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Biography

Dr. Michael Latzko is a board-certified general surgeon with fellowship training in advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery. He is skilled in minimally invasive surgical approaches and regularly helps patients seeking treatment for multiple types of hernia; esophageal conditions including GERD; gallbladder conditions; thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal gland disorders; colon cancer; diverticulitis; hemorrhoids and more. He has published articles in academic health journals and textbooks and has also been a physician educator in a broad range of surgical areas. He has become one of the leading general surgeons in the area. Dr. Latzko specializes in a broad range of surgical procedures including: • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction • Adrenal Surgery • Anti-Reflux Procedures • Bile Duct Disorders • Colon Resection • Esophageal Cancer • Esophageal Disorders • Gallbladder Disease • Gastric Cancer • Gastric Resection • Gastro-Esophageal Reflux • Hernia Repair • Inflammatory Bowel Disease • Pancreatic Surgery • Robotic Surgery • Small Bowel Surgery • Spleen Surgery • Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery

Accreditation:

  • Surgeon of Excellence in Robotic Surgery from the Surgical Review Corporation
  • 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
    Education

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

    Residencies

    General Surgery at Monmouth Medical Center

    Fellowships

    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

    Publications

    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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    • Aetna / US Healthcare - non HMO
    • Aetna / US Healthcare HMO
    • Ambetter
    • Amerigroup
    • Assurant Health
    • AvMed HMO/PPO
    • BCBS HMO
    • BCBS PPO
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    • Cigna PPO
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    Question: What locations does Michael P Latzko, MD practice at?
    Answer: Michael P Latzko, MD practices at Sebring at 4301 Sun N Lake Blvd, Suite 102, Sebring, FL, 33872. Learn more about Michael P Latzko, MD at AdventHealth.
    Question: What is Michael P Latzko, MD's specialty?
    Answer: Michael P Latzko, MD specializes in Bariatric Surgery and Weight Management. Learn more about Michael P Latzko, MD at AdventHealth.
    Question: What insurance does Michael P Latzko, MD accept?
    Answer: Michael P Latzko, MD accepts Aetna, Aetna / US Healthcare - non HMO, Aetna / US Healthcare HMO, Ambetter, Amerigroup, Assurant Health, AvMed HMO/PPO, BCBS HMO, BCBS PPO, CarePlus, Cigna HMO, Cigna PPO, Coventry HMO, Coventry PPO, First Health Network, Florida Hospital Health Insurance, Freedom Health, GEHA, GHI, Hillsborough County Healthcare, Simply Health Plans, Staywell, Sunshine State, Tricare for Life, Tricare Prime, Tricare Standard, United Healthcare Compass Plans, United Healthcare Golden Rule, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare PPO, United Medical Resources, United-Medicaid, WellCare Health Plan, Wellmed and Workers Compensation. This list is for reference purposes only and is subject to change. Please check with your health plan to confirm that this doctor is included before scheduling an appointment. Learn more about Michael P Latzko, MD at AdventHealth.
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    Answer: Michael P Latzko, MD treats the following conditions: Bariatric & Weight Care and Behavioral Therapy. Learn more about Michael P Latzko, MD at AdventHealth.
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    Answer: Michael P Latzko, MD provides Bariatric and Weight Care services. Learn more about Michael P Latzko, MD at AdventHealth.