Dr. Paul Wizman, MD

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Age 57
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Dr. Paul Wizman, MD
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).

5800 Colonial Dr Ste 108

Margate, FL 33063

Contact Information

(954) 969-1355

Dr. Paul Wizman, MD

Dr. Paul Wizman, MD

Accepted insurance

  • 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
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Tricare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

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.
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Dr. Wizman's Experience

Dr. Wizman's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Obesity
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Weight Loss


  • Adjustable Gastric Banding
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Open
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery
  • Gastrotomy
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Revision Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Revision Surgery
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic


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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.


  • 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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wizman to family and friends
based on 36 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Wizman's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
Pompano Beach, FL |
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 performed and had to go to the hospital. Not only did Dr. Wizman NOT answer the hospital calls but he did not even see me for 36 hours. This is the most unprofessional Doctor EVER!!!!
in Coconut Creek, Florida |
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 virtually no complications or side effects. Having this procedure done was one of the best decisions I have ever made. If you are considering Bariatric surgery I highly recommend you meet with Dr. Wizm
in Miami, FL |
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.
in Lake Mary, FL |
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!
in Fort Lauderdale Fl |
His the best Doctor you can find Excellent
in Lauderdale Lakes, FL |
He is the best at what he do he takes his time with you so that you understand what's going on with you and for you.
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Dr. Wizman accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • 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
    Emblem Health
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • Tufts Health Plan
    Tufts PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Neighborhood Health Partnership

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Broward Health Coral Springs
3000 Coral Hills Dr
Coral Springs, FL 33065
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Aventura Hospital & Medical Center
20900 Biscayne Blvd
Aventura, FL 33180
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University Hospital and Medical Center
7201 N University Dr
Tamarac, FL 33321
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