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
Dr. Whittwell's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
Board certified in Critical Care Surgery and General Surgery
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Acute Care Surgery
Breast Surgical Oncology
Critical Care Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
Why It Matters: Dr. Whittwell's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Adrenal Gland Cancer
Anal and Rectal Cancer
Anal or Rectal Pain
Basal Cell Carcinoma
Carcinoma in Situ
Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
Dermatitis Due to Drugs
Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
Fungal Nail Infection
Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
Granuloma of Skin
Head and Neck Cancer
Herpes Simplex Infection
Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Leg and Foot Ulcers
Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
Nail and Nail Bed Infection
Polycythemia Rubra Vera
Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
Salivary Gland Cancer
Sickle Cell Disease
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
von Willebrand Disease
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Adjacent Tissue Transfer
Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
Biopsy of Breast
Bone Marrow Biopsy
Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
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
Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
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 Colon Surgery
Laparoscopic Rectal Surgery
Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
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
Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
Transendoscopic Stent Placement
Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
da Vinci® Colectomy
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Florida.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
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.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
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