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Venous Disease – The Problem is More than Just Cosmetic

Most people seek treatment for venous disease primarily for cosmetic reasons.  However, left untreated, venous disease can lead to health issues including severe venous insufficiency, ulcers, sores, inflammation and even painful rashes.  Venous disease is the result of the veins becoming abnormal.  This can occur for a variety of reasons, including pregnancy and standing for …

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World-Class Endovascular Medicine Right Here in Ocala

Did you know that our own Dr. Ravi Chandra, MD, FRCS, FACS, FSVS is the only Ocala physician certified by both the American Board of Endovascular Medicine and the American Board of Surgery? This certification is important because endovascular procedures are lifesaving, especially in the case of aneurysms. Repairing abdominal aortic aneurysm is one area …

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Robotic Surgery – Understanding This Minimally Invasive Technique

Robotic surgery is one of the most advanced surgical techniques used today. Our general surgeon is well-versed and highly trained in this high-tech surgery.  We use the esteemed da Vinci Surgical System, which allows us to perform complex surgical procedures using minimally invasive robotic surgery.  During your procedure, our general surgeon controls the da Vinci …

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Varicose Veins – It’s More Than Just Cosmetic

More often than not, patients seek treatment for varicose veins for cosmetic purposes.  However, there are some important medical reasons to treat them as well. Let’s take a look at some of the most common medical reasons to treat varicose veins: Pain – Varicose veins can cause pain in some people. This can be especially …

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Free Vein Screening and Lecture 11/12/16

If you are suffering from varicose veins, edema/swelling, restless legs, leg pain, discoloration/pigmentation changes, ulcerations or other symptoms, please join us for a Free Vein Screening and lecture. November 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 1920 SW 20th Place, #100 Ocala, FL 34471 Lunch will be provided. (click or scan below to view this …

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We Are Now an IAC Accredited Vein Center

Surgical Specialists of Ocala is proud to announce that we are the only accredited Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) Vein Center in Central Florida and one of only six in the entire state.  What does this mean for you?  It means you and your family can take comfort in knowing that your vascular surgeon practices within …

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Chest Surgery

 – It’s Not as Intimidating as You Might Think Chest surgery (a.k.a. thoracic surgery) was once a very invasive procedure, often requiring lengthy hospital stays and a longer recovery time. Our lung surgeons use the latest technologies to ensure your procedure is less invasive than typical lung surgeries of the past. Surgical Specialists of Ocala …

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Angioplasty and Stenting Procedure

In most cases, we will gain access to your vein through the groin.  Depending on your age and health, you will likely be treated as an outpatient and discharged the same day. Patients who undergo stenting often notice a decrease in swelling and discomfort in their lower extremities. They also find walking to be more …

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What is a Venogram and Why Might I Need a Stent?

When we need to see exactly what is going on within your veins, we take what is called a venogram. This minor procedure involves injecting a harmless dye into your veins and taking an x-ray.  This allows us to see your veins more clearly and identify any blockages or damage.  If we find a blocked …

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Diagnose and Treat Pleural Effusion

Surgical Specialist of Ocala can diagnose and treat pleural effusion. Once diagnosed, we investigate to find the underlying cause, then determine the best course of treatment. Let’s take a look at some of the most common treatment options. Medication Medication may be recommended to reduce the accumulation of fluid. For instance, when pleural effusion is …

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