Ocala’s leading vascular surgeon, Dr. Ravi Chandra, is the only local surgeon certified by the American Board of Surgery, the American Board of Phlebology, and the American Board of Vascular Medicine as a diplomat in Endo-Vascular medicine. Dr. Ravi Chandra leads a team of medical professionals who take a personalized approach with each patient. The Vein Center of North Florida’s staff takes their time to listen to patient concerns and develop a customized treatment plan to address each patient’s medical concerns. Our goal is to perform the safest and least invasive procedure possible and get you back to living life at its fullest!
In addition to our physician, physician assistants and nurse practitioners, we also have two full-time RVTs (certified vascular techs) to serve you. The Vein Center of North Florida is International Accreditation Commission (IAC) accredited for vascular testing. The IAC develops standards for evaluating quality of care and provides peer review processes. Maintaining IAC accreditation is our way of pursuing the highest level of excellence in patient care.
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.