Dr. Paul Wizman, MD

Dr. Paul Wizman, MD

Bariatric Surgery  ·  
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Age 58
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Dr. Paul Wizman, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in Margate, FL and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine in 1987 and specializes in bariatric surgery and general surgery.Read his story

5800 Colonial Dr Ste 108

Margate, FL 33063

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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Careplus
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Wizman performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Stomach Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
Obesity
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Wizman's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Wizman "Paul Wizman MD, FACS, FRCS(C), FASMBS received his surgical education degree at McGill University in Canada. He then completed a fellowship in Laparoscopic Surgery. Dr. Paul Wizman practiced general surgery for 9 years then became deeply interested in weight loss surgery in 2001. After a year of careful research and training, he performed his first laparoscopic gastric bypass in February of 2002. Dr. Paul Wizman has since completed over 4,000 cases and is accomplished at the laparoscopic gastric bypass, laparoscopic gastric band, laparoscopic gastric sleeve, and laparoscopic revisional bariatric surgery. He is committed to his patients and has limited his practice to the study of weight loss surgery and all of the components necessary to maintain this practice at the highest level of excellence. Dr. Paul Wizman also has a passion for teaching and has been involved in the preceptor and proctorship of some 70 surgeons around the world. He continues to present laparoscopic bariatric surgery related topics during continental and international meetings as well as submit articles to scientific journals. Dr. Paul Wizman is a fellow of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASBMS), and Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Wizman "I often get asked "what would you do if it was your mother". My philosophy is to treat every patient as if they were a close relative."

2  Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

10  Conditions Treated

34  Procedures

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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

  • Fordham University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
  • McGill University Faculty of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • McGill University Faculty of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • McGill University Faculty of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • McGill University Faculty of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Mount Sinai
    Other Education | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Wizman's Reviews

4.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wizman to family and friends
38 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (38)

  • 5
    (28)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (8)

Dr. Wizman's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

Absolutely the worst doctor on the planet. Horrible bedside manner!! First he will talk about how awesome he is and then when it comes down to the surgery and you get a horrible infection he is no where to be found. I regret with all my being that I EVER went to this so called doctor. Oh and let...more
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Please run from this so called doctor!!!! Not only does he NOT do the lap band fills, he has a novice who doesn't seem to know what he is doing. I had the misfortune to go to him after having another doctor put in the lap band. This man is a nightmare. I got an infection from the surgery HE...more
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I am absolutely thrilled with the treatment I received from Dr. Wizman. The surgery was very effective - I am down 75 pounds and counting in a year and feel like I'm in the best shape of my life. He is kind, compassionate and also funny but most importantly he knows exactly what he is doing. I had...more
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I have only positive things to say about Dr. Wizman and his entire staff. I have felt informed, supported, and well taken care of every step along the way.
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Dr. Wizman truly cares for his patients and I brag about him on a regular basis. He is by far the best surgeon in town. I have traveled from out of town just to have him to be the one to do a procedure on me. I trust him with my life. Great doctor, great surgeon and great guy!
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