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Daniel J. Vargo
( out of 55 reviews )

Daniel J. Vargo, MD

Languages spoken: English

Clinical Locations

University of Utah Hospital

General Surgery, Area E
801-587-7963
  • Dr. Vargo's clinical practice involves basic general surgery, including gallbladder and hernia surgery. He utilizes basic and advanced techniques in performing these procedures, including minimally invasive surgery/laparoscopy and robotic surgery.

    In addition, Dr. Vargo has a specialty practice in complex abdominal wall surgery, including large incisional/ventral hernias, parastomal hernias, and fistulas to the abdominal wall. He has performed more than 500 complex abdominal wall reconstructions and is considered one of the experts in this field. He is currently working to advance the techniques of robotic surgery as they apply to complex abdominal reconstruction.

    Patient Rating

    4.9 /5
    ( out of 55 reviews )

    The patient rating score is an average of all responses on our patient experience survey. The rating averages scores for all questions about care from our providers.

    The scale on which responses are measured is 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

    Patient Comments

    Patient comments are gathered from our patient experience survey and displayed in their entirety.
    Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

    August 04, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Dr Vargo was so kind and caring. Any surgery is scary, but having a complex case is terrifying. Dr Vargo made me feel that I was safe, and that the surgery would go well.

    May 27, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    He had reviewed my records. Showed interest in my issues. Provided clear options for my way forward.

    May 20, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    A very caring Dr. He took the time we needed to understand the course of treatment.

    April 16, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Dr Vargo is kind and was able to explain my questions in great detail

    April 08, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Dr Vargo addressed my issues with care and made available all options for my care

    April 08, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Very care and concerned. He was professional and explained what was happening, and my options. Very smart man and very good service.

    April 03, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Exceptionally knowledgeable and thorough.

    March 04, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    We didn't feel rushed taking time to explain what was going on with my body and what possible options if any to fix the problem. He seemed up front and honest about carrying for me. He listened to what I had to say without cutting me off.

    February 04, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Dr Vargo listen to my concerns about possible surgery. He answered all my questions. He made me feel at ease and of value. He explained the facts and options and gave me the respect to decide on surgery or not.

  • Dr. Vargo's clinical practice involves basic general surgery, including gallbladder and hernia surgery. He utilizes basic and advanced techniques in performing these procedures, including minimally invasive surgery/laparoscopy and robotic surgery.

    In addition, Dr. Vargo has a specialty practice in complex abdominal wall surgery, including large incisional/ventral hernias, parastomal hernias, and fistulas to the abdominal wall. He has performed more than 500 complex abdominal wall reconstructions and is considered one of the experts in this field. He is currently working to advance the techniques of robotic surgery as they apply to complex abdominal reconstruction.

    Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Surgery -Primary
    Academic Divisions General Surgery

    Education history

    Diploma Education - University of Michigan MHPE
    Surgical Critical Care - University of California - Davis Fellow
    Residency Surgery - University of Wisconsin Resident
    Surgery - University of Wisconsin Intern
    Professional Medical Medicine - Baylor College of Medicine M.D.
    Chemistry - University of Michigan B.S.