Dr. James Westervelt, MD

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General Surgery | Male

601 7th St S Ste 510 St Petersburg, FL 33701 Get Directions
Dr. James Westervelt, MD

Dr. James Westervelt, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in St Petersburg, FL. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 31 years. Dr. Westervelt is affiliated with Bayfront Medical Center.

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Dr. Westervelt's Care Philosophy

Specializing in minimally invasive abdominal procedures, including single-incision robotic surgery.

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    USF General Surgery601 7th St S Ste 510
    St Petersburg, FL 33701
    This provider offers the following appointment availability:
    Same Day
    (727) 553-7546Get Directions

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    Dr. Westervelt's Reviews

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    4.7
    based on 24 total reviews (8 with comments)
    Dr. Westervelt'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
      10 to 15 minutes
    Patient Comments (8)
    Port Richey, FL |
    You made my sister feel like someone cared for once. You bed side manners area above a beyond. Thanks from the entire Crawfords siblings all (10) of us.
    in Clearwater, FL |
    best best best
    Pinellas Park, FL |
    I Found Dr Westervelt to be very Caring and Pleasant and felt very confident with him as my surgeon I had a Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder Removal)
    in St Petersburg, FL |
    DR . Westervelt truly cares about his patients surgical results ,comfort and safety.
    St Petersburg, FL |
    Dr. Westervelt is very kind and cares about his patients .He is very skilled and knowledgable in laparoscopic and robotic surgery. He moved from Suncoast to Bayfront and will be a great addition to that hospital. I will always trust my surgeries to Dr. Westervelt!
    in St Petersburg, FL |
    I went to see this doctor about removing a growth from my back. My visit was in December and I was told to call after the first of the year to schedule my procedure because they were moving offices. When I called in January, I was told that he was no longer part of the practice and no one knew where he was. Basically, he lied to me so that he could get money from me and my insurance and never had any intention of actually helping me. If you need a surgeon, go see Eugene Murphy instead.
    in Florida |
    After surgery by Dr. Westervelt, I was in horrendous pain. He would not return my calls to him or my visit to his office to please call. He never called & I ended up having to go to the ER. After my surgery, the nurse in the recovery room said that two people had to hold me down on the surgical table.....the reason was I woke up during the surgery. Obviously, I was in tremendous pain. Anyone considering surgery by him should check his license. If only I had done this prior to surgery!
    Green Cove Springs, FL |
    4 surgerys
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    Dr. Westervelt's Care Philosophy

    Specializing in minimally invasive abdominal procedures, including single-incision robotic surgery.

    Dr. Westervelt's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in General Surgery
    •  Board certified in General Surgery
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  Board actions found

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      Board Action

      Dr. Westervelt has 1 board action

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      • Substandard Care, Incompetence or Negligence (8/13/2013)
      • Action Taken: Agreed Order with Terms and Conditions
      • Summary: Please reference the following Document
      • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
      • State: Florida
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    • General Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Abdominal Disorders
    • Abdominal Pain
    • Abscess
    • Anal Disorders
    • Anal Fissure
    • Anal Prolapse
    • Anal and Rectal Cancer
    • Anorectal Abscess
    • Appendicitis
    • Benign Tumor
    • Biliary Atresia
    • Breast Cancer
    • Breast Diseases
    • Breast Lump
    • Cancer
    • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Constipation
    • Crohn's Disease
    • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
    • Esophageal Cancer
    • Esophageal Diseases
    • Esophageal Diverticulum
    • Esophageal Fistula
    • Esophageal Varices
    • Gallbladder Cancer
    • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
    • Gastrointestinal Diseases
    • Gynecologic Cancer
    • Hemorrhoids
    • Hernia
    • Hidradenitis
    • Hyperparathyroidism
    • Incisional Hernia
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    • Inguinal Hernia
    • Intestinal Abscess
    • Intestinal Obstruction
    • Lipomas
    • Liver Cancer
    • Lung Cancer
    • Neuroendocrine Tumors
    • Pancreatic Cancer
    • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
    • Partial Lung Collapse
    • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
    • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
    • Pleural Effusion
    • Pulmonary Disease
    • Secondary Malignancies
    • Small Intestine Cancer
    • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
    • Stomach Cancer
    • Stomach Diseases
    • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
    • Thrombosis
    • Ulcer
    • Ulcerative Colitis
    • Umbilical Hernia
    • Ventral Hernia

    Education

    • Medical School
      SUNY Upstate Medical University (Syracuse)

      Graduated in 1986

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    Specialties

    • General Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
    • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
    • Appendectomy, Open
    • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
    • Biopsy of Breast
    • Bone Marrow Biopsy
    • Breast Reconstruction
    • Breast Reduction
    • Breast Surgical Procedure
    • Colectomy
    • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
    • Colon and Rectal Surgery
    • Destruction of Anal Tumor
    • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
    • Esophageal Surgery
    • Excision of Breast Tumor
    • Excision of Rectal Tumor
    • Excision of Skin Lesion
    • Excision of Stomach Tumor
    • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
    • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
    • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
    • Gallbladder Removal
    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
    • Gastroenterology Procedures
    • 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 Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
    • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
    • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
    • Laparotomy
    • Lung Surgery
    • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
    • Mastectomy
    • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
    • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
    • Parathyroidectomy
    • Port Placements or Replacements
    • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
    • 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)
    • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
    • Sphincterotomy
    • Stomach Surgery
    • Tracheal Surgery
    • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic