Dr. Paul Whitwam, MD

Dr. Paul Whitwam, MD

General Surgery | Male | 70 years old

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Dr. Whitwam specializes in General Surgery and practices in Roswell, NM. He practices at 1 location.

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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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Performed hernia surgery without explaining whether or not to use mesh. Complications afterward and staff/Doctor refusing to assist.
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Dr. Whitwam's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in General Surgery
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  Malpractice claims in New Mexico not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Conditions Treated

  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease

Education

  • Medical School
    Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med

    Graduated in 1972

  • Residency Hospital
    University Hospital

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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