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Advanced surgical procedures and care

Our team of skilled surgeons and staff are experienced in a variety of surgical procedures. We offer appendix and gallbladder surgeries, general thoracic surgeries, breast biopsies and other minimally invasive procedures designed to minimize recovery time and get you back to health.


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About HCA Florida Orange Park Surgical Specialists

Orange Park Surgical Specialists is now HCA Florida Orange Park Surgical Specialists. We are leaders in minimally invasive and robotic surgical procedures helping patients recover and get back to their normal lives more quickly. Our surgeons focus on your specific needs and individual goals and provide comprehensive follow-through and support after treatment.

Providing excellence in general surgery

Our team of doctors and staff is highly experienced in a variety of surgical procedures. From your initial consultation with us to the last day of recovery, we are dedicated to ensuring your comfort and giving you the best possible results.

General surgeries we perform

Our practice is oriented toward general surgery, which is focused on the abdominal region. Some of the surgical procedures we frequently provide include:

  • Appendix removal
  • Bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery)
  • Benign neoplasm removal
  • Colorectal procedures
  • Gallbladder surgery
  • Hemorrhoid surgery
  • Laparoscopic hernia repair
  • Thyroid removal

Bariatric or weight loss surgery

If you have been diagnosed with morbid obesity, and other weight loss methods have not been effective for you, your physician may suggest bariatric surgery as an option. Some of the weight loss surgeries we offer include:

  • Gastric balloon
  • Gastric banding
  • Gastric bypass
  • Gastric sleeve

Bariatric surgery can be a life-altering decision that can raise feelings of both excitement and apprehension. Our surgical team will do everything possible to keep you comfortable and at ease in our care.

Breast surgeries we perform

Our doctors also specialize in breast surgeries often connected to either treatment or prevention of cancers. These are some of the surgeries we perform:

  • Breast mass excision
  • Cyst aspiration
  • Chemotherapy port insertion
  • Lumpectomy
  • Mastectomy
  • Oncoplastic breast surgery
  • Partial mastectomy
  • Prophylactic mastectomy

Dedicated to your care

At every point of your time in our care, we welcome questions and active engagement in your own health. We understand how overwhelming any surgical procedure can be, and when there is something we can do to help ease that anxiety, we take every step possible to do so.

Dr. Kara Wanchick at Orange Park Surgical Specialists

Dr. Kara Wanchick is a fellowship trained general and bariatric surgeon. She attended the University of Toledo School of Medicine and completed her surgical residency at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, Virginia. She became Chief Resident in surgery and subsequently served in the U.S. Navy as a general surgeon.
Dr. Kara Wanchick of Orange Park Surgical Specialists.

Dr. Scott Lind Orange Park Surgical Specialists

Scott Lind, MD, FACS is board certified in general surgery. He is the acting GME Medical Director of General Surgery at Orange Park Hospital. Dr. Lind received his medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA.

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