Biography 2018-02-19T17:27:00+00:00


Dr. Llaguna is a board-certified general surgeon with fellowship training in advanced surgical oncology. A South Florida native, he graduated from Immaculata – La Salle High School, completed his Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Miami, and a Master’s Degree at Nova Southeastern University. He subsequently received his Medical Degree from Ross School of Medicine where he graduated with High Honors, and completed his surgical internship at Maimonides Medical Center, where he received the Surgical Intern of the Year award. Dr. Llaguna completed his general surgery residency at Beth Israel Medical where he served as Chief Resident and received multiple awards including the Surgical Resident Scholarly Achievement Award, Albert Einstein College of Medicine Medical Teaching Award, and the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Outstanding Laparoendoscopic Resident Award. Dedicated to cancer care, he completed a fellowship in surgical oncology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

In July 2011, he returned to South Florida and joined Baptist Health Medical Group. He additionally accepted the appointment of Associate Professor of Surgery at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine.

He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Surgery, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and Fellow of the Society of Surgical Oncology.

Clinical Interests:

  • Gastrointestinal cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Soft tissue sarcoma
  • Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC)
  • Robotic surgery
  • General surgery
    -Gallbladder surgery
    -Abdominal wall hernias

Clinical Affiliations:

Miami Cancer institute

Baptist Hospital

South Miami Hospital

West Kendall Baptist Hospital

F.I.U. Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine