Dr. Thomas Vongillern, MD

Orthopedic Hand SurgeryMaleAge 72

Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Dr. Thomas Vongillern, MD is an Orthopedic Hand Surgery Specialist in Moline, IL and has over 47 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Vongillern has extensive experience in Hand & Wrist Surgery and Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery. He graduated from Roy J Lucille A Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa in 1975. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Genesis Medical Center – Silvis and Genesis Medical Center, Davenport, East Rusholme Street. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Thomas Vongillern, MD

ORA Orthopedics

520 Valley View Dr Ste 100 Moline, IL 61265
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(309) 762-3621
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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 Surgery

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 Surgery specialists.

Dr. Vongillern is experienced in the area of Hand & Wrist Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 24 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Vongillern
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Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Hand Tendon Repair
Ganglion Cyst
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Frequency
High
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Very High
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Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery specialists.

Dr. Vongillern is experienced in the area of Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 22 conditions and procedures

Treatments
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Adhesive Capsulitis
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Rotator Cuff Tear
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High
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Very High
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Dr. Vongillern's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Injection
  • 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, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Replacement Revision
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • 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 Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Sprain
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • 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
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

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Dr. Vongillern accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield 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
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
Midlands Choice
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
One Call Care Management
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
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Worker's Compensation
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Dr. Vongillern's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Vongillern

4.3

Based on 39 ratings

5 Stars
76.92307692307692%
(30)
4 Stars
5.128205128205129%
(2)
3 Stars
2.5641025641025643%
(1)
2 Stars
2.5641025641025643%
(1)
1 Star
12.820512820512821%
(5)
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Shoulder fracture
I was originally seen in Urgent Care by Jennifer Wilson PA-C on 4/4/22 for my shoulder. Everyone in Urgent Care from staff, x-ray and DME was fantastic. Jennifer explained everything wonderful and showed me my x-rays. I was then referred to Dr. VonGillern the next week for my shoulder fracture. His staff was great and he explained everything thoroughly. I would definitely recommend Dr VonGillern and Jennifer Wilson PA-C to anyone to see them!
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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Brianne Estes – Apr 20, 2022
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I think he is going to help me. He was thorough and kind.
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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Jayme – Oct 10, 2021
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Dr VonGillern is a amazing Dr. He has done 4 surgeries on my hands and it has healed perfectly ahead of expected time. I’m always so happy to see him because he has taken away all the pain in my hands. I highly recommend Dr. VonGillern for any painful hands. I would rate him Best in Quad Cities for sure!
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Oct 05, 2021
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Had major pain in thumb and hand. He explained what he would do. Very smooth surgery and recovery time not bad. Excellent doctor
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
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Apr 22, 2021
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I have worked with Dr. VonGillern as a consultant for many years and have the utmost respect for his treatment of hand conditions, so I chose him to treat the arthritis in my own hands. He did a tendon release for a trigger finger under local anaesthesia (my choice) in 2019, and I will have 2 more done on my other hand. He is easy to talk to and explains everything well in addition to being a very competent surgeon. .
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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Margery Franklin – Apr 21, 2021
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Very satisfied. Their patient and helpful.
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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Apr 10, 2021
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Dr Vongileren is a very professional, competent and knowledgeable physician. He’s easy to talk to and takes the time to answer questions and help you understand what he’s found and recommending. His surgical skills are top of the line, none better. Previously Dr Vongileren fused both of my wrist and worked with me to determine the proper angle of the wrists so I could continue to teach firearms to law enforcement. He was totally successful and I’ve been able to continue teaching and competitively shooting.
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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Mark Schumacher – Apr 03, 2021
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I would definitely recommend Dr. Vongillern to anybody that is in need of a surgery. Everyone is very helpful in making a speedy recovery
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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Lenne Winthurst – Feb 04, 2021
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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
What could be improved
No results
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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
No results
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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
No results
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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
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
No results
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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!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • 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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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!
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • 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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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
What could be improved
No results
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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
What could be improved
No results
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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!
What went well
  • 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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Chris Baker – Jan 29, 2019
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If he can't fix it no one can
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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Dec 17, 2018
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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
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Columbia U
Fellowship Hospital
Columbia University / College of Physicians And Surgeons
Fellowship Hospital
North Carolina Memorial Hospital, University Of North Carolina, Orthopedic Surgery
Residency Hospital
1980
University Nc
Residency Hospital
1980
University of North Carolina Hospitals
Residency Hospital
1976
Butterworth Hospital
Internship Hospital
1976
Spectrum Health - Butterworth Hospital
Internship Hospital
1975
Roy J Lucille A Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa
Medical School
University Of Iowa, Bachelor Of Science
Undergraduate School
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Awards

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Does Dr. Thomas Vongillern, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Thomas Vongillern, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Vongillern frequently treats Hand & Wrist Surgery and Shoulder & Upper Arm Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Vongillern specializes.

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Dr. Vongillern's office is located at 520 Valley View Dr Ste 100, Moline, IL 61265. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

ORA Orthopedics

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

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Genesis Medical Center – Silvis

Silvis, IL

65% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Genesis Medical Center, Davenport, East Rusholme Street

Davenport, IA

71% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% higher than the national average

12 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)

Trinity Rock Island

Rock Island, IL

67% Patients that would definitely recommend, 3% lower than the national average

UnityPoint Health - Trinity Bettendorf

Bettendorf, IA

75% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)