We are Independent Multispecialty Group of Florida

The experienced physicians at Independent Multispecialty Group of Florida are General Surgeons who are active in our area hospitals, emergency departments, as well as the community. Our surgeons handle routine cases as well as more specialized, complex procedures.

Our Physicians

Dr. Srinivas Kaza, MD, FACS

General Surgeon

Dr. Srinivas Kaza, MD, FACS Dr. Kaza is Board Certified in General Surgery, with expertise and advanced training in Advanced Laparoscopic and Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery.  Dr. Kaza completed his surgical residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Cornell University in Brooklyn, NY and his Advanced Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgery Fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX.

Dr. Kaza has extensive experience in advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgical procedures involving the upper gastrointestinal and colorectal regions and bariatrics.  He is a pioneer in this field, being one of the first epicenter surgeons in the country, teaching robotic surgery to both national and international surgeons.  He has performed over 1,000 robotic surgeries, making him one of the highest volume robotic and minimally invasive surgeons in Palm Beach County.

Dr. Kaza is Director of Bariatric and Robotic Surgery at Wellington Regional Medical Center, Associate Professor of Surgery for University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and exclusive surgeon at Select Specialty Hospital.  He was Chief of Surgery at Wellington Regional Medical Center and served as faculty for Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES).    He has published numerous articles in peer review journals.

Dr. Srinivas Kaza, MD, FACS

Complete Bio

  • Board Certified General Surgeon
  • Fellowship Trained Minimally Invasive Surgeon – Bariatric
  • Extensive experience in advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery of upper gastrointestinal, bariatric, and colorectal surgery
  • Director of Bariatric Surgery at Wellington Regional Medical Center
  • Published multiple peer reviewed journals
  • Served as faculty for Society for American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
  • Only designated teaching surgeon for robotic surgery in Palm Beach
  • Exclusive surgeon at Select Specialty Hospital, a 60 bed facility in Palm Beach, FL
  • Associate Professor of Surgery for University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
  • Chief of Surgery at Wellington Regional Medical Center
  • One of the highest volume robotic and minimally invasive surgeons in Palm Beach County

List of Procedures

  • Hiatal Hernia (Paraesophageal Hernia) Repair
  • Colon Resection
  • Colostomy and Colostomy Reversals
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Inguinal, Ventral, and Umbilical Hernia Repairs
  • Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Appendectomy
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Wound Debridement

Dr. Alvaro Castillo, MD

General Surgeon

Dr. Alvaro Castillo, MDDr. Castillo is a Board-Certified General Surgeon with fellowship training in Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery. Dr. Castillo completed medical school at the Universidad Americana in Managua, Nicaragua and continued to complete his surgical residency at the University of Miami. While in training at the University of Miami, Dr. Castillo was a member of the Transfusion Committee, Patient Safety Committee, Resident Evaluation Committee and received the prestigious Resident of the Year award, 2012. Dr. Castillo completed his Fellowship training in Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic surgery at the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, OR. He also participated in a 2-year Human Investigation Program while in Oregon.

Dr. Castillo specializes in open, laparoscopic, and robotic surgery for benign and malignant disease of the liver, pancreas, biliary tract, and gastrointestinal tract. He is also one of the leading hepatobiliary surgeons in Palm Beach County and South Florida region.

In addition to publishing and presenting numerous journal articles and abstracts in peer-reviewed publications and at medical meetings, he is a current member of the American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association and teaching faculty for the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Complete Bio

  • General, Hepatobiliary, Pancreatic, and Oncological surgery
  • Board Certified in General Surgery – Residency training at the University of Miami
  • Fellowship training in Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery – Oregon Health & Science University
  • Specializes in open, laparoscopic, and robotic surgery for benign and malignant disease of the liver, pancreas, biliary tract, and gastrointestinal tract
  • One of the leading hepatobiliary surgeons in Palm Beach County and South Florida region. Including more than 40 hepatobiliary and pancreatic procedures/surgeries a year as well as more than 500 general surgery.
  • Teaching faculty for the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
  • Dedicated to quality, innovation, research, and teaching
  • Excellent patient and provider reviews
  • Active member of: SAGES, AHPBA, and AHPBA Nicaragua Chapter
  • Speaker at multiple meetings including SAGES and AHPBA
  • Multiple peer reviewed publications, as well as oral presentations and diverse poster presentations
  • Selected as Teaching Attending of the year for the General Surgery residency program at University of Miami, JFK campus
  • Reviewer for the Journal of Robotic Surgery
  • Multiple Outreach travels to Nicaragua to create a Liver Transplant Program in conjunction with Oregon Health and Sciences University.

List of Procedures

  • Laparoscopic; Cholecystectomy, Appendectomy, Hernia repair
  • Pancreatectomy
  • Lobectomy
  • Liver Segmentectomy
  • Lymphadenectomy
  • Laparotomy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Ileostomy
  • Duodenectomy
  • Gastrojejunostomy

Dr. Mark Meyer, MD

Thoracic Surgeon

Dr. Mark Meyer, MDDr. Meyer is a Board-Certified General Surgeon and fellowship trained Thoracic Surgeon specializing in both minimally invasive and open approach treatments for multiple conditions. Dr. Meyer received his bachelor’s degree in biology and graduated Valedictorian from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. Dr. Meyer continued on to Medical School at Rutgers Medical School in New Brunswick, NJ. He completed his General Surgery residency at the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, DC and his Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship at the University of Arizona Medical School in Tucson, AZ. Dr. Meyer treats multiple complex conditions including benign and malignant lung, esophagus, mediastinum, chest wall, and diaphragm diseases.

Along with many published medical papers in well-known publications, Dr. Meyer has presented at a variety of national and international conferences and is Chief Thoracic surgeon at Wellington Regional Medical Center. Dr Meyer helped initiate a Lung Cancer Screening Program and is a strong asset to the community lecturing on the importance of smoking cessation and early detection of lung cancer.

Complete Bio

  • Board Certified in both General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Fellowship trained Thoracic Surgeon specializing in both minimally invasive and open approach treatments.
  • Treats multiple complex conditions including Benign and Malignant Lung, Esophagus, Mediastinum, Chest Wall, and Diaphragm diseases.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology with a minor in Anthropology and Genetics.
  • Valedictorian from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC
  • Attended medical school at Rutgers Medical School in New Brunswick, NJ
  • Completed his General Surgery residency at The George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, DC
  • Recruited to the University of Arizona Medical School in Tucson, AZ and completed his Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship
  • Published numerous medical papers in well-known publications including: Annals of Thoracic Surgery, International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery, Journal of clinical Pathology, CTSNet.com and innovations.
  • Presenter on Thoracic Surgery topics at a variety of national and international conferences
  • Chief Thoracic surgeon at Wellington Regional Medical Center – where he helped initiate a Lung Cancer Screening program
  • Active member of the Palm Beach ACO
  • Participates actively in the Peer Review Committee at Wellington Regional Medical Center
  • Currently working on the Second Edition of The Textbook of Robotic Surgery
  • Strong asset to the community lecturing on the importance of smoking cessation and early detection of lung cancer.

List of Procedures

  • Bronchoscopy
  • Thoracoscopic; lymph node resection, lobe mass resection, apical pleurectomy, pericardial window
  • Thoracotomy
  • Repair of esophageal perforation
  • Esophagogastrectomy
  • Pleural biopsy
  • Diaphragmatic defect repair
  • Ribs fracture fixation
  • PleurX catheter placement

Our Hospitals

Dr. Kaza:

  • Wellington Regional
  • JFK North
  • JFK South
  • Select Specialty
  • Palms West
  • Palms West Surgery Center

Dr. Castillo:

  • JFK North
  • JFK South
  • Wellington Regional
  • Palms West
  • Lakeside Medical
  • Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center

Dr Meyer:

  • Wellington Regional
  • JFK North
  • JFK South
  • Good Samaritan
  • Select Specialty
Independent Multispecialty Group of Florida

Mission and Vision

We are leading the way in medical excellence. Providing excellent patients care with an atmosphere as if their family.