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Dr. James Westervelt MD

Plastic Surgeons in St Petersburg, FL

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Dr. James Westervelt specializes in plastic surgery, general surgery, internal medicine in St Petersburg, Florida.

Dr. James Westervelt has been compared 244 times. Details of Dr. Westervelt's 28 years experience as an MD, his hospital affiliation and education at SUNY Upstate Medical University are available on your free doctor report.

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Board Certification, Specialty and Expertise

Dr. James Westervelt identified specializing in Plastic SurgeryPlastic Surgery
A plastic surgeon deals with the repair, reconstruction, or replacement of physical defects of form or function, involving the skin, musculoskeletal system, craniomaxillofacial structures, hand, extremities, breast and trunk, and external genitalia. He/she uses aesthetic surgical principles not only to improve undesirable qualities of normal structures but in all reconstructive procedures as well. A plastic surgeon possesses special knowledge and skill in the design and surgery of grafts, flaps, free tissue transfer and replantation. Competence in the management of complex wounds, the use of implantable materials, and in tumor surgery is required.
, General SurgeryGeneral Surgery
A surgeon manages a broad spectrum of surgical conditions affecting almost any area of the body. The surgeon established the diagnosis and provides the preoperative, operative, and postoperative care to surgical patients and is usually responsible for the comprehensive management of the trauma victim and the critically ill surgical patient. The surgeon uses a variety of diagnostic techniques, including endoscopy, for observing internal structures, and may use specialized instruments during operative procedures. A general surgeon is expected to be familiar with the salient features of other surgical specialties in order to recognize problems in those areas and to know when to refer a patient to another specialist.
and Internal MedicineInternal Medicine
A personal physician who provides long term, comprehensive care in the office and the hospital, managing both common and complex illness of adolescents, adults, and the elderly. Internists are trained in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, infections, and diseases affecting the heart, blood, kidneys, joints, and digestive, respiratory and vascular systems. They are also trained in the essentials of primary care internal medicine which incorporates an understanding of disease prevention, wellness, substance abuse, mental health, and effective treatment of common problems of the eyes, ear, skin, nervous system, and reproductive organs.
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Dr. Westervelt is affiliated with 1 hospital:

Bayfront Medical Center
701 6th St S
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701

Education

Dr. Westervelt attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University College of Medicine and graduated in 1986 having 28 years experience.

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