Dr. Christopher Willkomm, MD

Dr. Christopher Willkomm, MD

General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
38 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Christopher Willkomm, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Venice, FL. He is 38 years old and has been practicing for 12 years.

Surgical Associates of Venice & Englewood

436 Nokomis Ave S

Venice, FL 34285
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Accepted insurance

  • Advantra
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule

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Top Care Areas


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Intestinal Obstruction
very high
more than 98% of peers
very high
more than 96% of peers
Anorectal Abscess
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Willkomm "I was fortunate enough to receive some good advice from a high school teacher, and it reinforces my decision to become a surgeon.  My teacher told me "Find a career your love because you will be doing it for a long time."  My job comes with a lot of responsibility and stress, but I truly enjoy what I do and am thankful for the opportunity every day.  I truly consider myself lucky to be able to do something that brings a new challenge and new situation every day.

Having been trained on the da Vinci system during my general surgery residency, it was great to get back on the equipment in March of 2011 and be the first surgeon in Sarasota County to perform this type of robotic procedure at Venice Regional Medical Center.

Working at Surgical Associates of Venice & Englewood gives me the opportunity to have a home town atmosphere while providing cutting-edge approaches to patient care."


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  • General Surgery
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Gastroenterological Surgery
  • Hepatopancreaticobiliary Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Abscess
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Appendicitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Anal Abscess
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anorectal Abscess and Fistula
  • Appendicitis
  • Appendix Cancer
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Boil
  • Breast Abscess
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cellulitis
  • Chemical Burn
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Chronic Appendicitis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia, Congenital
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diverticulitis
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Duodenal Cancer
  • Electrical Burn
  • Fistula
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
  • Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hair Loss
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intertrigo
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Cancer
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Latex Allergy
  • Lipomas
  • Lobular Carcinoma in Situ (LCIS)
  • Lump
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Melanoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Microscopic Ulcerative Colitis
  • Mole
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Neuroendocrine Tumor of Pancreas
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Parasitic Appendicitis
  • Pemphigoid
  • Perianal Abscess
  • Perirectal Abscess
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Purpura
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Retroperitoneal Abscess
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Spleen Cancer
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Third-Degree Burns
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Traumatic Hernia
  • Tumor
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ulcerative Proctosigmoiditis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Warts


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  • Abdominal Mass Biopsy
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Breast Surgery
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Advanced Robotic Surgery
  • Amputation
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Aspiration of Breast Cysts
  • Biopsy
  • Biopsy of Affected Tissue
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bowel Obstruction Repair
  • Bowel Resection
  • Bowel Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Debridement
  • 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)
  • Excision
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Cyst
  • Excision of Lipoma
  • Excision of Neck Mass
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Soft Tissue Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Biopsy
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Laser Surgery
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Muscle Biopsy
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatic Biopsy
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Partial Mastectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Port Removal
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Single Incision Gallbladder Removal
  • Single Incision Laparoscopic Hernia Repair
  • Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Excision for Hidradenitis
  • Small Bowel Resection
  • Small Bowel Surgery
  • Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stereotactic Biopsy
  • Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
  • Stereotactic Procedure
  • Surgical Biopsy
  • Suture Soft Tissue Wound
  • Temporal Artery Biopsy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Whipple Procedure
  • da Vinci® Colectomy
  • da Vinci® Gallbladder Removal
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery


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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.


  • University Of Florida
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2001
  • University Of South Florida
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • Baylor University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Baylor University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Doctors Hospital of Sarasota

is a Healthgrades Top-Rated Hospital

Hospital Quality

2018 Five Star Recipient for Gallbladder Removal Surgery

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Dr. Willkomm's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Willkomm to family and friends
based on 49 total reviews (22 with comments)
Dr. Willkomm's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (22)
in Bradenton, FL |
Excellent surgeon with a bedside manner that all should follow.
in Englewood, FL |
From initial consultation through post-surgery follow up, Dr. Willkomm carefully explained what would be done and what was going on. His manner and straight forward answers were very comforting. I could not have asked for a more capable and caring surgeon.
in Englewood, FL |
Dr Willkomm is a hero in my book! After suffering with a condition for over 20 years he gave me my life back! The procedure was very pain full but I'm getting better everyday. Thank you so much Doc..
in North Port, FL |
When first meeting Dr. Willkomm you notice he is very young but after moment of speaking with him, he puts you at ease and you see how knowledgeable he is and compassionate about his profession. He took the time to explain the procedure and thoroughly go over everything that was on my mind. It made me feel that I will be in great hands and am comfortable to know he will be doing the procedure.
in Venice, FL |
Extensive pre-surgical evaluation and post-surgical followup. Consulted with other professionals during evaluation. Provided a caring and listening presence. Fully explained diagnosis and treatment in understandable terms. Involved patient in the decision-making process. Immediately responded to patient concerns during hospitalization. Provided excellent follow-up care. Extremely satisfied!
Thank you so much for the positive comments! It was a pleasure to take care of you.
in Venice, FL |
Dr. Willkomm was through in discussing my surgery, relieving my fears and was with me in every part of my stay at the hospital. He was a phone call away and always answered my questions honestly.
in Venice, FL |
We feel that Dr. Willkomm saved my husband 's life when he saw him in the emergency room last February. Michael had a ruptured spleen and was on Xarelto which presents a problem when a patient needs immediate surgery. Dr Willkomm quickly called in a specialty team and they were able to place a coil in the spleen. When Michael needed a surgery this month for a large hernia we were confident in our choice of a surgeon Dr. Willkomm. We feel the level of care at Surgical Associates is top notch.
in Warrenton, VA |
While visiting Venice, FL, I experienced severe problems with diverticulitis and went to the emergency room at Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Within 24 hours of admission for treatment, I was visited by Dr. Christopher Willkomm. He described my problem in great detail after having reviewed my CTscan and radiologist's report. We discussed surgical procedures & hopeful outcome in detail. I truly appreciated Dr. Willkomm's council and professional advice. I was very fortunate and feel great!
in Venice, FL |
Dr. Willkomm was wonderful. He answered any questions, told me what to expect and was empathetic to my situation. The surgery was more complicated than expected and Dr. Willkomm took the time needed to do what had to be done and was very successful with all aspects of it. I would recommend Dr. Willkomm to any one who needs gallbladder surgery. Thanks so much.
in Venice, FL |
Dr. Willkomm and his staff are very professional, but also very kind and caring. Dr. Willkomm took the time to explain everything to my mother and then to myself. I did have to call him the next morning after her surgery for a small issue and his staff handled it right away. And the doctor did call me back within 10 minutes of me calling his office. Dr. Willkomm, also spoke to me right after her surgery and let me know how things went and what to look for. I rate this surgeon a 10 out of 10.
in Port Charlotte, FL |
Doc performed an emergency appendectomy on me at around 1:00am and I was up walking around by 8:00 am the same day. Discharged in 2 days with minor pain. Back to playing golf in a week. Great job! Thanks ever so much.
in Sarasota, FL |
I had two surgeries, colon cancer and breast cancer, both done by Dr Christopher Willkomm. Everything went fantastic, and amazingly I did not experience painful recovery and not used any pain medicine. Dr Willkomm deserves recognition : he listen to patients concerns, he is very human and knowlegeable. I definitively recommend Dr Willkomm.
in Venice, FL |
My family doctor said go to THIS doctor and he was right. A similar procedure performed years ago required 3 days before I attempted to get out of bed and a month to get back to normal life. Dr. Willkomm's skill with laproscopic instruments permitted me to walk out of the hospital the same day, an outpatient with a minimum of discomfort. A week later I feel great but I guess I have to wait 2 more weeks for my body to heal properly.
in Venice, FL |
Dr. Willkomm listened to my concerns. I have not had any hospitalization since I had My tonsils out when I was 5, I am now 71. I was well taken care of by the doctor and his staff both in his office and in the hospital. He explained what he was going to do to repair my hernia. I came home the same day and had NO pain at all. I would recommend Dr. Willkomm to anyone needing surgery!! Mary C.
in Venice, FL |
Dr. Willkomm removed my gallbladder and I was home the same day. Very professional and skilled surgeon.
in Venice, FL |
Dr. Willkomm demonstrated expert knowledge and skills in his area. His diagnosis of my condition (chronic cholecystitis) and recommendations were right, and my post-surgery recovery was amazingly fast.
in Venice, FL |
I did not select Dr. Willkomm. I entered the hospital for an emergency appendectomy. Dr. Willkomm was the surgeon on call. All was well the day of surgery and then I developed stomach issues and ended up staying in the hospital for five painful days. I have no way of knowing if this was normal or not. I do know that I would never willing go to Venice Memorial Hospital ever again. The care given was well below acceptable!
in Venice, FL |
Very knowledgeable and easy to talk to and ready to help , in my situation. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing this type surgery . Thanks to Dr. Barber for her recommendation. Everything went very well and I feel great. The only thing that has suffered is my golf game , it's off.
in Venice, FL |
Had to have emergency surgery and he was excellent. I was home in 2 days no pain at all. Highly recommended him as a doctor.
Venice, FL |
Personable. knowledgeable, and skilled surgeon
in North Port, FL |
Dr. Willkomm is courteous, concerned and extremely competent. I would recommend him as the best!
in Venice, FL |
Excellent communicator and skilled surgeon.
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Dr. Willkomm accepts 29 insurance carriers
  • Advantra
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
    Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union WC
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Choice
    Blue Cross
    Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Care HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida PPO
    Blue Options
    Blue Preferred Patient Care PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna EPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Golden Rule
  • HAP Insurance
    Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Health Net
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
    Humana Choice Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Medico
  • One Health
  • Physician HealthCare Network
  • POMCO Group
  • Preferred Health Systems
    Preferred Health Network
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Prudential
  • United Health Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
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Hospitals where Dr. Willkomm has admitting privileges

Doctors Hospital of Sarasota
5731 Bee Ridge Rd
Sarasota, FL 34233
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Venice Regional Bayfront Health
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL 34285
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