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Care Philosophy

Dr. Villegas graduated from one of the oldest medical schools in Spain, and subsequently trained in General Surgery at Mt. Sinai Medical Center. He completed his fellowship in peripheral vascular surgery at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, TX. He became a fellow in the ACS in 1990. He is one of the doctors on the team that performed the first laporoscopic cholecystectomy in the Sate of Florida, and currently very active in the practice of vascular and general surgery.
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Dr. Villegas' Experience

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

  • General Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Appendicitis
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tumor
  • Ulcer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Ventral Hernia

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Procedures

  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Hernia Repair
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mole Removal
  • Neck Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure

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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

  • University of Zaragoza
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • Mount Sainai Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Mount Sainai Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Baylor University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Villegas has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Kendall Regional Medical Center

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Dr. Villegas' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (1)
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Dr. Villegas was part of the surgical team that operated on my spine on 12/24/2015. His invaluable experience and expertise has provided for a tolerable and speedy recovery. His beside manner and care exceeded all my expectations. A true super star in every sense of the word.
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Dr. Villegas accepts 21 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Dimension Health
  • Fortified Provider Network
  • Freedom Health
    Freedom Network
  • Heritage Summit HealthCare
  • Humana
  • Medica
  • Medicaid
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Optimum HealthCare
  • PHCS
  • Preferred Care Partners
  • Prime Health Services
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
  • Tricare
    Prime
    Standard
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • WellCare

Hospitals where Dr. Villegas has admitting priveleges

Kendall Regional Medical Center
11750 SW 40th St
Miami, FL 33175
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West Kendall Baptist Hospital
9555 SW 162nd Ave
Miami, FL 33196
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Baptist Hospital of Miami
8900 N Kendall Dr
Miami, FL 33176
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Mercy Hospital
3663 S Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33133
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South Miami Hospital
6200 SW 73rd St
South Miami, FL 33143
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Doctors Hospital
5000 University Dr
Coral Gables, FL 33146
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Coral Gables Hospital
3100 S Douglas Rd
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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Larkin Community Hospital
7031 SW 62nd Ave
South Miami, FL 33143
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