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Our advanced, minimally invasive techniques get you back to what's most important faster, with less pain and scarring.

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About HCA Florida Fawcett Surgical Specialists

HCA Florida Fawcett Surgical Specialists provides exceptional, compassionate surgical care for Englewood, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Sarasota, Venice and the surrounding communities.

Our surgeons

HCA Florida Fawcett Surgical Specialists looks forward to serving you and your family when your care calls for an experienced surgeon. We will take the time to discuss all medical options with you and your referring physician. Together, we will make the right medical decisions for you and your family.

Our experienced general surgeons, Dr. Steven Goldin, Dr. Maria Castilla and Dr. Raffi Agopian, provide care for patients with specific medical issues including, hernia repair, surgery of the abdomen, breast, digestive tract, gallbladder, benign and malignant diseases of the colon and rectum and surgical care of cancer.


Surgical services

Our skilled surgeons perform a wide range of surgeries, often using minimally invasive techniques, such as laparoscopy and robotic surgery, including:

  • Adrenalectomy
  • Anal fistulectomy or fistulotomy
  • Anoplasty
  • Anorectal fissure procedure
  • Appendectomy
  • Biliary system
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Choledochoenterostomy
  • Colon resection
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colostomy
  • Common bile duct exploration
  • Debridement
  • Distal pancreatectomy and splenectomy
  • Diverticular disease surgical treatment
  • Drainage of cysts/abscess
  • Duodenal switch (DS)
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
  • Esophageal surgery
  • Esophagectomy
  • Exploratory laparotomy
  • Feeding tube placement, feeding gastrostomy and jejunostomy
  • Gallbladder removal
  • Gallstone treatment
  • Gastrectomy and other wedge resections
  • Gastroenterostomy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) treatment
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Hernia surgery, including hiatal, incisional, inguinal hernia
  • Lateral internal sphincterotomy
  • Laparoscopic procedures
  • Liver biopsy
  • Liver resection and ablation
  • Lysis of adhesions and scar tissue
  • Mastectomy, lumpectomy and other breast-conserving surgery
  • Meckel's diverticulum
  • Minimally-invasive surgical procedures
  • Nissen fundoplication
  • Pancreaticoduodenectomy (Whipple procedure)
  • Pancreatic pseudocyst drainage
  • Partial hepatectomy
  • Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy placement (PEG)
  • Peritoneal dialysis catheter placement
  • Peritoneal venous shunt
  • Peritoneum surgery
  • Pilonidal cyst surgery
  • Pyloroplasty
  • Rectal surgery
  • Retroperitoneal exploration
  • Solid organ surgery
  • Small bowel resection
  • Surgical oncology
  • Upper and lower gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy

Conditions treated with general surgery

Our specialists provide state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic options for a full range of gastrointestinal disorders, from simple to complex, including:
 
  • Abdominal pain syndrome
  • Barrett's esophagus
  • Biliary tract disorders
  • Celiac disease
  • Clostridium difficile (C. diff)
  • Colon cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's disease (inflammatory bowel disease)
  • Diarrhea (acute and chronic)
  • Diverticular disease
  • Dysphagia
  • Gas in the digestive tract
  • Gallbladder disorders and gallstone pancreatitis
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis C
  • Indigestion
  • Intestinal ischemia
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Liver cirrhosis
  • Non-cardiac chest pain
  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC)
  • Stomach and duodenal ulcers (peptic ulcers)
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Viral hepatitis
  • Wilson disease

Cancers treated with surgical oncology

Our skilled surgeons provide a comprehensive list of surgery options and offer state-of-the-art technology and the latest minimally invasive techniques whenever possible. Some of the surgeries we offer to treat cancer include the following:
 
  • Abdominal cavity cancer
  • Adrenal gland cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Liver cancer 
  • Pancreas cancer
  • Soft tissue cancer

Robotic surgery

Our surgeons are highly skilled in performing many procedures utilizing the latest robotic surgical assurance platform at HCA Florida Fawcett Hospital. This robotic surgery system combines unprecedented pre-operative planning tools and analytics with unparalleled intra-operative guidance, giving patients the most advanced surgical options available. 
 
Robot-assisted surgery provides the following potential benefits to patients:
 
  • Less blood loss
  • Less pain
  • Shorter hospitalizations and recovery times
  • Smaller incisions

Patient resources

Patient care is our first priority, and we're committed to making your experience as convenient as possible. Learn more about the resources available to our patients.

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