Dr. Joseph Vijungco, MD

Vascular SurgeryMaleAge 51

Dr. Vijungco

Discover Vein & Vascular Center, PLLC

135 S Power Rd Ste 101 Mesa, AZ 85206

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Dr. Joseph Vijungco, MD is a Vascular Surgery Specialist in Mesa, AZ and has over 25 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Saint Louis University School of Medicine medical school in 1996. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Banner Baywood Medical Center and Banner Heart Hospital. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Vijungco to book an appointment.

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Dr. Vijungco's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Venous Insufficiency
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vijungco treats Venous Insufficiency more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Vijungco treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vijungco treats Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Vijungco treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Atherosclerosis
  • Autoimmune Atherosclerosis
  • Buerger's Disease
  • Carotid Atherosclerosis
  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 1
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 2
  • Coronary Atherosclerosis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
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Atherosclerosis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vijungco treats Atherosclerosis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Vijungco treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Autoimmune Atherosclerosis
  • Carotid Atherosclerosis
  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 1
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 2
  • Coronary Atherosclerosis
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
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Dr. Vijungco's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Stroke
  • Acute Stroke Intervention
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Ambulatory Phlebectomy
  • Amputation
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm Embolization
  • Aneurysm Stenting
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic-Iliac Occlusive Disease
  • Arterial Aneurysm Surgery
  • Arterial Calcification of Infancy
  • Arterial Insufficiency
  • Arterial Occlusive Disease
  • Arterial Tortuosity Syndrome
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Arteriosclerosis Obliterans
  • Arteriovenostomy for Renal Dialysis
  • Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Atherectomy
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Berger's Disease
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Bruit
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Carotid Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebral Angiography
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Claudication
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Embolism
  • Embolization
  • Embolus
  • Endovascular Aneurysm Repair
  • Endovascular Disorders
  • Endovascular Procedure
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Visceral Aorta
  • Endovascular Stent Grafting
  • Endovenous Laser Treatment
  • Fistulogram
  • Iliac Aneurysm
  • Inferior Vena Cava Filter
  • Intra-Arterial Thrombolysis
  • Laser Ablation
  • Leg Ulcer
  • Leg Venous Ulcer
  • Lymphedema
  • Mesenteric Artery Ischemia
  • 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 Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Arterial Puncture
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Peripheral Vascular Intervention
  • Peripheral Vascular Studies
  • Peripheral Vascular Surgical Procedures
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Plaque
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Renal Vein Thrombosis
  • Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Spider Veins
  • Stent Grafting
  • Stenting
  • Stroke Prevention
  • Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Temporal Artery Biopsy
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Thromboembolism
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombolytic Therapy
  • Thrombophlebitis
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Vein Surgery
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vascular Trauma
  • Vasculitis
  • Vein Diseases
  • Vein Treatment
  • Venous Closure
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Reflux
  • Venous Sclerotherapy
  • Venous Thromboembolic Disease
  • Venous Thrombosis
  • Venous Ulcer
  • Wound Infection

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Dr. Vijungco's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Vijungco

4.5

Based on 219 ratings

5 Stars
83.56164383561644%
(183)
4 Stars
3.65296803652968%
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3 Stars
0.91324200913242%
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2 Stars
0.45662100456621%
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1 Star
11.415525114155251%
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What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (193)
  • Explained conditions well (190)
  • Listened & answered questions (190)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (36)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (27)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (26)
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Dr. Vijungco is a very knowledgeable and caring doctor who listens to his patients and takes the time to explain the procedure he recommends and answers all your questions. In addition, he has a wonderful staff both in his office and surgery center. I feel very fortunate to have been referred to him by my primary care doctor. Dr. Vijungco is the best.
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ls – Jul 09, 2020
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Dr. Vijungco is a cut above many doctors. He is highly trained, More than competent and most of all a truly caring person that makes you feel secure in his care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Durenda Albright – Dec 12, 2019
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Dr. Vijungco and his staff are remarkable people to me. I have had swelling leg andd ankle problems for several years now. I was seeing a vein doctor in CO and she just sent me to a therapist. After much testing by Dr. Vijungco and his staff, they found an artery blockage above my left knee and I am awaiting surgery. Now at least I know what my problem is. He went very in-depth and was very thorough as was his MA, Nicole. Thanks you guy.
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John Meidl – Nov 29, 2019
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Excellent Service. Nicole (PA) was outstanding! Victor who performed my ultra sounds was super nice and very professional Front Office and Medical Assistant Irene also a "gem" I wuld definitely recommend anything to this office.
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Gloria Taylor – Nov 01, 2019
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Dr. Vijungco is THE BEST. If any “improvement”, it would be to be more relaxed when communicating with patient. The technicians are very qualified and office in general is efficient. The P.A. (Nicole) is fantastic! Any improvement needed? Yes. The scheduling gal seems TOO BUSY. It used to be Vicky would be on top of it all! Now, it’s almost a week since post-op clearance, and I still have not heard from Kaylee. But I am so very pleased that Dr. Vijungco is my Vascular Surgeon!
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Rose in Mesa, AZ – Apr 21, 2019
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I would highly recommend Dr. Vijungco for vascular issues. He is knowledgeable, compassionate and listens to his patients. His staff is phenomenal. They accommodate your needs and I am not waiting a month to have an issue addressed. They are all competent, concerned and friendly. My wait time checking in is less than 1 0 minutes.
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Chandler, AZ – Apr 13, 2019
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We would highly recommend Dr Vijungco to anyone considering any vascular surgery. He explains thoroughly and we always understand the surgery and outcomes. His surgery skills are outstanding. Plus, he and his staff are truly nice people.
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Apr 05, 2019
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Dr V shares his medical knowledge of my case in layman terms for my better understanding. I believe he is intelligent and superior in his field while working towards a healthy and positive outcome for my health issues. Our relationship has built my trust and confidence in his ability to treat and care for me as the best vascular doctor and surgeon in the area. His dedication is reflected in his tenacious efforts to help me be the best I can possibly be.
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Mar 29, 2019
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Dr Vijungeo is an enormously talented physician and surgeon. I had recent carotid surgery, I have serious cardiac and lung issues. I have great confidence in this Dr. would not go to anyone else. He’s the BEST as are Amy and Nicole.
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Judy Farrens in Mesa , AZ – Feb 13, 2019
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Dr. Vijungco performed a 7 hour operation on my father many years ago, saving his leg. Sometimes we get a call to reschedule our appointment, but I completely understand because he has to go save another patient's leg. I would not have taken my father or anyone in my family to anyone else.
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Nov 27, 2018
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I have been going to Dr. Vijungco for 12 years. He is the most caring Dr. I had and emergency surgery in the middle of the night, and he saved my life.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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ML – Oct 11, 2018
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My husband had a horrible experience with this surgeon. He is very arrogant, blunt and highly defensive if questioned about his surgical ability and experience. Not very comforting or personable. We would never recommend him to anyone.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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AZ – Oct 04, 2018
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I would NOT go to any of these offices!! The surgery scheduler Kailey never gets back to you, I have waited 3 mo for a procedure that should have only taken 1 mo. They schedule surgeries with NO authorization just because they want to fill up the schedule! Then you get stuck with a $15,000 bill!! They leave you on hold for 20 to 30 minutes at a time because they are always so short staffed!! This place is awful and Dr. Vijungco is rude and never makes time for his patients!! Nicole is AWESOME!!
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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A.M in Mesa, AZ – Oct 03, 2018
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Arrived to see man (80s) sitting in wheelchair in sun (100s). He didn't want to be in freezing AC & was left unattended in sun instead of shade. Staff x2 never introduced themselves - name or title - asked elderly pt with dementia what he weighed. Told unknown staff person not to chart, he doesn't know you need to weigh him. She responded, "It doesn't matter I just need to put in something." Which reflected 11 lb weight loss in 7 days. NO washing of hands before/after, no wound assessment etc.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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I have been a patient for many years and I would not go anywhere else
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Edna Hopkins in Mesa, AZ – Jul 23, 2018
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Office staff is courteous and efficient. Doctor and PA (Nicole) are very intelligent, knowledgeable, articulate and caring. I highly recommend this entire team!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Barbara Lafford in Mesa, AZ – Jun 30, 2018
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Dr. Vinjungco is an exceptionally talented medical doctor and surgeon with a benchmark performance staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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JAS in Chandler, AZ – Jun 12, 2018
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Dr. Vijungco is a great Doctor with a wonderful staff at the Mesa location, but with the exception of Jackie, front desk clerk at the Chandler office. I interacted with Jackie on several occasions and she always sounds irritated and annoyed... she appears concerned about your situation, but will not follow through or call back patients when she clearly says she will... Not very trust worthy!
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Tina in Chandler, AZ – Jan 31, 2018
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Dr. Vijungco is a great doctor! I was referred to him by a foot doctor. Vijungco examined the dark spots on my legs and explained it. He said to wear compression stockings whenever I am up and out. One of his nurses got my sizing and gave me stockings (which can be ordered either through his office or on Amazon). The stockings have significantly faded the dark spots. He suggested that I have the surgeries since I am young. He is serious and straight to point. I spent more time with his nurses.
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Natalie S. in Tempe – Jan 07, 2018
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Dr. Vijungco explained the procedures to repair a large abdominal aortic aneurysm, found during a routine CT scan by my primary doctor, and put my wife and I at ease before the procedure. After the endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair I am recovering very well thanks to their excellent care. Thank you Dr. Vijungco.
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Ramon Grimmer in Sun Lakes, AZ – Dec 29, 2017
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About Me

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...Read more

Specialties

  • Vascular Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Education

2004
Northwestern University Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2002
Cook County Hospital
Residency Hospital
2002
Rush University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1996
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Medical School
1995
Rush University
Internship Hospital
1992
Boston College
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Top Surgeon Award by the American Consumers' Council, 2010

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Joseph Vijungco, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Vijungco frequently treats Venous Insufficiency, Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD), and Atherosclerosis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Vijungco treats.

Where is Dr. Joseph Vijungco, MD's office located?

Dr. Vijungco's office is located at 135 S Power Rd Ste 101, Mesa, AZ 85206. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Joseph Vijungco, MD speak?

Dr. Vijungco speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Discover Vein & Vascular Center, PLLC

Discover Vein and Vascular Center135 S Power Rd Ste 101 Mesa, AZ 85206
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Practice

Southwest Kidney Institute135 S Power Rd Ste 110 Mesa, AZ 85206
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Vijungco is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Banner Baywood Medical Center

Mesa, AZ

64% Patient Experience Rating, 5% lower than the national average

12 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

Banner Heart Hospital

Mesa, AZ

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)

Chandler Regional Medical Center

Chandler, AZ

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

21 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

Mercy Gilbert Medical Center

Gilbert, AZ

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

12 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

Mountain Vista Medical Center

Mesa, AZ

62% Patient Experience Rating, 7% lower than the national average