Dr. Omar Llaguna, MD

Dr. Omar Llaguna, MD

Complex General Surgical Oncology  ·  
Male  ·  
44 y/o

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Dr. Omar Llaguna, MD is a complex general surgical oncology specialist in Miami, FL and has been practicing for 7 years. He specializes in complex general surgical oncology and general surgery.Read his story

Miami Cancer Institute

8900 N Kendall Dr

Miami, FL 33176
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Dimension Health
  • Dimension International
  • Global Excel Insurance
  • Magellan Complete Care
  • Medica
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Port Placements or Replacements
very high
more than 98% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
very high
more than 95% of peers
Blood Disorders
more than 84% of peers

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Dr. Llaguna's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Llaguna "Dr. Llaguna is a surgical oncologist specializing in the gastrointestinal malignancies and melanoma. He has a clinical interest in robotic cancer surgery and heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy. A South Florida native, he graduated from Immaculata – La Salle High School, completed his Bachelor's Degree at the University of Miami, and a Master's Degree at Nova Southeastern University. He subsequently received his Medical Degree from Ross School of Medicine where he graduated with High Honors, and completed his surgical internship at Maimonides Medical Center, where he received the Surgical Intern of the Year award. Dr. Llaguna completed his general surgery residency at Beth Israel Medical where he served as Chief Resident and received multiple awards including the Surgical Resident Scholarly Achievement Award, Albert Einstein College of Medicine Medical Teaching Award, and the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Outstanding Laparoendoscopic Resident Award. Dedicated to cancer care, he completed a fellowship in complex general surgical oncology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. In July 2011, he returned to South Florida and joined Baptist Health Medical Group. He additionally accepted the appointment of Associate Professor of Surgery at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. He is currently on staff at the Miami Cancer Institute. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Surgery, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and Fellow of the Society of Surgical Oncology."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Llaguna "In 1999 my father was diagnosed as having rectal cancer. My experiences as a caregiver gave me insight into the significance of a good physician-patient relationship and I was heartened by the care he received. To this day each patient interaction prompts a memory of my father and his fight with cancer. These memories inspire me to strive for excellence not only in honor of his memory, but for the thousands of memories still to be made by my patients for their loved ones."

2  Specialties

  • Complex General Surgical Oncology
  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Complex General Surgical Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

34  Conditions Treated

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25  Procedures

  • Adrenalectomy
  • Adrenalectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Bile Duct Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Open Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • 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 Miami
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1996
  • Nova Southeastern Graduate School
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1998
  • Ross University
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • Maimonides Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Beth Israel Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
  • University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2011

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Llaguna has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Omar Llaguna, MD
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Took very good care of me. I was never nervous. Explained everything and while waiting for the OR to be ready, sat next to me and ‘visited’ asking if there is anything he can do or if I had thought of any additional questions.
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While in the hospital before surgery,he came we talk he explain everything about my surgery,awesome,after surgery the same, he came 3 time to my room and explain everything post surgery and my care, 10 days later I went to his office he spoke with me how taker my self, I was very please with his...Read More
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Excellent, Dr. Llaguna explain the entire procedure. I will highly recommend.
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