Michael P. Latzko, MD

Michael P. Latzko, MD

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General Surgery

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Michael Latzko, MD, knows that any kind of surgery is a big decision for you and your family. But if you need surgery so you can continue to live your active, healthy life, Dr. Latzko is with you every step of the way, from your initial consultation through your recovery.

Dr. Latzko, who's become one of the leading general surgeons in our community, feels blessed to use his skills to help you find relief and healing to treat conditions of the esophagus, gallbladder, thyroid, colon and more.

He is a board-certified general surgeon with with fellowship training in advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery. He also makes it his priority to teach the next generation of physicians in a wide range of surgical areas.

When he isn't helping patients, Dr. Latzko enjoys surfing, art and auto racing.

Personal Interests

Surfing, art, auto racing.

Care Philosophy

Dr. Latzko is passionate about caring for patients in Highlands County. He believes in combining leading-edge science and technology with a personalized approach to provide compassionate care and whole-person healing.

Awards & Recognitions
2014 Ward J. Dunnican Award for Outstanding Service in General Surgery
2013 Donald K. Brief Award for Excellence in Teaching
2011 Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons-Outstanding Laparoendoscopic Resident Award
2011 Best Clinical Research Paper- American College of Surgeons New Jersey Manuscript Competition
Areas Served
Sebring, FL
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Tagalog
Medical School Education

St. George’s University School of Medicine, West Indies


General Surgery at Monmouth Medical Center


Minimally-Invasive and Advanced GI Surgery at University of Florida Jacksonville

Medical Organization Memberships and Committees

Member-at-Large, Medical Executive Committee, 2019 Chairman, Robotic Steering Committee, Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Steering committee, 2018 Utilization Review/Patient Safety Committee, 2018 Network Operations Council, 2018 - 2020 Medical/Surgical Quality Committee, Society of Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgeons, 2018 American College of Surgeons, 2015 Association for Academic Surgery, 2015 American Medical Association, 2012 Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons

Board Certification

Surgery: The American Board of Surgery


Nussbaum, M.S., Latzko, M. (2018). Robotic surgery. In Fischer, J.E. (editor) Mastery of Surgery, Seventh Edition, Wolters Kluwer Health/ Lippincott Williams & Wilkins: Philadelphia.

Price, D., Latzko, M., Crandall, M. Evaluation of Ongoing Bleeding and Laboratory Assessment of Coagulation. American Board of Surgery SCORE Portal. http://www.surgicalcore.org (In Press).

Armenia, S., Latzko, M. (2017). The wisdom of Theodor Billroth: Lessons for today’s surgeons. Bulletin of the Surgical History Group of the American College of Surgeons; 71-74.

Linson, J., Latzko, M., Awad, Z. (2017). Minimally Invasive Ivor-Lewis esophagectomy on a patient with a right-sided aortic arch. Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology; 8(1), E1-E2.

Linson, J., Latzko, M., Ahmed, B., Awad, Z. (2015). Thoracoscopic Management of Volvulus of the Gastric Conduit Following Minimally Invasive Ivor-Lewis Esophagectomy. Surg Endosc; 30(1): doi: 10.1007/s00464-015-4531-0.

Protyniak, B., Latzko, M., Cappa, R., Kopelan, A. (2015). Laparoscopic Resection of Urachal-sigmoid Fistula in a Heart Transplant Patient. Surgical Science;6(02), 22.

Latzko, M., Borao, F., Squillaro, A., Mansson, J., Barker, W., Baker, T. (2014). Laparoscopic Repair of Paraesophageal Hernias: Our Last Ten Years. Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons;18(3): e2014.00009. doi:10.4293/JSLS.2014.00009.

Latzko, M., Jasra, S., Akbar, S., Sun, H., Palekar, S. (2012). Laparoscopic Splenectomy to Salvage Renal Transplants from Severe Acute Antibody-Mediated Rejection. Case Reports in Transplantation; 20(12).

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