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Luke Mackenzie Elms, MD - General Surgery

Orlando Health Medical Group Surgery

Address: 9430 Turkey Lake Rd.
Ste. 110
Orlando, FL 32819

Call: 407.354.1202

Fax: 407.351.8801

Bio

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Luke Elms, MD, is a board-certified general surgeon who joined Orlando Health Medical Group in 2015. Dr. Elms grew up in Oklahoma and earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Oklahoma City University before earning his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine where, he was awarded The Oklahoma City Surgical Society Award. He completed his general surgery residency at Orlando Health, where he served as the administrative chief resident during his final year and was awarded the Academic Achievement Award.

Dr. Elms has participated in numerous research projects and presentations during college and residency. He co-authored a paper entitled: “Causes of Small Bowel Obstruction After Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass: A Review of 2,395 Cases at a Single Institution�? that was published in the journal, Surgical Endoscopy.

In addition to being board certified in general surgery, Dr. Elms also has certification in robotic surgery. He is a member of the American College of Surgeons, ACS Florida Chapter, and Florida Medical Association. He has particular interest in minimally invasive surgery and robotic surgery. He serves as teaching faculty to the general surgery residency program at Orlando Health.

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Academic Information

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Medical Education

University of Oklahoma

Residency

Orlando Health

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Abscess Skin Surgery

Abscess Skin Surgery

Our general surgery team will determine the reason for your abscess, which is a swollen infection formed from bacteria under the skin, and develop a targeted treatment plan that’s right for you.

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Adrenal Gland Surgery

Adrenal Gland Surgery

Your adrenal gland may need to be removed if it develops a malignant, or cancerous, tumor. Our surgeons may use minimally invasive techniques to reduce your pain and recovery time.

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Appendicitis

Appendicitis

If your appendix is infected, it must be removed immediately. Our surgeons can remove your appendix using robotic-assisted or laparoscopic surgery, reducing bleeding, pain and recovery time.

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Bowel Obstruction

Bowel Obstruction

Your treatment will depend on the cause of your bowel obstruction. We may use minimally invasive or open surgery to clear the blockage and either repair or remove damaged parts of your intestine.

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Breast Biopsy

Breast Biopsy

Our breast oncology doctors are experienced in performing minimally invasive breast biopsies to determine whether you have cancer.

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Breast Lump or Cyst

Breast Lump or Cyst

Our board-certified surgeons will diagnose the cysts or lumps in your breasts and develop a personalized treatment plan that may involve surgical removal of the cysts, related lymph glands or the breast itself.

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Breast Pain

Breast Pain

Our breast surgical team specializes in managing all types of breast pain, and can diagnose the reason for your pain and develop a targeted treatment plan personalized for you.

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Complex Hernia

Complex Hernia

Complex hernia surgery often may be performed on an outpatient basis, to be followed by a minimal recovery period. Our surgical team will evaluate your specific condition and propose treatment options.

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Cyst Skin Surgery

Cyst Skin Surgery

Our general surgery team will diagnose your cyst or cysts, which may appear under the skin anywhere on the body. We then will develop a targeted treatment plan personalized for your condition.

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Femoral Hernia

Femoral Hernia

Femoral hernia surgery often can be performed on an outpatient basis, followed by a minimal recovery period. Our surgical team will evaluate your specific condition and propose treatment options.

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Gallstones

Gallstones

Our surgeons may use minimally invasive laparoscopic or robotic-assisted surgery to remove your gallbladder, the most common treatment to relieve the symptoms of gallstones.

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Incisional Hernia

Incisional Hernia

Incisional hernia surgery often can be performed on an outpatient basis, with a minimal recovery period. Our surgical team will evaluate your specific condition and propose treatment options.

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Inguinal Hernia

Inguinal Hernia

Our surgical team will evaluate your inguinal hernia and propose treatment options. If surgery is recommended, you may be able to go home on the same day and enjoy a quick recovery.

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Intestinal Fistula

Intestinal Fistula

A fistula that does not heal on its own may require surgery to remove it along with some of the surrounding intestinal tissue. Our surgeons may perform several procedures to complete the repair.

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Laceration Skin Surgery

Laceration Skin Surgery

Based on your medical history and other factors, our doctors will evaluate your wound and determine the best way to repair it, prevent infection and reduce scarring.

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Lipoma Skin Surgery

Lipoma Skin Surgery

Our general surgery team will diagnose your lipoma, a type of fatty lump under the skin, and develop a targeted treatment plan for you that may include tests to determine if the lump is cancerous.

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Lump Skin Surgery

Lump Skin Surgery

Our general surgery team will diagnose your lump and determine the best treatment based on whether it is a typical lump, or in rare cases, an indication of cancer.

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Pancreatitis

Pancreatitis

If your chronic pancreatitis does not respond to medicine and you have dilated pancreatic ducts, we may recommend surgery to relieve blockage or to remove the pancreas, in part or entirely.

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Spleen

Spleen

When your injured or diseased spleen must be removed, you may qualify for minimally invasive surgery performed by our experienced doctors. This may reduce scarring and lessen your recovery time.

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Stomach Ulcers

Stomach Ulcers

While medication frequently resolves or improves ulcers, you may need emergency surgery if you develop a bleeding or perforated ulcer or if the outlet from your stomach is obstructed.

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Thyroid/Parathyroid Surgery

Thyroid/Parathyroid Surgery

If we determine your thyroid or parathyroid glands should be removed, our skilled surgeons may use minimally invasive methods that can reduce your post-operative pain and recovery time.

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Umbilical Hernia

Umbilical Hernia

Umbilical hernia surgery often can be performed on an outpatient basis, with a minimal recovery period. Our surgical team will evaluate your specific condition and propose treatment options.

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Ventral Hernia

Ventral Hernia

Ventral hernia surgery often can be performed on an outpatient basis, followed by a brief recovery period. Our surgical team will evaluate your specific condition and propose treatment options.

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