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Dr. Rafael Azuaje, MD

General Surgery ·  Male · Age 48

Dr. Azuaje

Miami Hernia Center - Rafael Azuaje MD PA

4302 Alton Rd Ste 470 Miami Beach, FL 33140

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Dr. Rafael Azuaje, MD is a general surgery specialist in Miami Beach, FL and has been practicing for 14 years. He graduated from Universidad Centroccidental Venezuela in 1995 and specializes in general surgery.


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(305) 397-8236

Dr. Azuaje accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Azuaje's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Azuaje performs Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Azuaje performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Inguinal Hernia
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Azuaje treats Inguinal Hernia more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Azuaje treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Hernia Repair
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Azuaje performs Hernia Repair more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Azuaje performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Azuaje's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Open Hernia Procedures
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Ventral Hernia

About Me

Our practice uses the newest techniques and materials in hernia surgery and a patient specific approach based on our extensive experience of over 1000 hernias repaired.

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2005
University of Miami
Fellowship Hospital
2004
Indiana University / School of Medicine
Residency Hospital
1999
Indiana University / School of Medicine
Internship Hospital
1995
Universidad Centroccidental Venezuela
Medical School
1995
Universidad Centroccidental
Undergraduate School
2005
2004
1999
1995
1995

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • America College of Surgeons Indiana Chapter: Leonard A. Ensminger Award, 02-2002
  • Golden Sigmoidoscope Award. Most Improved Surgical Intern. Indiana University, 06-1999
  • Awarded with the distinction Cum Laude for high academic achievement during the Medical Career, 12/1995

Dr. Azuaje's Reviews

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I had my hernia repaired this morning. Absolutely no problems. The discomfort is very manageable. The Doctor called me at home to make certain everything was going well. I feel very confident in this surgeon!
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A real pro
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I had incisional hernia repair with Dr Azuaje, the experience was great/ Constant communication with the doctor after the surgery and excellent results
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Great experience, personal service
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an absolutely perfect experience and I would go out of my way to recommend Dr Azuaje. The doctor in addition to being incredibly knowledgeable and professional, is extremely patient as well and you NEVER feel rushed. For someone entering into surgery, this is very comforting. Don't consider any other Doctor if Hernia surgery is needed.
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great followup and best of all sincere concern for the patient love him
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Excellent care provider, would highly recommend to anyone needing hernia repair. I travelled from out of state to have my procedure done with Dr Azuaje and couldnt be happier with the results. You can tell he cares about his patients and the quality of his work.
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I had surgery with Dr. Azuaje to fix my inguinal hernia 3 weeks ago. My overall experience since I schedule my first appointment has been excellent. Dr. Azuaje is very professional and certain on his decisions. He is always with a great attitude to answer all your questions; he gives you confidence and makes you feel comfortable at all times. If you are looking for a surgeon to take care of your Hernia, look no further! You have arrived at the right place and to the best hands in town.
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I wanted to wait a few months after my operation to proceed with the review according to the results achieved. I can only have good words from Dr Azauaje, both personally and professionally. The result of my operation has been 100% satisfactory, the pre-surgery process was highly professional and didactic. I want to add the honesty that he showed with the return of a few hundreds that were overpaid. A highly recommended professional.
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We took my handicapped brother to Dr. Azuaje for a second opinion and it was the best possible decision we could have made. Dr. Azuaje was extremely pleasant, caring, and thorough. He was also totally attentive to my brother's needs and his follow up care was outstanding. Indeed, the experience of having Dr. Azuaje's expertise benefit my loved one was reminiscent of the professional and humanitarian reputation which doctors fostered "back in the days."
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ALDO Jul 03, 2018 'Great doctor, the best i have ever met, the surgery was successfully completed, service was exceptional, is very hands on patients to the point that he answers the phone personally. Spoke to me directly, even on weekends, I believe he is one of the best when as far as hernia surgeries are concerned. He has been doing these procedures for many years on end, giving him more experience than any other general surgeon relating to hernias. I would strongly recommend this doctor.'
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Could not be happier; professional all the way. As an 'out of Towner' appreciated the extra attention to accommodate my schedule. Most remarkable has been the lack to pain. This is the guy to go to, no doubt about it.
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I had surgery with Dr Azuaje and everything went very well. I am happy I went to The Miami Hernia Center. The staff is great.
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The staff was very nice, Dr. Azuaje took the time to listen and explained me all my options and answered all my questions very professionally. I had surgery two weeks ago and feel great. Thanks Doctor A for all your kindness.
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Very Professional shows a genuine concern for patients, will definitely recommend.
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    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
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