Dr. Leo Villegas, MD

Dr. Leo Villegas, MD

Surgical Oncology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 48
Dr. Leo Villegas, MD is a surgical oncology specialist in Pensacola, FL and has been practicing for 7 years. He graduated from University Of Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1998 and specializes in surgical oncology, general surgery, and more.

730 Bayfront Pkwy Ste 4A

Pensacola, FL 32502

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • 26 More

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Top Care Areas

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Pancreatic Cancer
very high
more than 93% of peers
Liver Cancer
very high
more than 89% of peers
Gastrointestinal Diseases
more than 82% of peers

Dr. Villegas's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Villegas "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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3  Specialties

  • Surgical Oncology
  • General Surgery
  • Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Villegas does not have any board certifications listed.

77  Conditions Treated

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14  Procedures

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
16 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

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  • 2
  • 1

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 (4)

If you ever want a biopsy I'd definitely choose someone else especially with cancer my dad is dead now because this man did the biopsy on my father and my father had cancer his cancer markers were going down until dr Leo did his biopsy after the biopsy he performed on my dad a massive tumor bump...more
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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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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