ |
The Dr was knowledgeable and friendly. When I had some procedures done, I felt he was taking care of me in the best way possible. The real problem was with several of his office staff that wouldn't return calls. I was told I would receive a call in two weeks about insurance & scheduling but she didn't call. When I called, I could only leave her messages. This went on for weeks with me calling everyday. If I hadn't already spent so much time getting to that point I would have cancelled! Grrr!
in Mesa, AZ |
I had the procedures done on both legs and pain was worse after eight months. My legs are scared from the sutures that looked like upholstery thread. Ended up going to another doctor to have the vein procedure done correctly; since the first procedure did not work and the veins were still not working.
in Mesa, AZ |
I love Dr. Vijungco. I think he is super intelligent, has really studied what he does, I feel very safe in his care, he is a wonderful doctor. He really explains things so you can understand what he is talking about and he is very easy to talk to. I know I can trust him to do what is best for me.
in Chandler, AZ |
I developed a DVT after knee surgery and my family doctor referred me to a Hematologist. I was immediately prescribed a blood thinner and after 6 months was told to stop taking them. The Hematologist referred me to Dr. Vijungco who was very familiar with my problem and knew how to treat me. I recently had my annual checkup with Dr. Vijungco. My DVT is gone and I will be forever grateful to Dr. Vijungco and his staff. If you require vascular care, you will be in excellent hands.
in Phoenix, AZ |
Very pleased with my first meeting with Dr Vijungco. Clear explanation of the procedures that will follow and why he will be treating me this way.
in Mesa,az |
Awful staff, waiting time to long to spend 5 mind with doc
in Mesa, AZ |
The office staff is horrible. I have called the office numerous time, with no call back. They have lied to me about talking to my insurance. They have no concern for the way they treat their patients. Jennifer and the office manager Jenny, will NOT call you back. I switched to another office and sent in the form to have my records sent to them and they did not do it. I called the office and they said they were doing it that day. Over a week later they did not send my records. I would not go here
in Irvine, CA |
My father, 69 yo former smoker with a 7cm AAA is doing great right after his procedure. Doc was extremely informative, poised as was his team. Double stent placed and we look forward to s mouth recovery. Great people do great things.
Phoenix, AZ |
Office got me in right away with one call from my Doctor about needing an appointment as soon as possible.
in Casa Grande, AZ |
Dr. Vijungco is a no-nonsense excellent surgeon, and we would strongly recommend him to anyone who has vascular problems.
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  • Vascular Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • General Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Stroke
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic-Iliac Occlusive Disease
  • Arterial Calcification of Infancy
  • Arterial Insufficiency
  • Arterial Occlusive Disease
  • Arterial Tortuosity Syndrome
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Arteriosclerosis Obliterans
  • Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Berger's Disease
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Carotid Bruit
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Vascular Disease
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Claudication
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Embolus
  • Endovascular Disorders
  • Leg Ulcer
  • Leg Venous Ulcer
  • Mesenteric Artery Ischemia
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Plaque
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Renal Vein Thrombosis
  • Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Thromboembolism
  • Thrombophlebitis
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Trauma
  • Vasculitis
  • Vein Diseases
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Reflux
  • Venous Thromboembolic Disease
  • Venous Thrombosis
  • Venous Ulcer
  • Wound Infection

Procedures Performed

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Acute Stroke Intervention
  • Ambulatory Phlebectomy
  • Amputation
  • Aneurysm Embolization
  • Aneurysm Stenting
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Arterial Aneurysm Surgery
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Atherectomy
  • Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Carotid Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebral Angiography
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Embolization
  • Endovascular Aneurysm Repair
  • Endovascular Procedure
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Visceral Aorta
  • Endovascular Stent Grafting
  • Endovenous Laser Treatment
  • Fistulogram
  • Inferior Vena Cava Filter
  • Intra-Arterial Thrombolysis
  • Laser Ablation
  • Minimally Invasive Aneurysm Repair
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Non-Invasive Vascular Testing for Arterial Disease
  • Non-Invasive Vascular Testing for Venous Diseases
  • Peripheral Angioplasty
  • Peripheral Arterial Puncture
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Intervention
  • Peripheral Vascular Studies
  • Peripheral Vascular Surgical Procedures
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation
  • Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Stent Grafting
  • Stenting
  • Stroke Prevention
  • Temporal Artery Biopsy
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombolytic Therapy
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Vein Surgery
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Vein Treatment
  • Venous Closure
  • Venous Sclerotherapy

Background Check

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    Malpractice Claims not available

    Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Arizona.

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  • 0

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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  • Medical School
    Saint Louis University School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1996

  • Internship Hospital
    Rush University

    Completed in 1995

  • Residency Hospital
    Cook County Hospital

    Completed in 2002

    Rush University Medical Center

    Completed in 2002

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Northwestern University Medical Center

    Completed in 2004

  • Undergraduate School
    Boston College

    Graduated in 1992

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Top Surgeon Award by the American Consumers' Council, 2010
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  • Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Vijungco's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Vascular Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery and Vascular Surgery
  • Malpractice claims in Arizona not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Why Does Experience Matter?

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Dr. Vijungco's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Vijungco

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients

Dr. Vijungco's Care Philosophy

I believe that vascular operations should be presented to a patient in a compassionate, ethical, & responsible manner. Instead of going to the operating room with anxiety, I believe a patient should go to the operating room with 100% confidence.