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moutaa benmaamer

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Moutaa BenMaamer, MD, FACS, is a highly experienced general and vascular surgeon who is board-certified in the United States and the European Union.

At his practice, the General Surgery Institute, Vein Institute, located in Fort Myers, Florida, Dr. BenMaamer performs the full scope of general surgeries, with additional specializations in mesh-free hernia repair, colorectal surgery, thyroid, and parathyroid surgery.

As a vascular surgeon, Dr. BenMaamer has extensive experience in numerous advanced treatments to treat varicose veins and leg pain, ulcer, and swelling caused by vascular disease. He offers the American and European ways of treating conditions, presenting patients with both options so they can make the best decision.

After receiving his medical degree from the Medicine School of Tunis, in Tunis, Tunisia, Dr. BenMaamer completed a residency in general and vascular surgery at the University of Medicine of Nice in Nice, France.

After relocating to the United States, he completed a residency in general surgery in Youngstown, Ohio, and a fellowship in vascular surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

Dr. BenMaamer is fluent in English, French, and Arabic and welcomes new patients and returning patients who may still need exceptional general surgery or vascular care.

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Dr. Joe Yurich

Board Certified general surgeon with more than 15 years of experience encompassing the entirety of general and acute care surgery. I have a special interest in robotics and minimally invasive surgery. After spending my whole life serving my community in Ohio surgically and in the military my wife and I have decided to move to SW Florida to bring our skills and serve this community.


Dr. Cardwell

Board Certified general surgeon with more than 30 years of experience spanning the spectrum of general and acute care surgery. Special interest and skill in a minimally invasive, complex hernia repair and abdominal wall reconstruction. After 8 years of establishing than running the hernia and abdominal wall center for Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, we (spouse and I) return to the USA to be closer to friends and family. This give us the opportunity to bring that unique service to SW Florida.

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