Dr. Edgar Figueroa has joined the Sebastian River Medical Center and Steward Medical Center.
Dr. Figueroa is a general surgeon with 30 years of experience in general and trauma surgery. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Surgery and is certified by the Puerto Rico Medical Board.
He has practiced surgery at hospitals throughout Florida, including Holmes Regional Medical Center, Shands Jacksonville Medical Center, and Hollywood Medical Center.
Dr. Figueroa performed his residency in general surgery at Ponce Regional Hospital, Ponce, Puerto Rico with an internship at Fajardo Regional Hospital in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, and earned his medical degree at Universidad Central del Este in San Pedro, Dominican Republic.
He has been active in preceptorships for laparoscopic appendectomy and open bowel procedures, laparoscopic anti-reflux and vagotomy procedures, advanced and basic laparoscopic surgery, and cardiovascular and peripheral vascular surgery.
In addition, he has a strong affinity for leadership in the medical field and for developing his own education as well as those he teaches.
Dr. Figueroa currently holds leadership positions at Eastern Florida State College and has been an assistant professor of surgery and medical director at the University of Florida Health Science Center.
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During Dr. Figueroa’s 30 years of surgical experience, he has developed extensive experience in all forms of general surgery with a special interest in hepatobiliary surgery, colon surgery, complex hernias, abdominal wall reconstruction, and he has specialty training in minimally invasive and robotic surgery.
“As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a surgeon,” explains Dr. Figueroa. “Growing up, I watched Dr. Ben Casey and Dr. Kildare on television. The whole persona of what it was to be a surgeon inspired me. The idea that life hangs in the balance and that I might be the one person that can tip that balance in the patient’s favor carried me through the hard days and dedication it requires to be a surgeon.”
When it comes to patient care, Dr. Figueroa believes in open and honest patient communication, treating those he serves with dignity and respect, and getting his patients back to living their lives.
“I will keep my patients updated, provide them with timely reports and referrals, deliver the best possible outcomes, and when possible, offer my patients minimally invasive surgery to return them to living a normal life.”
Dr. Figueroa is now accepting patients in Sebastian.
Steward Multispecialty Sebastian
Sebastian, FL 32958