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Florida Hospital Health Partners Welcomes Surgeon Dr. Michael P. Latzko

Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center Health Partners welcomes general surgeon Dr. Michael P. Latzko to our Surgical Specialists practice. Dr. Latzko specializes in minimally-invasive surgical treatment of diseases of the colon, stomach, bile ducts, pancreas, and bowel. Minimally-invasive surgery is performed with small incisions instead of one large opening, reducing hospital stay duration, recovery time, and patient trauma. He also specializes in laparoscopic hernia repair.


Dr. Latzko is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery and a fellowship-trained general surgeon. He earned his medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine and completed his general surgery residency at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, New Jersey. He completed a fellowship in minimally-invasive and advanced GI surgery at the University of Florida where he also served as an Assistant Professor of Surgery.


He has published articles in academic health journals and textbooks and has also been a physician educator and trainer in a broad range of surgical areas. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.


Dr. Latzko is welcoming new patients and appointments are available by calling (863) 402-3161. Surgical Specialists is located at 4301 Sun 'N Lake Boulevard, Suite 102, in Sebring.