Dr. Leo Villegas, MD

Dr. Leo Villegas, MD

Surgical Oncology | Male | 46 years old

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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.Read more

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Dr. Villegas' Reviews

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4.6
based on 15 total surveys (3 with reviews)
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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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Dr. Villegas' 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.

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 board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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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

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Graduated in 1998

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Missouri / Kansas City Campus

    Completed in 2009

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Duke University Medical Center

    Completed in 2011

  • Other Education
    Harvard Medical School In Boston

    Completed in 2006

    University Of Missouri In Kansas City

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Surgical Oncology
  • General Surgery
  • Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • 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

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