Dr. Augusto Whittwell, MD

Dr. Augusto Whittwell, MD

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Breast Surgical Oncology  ·  
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63 y/o
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Dr. Augusto Whittwell, MD is a breast surgical oncology specialist in South Miami, FL and has been practicing for 30 years. He specializes in breast surgical oncology, acute care surgery, and more.Read his story

A. Enrique Whittwell, MD, FACS, FASMBS

6705 SW 57th Ave Ste 416

South Miami, FL 33143
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Careplus
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida
  • EmblemHealth
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
  • Medica

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Whittwell performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
very high
more than 94% of peers
Leg and Foot Ulcers
high
more than 91% of peers
Appendicitis
high
more than 87% of peers

Dr. Whittwell's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Whittwell's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Whittwell "Welcome to the Bariatric and General Surgery Practice of A. Enrique Whittwell, MD, FACS, FASMBS In Miami, Florida, weight loss and general surgeon Dr. Enrique Whittwell has dedicated his medical career to improving the lives of his patients using advanced bariatric surgery and general surgery techniques. His skill as a surgeon, combined with a genuine concern for every one of his patients, has earned him a reputation as one of the most trusted bariatric and general surgeons in South Florida. Dr. Whittwell and his caring staff are highly experienced in performing the latest and most effective bariatric surgery techniques to help you lose weight and improve your health for good. He has performed hundreds of weight loss surgeries, including gastric band, gastric bypass, and sleeve gastrectomy, and he is happy to discuss which procedure makes the most sense for you and your weight loss goals. We also perform general surgery using state-of-the-art techniques including minimally invasive laparoscopy and robotic surgery to treat conditions including hernia, hiatal hernia, gallbladder disease, hemorrhoids, and colon cancer. To schedule a bariatric or general surgery consultation with Dr. Whittwell in Miami, Florida, call (305) 665-0100 or request an appointment online today"
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4  Specialties

  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Dermatologic Oncology
  • General Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

150  Conditions Treated

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65  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • da Vinci® Colectomy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Endoscopic Sphincterotomy and Papillotomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Rectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Skin Excision for Hidradenitis
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
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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.

Education

  • Peruvian University Cayetano Heredia / Academic Program of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1973
  • Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Whittwell has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Whittwell does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Whittwell and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Whittwell's Reviews

4.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Whittwell to family and friends
8 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

  • 5
    (7)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Whittwell's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Have a hernia in my right lower epigastrium, which I went to have surgery on. He sewed up my umbilicus instead. When I went back for a follow up and asked why I still had a bulge one inch above my belly button, he told me that's not what he had operated on. When I asked him what he meant, as this...more
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I just had my surgery with Dr Whittwell 10 days ago and I feel amazing. I lost 10 lbs already! A total of 29 since I started this this journey in January. Dr Whittwell and his staff are so professional and caring. They want to make sure you are succeed! Do it! Change your life! Come see Dr...more
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Dr. Whitwell is amazing I trust him 1,000%. He was highly recommmended and I believe he was the best choice for my bariatric surgery needs. I have recommended several others to him. Hands down the best in Miami. Office staff is also great. Friendly, professional and efficient. Overall great...more
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Really good surgeon and doctor. Ingrid front desk assistant is the best! The wait time can be long but it’s definitely worth the wait. I cant thank Dr.Whitwell and Ingrid enough for their help during my weight loss journey!
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Dr. Whitwell went over all the pros and cons of the different surgical approaches for a cholecystectomy. Even after outweighing the cons (increased possibility of an umbilical hernia) of a single incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy (SILC) via Da Vinci, I felt confident that Dr. Whitwell could...more
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