Our goal is to provide you with compassionate high quality surgical care using today's newest technologies. Working towards this goal are many skilled members of our team.
A graduate of The Johns Hopkins University and New York Medical College, Dr. Fusco received residency training in general surgery from Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center. After fellowship training in critical care from Vanderbilt University, Dr. Fusco began a practice in general surgery with an emphasis in laparoscopic surgery in 1994. Dr. Fusco began practice in Melbourne Florida after leaving the United States Air Force in 1998.
Our office hours are:
Monday to Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Patients are seen by appointment only.
We are sorry but we can not accommodate “walk in” patients. In most cases appointments are given by referral from our patients primary physicians.
Dr. Fusco does however, see patients who are “self-referred” for acid reflux disease (GERD) and weight loss issues(including intra-gastric balloon (BIB) removal.
MIMA also offers MIMA NOW, a walk in clinic with extended hours and same day walk in service.
Instructions for new patients
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time.
You will be asked to fill out a medical questionnaire. This can be accomplished at the office prior to your appointment, or if you wish the form can be printed,filled out, and brought to your appointment.
Please do not transmit these via fax or electronic mail as this is against federal regulations that we adhere to regarding the privacy of your medical information.
- Insurance card(s) so that we can update this information.
- List of medications and dosage that you are currently taking (including vitamins, herbs, and over the counter medications)
- Medical questionnaire (optional)
Instructions for Patients being seen for:
Acid Reflux / Hiatal Hernia: Patients who have undergone an upper GI series or CT scan are asked to bring your films to your appointment. This is not necessary if your studies were done at MIMA. Call the facility where you had the studies at least two days prior to your appointment to make necessary arrangements. Please be sure the radiology reports are included with the films. Please notify us if you have undergone endoscopy, manometry, or ambulatory pH testing; and where these tests have been performed so we can make arrangements to obtain results of these studies.
Hemorrhoids or anorectal problems: Do two fleets™ enemas 1-2 hours prior to your appointment. Fleets™ enemas may be purchased over the counter at most pharmacies and supermarkets.
After Hours Calls
After hours calls are routed via our answering service to Dr. Fusco or the "on call" surgeon.
Questions concerning scheduling, billing, or administrative matters can not be handled outside of business hours. It is also our practice to not refill narcotic pain medications outside of business hours. This policy helps to assure that these potentially addictive drugs are properly monitored. The policy is necessitated by the common practice of those who abuse these drugs of calling for refills after hours when they feel a physician less familiar with their case might handle the request for refills. We therefore ask that patients monitor their supply and use of pain medications so that refill requests can be processed during business hours.