Dr. Michael Hellinger

Dr. Michael Hellinger has been a resident of Miami for over 30 years. Born in Boston, Mass, he moved to Miami at age 11. He completed his undergraduate education in 1983 at Tufts University, where he graduated Cum Laude. The following year was spent performing research in surgical oncology at the University Of Miami School Of Medicine. Dr. Hellinger went on to attend the University Of Miami School Of Medicine. He was awarded his medical degree with honors in 1988 and began a general surgical residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital. During his final year of training, he was the recipient of the outstanding chief resident teacher award. Following completion, he received his Colon and Rectal Surgical Subspecialty training at the Orlando Regional Medical Center in Orlando, Florida.

Dr. Hellinger returned to Miami in 1994, to join the faculty of the Department of Surgery at the University of Miami. As a board certified general and colon and rectal surgeon, he was instrumental in the development of the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery and an ACGME accredited colon and rectal surgery fellowship training program. Furthermore, he served as Chief of the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery from June 1996 to January 2007 and director of the fellowship program from April 2002 to February 2008.

Dr. Hellinger has been a recipient of numerous awards including the outstanding junior attending award in 1995 and the outstanding senior attending award in 2004. Additionally, he has been repeatedly listed in Strathmore’s Who’s Who, Global Directory of Who’s Who, How to Find the Best Doctors in Florida, The Best Doctors in America, and the Guide to America’s Top Surgeons. He has authored numerous scientific articles and book chapters. Dr. Hellinger is also active in many regional and national organizations. He has served as chairman of the Colon and Rectal Cancer Subcommittee of the Florida Division of the American Cancer Society.

In addition, Dr, Hellinger currently serves an Associate Examiner and exam question writer for The American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery

As a colon and rectal surgery specialist, Dr. Hellinger’s specific areas of interest and expertise include:

  • Minimally invasive/laparoscopic colon and rectal surgery

  • Colon and rectal cancer screening/colonoscopy

  • Treatment of colon and rectal cancer

  • Treatment of Diverticulitis

  • Inflammatory bowel disease/Crohn’s disease/Ulcerative colitis

  • Fecal incontinence/Disorders of defecation

  • Treatment of hemorrhoids and other benign anorectal conditions

Dr. Hellinger is married with 2 sons. In his spare time he enjoys running, fishing, boating, and spending time with his family.

“Dr. Michael Hellinger is very ethical, Knowledgeable and professional. He did surgery for my husband who’s already done the same surgery multiple times with other doctors and hasn’t been successful. 2 weeks into the surgery and we are so happy with the outcome. His patient care coordinator “Mary” has been amazing since day 1. I love her. She is extremely patient with all the questions that arise about Ins, Scheduling surgery’s and helps in every way she can.I would recommend them to my family members and wouldn’t have gone any where else.”

Rosalina S.
“DR. HELLINGER is an outstanding professional.   The medical assistant was kind, well-educated and asked me all questions about my Health, feeding habits, and so on. The Doctor listened to me about all my problem and aches with patience and kindness. The Doctor explained me the problem I had, and also he told me about the procedure he was going to do. The Doctor made the procedure telling me what he was going to do in each step of the procedure. At last, he advised me about my Diet, and he shall follow me up in two weeks. I am improving my health, and don’t feel any pain or itching.”
Meylyn L.
“I’ve been seeing him for three years and I don’t have any negative feedbacks about the services that they provide, from the staffs in his office and himself. They all did their jobs to their best of their knowledge and they are very professional.I didn’t regret to pick him as my Colorectal provider.”
Lucila M.

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