Meet Our Surgeons

Thimmiah Kumar MD

Board Certified Gastroenterology and founder of Surgery Center of Mid Florida. Dr. Kumar obtained his MD degree at Mysore University in India and completed his Internal Medicine & Gastroenterology residency and fellowship at The Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. During his last Board exam Dr. Kumar scored 99th percentive and is a member of the American Medical Association and American College of Gastroenterology. Dr. Kumar has been in practice for 24 years and has privileges at all local hospitals; his favorite sport is tennis and loves to travel.

Seaborn Hunt III, MD

Board certified ophthalmologist Seaborn M. Hunt III, MD provides the latest in advanced cataract surgery to restore youthful vision for patients since establishing his Ocala practice in 2001. Dr. Hunt is proud to offer the latest FDA-approved new technology implants that offer a complete range of vision, including multifocal and extended depth of focus lens implants, plus astigmatism correction. Patients with both glaucoma and cataracts can benefit from Dr. Hunt’s expertise with the iStent® Inject procedure to improve eye pressure and limit the progression of glaucoma symptoms.

Dr. Hunt graduated medical from the University of Florida, and completed is ophthalmology residency as Senior Chief Resident at the University of South Florida. Dr. Hunt maintains his board certification through the American Board of Ophthalmology, and has specialty offices in Ocala and The Villages where he welcomes new patients with a variety of eye conditions, including diabetic eye care, blurry vision, and glaucoma.

Latif Hamed MD MBA FAAO

Board Certified eye surgeon who has been voted by his peers in Best Doctors in America every year since 1996. After completing a BS degree in chemistry with highest distinction from Purdue University he earned his MD degree and Ophthalmology residency training from Indiana University and completed three fellowships from the world famous John’s Hopkins Wilmer Institute. Dr. Hamed was Chief of Division and tenured professor at UF Shands hospital before he opened the Florida Eye Specialist Institute in Ocala, FL. He is the authors of three textbooks and over a hundred articles in ophthalmology journals and is the winner of many honors and awards including the American Academy of Ophthalmology Award, Best of the Best Eye Doctors by the Ocala Star Banner Reader’s Choice Award, the Heed Award, and the teacher of the year Award awarded by UF Shands faculty and residents. He is the father of 5 children and one of his favorite activities is medical mission travel.

Bheema Singu, MD

Board Certified Gastroenterology and Hepatology. He obtained his Medical degree at Mysore University in India and completed his residency and fellowship at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. Dr. Singu is affiliated with Ocala Regional Medical Center, West Marion Community Hospital and Advent Health and has been in practice for more than ten years.

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Notice of Data Security Incident

Surgery Center of Mid Florida (“SCOMF”) regrets to inform you that we have been the victim of a data security incident. An authorized user accessed files on its network that may have included personal information, including the health information, of some of its patients.

On or about February 21, 2024, SCOMF experienced a network encryption event. Upon discovering unusual activity on its networks, SCOMF began an investigation, which involved the assistance of cybersecurity experts, to determine the nature and scope of the incident. The investigation determined unauthorized users were able to access SCOMF’s network through SCOMF’s IT vendor. SCOMF’s IT vendor was hacked first and then the unauthorized user exploited the connection between SCOMF and its vendor’s network to attack SCOMF’s systems directly.

Although there is no evidence that any patient information was accessed as a result of this incident, SCOMF is notifying all patients in an abundance of caution due. Personal information contained on SCOMF’s network varies from individual to individual, but may have included patient demographic information, such as names, address, dates of birth; health information, such as medical history, diagnoses, treatments, dates of service; health insurance information, such as account numbers, insurance policy numbers, billing and claims information; and financial account information, including Social Security numbers.

Although there is no evidence that any patient information was accessed or exfiltrated from SCOMF’s network, SCOMF will be sending written notification to all patients regarding the incident and providing guidance about steps patients can take to further protect their information, should they feel it is appropriate to do so.

SCOMF values your privacy and takes the security of our systems very seriously. As such, we have transferred our business to a different IT vendor and have implemented additional safeguards to improve data security on our web server infrastructure and to prevent recurrence of a similar attack. SCOMF has replaced and enhanced all firewalls and has transitioned all data to a secure, cloud-based electronic health record system and practice management software. SCOMF is also notifying certain federal and state regulators as required by law.

SCOMF is providing a dedicated confidential, toll-free inquiry line at 1-888-974-9414 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday that patients may contact for additional information.

Surgery Center of Mid Florida deeply regrets any concern or inconvenience this incident may cause. SCOMF continues to evaluate its system to assess and address risks to prevent a similar incident from occurring in the future. 

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1950 SW 18th
Suite 102
Ocala, FL 34471