Othon Wiltz, MD

Wiltz Othon
Colon and Rectal Surgery

Primary Office
601 N Flamingo Road
Ste 408
Pembroke Pines, FL 33028

Meet the Physician

Dr. Othon Wiltz is the director of Colon and Rectal Surgery at Memorial Healthcare System. Through minimally invasive and innovative surgical techniques, he treats patients with a variety of conditions, including colon cancer, hemorrhoids and fissures, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis and accidental bowel leakage.

Dr. Wiltz decided to follow in the footsteps of his father, who also was a colon and rectal surgeon, after seeing a patient thank him for saving her life. Now, Dr. Wiltz is carrying out his father’s legacy by changing the lives of patients at Memorial Healthcare System.

While Dr. Wiltz treats patients with a variety of conditions – from life-threatening cancers to others that simply cause discomfort – his approach to patient care is always the same. He treats patients as he would like to be treated and works with them to find out how he can make a difference in their lives. 

Dr. Wiltz earned his medical degree at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and completed specialized training at Deaconess Hospital in Boston and University of Minnesota.

Prior to joining Memorial Healthcare System, Dr. Wiltz was chief of Colorectal Surgery at Virginia Hospital Center, where he created a successful Colon and Rectal Surgery program and mentored future surgeons.

  • Spanish



  • Wiltz, 0., O'toole, K, and Fenoglio, C.M., Brea.~t Carcinoma Metastatic to a solitary adenomatious polyp in the colon, Arch Palliol Lab Med. 1984; 108 (14) 318-320
  • Wiltz, 0., Schoetz, DJ Roberts, P.L., Murray, J.J., Coller, J.A and Veidenheimer, M.I., Hydradenitis suppurativa: The Lahey Clinic experience. DIS Colon Rectum, 1990,33 (9) 731-734
  • Wiltz, 0., O'Hara, C.l, Steele, G.D, and Mercurio, A.M., Sucrase-isomaltase: A marker associated with the progression of adenomatous polyps to the adenocarcinomas., Surgery, 1990; 108 (2) 269-276.
  • Wiltz, 0., Hashmi, H., Schoetz, D.J., Roberts, P., Murray, 1.1., Coller, I.A, and Veidenheimer,M.L., Cancer and the ileal pouch-anal anastomosis, Dis Colon Rectum, 1991; 34 (9) 805-809
  • Wiltz, 0., O'Hara, C.l., Steele, G.D, and Mercurio, AM., Expression of enzymatically active sucrase-isomaltose is a ubiquitous property of Colon Adenocarcinomas. Gastroenterology, 1991; 100 (5) 1266-1278
  • Wiltz, O.H. and Wiltz, 0., Levator Syndrome; is extended electro-galvanic stimulation the answer? Dis Colon Rectum, submitted
  • Gemlo, RT. Belmonte, C., Wiltz, 0., Rectal, Functional Assessment Heat Pouch-Anal Anastomotic Techniques, An J Surg, 1995; 169:137-142
  • Rothenberger, D.A. and Wiltz, 0, Surgery for complicated diverticulitis, Surgical Clinics of North America, 1993; 73; 975-992
  • Rothenberger, D.A and Wiltz, 0, Etiology of Pouchitis, Annates de Chirurgie, 1993; 47; 1043-1046
  • Wiltz, OH and Wiltz, 0., Autogenous Vaccine; the best therapy for perianal condyloma acuminata, Dis Colon Rectum, 1995: 38 (8) 838-841


  • January 1989:Poster presentation, American Society of Cell Biology, San Francisco, CA
  • February 1989: Visiting Professor Research Conference, Dr. Robert Zappa, Deaconess Hospital, Boston, MA
  • June 1989: Poster presentation, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Toronto, Canada
  • August 1989: Surgical Grand Rounds, Deaconess Hospital, Boston, MA
  • September 1989: Research Conference, Deaconess Hospital, Boston, MA
  • February 1990:Podium presentation, Society of University Surgeons, Los Angeles, CA
  • March 1990: Visiting Professor, Research Conference, Dr. Seymour Schwartz, Deaconess Hospital, Boston, MA
  • September 1990: Research Conference, Deaconess Hospital, Boston, MA
  • May 1990: Podium presentation, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  • May 1990: Poster presentation, Society of Surgical Oncology, Washington D.C.
  • October 1990: Podium presentation, International Society of Obesity Surgery, Kyoto, Japan
  • March 1991: Visiting Professor Research Conference, Dr. Frank B. Cerra, Deaconess Hospital, Boston, MA
  • May 1993: Poster presentation, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Chicago, IL
  • September 1993: Podium Presentation, University of Miami, Update in Gastrointestinal, Surgery, Miami Beach, FL
  • May 1994: Podium Presentation, American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons, Orlando, FL
  • September 1998: Podium Presentation, Gastroenterology Group of South Florida, Common Anorectal Problems, Miami, FL
  • April 2003: Symposium presentation to American College of Family Practitioners on Anorectal Problems
  • May 2009: Commencement presentation graduation ceremony- University of Navarra, Navarra, Spain. 


  • Phi Beta Kappa, The Johns Hopkins University, MD (May 1979)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Columbia University, NY (May 1984)
  • The Sigmud L. Wilens Prize in Pathology, Columbia University, NY (May 1985)
  • Award, Highest Score Surgery In-training Exam, Deaconess Hospital, Boston, MA (Jan 89, Jan 90, Jan 92)
  • Award, Radiology Department, Deaconess Hospital, MA (June 1991)


  • Columbia University, 1985
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center-East, 1990, Surgery
  • University Of Minnesota, 1993, Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery-Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery-Surgery

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