Inguinal Hernia

An inguinal hernia occurs when tissue, such as part of your intestine, pushes through a weakened area in the groin; resulting in a bulge.

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Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, affecting one in eight women in their lifetime. Fortunately, it is usually fully treatable.

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Gallstones form when cholesterol and bilirubin form crystals in the gallbladder. These can grow over time, and increase in number.

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Colon and Rectal Cancers

Colon and rectal cancers are among the world’s most commonly diagnosed cancers. They are more common in people over the age of 50 years old.

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Gastroesophageal reflux disease

A number of people suffer from indigestion and heartburn that is caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

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Our Physicians

Buck Scott, MD

Dr. Buck Scott was born and raised in Jacksonville, Fl. He attended undergraduate at University of Florida and medical school at University of Miami. Dr. Scott completed his residency at […]

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F. Brooks Hodnette, Jr., MD, FACS

Dr. Hodnette was previously President of the Medical Staff at Baptist Hospital, Chief of General Surgery at both Baptist and Sacred Heart Hospitals.

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Patrick T. Gatmaitan, MD, FACS

Dr. Gatmaitan has been practicing medicine for six years and joined The Surgery Group in 2009. For him, bariatric surgery is unique and fascinating – a metabolic surgery with significant […]

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Jeffrey L. Lord, MD, FACS

Dr. Lord’s particular areas of interest include laparoscopic surgery for morbid obesity and gastrointestinal surgery. Dr. Lord serves as Medical Director of Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery at the Sacred Heart […]

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Jada Leahy, MD

Dr. Jada Leahy, MD is a general surgery specialist in Pensacola, FL and has been practicing for 9 years. She graduated from Fl State Univ Coll Of Med in 2009 […]

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Dr. Mark R. Onady II

Committed to providing compassionate, quality healthcare. With a strong focus on minimally invasive and laparoscopic surgery, he believes everyone deserves comprehensive treatment and patient-centered care.

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Michael J. Caluda III, MD, FACS

Dr. Caluda joined The Surgery Group in 1998 and is a lifelong resident of northwest Florida. He is an expert in the laparoscopic and robotic treatment.

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James Cassiano, MD

Dr. Cassiano is a local resident of Gulf Breeze, FL. He attended medical school at Florida State College of Medicine. He completed his surgical internship and residency at Wake Forest […]

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Emily Wolfe, MD

Dr. Emily Wolfe is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. She joined the practice after relocating from Jackson, TN with her family. She specializes in Cosmetic & Reconstructive surgery with special […]

About The Surgery Group

Our mission is to provide the highest-quality surgical care to our patients and the highest-quality consultative services to our referring physicians.

What Our Patients Are Saying

I'm so thankful that I was referred to The Surgery Group. Dr.Leahy & Dr.Wolfe are exceptional doctors as well as there staff, especially Trisha. They are very professional, thorough &... caring. I don't think I could've found a better team to help ensure my more
For over two years I was dealing with Diverticulitis. I really didn’t know what was wrong and trying to get the VA to assist was a headache. Eventually I was referred to Dr. Mark Onady best... decision ever!!!Dr. OnadyYou saved my life even though it wasn’t anything cancerous. Once again I’m able to enjoy certain foods I haven’t had in a long time.Thank you!Very RespectfullyAndyread more
Andy D.
Dr. Jada Leahy did my mastectomy in April 2019. She is very thorough and is highly skilled. I was very comfortable with her. She treated me with patience and never rushed me through an... appointment. I had complete and total trust in her and would call on her again if the need ever more
Kelly M.
Staff was very helpful and professional! Doctor Onady was detailed in explain what my options were with my surgery. He proformed my surgery flawlessly and my recovery time was less than... I thought with minimum pain!! Thanks Dr!read more
You get in and out fast... Staff is nice and helpful... Dr Hodnette is a great doctor... Nice and clean place...
Pam L.
Cynthia A.
Dr. Onady has very good bedside manners. The staff is really nice too. Darby and Tressa were so sweet and even played with my baby boy. I haven't had the surgery yet but I feel confident in... Dr. Onady. Thank you guys so much for making me feel more
Autumn W.
The first time I met Dr. Brown and his staff, I knew I had picked the right doctor for my breast reduction. My breasts had become so large, especially my left one that I was having such bad... lower back pains. Now my breast are the same size and they look and feel wonderful. My surgery took over 4 hours and it took 6 months before all pain and sensitivity was gone. It was all worth it. It is easier to exercise and enjoy normal activities. I am eating healthy and have lost 22 lbs now. Thanks Dr. Brown for changing my life. ❤️👍😇read more
Patti G.
April 21st 2015, Dr caluda did a lumpectomy on my right breast for stage 3 breast cancer 5 cm. He did an excellent job, until I had to have a double biopsy a year later because they... suspected the cancer returned & it resulted in an abscess. Last month an MRI and diagnostic mammogram suspected returned cancer in my right breast again. I went to see Dr caluda because my breast had so much trauma .. he advised a consult before any biopsy since my breast caused me so much pain. I had a mastectomy and got the results as NO cancer! I was so excited AND the scar tissue that caused the pain is gone. It was not a wasted surgery at all. I have recommended Dr Caluda and the Surgery Group to anyone I hear of that needs surgery. The receptionist area are very efficient and helpful, the checkout lady is very nice with always a bright smile, Maggie is the most wonderful nurse who makes you feel relaxed and answers all your questions returning your calls as soon as she's available. But Dr Caluda takes a personal interest in his patients and does the best I've ever seen a surgeon do. I highly recommend the Surgery Group!!read more
Sherry W.
Dr Hodnette is the greatest! His staff are the nicest medical staff I have ever encountered. I sing their praises every where I go!
Sam M.
Everyone was Great so nice and helpful! Still requires that you eat right and exercise but you have a fighting chance ... you CAN do it !
Nancy B.
I give Dr. CALUDA 5 STARS. He is an excellent surgeon. Good at answering your questions. Would use him again!I would NOT use Dr.Patrick Gatmaitan.He is very rude! Does not like to answer... questions. Had to have his surgery redone by another doctor. O STAR!read more
Susan L.
I have been operated by Dr. Rubey 4 times between 2002-2017. He is an excellent surgeon! I have never had a problem with any of his surgeries and will recommend him over and over again to... anybody and more
Mary R.
From the wonderful ladies at the reception desk to scheduling surgery was a good experience. I felt like I was their only patient.Met Dr. Onady's medical assistant and shortly after Dr.... Onady came in. His kindness and caring along with his professionalism made me feel at ease. He was not staring into a computer , but paid attention to me. I highly recommend him and the Surgery Group more
Linda Mary T.
Save my life ..Took great care of my..COULDNT OF ASK FOR A BETTER TEAM THANK YOU SO MUCH ...
Theresa M.