Meet Our Team

The Surgical Specialists of Ocala Team

Over 100 TCAR Procedures Performed

Ravi Chandra, MD

For more than 15 years it has been my privilege to care for patients in Ocala and Marion County. My family and I love this community and consider it our home. When I see former patients out in the community, it brings great satisfaction knowing I played a role in improving their quality of life. – Read More

Dr. Ksenia Orlova, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Ksenia Orlova, M.D., Ph.D., is a board-certified vascular surgeon who recently joined Dr. Ravi Chandra, M.D., FACS at Surgical Specialists of Ocala, P.A. With over six years of advanced experience in open and endovascular surgery, she brings her expertise to the Marion and Sumter communities, aiming to deliver the highest quality of care and improve the health and wellness of her patients.  – Read More

Patricia D. Hurst, ARNP-BC

Patricia Hurst is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner earning her Master’s Degree at the University of South Alabama. She has worked with Dr. Chandra and the SSO team for more than 20 years. She sees patients in the office, hospitals and has extensive training assisting in the operating room. She earned a certificate of first assisting from the National Institute of First Assisting (NIFA) and became a Certified Perioperative Nurse (CNOR) as a commitment to providing quality care for her patients during their surgical experience. Patty was raised in Ocala and takes great pride in serving her local community. She enjoys spending time with her family, antique shopping, and refurbishing furniture.

Bhumi Patel, PA-C

Bhumi Patel is a Certified Physician Assistant. She earned her Master’s Degree at the University of Florida, School of Physician Assistant Studies. She spent 3 years working as a primary care PA for underserved communities building a strong foundation in general medicine and received the National Health Service Scholarship.

She has been a part of the SSO team since 2018. She helps with all steps of the surgical process from consultation, to assist in the OR, to recovery. Patel has a keen eye for detail, is attentive, and has a sincere commitment to her patient’s well-being and will provide quality health care for each individual.

Bhumi and her fiancé Joel, love traveling, Crossfit, Gator sports, and spending time with their pets.

Amelia LaBonte, PA-C

Amelia LaBonte is a Certified Physician Assistant. She graduated at the top of her class with the highest honors from Nova Southeastern University.

Amelia was awarded the honor of membership to the Alpha Eta  Honor’s Society for her excellent academic achievement and high standard of character and conduct.

She provides exceptional medical care and treats all of her patients with compassion. During her free time, Amelia enjoys playing beach volleyball, pickleball, and kayaking with her friends and family.

What Our Patients Say

Shirley Bishop-Terrell
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The staff has always been kind and helpful. The facility is clean and neat.
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Prompt service, I was seen at my appointment times. I also received professional care it my ultrasound and follow up visit.
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I was very satisfied with my appointment and will be going back next month for an ultra sound.
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Friendly faces, very clean facility and great customer service.
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The staff is courteous and well trained. I have never had a bad experience, period. A Very Happy Patient.
Gail R
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Their caring and tell u any problems you have they tell you in terms u understand.
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Staff is very friendly and helpful.
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Great place to have all of your surgery,unbelievably staff! Love it there!

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