Dr. James Westervelt, MD

Dr. James Westervelt, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 63
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Dr. James Westervelt, MD is a general surgery specialist in St Petersburg, FL and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University (Syracuse) in 1986 and specializes in general surgery.

601 7th St S Ste 510

St Petersburg, FL 33701

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Westervelt's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Umbilical Hernia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Westervelt treats Umbilical Hernia more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Westervelt treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Westervelt performs Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Westervelt performs this procedure more than 93% of his peers

Hernia Repair
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Westervelt performs Hernia Repair more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Westervelt performs this procedure more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Westervelt's conditions and procedures:

Abdominal Disorders
Abdominal Pain
Abscess
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Anal and Rectal Cancer
Anal Disorders
Anal Fissure
Anal or Rectal Pain
Anal Prolapse
Anorectal Abscess
Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
Appendectomy, Open
Appendicitis
Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
Benign Tumor
Biliary Atresia
Biopsy of Breast
Bone Marrow Biopsy
Breast Cancer
Breast Diseases
Breast Lump
Breast Reconstruction
Breast Reduction
Breast Surgical Procedure
Cancer
Cholangiocarcinoma
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
Colectomy
Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Colorectal Cancer
Constipation
Crohn's Disease
Cyst Incision and Drainage
Destruction of Anal Tumor
Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal Diseases
Esophageal Diverticulum
Esophageal Fistula
Esophageal Surgery
Esophageal Varices
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
Fracture
Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
Gallbladder Cancer
Gallbladder Removal
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
Gastroenterology Procedures
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Gynecologic Cancer
Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
Hemorrhoids
Hernia
Hernia Repair
Hidradenitis
Hyperparathyroidism
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Incisional Hernia
Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Inguinal Hernia
Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
Intestinal Abscess
Intestinal Obstruction
Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
Laparotomy
Lipomas
Liver Cancer
Lung Cancer
Lung Surgery
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Mastectomy
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
Pancreatic Cancer
Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
Parathyroidectomy
Partial Lung Collapse
Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
Pleural Effusion
Port Placements or Replacements
Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
Proctosigmoidopexy With Robotic Assistance
Pulmonary Disease
Pyloric Stenosis
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)
Rib Fracture
Secondary Malignancies
Small Intestine Cancer
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Sphincterotomy
Splenectomy
Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
Stomach Cancer
Stomach Diseases
Stomach Surgery
Thrombosis
Tracheal Surgery
Ulcer
Ulcerative Colitis
Umbilical Hernia
Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Vaginal Surgery
Ventral Hernia

About Me

Care Philosophy

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

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1986
SUNY Upstate Medical University (Syracuse)
Medical School
1986

Awards

Dr. Westervelt's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Westervelt

4.6

Based on 28 reviews

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1 Star
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As a surgical rep, I’ve had the pleasure of working with Dr. Westervelt in the OR on many occasions. I was always impressed with his bedside manner pre, peri and post operatively. It’s abundantly clear that he’s a surgeon who truly cares about the patients he serves, employing innovative...Read More
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This Doctor is absolutely amazing. Not only is he kind caring and compassionate but he truly cares about his patients My husband had been in extreme pain from a botched hernia operation for 6 years unable to get anyone to listen to or believe him Dr Westervelt not only listened, he reassured us...Read More
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Here I sit with my spouse in excruciating pain post op. This Dr. was on call tonight. I have had his answering service leave 4 messages for him, a hours later.... crickets. Guess someone needs to explain what on call means to him. Thank goodness he is not her actual surgeon, and he’s just the guy...Read More
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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.
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Aetna
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card Test PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Coventry Health Care
Group Plan PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) Test PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan Test PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
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Options PPO
United Healthcare

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