Dr. Leo Villegas, MD

Surgical Oncology  |  
Male  |  
Age 47
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Dr. Leo Villegas, MD
Dr. Leo Villegas, MD is a surgical oncology doctor who practices in Pensacola, FL. He is 47 years old and has been practicing for 19 years. Dr. Villegas is affiliated with Baptist Hospital and Sacred Heart Hospital.

Gulf Coast Surgical Oncology

730 Bayfront Pkwy Ste 4A

Pensacola, FL 32502

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Dr. Leo Villegas, MD

Dr. Leo Villegas, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida, Inc.
  • Golden Rule
  • 21 More

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Care Philosophy

Dr. Leo Villegas is a board-certified surgeon who trained at Harvard Medical School and completed a two-year hepatobiliary and surgical oncology fellowship at Duke University. He specializes in the advanced surgical treatment of liver, pancreatic and gastrointestinal tumors. Gulf Coast Surgical Oncology, based in Pensacola, provides multidisciplinary care for patients who previously would have had to travel outside the area for care.

Dr. Villegas conducted research at Duke in laparoscopy and the use of robotics to minimize invasive surgery. He uses his specialized training in laparoscopic surgery to perform the least invasive procedure possible. Laparoscopic surgical treatment is an alternative to radiation and has been found to enhance quality of life and minimize recovery time.

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Dr. Villegas' Experience

Dr. Villegas' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Surgical Oncology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Surgical Oncology
  • General Surgery
  • Surgery

Board Certifications

Dr. Villegas does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Colon Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Infections
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Cancer, Borrmann 4
  • Hepatobiliary Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Tumor
  • Retroperitoneal Sarcoma
  • Small Intestine Cancer


  • Bowel Resection
  • Bowel Surgery
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastrectomy
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Surgery
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Whipple Procedure

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 Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • University Of Missouri / Kansas City Campus
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Duke University Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2011
  • Harvard Medical School In Boston
    Other Education | Completed 2006
  • University Of Missouri In Kansas City
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Villegas has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Villegas has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Villegas' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Villegas to family and friends
based on 15 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Villegas' 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 (3)
in Navarre, FL |
Kind, compassionate, explains procedures, tests and test results and expectations, allows the patient and family to ask as many questions as they need, and very highly trained and skilled, these are a few qualities of Dr. Villegas. He did a very complicated repair of my bile duct system that had been damaged by a different doctor and different surgery. Should you need a liver specialist no need to travel outside the local area.
in Pensacola, Fl. |
I would recommend Dr. Villegas because he is highly qualified and is the only surgeon that I have been able to find in the area that has performed Whipple procedure numerous times successfully. He is a truly talented surgeon, Who will take you through a very complicated operation from beginning to end. 5 star in my book. ??
in Navarre, FL |
His surgical skills were second to none, with the exception of the incisional hernia I knoiw have that must be eventually be re-worked on. Pain after surgery was left uncontrolled over 2 nurse shifts. Nurses agreed, Dr did not. Room was not properly disinfected. Cleaning lady came in daily and pushed the same old cloth around spreading germs. I endded up returning to the ER about 4 days later with severe infection/Rigors which appeared personnel on hand did not know how to swifty handle.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Villegas accepts 35 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Dental Blue 100/200/300
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Care HMO
    Blue Select
    BlueDental Choice
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
    Wellpath Preferred PPO
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida
    Employer Group Open Access HMO
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida, Inc.
    Carelink HMO
    Employer Group PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • HealthSmart
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Husky Health
  • inHealth
  • INTotal Health
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Peach State Health Plan
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • WellCare
  • Wellcare of Georgia

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Hospitals where Dr. Villegas has admitting privileges

Sacred Heart Hospital
5151 N 9th Ave
Pensacola, FL 32504
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Baptist Hospital
1000 W Moreno St
Pensacola, FL 32501
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