Lakeview Surgery Center opens in Dr. Phillips

The outpatient facility offers general gastroenterology procedures.

Orlando, FL (April 11, 2022) – As part of its commitment to offer patients access to high-quality healthcare closer to home, the physicians at the Orlando Health Digestive Health Institute Gastroenterology – Dr. Phillips now have a new ambulatory surgery center where they provide general gastroenterology outpatient procedures. The Lakeview Surgery Center, an affiliate of Orlando Health, recently opened in the busy Southwest Orlando corridor on the Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital campus.

“The new gastroenterology ambulatory surgery center reflects our core value—supporting the growing needs of our patients in the communities we serve,” said Thibaut van Marcke, senior vice president, Orlando Health Southeast Region, and president of Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital. “How healthcare is being delivered today is ever-changing and keeping ahead of these changes is key to providing the best care. We believe the center will be very beneficial for our patients who need this service.”

With approximately 10,000 square feet of space, the Lakeview Surgery Center is located at 7448 Docs Grove Circle, Suite 108, which is a short walking distance from the hospital. There are three state-of-the-art procedure rooms and 12 pre-op/recovery beds for patients in the center. With regards to the types of gastroenterology surgery procedures performed, patients can expect highly skilled, board-certified physicians to deliver the following procedures, which are just a few examples:

  • Screening colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy procedures
  • Upper GI endoscopy
  • Upper GI procedures

The Lakeview Surgery Center will be Medicare certified and fully accredited by the Joint Commission. The medical team at the center is led by Christina Covelli, MD, Medical Director, General Gastroenterology, Orlando Health Digestive Health Institute. In addition to the center, Dr. Covelli oversees gastroenterology practices at multiple Orlando Health campuses including Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, Orlando Health – Health Central Hospital and Orlando Health St. Cloud Hospital.

“By thoughtfully expanding access to critical gastroenterology-related screenings and innovative treatments in a facility that’s modern, safe and convenient, will make it easier for patients to get the care they need and deserve,” Dr. Covelli said. “We are excited to offer our patients the best medical care which utilizes clinical medicine, cutting-edge innovations and compassionate care that places the patient at the center of the healthcare experience—where they absolutely belong.”


About Orlando Health

Orlando Health, headquartered in Orlando, Florida, is a not-for-profit healthcare organization with $7.6 billion of assets under management that serves the southeastern United States.

Founded more than 100 years ago, the healthcare system is recognized around the world for its pediatric and adult Level One Trauma program as well as the only state-accredited Level Two Adult Trauma Center in the St. Petersburg region. It is the home of the nation’s largest neonatal intensive care unit under one roof, the only system in the southeast to offer open fetal surgery to repair the most severe forms of spina bifida, the site of an Olympic athlete training facility and operator of one of the largest and highest performing clinically integrated networks in the region. Orlando Health has pioneered life-changing medical research and its Graduate Medical Education program hosts more than 350 residents and fellows. The 3,200-bed system includes 16 wholly-owned hospitals and emergency departments; rehabilitation services, cancer and heart institutes, imaging and laboratory services, wound care centers, physician offices for adults and pediatrics, skilled nursing facilities, an in-patient behavioral health facility, home healthcare services in partnership with LHC Group, and urgent care centers in partnership with FastMed Urgent Care. Nearly 4,500 physicians, representing more than 90 medical specialties and subspecialties have privileges across the Orlando Health system, which employs more than 23,000 team members. In FY21, Orlando Health served nearly 160,000 inpatients and nearly 3.6 million outpatients. During that same time period, Orlando Health provided approximately $648 million in total value to the communities it serves in the form of charity care, community benefit programs and services, community building activities and more. Additional information can be found at, or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @orlandohealth.

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