Our Team


Surgeons


Dr. Chappano

Paul J. Chappano, MD, FACS

President of North Florida Surgeons

Education:

University of Pittsburgh – B.S. Chemistry
University of Pittsburgh – Doctor of Medicine

Internship:

Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh

Residency:

Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh:
Residency in General Surgery
Chief Surgical Resident

Certification:

American Board of Surgery – General Surgery

Specialties:

Minimally Invasive Gastric Banding
Minimally Invasive Colon Surgery
Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery
Breast Surgery
General Surgery

Special Interests:

Dr. Chappano sits on the Board of the American Cancer Society’s Duval Unit. He previously served in the U.S. Navy at Naval Hospital Jacksonville as well as at Camp Pendleton in California.

Dr. Chappano enjoys being involved in his children’s activities, as well as spending time outdoors and by the ocean.



Javier Herrera, MD, FACS

Chairman of General Surgery Department

Education:

University of Florida – B.S. Engineering Sciences
University of Miami – Doctor of Medicine

Internship:

Washington Hospital Center – General Surgery Intern

Residency:

Naval Medical Center, San Diego:
General Surgery Residency

Certification:

American Board of Surgery – General Surgery

Specialties:

Minimally Invasive Gastric Banding
Minimally Invasive Sleeve Gastrectomy
Minimally Invasive Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
Revisional Bariatric Surgery
Minimally Invasive/Robotic Colon Surgery
Breast Surgery
General Surgery

Special Interests:

Dr. Herrera currently serves as Chairman of General Surgery Department.



Miro Uchal, MD, FASMBS, FACS

Director of Bariatric Surgery

Education:

University of P.J. Safarik in Kosice, Slovak Republic

Previous Appointments:

District Hospital, Stara Lubovna, Slovak Republic: Department Chair
Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA: Director of Minimally
invasive surgery education and Director of Bariatric Surgery.

Residency/Fellowships:

District Hospital, Stara Lubovna, Slovak Republic
St.Vinzenz Krankenhaus in Germany Hanau am Mein, Germany
SSSF Teaching Hospital, Forde, Norway
Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA

Certification:

American Board of Surgery – General Surgery
Fellow of American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

Specialties:

Trained in and currently uses the daVinci Robotic Surgical System
Minimally Invasive Gastric Banding
Minimally Invasive Sleeve Gastrectomy
Minimally Invasive Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
Revisional Bariatric Surgery
Robotic Gastric Bypass
Robotic Revisional Bariatric Surgery
Minimally Invasive Adrenal Surgery, Splenectomy, Distal Pancreatectomy
Minimally Invasive Intestinal Surgery
General Surgery

Special Interests:

Dr. Uchal currently serves as Director of Bariatric Surgery.