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Jorge Huaco Cateriano, MD, MPH, MBA, FACS

Chief of General Surgery

4.6 out of 5 (120 Ratings)


Bariatric Surgery / General Surgery / Surgery / Weight Loss

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About Jorge Huaco Cateriano

Dr. Huaco is a board certified surgeon and earned his medical degree from the Universidad Nacional de San Agustín in Arequipa, Peru.

Dr. Huaco completed his fellowship in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Florida. He completed his residency in pediatric surgery at Universidad Nacional Federico Villareal – Instituto de Salud del Niño, Lima, Peru, followed by his fellowship in pediatric surgery at the University of Miami-Jackson Memorial Hospital and residencies in general surgery at the University of Miami-Jackson Memorial Hospital and at the Swedish Medical Center, First Hill, in Seattle. While working on research at Seattle Children’s Hospital, Dr. Huaco earned a Master’s degree in Epidemiology from the University of Washington.

Dr. Huaco was named “Intern of the Year” for 2007-2008 while at the University of Miami-Jackson Memorial Hospital. He is fluent in Spanish.

Jorge speaks Spanish


Practicing at the following locations:

  1. Southcoast Physicians Group General Surgery

    100 Rosebrook Way Center for Weight loss
    Wareham, MA 02571

    P: 508-273-4900

    Get Directions 41.775491 -70.73149790000002
  2. Southcoast Physicians Group General Surgery

    300 Hanover Street Suite 1F
    Fall River, MA 02720

    P: 508-973-1850

    Get Directions 41.7088423 -71.14465769999998
  3. Southcoast Physicians Group General Surgery

    100 Independence Drive Suite 6
    Hyannis, MA 02601

    P: 508-273-1940

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Insurances Accepted

Southcoast accepts most major insurance plans. Call the Southcoast patient registration department at 844-297-2952 or your health plan with any questions regarding coverage.

Provider Ratings

Rating Willingness to recommend provider’s office Overall Provider Experience Courtesy and Respect of Staff

Patient Comments (27)

At Southcoast Health, we strive to deliver exceptional patient care along with an exceptional patient experience. We appreciate all of your feedback and share your comments to recognize the wonderful care our teams provide to you as well as identify areas for improvement.

  • very satisfied

  • Friendly and prompt.

  • I was listened to and my opinion was included in the plan.

  • Dr. Huaco was wonderful. He explained himself thoroughly and asked me if I understood everything several times and asked if I had any questions and explained the surgery with great care. Very pleasant and caring. Excellent visit!

  • Dr. Huaco is an excellent professional.

  • Excellent service, very kind, good communication, the explanations and answers I needed.All perfect!!!

  • Dr Huaco was wonderful. We made a plan and he put my worries at ease.

  • The best thing is that the doctor speaks Spanish

  • I am normally a patient of[Name] Dr Huaco saw me bc he had an opening. It was a great experience dealing with him. He was kind and explained things in an easy manner. The health care team is always amazing as is [Name]the receptionist. Only feedback I would provide is the receptionists who answer the phone could be friendlier. Every time that I've called post op with a question or to set up an appointment the person answering the calls seem to be rude and cold. Complete opposite from everyone else that I deal with in that office. So it's very surprising.

  • I have been there for 4 years and this is the first time that I felt comfortable speaking my language. In past they have provided an interpreter. This time, my doctor spoke my language and so did the assistant that took my vitals. I was very satisfied to have been able to understand everyone. I had surgery 4 years ago and suffer from a lot of stomach issues.

  • The Doctor was very kind and attentive to all my needs and asked me several times if I understood everything he was saying about my treatment plan!!!

  • Everyone from receptionist to the doctor was amazing not only courteous but very helpful and informative I appreciate all of them

  • The staff always made sure that I had all the information that I needed. The staff was polite and professional.

  • Office staff were patient and knowledgeable. Dr. explained everything very thoroughly.

  • I found the provider Very rude and disrespectful. The office staff, however, was great.

  • I appreciated the Doctor explained thing to me in lay mens terms. He even used the white board to make a drawing. That was very helpful.

  • All was fine

  • Comfortable waiting room and a very friendly staff made for a relaxing visit.

  • No bedside manner

  • Doctor listened attentively and was very knowledgeable.

  • I felt very relaxed accommodated to my needs and look forward to continuing my work to better my health with you providers

  • They attend to you on time, are very kind and respectful.

  • Great group of people

  • Very good experience

  • I have only met him this one time, I dont think I've seen him enough to answer this question honestly.

  • Great staff

  • Staff were prompt, courteous and professional.Thanks for that!

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Southcoast Health physician profiles now feature star ratings.  Below, you’ll find frequently asked questions about our process for calculating the ratings.

Why does Southcoast publish survey ratings online?
Southcoast is dedicated to providing patients and consumers with helpful information about the quality of our patients’ experiences. Star ratings published on our physician biography pages are based on actual responses from patients of that particular physician to patient satisfaction surveys that are distributed and processed by a national patient satisfaction survey vendor.

Who receives the survey?
Our vendor sends surveys via SMS or email to all patients seen in our outpatient physician practices who have a valid smart phone number or email address on file with Southcoast Health. Surveys are sent to patients within a few days of their appointment.

How is the Patient Satisfaction Star Rating Calculated?
Star ratings are calculated using an average of all survey responses to each of three questions: Courtesy and Respect of Staff, Provider Overall Rating, and  Willingness to Recommend Provider’s Office.  The star rating displayed on our physicians’ main biography page represents the average of the three measures for that particular physician.