About Us

The Leaders in General and Vascular Surgery

The team at Surgical Specialists of Ocala understands the apprehension that comes with a surgical procedure. We take our role in your care very seriously. We do not accept minimum as a level of training worthy of our patients. We operate at a level above the standard protocol required by having a team directed by Ocala’s leading vascular surgeon. Dr. Ravi Chandra is the only Ocala, Florida surgeon certified by the American Board of Surgery, the American Board of Phlebology, and the American Board of Vascular Medicine as a diplomat in Endo-Vascular medicine.

About Us
(Pictured L to R): Steve Tieche, MD | Steven Head PA-C
Ravi Chandra, MD, FRCS (Edin), FACS | Patricia Hurst, ARNP-BC

Surgical Specialists of Ocala employs two full-time RVTs (certified vascular techs) and has obtained IAC accreditation for vascular testing.

As your Ocala vascular surgeon, we take a personal approach to caring for our patients and take the time needed to listen to your concerns. Our goal is to choose the safest and least invasive procedure possible to get you back to living your life as soon as possible.

The team at Surgical Specialists of Ocala has successfully pursued training in the following areas of study to serve their patients to the highest level possible in Ocala, The Villages, and the surrounding Central Florida areas:

  • Abdomen and its Contents
  • Breast, Skin and Soft Tissue
  • Endocrine System
  • Surgical Critical Care
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Vascular Surgery

You have more power than you think when it comes to choosing your Ocala general surgeon, just ask. Surgical Specialists of Ocala has the expertise you need with the compassion you want. Ask your doctor to refer you to the leaders in general and vascular surgery.

IAC Accredited

About UsThe testing lab at Surgical Specialists of Ocala offers ultrasounds for both venous and arterial patient needs. We take measures to ensure accuracy in testing by having procedures performed by our full time RVTs (registered vascular technicians). This is one of the ways we take extra steps to provide thorough diagnostic procedures. We have also obtained accreditation for our testing facility from the Intersocietal Accreditation Committee. What does that mean? The IAC develops standards and methods for the evaluation of the quality of care delivered. The IAC also provides peer review processes for multiple imaging modalities within the medical community. Applying for and maintaining IAC accreditation is The Vein Center’s way of ensuring our patients we are transparently pursuing the highest level of excellence in providing care.

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