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Posted: 10/4/2011

PENSACOLA, Fla. (September 30, 2011) Dr. Leo Villegas, a general surgeon who recently completed a two-year fellowship in  liver and bile duct surgery and surgical oncology at Duke University Medical Center, has joined the medical staff at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola.

 Dr. Villegas will utilize his specialized training in laparoscopic surgery to ensure that patients are offered the least invasive procedure possible. He has expertise in the field of gastrointestinal cancer with
Dr. Villegas
a focus on liver, pancreas and bile duct surgery.

 He received his medical degree at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina and also trained in general surgery, hepatobiliary surgery and liver transplantation in his native country.  Dr Villegas came to the United States to conduct research at Duke University in the field of laparoscopy and the application of robotics to minimal invasive surgery.

 He initiated his U.S. surgical training at Harvard Medical School in Boston. He subsequently completed his general surgery training at the University of Missouri in Kansas City. He recently completed a two-year hepatobiliary and surgical oncology fellowship at Duke University Medical Center.

 Dr. Villegas will practice with Sacred Heart Medical Group with offices at Sacred Heart's main campus on 9th Avenue in Suite 207 of the Medical Office Building. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (850) 416-2671.

About Sacred Heart Medical Group
Sacred Heart Medical Group is the largest network of primary care and specialty physicians in Northwest Florida. Dedicated to serving the patient, Sacred Heart Medical Group is Joint Commission accredited and follows high standards for quality, safety and infection control. For more information about Sacred Heart Medical Group physicians, call 850-416-1600 or visit online at


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