Dr. Rafael Azuaje, MD

Dr. Rafael Azuaje, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 47
Dr. Rafael Azuaje, MD is a general surgery specialist in Miami Beach, FL and has been practicing for 13 years. He graduated from Universidad Centroccidental Venezuela in 1995 and specializes in general surgery.Read his story

4302 Alton Rd Ste 470

Miami Beach, FL 33140

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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Medicare

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Hernia Repair
more than 52% of peers
Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
more than 48% of peers
Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
more than 41% of peers

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Dr. Azuaje's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Azuaje "Dr. Azuaje earned his medical degree at The Universidad Centroccidental in Venezuela in 1995. His post-graduate training included a residency in General Surgery at Indiana University where he was a Chief Resident, and a Fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic, Endoscopic and Bariatric Surgery at the University of Miami. Dr. Azuaje is a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery (Board Certified General Surgeon), Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of The American Hernia Society. He has received numerous awards throughout his career and has given many presentations in the field of minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Azuaje is dedicated to educating other professionals. He is Clinical Assistant Professor of General Surgery at Florida International University and was a member of the teaching faculty for the General Surgery Residency Program at Mount Sinai Medical Center for 8 years. In addition, he is also the author of two General Surgery textbooks. Dr. Azuaje completed a Physician Executive Master of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee. He is fluent in English and Spanish."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Azuaje "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."

1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

6  Conditions Treated

7  Procedures

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

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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


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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • 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
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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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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