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Meet Dr. Santiago

Lourdes T. Santiago, MD, is a board-certified general surgeon and fellowship-trained colorectal surgeon at Colon and Rectal Clinic of Tampa Bay in Clearwater, Florida. Dr. Santiago specializes in the treatment of colon and rectal cancers, as well as pelvic floor disorders.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and serving as a major in the United States Army, Dr. Santiago relocated to Tampa Bay, Florida, earning her Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Science and Chemistry at the University of South Florida.

Dr. Santiago returned to Puerto Rico, graduating with her Doctor of Medicine from the Ponce School of Medicine. She completed her general surgery residency and colon and rectal surgery fellowship training at the University of South Florida.  

She is a member of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS), the American College of Surgeons (ACS), and the Florida Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (FLSCRS). 

Dr. Santiago has an affiliation with many area hospitals, including St. Petersburg General Hospital in St. Petersburg, Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater, Largo Medical Center in Largo, and Belleair Surgery Center in Largo. 

An advocate for education, Dr. Santiago gives regular presentations in English and Spanish about colon and rectal cancer throughout the Tampa Bay area. 

In her free time, Dr. Santiago enjoys giving back to the community she serves. In addition to her lectures and presentations, she volunteers at the Health Department, provides care at local free medical clinics, and participates in local toy drives during the holidays. 




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Words from our patients

  • Vitals

    "We love Dr. Santiago she has awesome bedside manner and truely cares about her patients and their family members." "

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  • Vitals

    "Very caring made me feel like she really cared!!!!! Great office staff......"

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  • Vitals

    "I cannot say enough how grateful i am that i found her."

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  • Vitals

    "Dr.Santiago explained my condition to me thoroughly followed up by a course of action to take."

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  • Healthgrades

    "She's caring ,knowledgeable and likeable person"

    Frank V.
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    "Very caring and professional"

    Shelly M.
  • Healthgrades

    "I would like to thank you soo much to Dr. Santiago and her amazing staff at her office and over at st Pete general hospital for taking care of my hernia."

    Patrick C.
  • Healthgrades

    "I had to have a hemorrhoidectomy. Dr Santiago made it a better experience than it should have been."

    Saint P.
  • Healthgrades

    "She is an exceptional doctor, I feel blessed to have seen her."

    Lindsay S.
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    "She makes u feel so at ease as soon as she walks in the door."

    Doreen M.
  • Google

    "Dr. Santiago is the most comfortable and knowledgeable doctor. Thank you Dr. Santiago!!!"

    Julio A.
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    "Most competent dr I’ve ever experienced.really loves her profession and it shows in her work and knowledge."

    Steve S.


Colon and Rectal Clinic of Tampa Bay
1305 South Ft Harrison Ave, Bldg A
Clearwater, FL 33756
Phone: 727-483-9188
Fax: 727-496-3733

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