All professionals at Apollo Surgery Center maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.
Dr. Prody Borboroglu
Board certified in Urology
Dr. Prody received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1994. As a recipient of the Health Professions Scholarship Program with the U.S. Navy, he went on to complete an Internship in General Surgery at Naval Medical Center San Diego in 1995. From 1995 to 1996, he served as a General Medical Officer with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit in Okinawa, Japan where he was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal and the Meritorious Unit Commendation. He was accepted into the highly respected Urological Surgery residency program at Naval Medical Center San Diego. He served as a urology resident from 1996 to 2000 and then as a urology chief resident from 2000 to 2001, during which he published numerous peer reviewed journal articles, was awarded the highest honor for clinical research at the 48th Kimbrough Urological Seminar, and was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal. He then went on to further strengthen his urological surgical skills, serving as a fellow in kidney transplantation and laparoscopy at the University of Maryland in Baltimore from 2001 to 2002.
After completing his training, Dr. Prody then served as an attending Urologic Surgeon and Chairman for the Department of Urology at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth in Virginia from 2002 to 2008. He became Board-Certified by the American Board of Urology in 2004. He practices all aspects of adult urology, including urologic cancer, impotence, urinary incontinence, and minimally invasive treatments for benign and malignant urological conditions. He has special interests in minimally invasive treatments for female and male urinary incontinence, BPH or benign prostatic enlargement (including expertise in the Greenlight Laser), urinary stone disease (including ureteroscopy, laser lithotripsy and ESWL), and in-office "no scalpel" vasectomy.
With his educational obligation to the U.S. Navy fulfilled, Dr. Prody and his family moved to Satellite Beach, Florida in April 2008.
Dr. Mauricio Castellon
After successfully completing one of the most well respected plastic surgery training programs in the United States, Dr. Mauricio Castellon became board-certified with the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He was invited to be a Fellow with the American College of Surgeons in 2004. Dr. Castellon was inducted into the world's most respected cosmetic surgery society, known as the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, which is at the forefront of innovation in aesthetic plastic surgery around the world.
His training includes general, plastic and reconstructive surgery at Albany Medical Center in New York. His undergraduate study was at the University of Florida and he received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Ponce School of Medicine. He is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, and served as the President of the Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Dr. Ross A. Clevens
Facial Plastic Surgery
Ross A. Clevens, MD, FACS, is Brevard’s award-winning Double Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon. Trained at Yale, Harvard, and the University of Michigan, Dr. Clevens specializes in facial plastic surgery procedures including facelift, rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery, lip lift, and his signature Laser-Assisted Weekend Necklift. Dr. Clevens is recognized by former patients and colleagues alike for his meticulous attention to detail and for achieving cosmetic results that look very natural.
A noted educator, author, and lecturer, Dr. Clevens published the book Your Plastic Surgery Companion: A Consumer’s Guide to Facial Plastic Surgery. He is recognized globally as an innovator in his field and as a pioneer in the use of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) to speed healing, minimize downtime, and improve outcomes for his patients. He was the only American doctor invited to speak at PRP at a biomedical meeting in Venice, Italy.
Dr. Clevens is the founder of Clevens Face and Body Specialists – a team of highly specialized providers who have the highest standards for excellence in patient care. Known for leading the way with innovation, community giving and excellence in patient care, Clevens Face and Body Specialists was named one of the nation’s top healthcare firms in the 2018 American Business Awards.
Dr. Clevens was voted “One of America’s Top Doctors” according to the Castle-Connolly Guide to America’s Top Doctors, “Best of Brevard” by Florida Today and selected “One of America’s Top Physicians” by the Consumers’ Research Council of America. He is Past Chief of Staff at Wuesthoff Medical Center and Past President-Elect of the Brevard County Medical Society.
Recognizing the social value of facial plastic surgery, Dr. Clevens firmly believes that his gift should be utilized to help others. As President and Founding Partner of the charitable foundation Face of Change, Dr. Clevens regularly travels abroad to lead humanitarian missions to perform surgery and provide medical services to impoverished children. Face of Change also provides meals to the underprivileged both locally and abroad. Dr. Clevens also is active in the national program Face To Face, providing pro bono reconstructive surgery to domestic violence survivors who have suffered facial trauma.
Dr. Alberto Perez Dimaggio
Dr. A. Perez Dimaggio was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic where he graduated HS from Colegio Calasanz. He later attended Parkland College in Champaign-Urbana, IL where he graduated with an AAS as a Respiratory Therapist. He went on to graduate with a dual Bachelor Degree in Physiology and Biological Sciences from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in 1996. He went on to attend medical school at University of Illinois where he received his medical degree in 2000. In 2004 he finished his training in Anesthesia and a Critical Care Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He has worked at St Mary’s Hospital in WPB providing care for Level I,II, III trauma and neonates, high risk OB patients, and all aspects of perioperative services before moving to Vero Beach to work at Indian River Medical Center. He later joined Apollo Surgery Center in 2011. He has been the Chief of Anesthesia at Apollo since 2017. His personal interests include martial arts, traveling, cycling, and philosophy. He has 2 children.
Dr. Maged Farid
Dr. Maged Farid is specialized in Pediatrics, Newborn and Premature Infant medicine. He completed his residency at State University of New York- StonyBrook. Dr. Farid is fellowship trained in newborn intensive care at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He has been on the faculty for newborn intensive care in the department of Pediatrics at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. He started Florida Pediatric Group and is affiliated with Holmes Regional Medical Center and Melbourne Regional Medical Center. Dr. Farid and his wife have one son in college.
Dr. Shireen Gadallah
Board certified gastroenterology and internal medicine. Trained in internal medicine at University of Southern California, Los Angeles and Gastroenterology at Michigan State University. Held a teaching positions with Michigan State University and University of Florida, Shands, Jacksonville before moving to Melbourne, Florida.
Dr. Roxanne Guy
Dr. Roxanne Guy is owner and founder of Brevard Plastic Surgery and Skin Treatment Center in Melbourne, Florida and has practiced cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery in Brevard County for over 34 years. She is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Guy’s areas of specialty are facial cosmetic surgery, breast surgery, liposuction and body contouring, laser skin rejuvenation, cosmetic medicine, injectable relaxers and fillers, and medical-grade skin care for all skin problems.
Dr. Guy has the distinction of serving the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) in 2007 as its first female president. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons is the largest organization of Board Certified Plastic Surgeons in the world, with over 6000 members.
Dr. Guy also served as a written and oral examiner for the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and was a member of its Cosmetic Advisory Council for content for the Board Written Examination and for its Maintenance of Certification Program.
In 1996 and 1997, Dr. Guy was the Medical Staff President for the largest local hospital in the area, Health First Holmes Regional Medical Center.
Dr. Guy was named Southern Illinois University (SIU) School of Medicine Alumnus of the Year for 2004 in recognition of her “outstanding contributions to medicine and distinguished service to humankind”.
Over the years, Dr. Guy has published numerous papers and abstracts. She has delivered more than 250 presentations, locally, nationally and internationally and has appeared on several television programs including The Oprah Winfrey Show, The McNeil-Lehrer News Hour and The Today Show, etc. to educate the public and her peers on various topics in plastic surgery.
Dr. Guy’s most recent presentations include teaching at the Aesthetic Extenders Symposium In Miami Beach and as faculty at the Southeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons Atlanta Breast Symposium, where she performed a live revisionary breast surgery and presented a talk on re-operative breast surgery.
Dr. Guy has been married to Curt Guy for 38 years and has one son, Hunter Guy who is now 31 years old.
Dr. Sadesh Kumar
Dr. Rebecca Novo
Melbourne Double-Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Novo was raised in the close-knit community of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, in the northern part of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. She was raised by an artist and a physician, who cultivated an early passion for artistic expression and sciences. From the age of three, Dr. Novo can remember having her hands in clay in her mother’s in-house ceramic studio, and by five was interested in her father’s books on anatomy. Her family also fostered a great love for the outdoors and had moved from a more urban environment to take advantage of the hiking, sailing, skiing, and kayaking northern Michigan had to offer. In college, Dr. Novo was the captain of her successful college basketball team and was awarded a full scholarship throughout university. She was accepted into medical school at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan (her parents’ hometown). After completing medical school, Dr. Novo matched into her top choice for a five-year Surgical Residency. With legendary names in Trauma Surgery as teachers, Dr. Novo received intense and thorough training. She was also lucky to meet her husband during her training in Detroit. Dr. Novo was then accepted at her number one choice for a three-year comprehensive Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship in Miami, Florida at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Here, she received extensive training in aesthetic procedures of the face, breast and body, while also performing a vast number of reconstructive surgeries for cancer, trauma, and birth defects. While in Miami, Dr. Novo was able to participate in two surgical missions to Port-Au Prince, Haiti, performing numerous surgeries for congenital defects on adults and children. International medicine and charity remain an important part of Dr. Novo’s passion for medicine. Today, Dr. Novo is double-board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and General Surgery.
Dr. Novo is happy to have joined her husband in Brevard County and looks forward to building relationships with her patients and delivering the highest level of care and satisfaction to those she is fortunate enough to treat.
In her spare time, Dr. Novo enjoys spending time with her family, enjoying the ocean (with a rash guard and SPF of course!), yoga, and continues to paint and create.
Get to know Dr. Novo more by visiting her Instagram at drsaluja_drnovo, or schedule a consultation today!
Why Choose Dr. Novo?
- Eight years of comprehensive surgical training: “Without an understanding of complex reconstruction, it would be impossible to appreciate the subtleties of aesthetic surgery.”
- Double-board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and General Surgery
- Mentored and trained by surgeons who defined the gold standard of facelift surgery
- An Artistic Approach
- Will help you set and obtain realistic goals, as well as achieve natural results
- Will guide you through lifelong maintenance of health and wellness
Dr. John Olinde
Dr. John Olinde received his medical education at the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. He completed his surgical internship and residency at Louisiana State University Medical Center Shreveport. He is a member of the Florida Medical Association, Brevard Medical Society and Alpha Omega Alpha. Dr. Olinde is Board Certified in General Surgery.
Dr. James Ploucha
Dr. James Ploucha is a board certified/fellowship trained anesthesiologist. He received a PhD in physiology from Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine prior to completing his medical degree from the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1986. He completed his anesthesia training at Botsford General Hospital in 1989 and a fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan in 1990. He then served for 15 years at EW Sparrow Hospital, a large level I trauma center in Lansing, Michigan. Moving to Florida in 2003, he served 13 years at the Indian River Medical Center. He joined the Apollo team in 2015. Dr Ploucha and his lovely wife, Phoebe, reside in Vero Beach.
Dr. Anthony Saracino
Dr. Saracino grew up in Rye, New York, a suburb of New York City. He attended the State University of New York at Albany where he graduated Cum Laude in 1977 with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and a minor in linguistics. Dr. Saracino received his medical degree from the University of Rome, Italy School of Medicine and Surgery where he graduated Cum Laude in 1984. There he defended his thesis on “Cancer of the Esophagus and its Surgical Treatment”. He did his General Surgery Residency at New Rochelle Hospital Medical Center of New York Medical College. He completed his Urology Residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Hanover, New Hampshire from 1987 through 1991. He trained at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Pediatric Urology in 1990. Dr. Saracino was an attending in Urology at the Roger Williams Hospital Medical Center and Rhode Island Hospital of Brown University Medical School. He was board-certified by the American Board of Urology in 1993 and re-certified in 2001. He subsequently acted as a clinical instructor in the Department of Surgery (Urology) at the New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, Maine from 1993 through 1998. He was in private practice Urology in Bridgton, Norway, and Portland, Maine for 6 years prior to his relocation to Melbourne in 1998. His interests include Urologic Cancer, Impotence, Urinary Incontinence, and minimal invasive treatments for benign and malignant urological conditions including microwave treatment and laparoscopic urological surgery.
Dr. Saracino and his wife Lisa live in Satellite Beach and enjoy numerous activities as well as travel, and spending time with their families and friends.
Dr. Rian Maercks
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
With nearly 20 years of experience, Dr. Rian Maercks is a board certified, double-fellowship trained plastic surgeon with a unique combination of specialized expertise in cosmetic breast and body procedures. After completing medical school at Duke University, Dr. Maercks completed a six-year residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Cincinnati Hospital, where he served as Chief Resident. Dr. Maercks then completed two fellowships in aesthetic surgery and additional advanced training with some of the most prominent plastic surgeons across Europe and South America.
Prior to starting medical school, Dr. Maercks completed undergraduate work at the University of Florida and Lancaster University in England where he studied Fine Arts and Philosophy, providing the foundation for his unique approach to the artistry of cosmetic plastic surgery. Dr. Maercks has been recognized by the International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery for his innovations. Combining art, aesthetic sensibilities, and his extensive knowledge of anatomy, Dr. Maercks developed Cold-SubFascial Breast Augmentation©, a novel technique providing supported, long-term control of breast shape and appearance, and considered to help patients achieve the most natural-looking outcomes.
Dr. Maercks is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He has served as an invited lecturer at plastic surgery meetings around the world and authored chapters for textbooks about surgical technique. Dr. Maercks has been published in the internationally recognized journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and is a sought-after speaker and contributor to magazines, radio, and TV news programs.