Rene S. Parungao, MD

Rene S. Parungao, MD

4.9 
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Primary Specialty

General Surgery

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Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine - 2001
Residency:
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago - 2006

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Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery - Surgery (Certified)

Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
Physician Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
On Medical Staff At:
Huntley Hospital
McHenry Hospital
Woodstock Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

188 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

94 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

94 Reviews

March 31, 2022

5.0

He was personable and professional. He answered all of my questions very well.

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March 21, 2022

5.0

Very caring - detailed - answers any question in terms you understand - does not rush you thru appt. great followup from his office on how you are doing

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March 14, 2022

5.0

Great doctor, always has time to answer questions and explain everything

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March 10, 2022

5.0

He was extremely nice and I had very little discomfort. He talked to me through the surgery and made me feel so comfortable

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March 03, 2022

5.0

Very nice, professional. Answered all my questions and concerns. Good bedside manor

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March 03, 2022

5.0

very professional surgeon

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March 03, 2022

5.0

He was informative and kind.

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February 28, 2022

5.0

He listens to you and your problems and answers all your questions 👍

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February 17, 2022

5.0

Un Medico bueno y responsable

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February 07, 2022

5.0

he is a very caring doctor and really listens

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February 03, 2022

5.0

He was prompt, answered all my questions and was patient when I asked. He was thorough and was able to get me in to see him and then surgery quickly.

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January 10, 2022

5.0

very good bedside manners very detailed about surgery and after surgery office has great follow up

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January 06, 2022

5.0

He was very nice answered all my questions. And thankfully seemed to know exactly what to do for me.

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January 03, 2022

5.0

Explained surgery well. Easy to get in to see.

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December 20, 2021

0.0

Bad service

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December 06, 2021

4.0

Very prompt and attentive to my schedule and needs

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December 02, 2021

5.0

Nice. Answered all of my questions.

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December 02, 2021

5.0

Very accommodating and understanding of my time and discomfort by expediting my procedure.

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November 02, 2021

5.0

Friendly and talked so I could understand my procedure.

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October 19, 2021

5.0

5 stars on personal attention to insure patient satisfaction

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October 19, 2021

5.0

He was very professional and to the point. He made me feel like I was in good hands and never made me feel nervous about having surgery. This was my first.

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October 18, 2021

4.0

The Doctor was very good but would only recommend with any surgery being at Huntley and NOT McHenry location

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October 05, 2021

5.0

My surgeon kept me well informed and also my family. He took the best course of action and did so in a timely fashion.

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August 31, 2021

4.0

Only saw him 1 time. Seemed very nice and knowledgeable.

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August 26, 2021

5.0

Friendly, professional, knowledgeable, and caring.

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August 24, 2021

5.0

I liked him.

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July 31, 2021

5.0

Very skilled surgeon

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July 24, 2021

5.0

Finally I have the right doctor of the right problem. I feel safe now that I have him.

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July 20, 2021

5.0

He explained things in layman's terms and has a great bed side manner

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July 10, 2021

5.0

A very compassionate dr.

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July 08, 2021

5.0

Great manner, very honest and upfront with treatment and great with getting treatment taken care of for the patient

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July 06, 2021

5.0

He was really nice, I liked his care as a doctor, took time to address my situation

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June 24, 2021

5.0

He is a great doctor

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June 11, 2021

5.0

I appreciated his promptness, his friendliness, and his willingness to answer questions honestly.

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June 07, 2021

5.0

He is an excellent doctor. Listened to what I said and took great care of me

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June 03, 2021

5.0

He takes the time to answer your questions without making you feel stupid. His staff is always friendly and makes you fee comfortable when you are there.

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May 21, 2021

5.0

He was exceptional

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May 20, 2021

5.0

The doctor is friendly and helpful me to answer.

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May 17, 2021

5.0

He is very polite and professional.

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May 14, 2021

5.0

Dr.Parungao was very helpful, explained all of my questions and procedures well

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May 10, 2021

5.0

He talks to and let's you what will happen

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May 03, 2021

5.0

Makes me feel like I have been his friend all my life.

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May 03, 2021

5.0

Great doctor.

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April 30, 2021

5.0

Excellent surgical skill and genuine caring personality

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April 26, 2021

5.0

Saved my life

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April 26, 2021

5.0

My visit was a very positive experience! Dr. Parungao has a wonderful “bed-side� manner with much empathy and professionalism.

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April 12, 2021

5.0

He did a great surgery on Kathy in December. It took care of her cancer he found when he did a colonoscopy.

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April 05, 2021

5.0

I have total confidence in him

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April 05, 2021

5.0

Dr Parungao made every detail understandable and at my lowest point took the time to sit down and help me through it.

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March 22, 2021

5.0

He did not push for needless surgery and was able to answer our questions

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March 04, 2021

5.0

My first surgery went well and I'm looking forward to the same for my next surgery

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March 04, 2021

5.0

Came in today with some swelling after surgery and worried that they'd want to drain it. But Doctor echoed what I had read online that it's a risk to introduce bacteria and that we would just monitor it. So I am happy that he didnt rush into anything and that he was aware of the same things I had researched. Also he spent more time with me today, a few previous visits had felt a little rushed. I felt much better that he stayed with me for a few minutes answering questions.

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February 22, 2021

5.0

A nice doctor, he explains everything real well in a way that you understand everything

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February 22, 2021

5.0

Good doctor. In a rush sometimes though

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February 22, 2021

5.0

He is a very kind man

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February 19, 2021

4.0

Friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient. Recovery was quick, and not too painful.

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February 19, 2021

5.0

did great job on surgery, explaining and very pleasant

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February 18, 2021

5.0

His explanation of my problem was thorough and he answered my questions clearly.

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February 01, 2021

5.0

Very professional

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January 11, 2021

5.0

He was patient and explained the gallbladder very thoroughly.

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January 07, 2021

5.0

He did a great job to help my wife. Saved her life.

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January 04, 2021

5.0

Extremely nice man! Knows his stuff and was very comforting and supportive! Great guy!!

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January 01, 2021

5.0

He's the best

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December 28, 2020

5.0

Very nice doc Explained procedure to be done communicated post surgery and saw today for post op removal of drain in his office very nice very patient

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December 21, 2020

5.0

Have not had surgery yet but initial visit positive.

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December 17, 2020

5.0

He is confident and i was very comfortable with him

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December 10, 2020

5.0

He was great! No problems with surgery, great follow up, and explained everything!

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December 10, 2020

5.0

Well mannered and informative

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December 04, 2020

5.0

He did an excellent job removing my gall bladder.

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November 30, 2020

5.0

Kind and friendly

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November 23, 2020

5.0

receptive to both me and my wife. Explains whats happening his staff is super nice.

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November 19, 2020

5.0

So far, Dr. Parungao has been very nice. He listened well, answered all my questions, explained things thoroughly, and I felt he genuinely cared for me as a patient.

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November 19, 2020

4.0

He was very informative and great personality. I haven’t had the surgery yet, if that goes as well as the consult I would rate him much higher.

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November 09, 2020

4.0

He's very nice and listens. Unfortunately I wish I could have received message over messenger so I did have to go to office for 5 min

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November 09, 2020

5.0

Doctors reviews, plus the excellent care I received.

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November 09, 2020

5.0

Professional and courtesy staff, doctor answered all my questions. Facility was clean. No waiting upon scheduled appointment time.

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October 19, 2020

5.0

very happy with results and follow up

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October 19, 2020

5.0

great nurses

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October 15, 2020

5.0

Explains everything for a lay person to understand

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October 15, 2020

5.0

The staff is very professional and courteous makes you feel comfortable

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September 28, 2020

5.0

Personable, good bedside manner

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September 28, 2020

5.0

Addressed my concerns and chose least invasive treatment option

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September 15, 2020

5.0

Dr. very friendly and attentive.He completed the procedure without problems.

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September 14, 2020

5.0

Excellent ER and Surgeon experience

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August 21, 2020

5.0

Told me what he thought. Told me what he was going to do. Asked questions. Acted like he cared.

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August 21, 2020

5.0

What an awesome skilled surgeon!

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August 21, 2020

5.0

Dr. Rene Parungao is an amazing surgeon, with great connection to his patients/bedside manor is also wonderful!

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August 21, 2020

4.0

He seemed knowledgeable and personable. I will have better opinion after surgery. We forgot to discuss post op. care.

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August 10, 2020

5.0

Felt comfortable with him. Explained things in a manner that was understandable

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July 14, 2020

5.0

Very helpful and knowledgable

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July 14, 2020

5.0

Doctor Rene treated me professionally. i. was well satisfied

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July 06, 2020

5.0

Great service on time

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June 29, 2020

5.0

Very impressed with the Dr, his staff and facilities

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June 12, 2020

5.0

Dr Parungao, was very knowledgeable and informative about the procedure, and why you should have said procedure

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Disclosures

Rene S. Parungao, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

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