Surgeons in Ocala, Florida

The expert surgeons at Ocala Health perform an array of minimally invasive and traditional surgeries to treat and resolve health conditions.

Although your physician will always first opt for the most effective and least invasive treatment option, our board-certified surgeons are trained to perform even the most complex surgical procedures.

To learn more about surgery services, please call our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (800) 530-1188.

Surgical procedures we perform

The surgeons of both Ocala Regional Medical Center and West Marion Community Hospital are dedicated to excellence in surgery. Our surgeons use the latest advancements in medicine and surgical technology, resulting in better outcomes and experiences for patients undergoing surgery.

Our surgical specialties include:

  • Bariatric surgery (weight loss)
  • Cardiovascular surgery
  • General surgery
  • Gynecologic surgery
  • Neurological surgery
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Pulmonary surgery
  • Urologic surgery

Bariatric surgery

Our surgeons perform bariatric surgery to resolve obesity and obesity-related health conditions, so you can lose excess weight and lead your healthiest life. Some of these bariatric procedures include:

  • Adjustable gastric banding surgery
  • Endoscopic intragastric balloon
  • Gastric bypass surgery
  • Sleeve gastrectomy

Cardiovascular surgery

Our cardiovascular surgeons perform a range of heart and vascular surgeries to treat conditions and diseases of the heart and lungs. After cardiovascular surgery, cardiac rehabilitation will likely be recommended. We have inpatient cardiac rehabilitation at both our hospitals, as well as an off-site outpatient cardiac rehabilitation maintenance center.

General surgery

Our general surgeons perform both traditional and minimally invasive surgical procedures to treat a range of health conditions.

Colorectal surgery

We offer surgical treatments, including minimally invasive surgery, for various colon and rectal diseases.

Esophagectomy

The esophagus is the tube that moves food from your throat to your stomach. During an esophagectomy, part or all of the esophagus is removed and then rebuilt using part of the stomach or large intestine.

An esophagectomy may be used to treat:

  • Achalasia—A condition in which the ring of muscle of the esophagus does not work well
  • Barrett's esophagus—A condition in which the lining of the esophagus is severely damaged; Can also lead to cancer
  • Cancer of the esophagus—Cancerous cells of the esophagus
  • Severe trauma of the esophagus—Any type of intense, often life-threatening, damage or injury to the esophagus

Gallbladder removal

Cholecystectomy is a common, low-risk surgical procedure to remove the gallbladder.

The two main approaches to cholecystectomy are laparoscopic surgery and open surgery. A laparoscopic cholecystectomy, the most common approach, uses a tiny video camera and special surgical tools. These tools are inserted through four small incisions to see inside your abdomen and remove the gallbladder.

In an open cholecystectomy, one large incision is made to remove the gallbladder.

Hernia repair

A hernia occurs when fatty tissue or an organ pushes through a weak place in the surrounding connective tissue or muscle wall.

A surgical hernia repair involves pushing the hernia back to its proper area and keeping it there. Hernias usually don’t get better on their own, they tend to get bigger. In rare cases, they can lead to life-threatening complications. Depending on the size and symptoms, not every hernia needs immediate treatment.

Gynecologic surgery

Our gynecologic surgeons offer surgical procedures to treat conditions affecting the female reproductive system and pelvic area. Our gynecologic surgical procedures include hysterectomy, myomectomy and sacrocolpopexy. Ocala Health earned Healthgrades' Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™ for superior clinical outcomes in gynecologic surgery.

Neurological and spine surgery

Our neurosurgeons perform the most advanced brain and spine surgical procedures to treat any neurological or spine conditions, including aneurysms, brain tumors or stroke. The Joint Commission, one of the leading healthcare accreditation organizations, recognized us for our spinal fusion services.

Orthopedic surgery

To treat joint pain or orthopedic injuries, our orthopedic surgeons perform a variety of orthopedic surgical procedures. These procedures include partial and total hip, knee and shoulder replacements. Our orthopedic surgery program has been nationally recognized for excellence by Blue Cross Blue Shield, Healthgrades and The Joint Commission.

Robotic surgery

Ocala Health is proud to offer minimally invasive surgical treatments, including robotic surgery.

Our surgeons may use robotic surgery across numerous surgical specialties, including:

  • General surgery
    • Colorectal conditions treatment
    • Gallbladder removal
    • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) treatment
    • Hernia repair
  • Gynecology
    • Endometriosis treatment
    • Hysterectomy
    • Myomectomy
    • Sacrocolpopexy
  • Urology
    • Prostatectomy
    • Prostate cancer treatment

Robotic surgery is not appropriate for all patients. Speak with one of our surgeons to find out if you are a candidate.

How robotic surgery works

The robotic technology provides the surgeon high-definition, 3D vision with a magnified view to perform complex and delicate procedures through small incisions.

The surgeon controls state-of-the-art robotic surgical system the while looking through a high-quality monitor in a console next to the patient.

The “wristed” robotic instruments have more range of motion than a human wrist, enabling the surgeon to access hard-to-reach positions.

The robotic computer software makes the surgeon’s movements even more steady, for greater precision.

Patient benefits of robotic surgery

Robotic surgery offers a range of benefits to patients. These benefits include:

  • Less blood loss
  • Less pain
  • Less scarring
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Faster healing and recovery times