Dr. Maria Yataco, MD

Dr. Maria Yataco, MD

Transplant HepatologyFemale

Transplant Hepatology

Dr. Maria Yataco, MD is a Transplant Hepatology Specialist in Jacksonville, FL. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Mayo Clinic Hospital  and Ascension St. Vincent's Riverside Hospital. Her office is not accepting new patients.


Mayo Clinic - Florida

Jacksonville - Transplant4500 San Pablo Rd S Jacksonville, FL 32224

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Negative ?? This doctors blames the patient. I agree with the other poster she is all about numbers. Dies not want to listen and she knows what is best-really? Very discouraging just like the other reviews. I don’t wish her on anyone. She gives Mayo Clinic a bad name. I am sure they’re are more patients with similar experiences. How come the Mayo Clinic doesn’t see these or listen to patient complaints. Her husband is a doctor and guess what same thing all negative reviews. Perhaps a coincidence? I think not.
10 people found this helpful
Jan 12, 2020
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Not a good doctor! Would not recommend.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
10 people found this helpful
Sep 28, 2019
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I'll admit to being very worried when I found out my husband had an appointment with Dr. Yataco. We were traveling 2 days to meet with her and her online ratings thus far were awful. But after meeting with her, I can't imagine giving her less than 5 stars. She was nice, took the time to walk us through his scans, explain his condition, order a few tests and answer a few questions. My husband was minimizing how much pain he was in and she took the time to make him comfortable and draw out the truth from him. Ultimately she is not going to be his surgeon because he needs a different procedure than her specialty, but we had a great experience meeting with her and I would definitely recommend her.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
9 people found this helpful
Jun 01, 2019
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She is very rude. Talks down to you and everything is negative. She said my husband wasn't "cooperating" with the transplant program, which he was, but she didn't have the time to listen. You could tell she didn't care about her patients. I openly greeted HER when she walked in the room, and she totally ignored ;me - totally! Will never go to see her again. She is not a true representation of the Mayo Clinic doctors. "
10 people found this helpful
Mar 28, 2019
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This doctor has absolutely no "bedside" manners. No sympathy whatsoever. I was there for a liver evaluation. I had a good experience with other doctors and staff members. But, I felt very discouraged after every visit with her. She treats her patients like numbers. She strung me along the whole evaluation and all of the testing seeming to know I would be denied and also permanently denied due to depression and anxiety. It was not a good experience with her unfortunately.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
10 people found this helpful
Jacksonville, FL – Jul 27, 2017
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Daughter went through Mayos liver transplant evaluation program with Yataco being the primary doctor. Mayo declined to place my daughter on transplant list due to being treated for depression (effectively). During last meeting with Yataco, she indicated that my daughter would unlikely be selected and that this would end our relationship with Mayo. Her final advice take vitamin A, E and D. No in depth discussion of my daughter prognosis or severity. No plan for continuity of care.
8 people found this helpful
Ronald Kennon in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL – Jul 17, 2017
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My father had a few visits with Dr. Yataco and was very upset after each visit. She has no sympathy towards the patients and recommends unnecessary treatments. He went into the first visit extremely positive and afterwards was very discouraged and upset for a few days. She was not understanding of his feelings and treats patients like a number not a person. Will NEVER go back to her. Hopefully she can learn to have some compassion for her patients.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
8 people found this helpful
Mike in Jacksonville, FL – Feb 22, 2016
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Dr. Yataco's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Copper Metabolism Disorders
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heart Transplant
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hepatopulmonary Syndrome
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Impedance Testing
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Kidney Transplant
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Lung Transplant
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreas Transplant
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • pH Probe
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Secondary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wireless pH Testing

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About Me


Maria L. Yataco, M.D., studies the management of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, as well as complications and patient outcomes after liver transplantation....Read more


  • Transplant Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Transplant Hepatology


Cleveland Clinic Fndn
Residency Hospital


  • English
  • Spanish


Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, Member
  • Hepatology Associates Committee, Member

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Maria Yataco, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Yataco frequently treats Liver Biopsy, Liver Damage from Alcohol, and Malnutrition. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Yataco treats.

Where is Dr. Maria Yataco, MD's office located?

Dr. Yataco's office is located at 4500 San Pablo Rd S, Jacksonville, FL 32224. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Maria Yataco, MD speak?

Dr. Yataco speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. Maria Yataco, MD offer telehealth services?

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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Yataco is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Mayo Clinic Hospital 

Jacksonville, FL

91% Patients that would definitely recommend, 21% higher than the national average

32 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Ascension St. Vincent's Riverside Hospital

Jacksonville, FL

74% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Broward Health Medical Center

Fort Lauderdale, FL

66% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% lower than the national average