Dr. Paul B. Wizman, MD

Dr. Paul B. Wizman, MD

Bariatric Surgery | Male | 56 years old

Paul Wizman MD, FACS, FRCS(C), FASMBS received his surgical education degree at McGill University in...Read more

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Paul Wizman MD, FACS, FRCS(C), FASMBS received his surgical education degree at McGill University in Canada. He then completed a...
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  • 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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Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

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

Procedures Performed

  • 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 of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Revision Surgery
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

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    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Medical School
    McGill University Faculty Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1987

  • Internship Hospital
    McGill University Faculty Of Medicine

    Completed in 1988

  • Residency Hospital
    McGill University Faculty Of Medicine

    Completed in 1992

  • Fellowship Hospital
    McGill University Faculty Of Medicine

    Completed in 1993

  • Undergraduate School
    Fordham University

    Graduated in 1983

  • Other Education
    Mount Sinai

    Completed in 2001

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

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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
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Dr. Wizman says...

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.

He currently is the Director of Center Of Excellence at Northwest Medical Center.

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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Dr. Wizman's 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.