Dr. Vengurlekar started medical school at the age of 16 and graduated at the top of his class at St John’s Medical College, one of the Ivy League schools in India, which is now known as St John’s Academy of Health Sciences, Bangalore University, India. Dr. Vengurlekar won gold medals in each year of his medical school, excelling in every subject during his medical curriculum of six and a half years.
At age 23, Dr. Vengurlekar began his post-graduate residency training in surgery and at the age of 27 was a Board-Certified General Surgeon, being a Chief Surgery Resident in his final year of training and passing his postgraduate boards with honors. For a period of two years, Dr Vengurlekar was in private practice in general and reconstructive surgery. Additionally, Dr. Vengurlekar was a member of the faculty for a teaching institution as Assistant Professor of Surgery.
Dr. Vengurlekar sought additional expertise and completed his Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgery Fellowship from Sinai Hospital, Detroit. He then performed surgery and trauma at Albert Einstein Medical School, New York and at Bronx Lebanon and Lincoln hospital in New York.
Dr. Vengurlekar’s interests then became focused on treating suffering and pain, so he completed his Anesthesiology and Pain Fellowship from the University of Illinois, and Stricht School of Medicine, in 1990.
After completing the Fellowships and twelve-years of training, Dr. Vengurlekar relocated to beautiful Scottsdale, AZ in 1991 and founded his practice. The Practice’s specialty is focused on interventional procedures for relieving spine and joint pain. Dr. Vengurlekar continues to practice medicine with a passion for treating the pathology of the underlying pain disorders with successful interventional procedures, rather than simply covering it up with medications and physical therapy.
Over the last several years, Dr. Vengurlekar has successfully treated thousands of patients in relieving their painful conditions and restoring them to a productive life free of narcotics. Dr Vengurlekar sees and helps a variety of pain conditions, with 80% of his practice being neck pain, low back pain, joint pain, and headaches. He also successfully treats sports injury pain, pain from work-related injuries, accident injuries, abdominal pain, post-surgical pain, arthritis, sciatica and a variety of others.
Dr. Vengurlekar has been named as A Top Doc by Phoenix Magazine for numerous years and has been cited in other publications. Dr Vengurlekar is passionate about helping patients in pain and is an advocate against the large-scale and long-term use of opiates, except for cancer pain and for short-term relief of acute pain conditions. Dr. Vengurlekar is accepting new patients and his staff are ready to take your call.
Board certification: American Board of Surgery, American Board of Anesthesiology
Hospital affiliation: Honor Health, Shea And Thompson Peak Locations; Banner Healthcare, Thunderbird