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Welcome To General, Vascular & Thoracic Surgery
of Polk County 

General, Vascular & Thoracic Surgery of Polk County provides comprehensive surgical services, from diagnostic testing to symptoms management to surgical treatment, in partnership with your primary care provider.

Dr. Silvestri provides a wide range of general, vascular and thoracic surgeries -- both open and laparoscopic. Patients receive the benefit of a trained and experienced surgeon, together with the amenities of Lake Wales Medical Center, with convenient access to technology and amenities for diagnosis, treatment and recovery.

We are dedicated to excellence in every aspect of our practice, from prevention to diagnosis to treatment, to care and support. This level of quality is reflected in our philosophy of personal, professional service, investing in new technology advancements and applying innovative approaches in patient care.

Call us today at (863) 679-2707 to learn more about our practice.

Our Services & Specialties

  • Laparoscopic: colectomy, gastrectomy, splenectomy, nissen fundoplication, and adrenalectomy; inguinal, femoral, and incisional hernias; appendectomies, lysis of adhesions, and all colon and small bowel resections.
  • Breast Surgery: ultrasound guided core biopsies and stereotactic biopsies, breast conservation therapy, sentinel node biopsy, adjuvant radiation therapy.
  • Vascular: lower extremity bypass, carotid endarterectomy, aortic aneurysm repair, and dialysis access.
  • Thoracic: minimally invasive lobectomy, minimally invasive esophagectomy, thoracoscopic wedge resection, thoracoscopic decortication, pleurodesis, mediastinoscopy, pacemaker insertion and pericardial windows.

Our Team

We focus on caring for your needs, not just treating the disease or condition. We are dedicated to excellence in every aspect of our practice, from prevention and diagnosis to treatment, care, and support. 

Fred Silvestri, M.D., FACS

Specialty: General Surgery

Certification: General surgery, critical care surgery, Board certified, FACS

Medical School: The State University of New York

Residency: The Staten Island Hospital