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Mark Pessa, MD, FACS

Mark Pessa, MD, FACS

General Surgery

  • Education

  • University of Texas Medical Branch
    Galveston, TX
  • Internship

  • University of Florida College of Medicine
    Gainesville, FL
  • Residency

  • University of Florida College of Medicine
    Gainesville, FL

Mark Pessa, MD, is Board-certified in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care. He is an attending physician for the Health First Holmes Regional Medical Center's Department of Surgery. His special focuses include laparoscopic surgery, breast surgery, and gastrointestinal surgery.

Dr. Pessa earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX. He then completed his Medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX.

He completed his post-graduate medical training at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, FL. There he completed an Internship in Surgery and a Residency in Surgery. He served as Chief Resident.

Dr. Pessa served as a Major in the Medical Corps of the US Air Force Reserve. He was a Flight Surgeon, and also served as Military Indoctrination for Medical Service Officer. He served as a consultant for the US Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine.

Dr. Pessa is certified in Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS). He has served as an ATLS instructor.

Dr. Pessa spent four years as an attending Emergency Medicine physician at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville. He then moved to Lubbock, TX., where he served as an attending surgeon for the University Medical Center and St. Mary of Plains Hospital. He also was a Staff Surgeon, and later Flight Surgeon, at the US Air Force Hospital at Reese Air Force Base. After he completed his military service, he served as a surgeon with several general surgical groups in the Lubbock area.

Practice Information

  • Board Certification

  • American Board of Surgery
    American Board of Surgery (Sub: Critical Care)

Office Location

  • Health First's Holmes Regional Medical Center
  • 1350 S Hickory St.
    Suite 101
    Melbourne, FL 32901
  • Phone: 321.434.1401
  • Fax: 321.434.1667

Hospital Privileges

  • Health First's Palm Bay Hospital
    1425 Malabar Road NE
    Palm Bay, FL 32907
  • Phone: 321.434.8000
  • Health First's Holmes Regional Medical Center
    1350 South Hickory St.
    Melbourne, FL 32901
  • Phone: 321.434.7000
  • Health First's Cape Canaveral Hospital
    701 W. Cocoa Beach Causeway
    Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
  • Phone: 321.799.7111
  • Health First's Viera Hospital
    8745 N. Wickham Road
    Melbourne, FL 32940
  • Phone: 321.434.9000
  • Same Day Surgery Center
    1035 South Apollo Blvd
    Melbourne Florida 32901
  • Phone: 321.434.9000
  • eICU Medical Staff
    6450 US Highway 1
    Rockledge Florida 32955
  • Phone: 321.434.9000


New patients should arrive at least 15 minutes before their scheduled appointments to complete all paperwork. They should bring their insurance cards, a government-issued photo ID, and lists of their medicines and any prior operations. Co-pays and any outstanding balances are due at the time of each visit. Generally, operations or procedures won't take place on the first visit.