Dr. Thomas VonGillern, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery •  Male • Age 70
  
Dr. VonGillern
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

ORA Orthopedics

520 Valley View Dr Ste 100 Moline, IL 61265

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(309) 762-3621

Dr. Thomas VonGillern, MD is a Orthopedic Hand Surgery Specialist in Moline, IL. Dr. VonGillern has more experience with Hand/Wrist, Elbow, and Knee/Lower Limbs than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Genesis Medical Center - East Rusholme Street and Genesis Medical Center – Silvis. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. VonGillern to book an appointment.


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Dr. VonGillern accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
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Coventry Health America PPO
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Frequently Treated by Dr. VonGillern

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. VonGillern treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. VonGillern treats other conditions, please contact the office at (309) 762-3621.

Hand/Wrist

Hand and wrist conditions including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's contracture, and fractures or sprains, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Hand/Wrist specialists.

Dr. VonGillern typically treats 61% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 14 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Hand Conditions
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Trigger Finger
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Elbow

Elbow surgeons perform proceduras including arthroscopy, replacement, resurfacing, or tendon repair to treat conditions affecting the elbow, such as arthritis, dislocations, and hyperextension.Compare with other Elbow specialists.

Dr. VonGillern typically treats 61% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Elbow Injuries
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee/Lower Limbs specialists.

Dr. VonGillern typically treats 52% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Knee Disorders
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Internal Derangement of Knee
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High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. VonGillern's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wound Repair
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

Dr. VonGillern's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. VonGillern

4.2

Based on 32 ratings

5 Stars
75%
(24)
4 Stars
3.125%
(1)
3 Stars
3.125%
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2 Stars
3.125%
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1 Star
15.625%
(5)
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Was greeted pleasantly, short wait, my questions were answered, decided on treatment then to follow up in 2 months. The PA and Dr. Professional, courteous, carrying & I felt welcome, informed, was given injection, fitted with a splint, scheduled for return.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Nov 07, 2020
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Have been seeing Dr. Von Gillern for several years for the arthritis in my thumbs. (I receive shots in them.) He has always run on time, always kind of low-key and even-keeled. After he gives me the shots, he apologizes for having hurt me!! ?? A really nice guy!!
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
  • Long wait times
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sc20202 – Oct 16, 2020
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Second time having Dr. V. work on wrists. Did left many years ago and time to do the right. Looking forward to having the same great results.....! Doctor and his staff always have been helpful with any questions or issues before and after surgery. Thank You Dr. V. and staff.... !!!!
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
  • Long wait times
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Kevin Fausett – Oct 08, 2020
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Great Dr been going to him for years and had numerous surgeries all great satisfaction
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
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Mary – Oct 08, 2020
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I did not have a good experience with Dr. VonGillern at all. He was not careful with my arm when he first examined it. He just walked in the room and just immediately lifted it without asking about the pain. Other doctors at the Express Care and at ORA Urgent Care had me move my arm and asked about the pain level and then they gently examined my arm. I also felt completely rushed with this doctor! He would walk out of the room as I was asking questions then stopped and answered and continued walking out even though I had additional questions. I decided to see a different doctor and I'm so glad that I did!
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Jun 13, 2020
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Never would I recommend Dr. VonGillern to my worst enemy! He rendered my right hand useless following surgery!
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Lois Farrey – Jun 11, 2020
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Dr VonG has performed 2 elbow surgeries on me and I wouldn’t consider going to any other physician for elbow issues. Simply the best most knowledgeable one around.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
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Chad Marshall – Feb 27, 2020
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I've had Dr VonGillern for 3 surgeries on my hands. All have had perfect results with full use regained and no scaring. I recently had a total knee replacement and the rehab is going along nicely. I have surgical pain but the debilitating bone pain is gone. I would 100% recommend Dr VonGillern and his staff as they give excellent care with top quality results.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Marilyn – Aug 17, 2019
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Excellent doctor with in depth knowledge in diagnosing the medical condition and provides alternatives on the treatment processes
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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Taylor Ridge, IL – Jun 13, 2019
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Was warned on arrival that wait was gonna be 45 minutes but didn’t seem that long .visit with dr was great
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Apr 04, 2019
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Felt like we were in good hands with Dr Von G. He took great care of our mother who is 91!
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Chris Baker – Jan 29, 2019
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If he can't fix it no one can
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Dec 17, 2018
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I like the fact he doesn't always go straight to surgury, but tries to find the least evasive solution.
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Dec 08, 2018
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He is a no bull Dr right to the point. And I like that when it comes to my health.
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Ruth Eklof in Moline , IL – Nov 07, 2018
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So thankful that Dr. VonGillern was on call 20+ years ago when I had my accident. I wouldn’t trust anyone else but Hume to perform all the necessary surgeries and eventually a replacement! I honestly can’t say enough positive things about him and his sevices
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Toni Lorenzen in IL – Oct 17, 2018
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He is a very professional and caring doctor
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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Elsa in East Moline , IL – Sep 12, 2018
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Best hand surgeon you'll find in this area!
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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I'm a Nurse! I oughta know! in Davenport , IA – Sep 08, 2018
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Absolutely. Great Dr. Good bedside manner and answers all questions efficiently. Recommended to me and very pleased. Looked for a while for another alternative to my thumb issue. Very happy with his technique.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Theresa Willich in Muscatine, IA – Aug 14, 2018
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Dr VonGillern has changed my life. He properly diagnosed my issues with both wrists, discussed alternative procedures and did fabulous work on both. I'm in better shape than I was 10 years ago and I'm able to do whatever I want with no pain. He was easy to talk with, worked with on a couple concerns and I found him to be both professional and a great guy. I can't say enough good about the people at ORA or Dr VonGillern. Dr VonGillern is the best there is, period.
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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No results
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Mark A. Schumacher in Port Byron, IL – Jul 07, 2018
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Had knee trouble many scopes. Finally went to Dr VonGillern and he quickly determined that knee replacement was needed. Very happy with results. Always direct on all procedures. Skills were beyond approach. Have and will continue to highly recommend him. Thanks Dr. VonGillern.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I am rewarded by seeing my patients return to their normal work, leisure, and sports activities. My first concern is always for my patients, each of whom is unique and must be treated as such.

Biography

Areas of Expertise:

Hand, Wrist & Elbow Injuries Wrist Arthroscopy Carpal & Cubital Tunnel Release Nerve Compression & Tendon Repair...
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Columbia U
Fellowship Hospital
Columbia U
Residency Hospital
1980
University of North Carolina Hospitals
Residency Hospital
1976
Spectrum Health - Butterworth Hospital
Internship Hospital
University Of Iowa, Bachelor Of Science
Undergraduate School

Awards

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Locations

ORA Orthopedics

Moline Clinic520 Valley View Dr Ste 100 Moline, IL 61265
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Genesis Medical Center - East Rusholme Street

Davenport, IA

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)

Genesis Medical Center – Silvis

Silvis, IL

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

Trinity Rock Island

Rock Island, IL

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

UnityPoint Health - Trinity Bettendorf

Bettendorf, IA

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)
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