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About Dr. Pinnar

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Eric Pinnar, MD is the Director of Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery for Advanced Hernia Specialists in Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Dr. Pinnar is Board Certified in General Surgery and specializes in hernia repair procedures, including cutting edge Open, Laparoscopic, and Robotic Hernia repair techniques. He specializes in “No Mesh” or “Meshless,” and Mesh hernia repairs. With Dr. Pinnar’s over 20 years of experience, he has been a pioneer in the development of Advanced Laparoscopic, Minimally Invasive, and Robotic Surgery. He continues to employ and develop advanced technologies and techniques to achieve the best outcomes. Though he has practiced all aspects of General Surgery, he has the greatest interest in, and has chosen to focus his practice on the complex problem of hernias. He treats all types of hernias.

Administrative Team


Luis Melendez is our Director of Operations and is a Board Certified Surgical First Assistant. He brings over 20 years of surgical experience, with expertise in most surgical services. He has received specialized training and certification in Advanced Laparoscopic and DaVinci Robotic Surgery. His experience includes educational positions in technical surgical training programs as well as operating room management and supervision.

Luis is a veteran of the United States Navy. He is a graduate from the Naval School of Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD.  

He served as a Navy Corpsman with the Fleet Marine Force during his distinguished military career.  

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Patti McGill is our Practice Manager and Billing Specialist. She oversees administrative affairs and financial services. She has worked with Dr. Pinnar for over 15 years in many capacities. She has an enormous background with extensive experience in customer service and patient satisfaction. She is adored by our staff and our patients alike.

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