Baptist Health South Florida

Baptist Health Medical Group welcomes general surgeon Wilmer Mata, M.D.

November 14, 2019

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MIAMI – November 12, 2019 — General surgeon Wilmer Mata, M.D., has joined Baptist Health Medical Group, a network of primary care doctors and specialists who provide high-quality medical care to patients of all ages. Dr. Mata treats a broad range of conditions that commonly require surgery, including appendicitis, hernias, gallbladder, stomach and intestinal issues. He has unique training and expertise in minimally invasive surgical procedures that result in reduced pain and faster recovery times for patients.

Dr. Mata earned his medical degree at Universidad de Carabobo School of Medicine in Valencia, Venezuela. He completed a residency in general surgery at St. Vincent Indianapolis in Indianapolis, Ind., where he served as chief resident. He also completed research and clinical fellowships in minimally invasive surgery at Jackson South Community Hospital in Miami, Fla. Dr. Mata has conducted clinical research on robotic surgery techniques and published his findings in peer-reviewed medical journals.

“Dr. Mata is an outstanding addition to our multidisciplinary team of specialists at Baptist Health Medical Group,” said Bernie Fernandez Jr., M.D., chief executive officer of Baptist Health Medical Group. “Our patients will benefit from his vast knowledge of diseases requiring team-based interdisciplinary care, his outstanding surgical technique and his compassionate bedside manner.”

Dr. Mata is affiliated with Baptist Hospital, Doctors Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital and will see patients at two Miami locations: 8950 North Kendall Drive, Suite 601W; and 15955 SW 96 Street, Suite 102.

About Baptist Health South Florida
Baptist Health South Florida is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 11 hospitals, nearly 23,000 employees, more than 4,000 physicians and more than 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit and connect with us on FacebookInstagramTwitter and LinkedIn.

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