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Excellence You Can Trust

Carrollwood Surgical Associates combines the expertise of four of Tampa’s leading experts in general surgery, bariatric surgery, vascular surgery, hyperbaric medicine, and wound care. Together they have more than 60 years of experience providing the most advanced diagnostic technology and least invasive surgical techniques available.

If you have been referred to our practice by your primary care physician or specialist, you are in good hands. Ours is a friendly and accessible office that strives to provide the best possible patient experience. We believe in keeping patients and their caregivers thoroughly informed, we respond efficiently and professionally to any requests you may have, and of course, we provide the surgical skills you require to move past an illness and get back to living your life. Please read below for more information on our surgeons and their impressive credentials, and if you have any questions, we welcome your inquiries at 813.933.3324.

Ajay P. Patel, MD

Board Certified in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery and Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine

Dr. Ajay P. Patel is triple-board certified in general surgery, vascular surgery and undersea & hyperbaric medicine and has been practicing in the Tampa Bay area for more than a decade. He specializes in minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, endovascular surgery, abdominal aortic aneurysms, wound care and hyperbaric medicine.

Ravi Patel, MD

Board Certified in General Surgery, Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine

Dr. Ravi Patel is triple-board certified in general surgery, wound care and hyperbaric medicine with advanced fellowship training in vascular surgery and currently serves as Chief Medical Officer for the Florida Hospital Wound Healing Institute. As a Certified Wound Specialist who has been in practice for more than three decades, he specializes in minimally invasive endovascular surgery, laparoscopic surgery, endoaneurysm grafting and advanced wound care.

Elmer Valin, MD

Dr. Elmer Valin is board certified in general surgery and specializes in bariatric surgery using minimally invasive surgical techniques.

Sachin Vaikunth, MD

Board-Certified General Surgeon

Dr. Sachin Vaikunth’s outstanding academic and clinical credentials put him at the top tier of general surgeons throughout our region. After completing his undergraduate education at Brown University in Providence, RI, he earned his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville.