Dr. James A. Westervelt, MD

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Dr. James A. Westervelt, MD

General Surgery | Male

601 7th St S Ste 510, St Petersburg, FL 33701 Get Directions

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

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4.6 based on 19 responses
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  • Trustworthiness
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  • Helpfulness
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  • Staff
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  • Scheduling
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Experience with Dr. Westervelt
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
     (19)
  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
     (18)
  • How well provider listens and answers questions
     (19)
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
     (19)
Dr. Westervelt's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
     (19)
  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
     (19)
  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
     (19)
  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes (17)
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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 |
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Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Prolapse
  • 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 and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder 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 and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thrombosis
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia

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

Background Check

  • 1
    Malpractice Claim

    Dr. Westervelt has 1 malpractice claim

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    • Settlement  (8/29/2011)
    • Amount or Range: $250,000.00
    • State: Florida
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    Sanctions

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    What is a sanction or disciplinary action
  • 1
    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
    • State: Florida
    • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
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Education

  • Medical School
    SUNY Upstate Medical University (Syracuse)

    Graduated in 1986

Awards & Recognition

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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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
  • Malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • Board actions found
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Dr. Westervelt's Office & Staff

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Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Westervelt

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Westervelt's Care Philosophy

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