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Meet The Doctor

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Sham Vengurlekar, MD PC is the founder of Pain Management Institute

Dr. Vegularkar (known in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area as Dr. V) is certified in Interventional Pain, Surgery and Anesthesiology, as well as Fellowship Trained in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery.

Dr. V. started medical school at St. John’s Medical College (the India equivalent of an Ivy League university that is now known as St. John’s Academy of Health Sciences, Bangalore) at the age of 16. He graduated at the top of his class, earning gold medals in each year of school for excelling in every subject throughout his six and one-half years of medical training.

At the age of 23, Dr. V. began his post-graduate residency training in surgery; and, at the age of 27, he became a Board Certified General Surgeon (being Chief Surgery Resident in his final year of training and passing his postgraduate boards with honors. For a period of two years, Dr. V. was in private practice in general and reconstructive surgery. Additionally, Dr. V. was a member of the faculty for a teaching institution as Assistant Professor of Surgery.

Seeking additional expertise, Dr. V 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. At this point, Dr. V decided to devote his practice to treating pain and suffering. So, he completed his Anesthesiology and Pain Fellowship from the University of Illinois, and Stricht School of Medicine, in 1990.

After completing the Fellowship and 12 years of training, Dr. V relocated to beautiful Scottsdale, AZ in 1991, and founded his practice. Focusing on interventional procedures for relieving spine and joint pain, Dr V continues to practice medicine with a passion for treating the pathology of underlying pain disorders with successful interventional procedures (rather than simply masking this pathology with medications and physical therapy).

Over the last several years, Dr. V has successfully treated thousands of patients in relieving their painful conditions and restoring them to healthy lives free of narcotics. Dr. V 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 other painful conditions.

Over the last several years, Dr. V has successfully treated thousands of patients in relieving their painful conditions and restoring them to healthy lives free of narcotics. Dr. V 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 other painful conditions.

Dr. V has been named as a Top Doc by Phoenix Magazine for numerous ears, and has been cited in other publications. He 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 short-term relief of acute pain conditions). Dr. V is accepting new patients; and, he and his staff are ready to take your call.