Dr. Nestor de la Cruz-Munoz Jr, MD

Dr. Nestor de la Cruz-Munoz Jr, MD

Bariatric Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 49
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Dr. Nestor de la Cruz-Munoz Jr, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in Doral, FL and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from University Of Miami / School Of Medicine in 1994 and specializes in bariatric surgery and general surgery.Read his story

3650 NW 82nd Ave Ste 302

Doral, FL 33166

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. de la Cruz-Munoz Jr performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Sleeve Gastrectomy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Stomach Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
Obesity
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. de la Cruz-Munoz Jr'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.

Dr. de la Cruz-Munoz Jr's bio

This content was provided by Dr. de la Cruz-Munoz Jr "Dr. Nestor F. de la Cruz-Muñoz, M.D. is the chief of the Division of Laparoendoscopic and Bariatric Surgery Department; co-director of the Center of Excellence for Laparoendoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery; and Professor of Surgery in the DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. In addition, he is the medical director for Bariatric Surgery at UHealth Tower, formerly the University of Miami Hospital, part of UHealth—University of Miami Health System. His practice focuses on general, bariatric, and advanced laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgery. Dr. de la Cruz-Muñoz earned his medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine, after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He completed his residency in general surgery at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, and became chief resident in 1999. Renowned nationally and internationally, as a bariatric and general surgeon, Dr. de la Cruz-Muñoz has received numerous awards and has been the keynote speaker at many presentations."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. de la Cruz-Munoz Jr "As part of the University of Miami Health System, this Center of Excellence provides leading-edge patient care by the nation?s most acclaimed physicians and offers the latest options for the morbidly obese. University of Miami Hospital Center of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery offers three types of bariatric procedures, gastric banding gastric sleeve and gastric bypass. All procedures are performed laparoscopically."

2  Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

6  Conditions Treated

  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Obesity
  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Reflux Esophagitis

17  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.

Education

  • Duke University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
  • University Of Miami / School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • University Of Miami Hospital and Clinic
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • University Of Miami Hospital and Clinic
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. de la Cruz-Munoz Jr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. de la Cruz-Munoz Jr's Reviews

4.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. de la Cruz-Munoz Jr to family and friends
29 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (29)

  • 5
    (22)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. de la Cruz-Munoz Jr's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Patient Comments (2)

I love Dr. De La cruz, I had my surgery in 2013. I worked with Jennifer and Regina and they were always very helpful over the phone and advised me and listened to me and what I had to do. The staff has changed and now you can't even get the LPN over the phone, before you couldn't get the doctor but...more
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Awesome! He is great and his staff is awesome as well. Don't wait..call now !
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