Dr. Ascension Torres, MD

Dr. Ascension Torres, MD

Pediatric Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
62 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Ascension Torres, MD is a pediatric surgery specialist in Miami, FL and has been practicing for 26 years. She specializes in pediatric surgery and general surgery.Read her story

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Dr. Torres' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Torres "Dr. Margarita Torres is a skilled board certified pediatric surgeon in Miami, FL. She has 22 years of pediatric surgery experience and is passionate about treating children of all ages from neonatal through adolescent age.Dr. Torres specializes in pediatric surgical procedures including but not limited to inguinal and umbilical hernias, pyloric stenosis, GI atresias, abdominal wall defects, imperforate anus, as well as other congenital malformations. She graduated from Wright State University with a Bachelor of Sciences, Honors in Biological Sciences and obtained her Medical Degree from the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Torres completed her residency and fellowship in transplant surgery at the University of Illinois. She went on to do her pediatric surgery residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. Dr. Torres served as associate professor of surgery at Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center of West Virginia University for 14 years.Dr. Torres is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Medical Association and the American Pediatric Surgical Association.Dr. Torres is an asset to the pediatric community and looks forward to the opportunity to take care of pediatric patients' surgical needs.Dr. Torres is bilingual and speaks fluent English and Spanish."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Torres "Dr. Torres understands that preparing for a child's surgery can be a difficult and nerve-racking time for the whole family. But families can rest assured at Kendall Pediatric Specialists, Dr. Torres' patient and empathetic bedside manner will make you feel comfortable and secure.   Dr. Torres is devoted to the care and treatment of children.  She understands that the care of a sick child cannot be accomplished without full involvement of the parents and families. She makes every effort to integrate the child's family into the surgical management process and to provide them with a supportive environment."

2  Specialties

  • Pediatric Surgery
  • General Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Pediatric Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

14  Conditions Treated

17  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Colectomy
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Testicular Lesion
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Laparotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Orchiectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Wright State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1978
  • University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • University of Illinois Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • University of Illinois
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Chldns Hospital Mc
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • University Ill Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Torres has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Ascension Torres, MD
She is a amazing doctor, explain every detail and all yours options. The operation was very successful. We are very grateful. The team was also great!
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Mom of the patient in Miami, FL – Sep 07, 2018
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Dr. Torres as well as her staff are amazing! Very helpful and explain everything in detail... the girls in the office were very friendly and heartwarming with my son. I would recommend this practice to everyone.
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Miami, FL – Nov 28, 2017
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Dr. Torres is an excellent Dr. , I have taken my daugther several times for check up and she and her staff are excellent they are always welcoming us with a smile.
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