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General surgery services

The surgeons here at HCA Florida Putnam Surgical Specialists are committed to providing excellent care to Palatka and the surrounding Putnam County communities.


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When visiting an HCA Florida Physicians practice, you can expect high-quality care from our experienced team of doctors and providers.

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About HCA Florida Putnam Surgical Specialists

Putnam Surgical Associates is now HCA Florida Putnam Surgical Specialists.

Services we offer

Our surgeons can perform a variety of general surgery procedures. Dr. David Cummings and Dr. Christopher Salzman specialize in GERD surgery for heartburn and laparoscopic surgery for gallbladders, appendix, colon and hernias. They also perform colorectal surgery, breast surgery, dermatological surgery, thyroid surgery and some vascular surgery.

General surgeries we perform

Our general surgeons provide complete care for the Putnam community. Some of the services we offer include:

  • Breast surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Dermatological surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
  • GERD surgery for heartburn
  • Laparoscopic surgery (gallbladders, appendix, colon, hernias, etc.)
  • Thyroid surgery
  • Vascular surgery

Conditions we treat

  • Barrett’s esophagus
  • Colon polyps and colon cancer
  • Crohn’s disease/ulcerative colitis
  • Gallbladder and biliary tract disease
  • Gastroesophageal reflux (heartburn)
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Pancreatic diseases
  • Peptic ulcer
  • Problems with the digestive system

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.

Health Portal
Manage your appointments, connect with your doctor and view your medical information through our convenient and secure Health Portal.
Patient forms
The need for medical care can interrupt the pattern of busy lives. That’s why we offer online tools that make it easier and convenient for you to access our healthcare services.
Make a payment
Flexibility to pay online means it's easier to focus on what matters most: your health and wellness. Find multiple options to make payments and get help when you need it.