New Members


Dr. Lindsey Bruce

Dr. Lindsey Bruce moved to Vero Beach in 2015 after many long winters in the northeast. She finds daily inspiration in the ocean and the beautiful community she serves.

Dr. Bruce is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and serves on several hospital committees at Sebastian River Medical Center including acting Vice President of the Medical Executive Committee and the Credentialing Committee. These committees help her find ways to be an advocate for patients and their healthcare.

The ability to offer the most innovative and minimally invasive surgical options for women has always been a priority for Dr. Bruce. She specializes in minimally invasive gynecological surgery and has been robotically trained with da Vinci surgery since 2008.

Originally from Dallas, Texas she earned her Bachelor of Science degree at Southern Methodist University (“SMU”).  Dr. Bruce received a tennis scholarship playing for the Mustangs and served as captain of the tennis team.

After college, Dr. Bruce attended Ross University Medical School and spent the first two years of medical school in Dominica, where she volunteered with Salybia mission project, providing medical care to the last remaining indigenous community of the Caribbean—the Kalianajo community. Dr. Bruce spent her last two years of medical school in New York City, where she rotated through many city hospitals including Kings County Hospital.

Dr. Bruce has always had a strong interest in surgery but it wasn’t until her ob/gyn rotation in the Bronx did she realize that women’s health was a natural fit.  During her ob/gyn rotation, she met patients from diverse backgrounds, and despite these apparent differences, she felt a compelling connection of sisterhood. This connection combined with her passion for women’s health started a journey she continues to foll

Dr. Bruce did her OB/GYN residency training at the Yale New Haven Health system.  During residency she received numerous awards including OBGYN Consultant of the Year, Yale Medical Student Teaching Award, and an award for Humanness and Kindness towards nursing and hospital staff.  She was also the recipient of the AAGL Minimally Invasive Surgeon of the Year Award.

When not working, Dr. Bruce can be found walking her yorkie on the beach, surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding, or visiting her family in Dallas.  Every native Texan needs a good Tex-Mex fix in big “D!”

Dr. Bruce understands our health, particularly gynecology, can leave us feeling vulnerable and she hopes to ease that anxiety with experienced and professional compassion.


Dr. Kristy Crawford

Kristy Crawford, DO, FACOOG is a board-certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist. She earned her bachelor’s degree in biological and environmental sciences from Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky. She returned home to West Virginia to complete medical school at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, WV. After completion of medical school in 2006, she felt a calling to narrow her service to women’s health.

Dr. Crawford went on to complete her internship at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pennsylvania and completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, New Jersey.

After residency Dr. Crawford joined Mountain View OB/GYN in Hanover, Pennsylvania, where she practiced for five years. During that time, she was also a laborist at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster, Maryland.

Dr. Crawford and her family moved to Vero Beach in 2016. She has been providing OB/GYN care to Indian River, St. Lucie, and Martin Counties for over 6 years.

Having a mother who served as both a beautician and therapist to many of her clients and a father who served as an EMT for many coal mining job sites, caring for others has always been Dr. Crawford’s passion. She feels it is both an honor and privilege to assist women through the most vulnerable parts of their lives. She believes that the relationship you have with your gynecologist is one of the most intimate relationships you will have with anyone. This is a relationship she does not take for granted.


Dr. John Sarbak

Dr. John M. Sarbak is one of Florida’s leading board-certified plastic surgeons and he understands that cosmetic surgery is never an easy decision. Dr. Sarbak and his staff take the time to ease all of our patients’ concerns. Serving the cosmetic surgery needs of patients in Florida, Premier Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics is dedicated to providing all of our guests with the best techniques in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Sarbak’s philosophy is that plastic surgery should be based upon a foundation of excellent training, backed by experience, designed with a strict attention to detail, and overseen by an eye for perfection. Dr. Sarbak understands that each plastic surgery patient is on their own personal journey. He enjoys taking that journey with each patient from the initial consultation through their final healing and beyond.

Dr. Sarbak is highly sought after for his outstanding skill in facelift surgery and other facial rejuvenation procedures. His extensive training in craniofacial surgery has molded his approach to cosmetic surgery of the face. This experience allows him to contour the face on many different levels for results that restore youthful beauty and look natural. His advanced level of skill in facial plastic surgery and reconstruction can be especially important in secondary facelift procedures where other doctors’ surgically created deformities must be addressed and corrected.

Dr. Sarbak travels annually to South America donating his time to help Peruvian children with congenital deformities of the lip and palate.

His work in nasal reconstruction has influenced his way of thinking about cosmetic rhinoplasty. Subtle alterations to the nose have the ability to bring about dramatic improvements in both facial harmony and personal confidence.

Dr. Sarbak takes full advantage of new developments in the field of body contouring and has emerged as a leader in high-definition liposuction and gluteal augmentation with fat grafting. He was involved in the early testing of VASER® Ultrasonic Liposuction System and uses this device, along with power assisted liposuction, to create precisely sculpted results for both men and women. Dr. Sarbak’s extensive experience performing high-definition liposuction procedures have enabled him to perfect his technique and produce natural-looking outcomes that his patients love.

Dr. Sarbak is also renowned for his breast augmentations. He is one of the most experienced plastic surgeons—in the entire country and world—in a specialized technique known as the transumbilical breast augmentation procedure or TUBA. He has also developed a new procedure called the internal mastopexy that allows for a scarless breast lift in certain select patients.

When he is not in the office, Dr. Sarbak can usually be found out on the sand playing beach volleyball or on the boat with family, enjoying the beauty that our state’s waterways have to offer!


Dr. Seema Khurana

Dr. Seema Khurana and her family are new to Vero Beach. She is a physiatrist; a physician who specializes in physical and rehabilitation medicine. Physiatrists focus on the “whole person” and help patients return to a more functional life and do so with quality. We welcome her to Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of the Treasure Coast as the Associate Medical Director. Dr. Khurana is “passionate and loves to see people get better and go home. It is rewarding to see improvement in a patient’s functional ability and success” she explained. For the last 17 years, Dr. Khurana practiced at the University of Miami. A graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine as well a Fellowship in multiple sclerosis. In addition to treating patients, Dr. Khurana envisions being involved in patient and family support groups. Such as stroke, after amputation support, and MS. The stroke support group meets on the 2nd Thursday, 4:00 -5:00 pm monthly. The amputee support group meets on the 3rd Tuesday monthly from 5:30 – 6:30 pm. I have a feeling we will see a lot of Dr. Khurana. She is family and community oriented. She tells me “Vero Beach is wonderful. It’s a different lifestyle than living down south. We adopted a Schnauzer – Yorkie, Teddy, and he plans to become a therapy dog. He loves having a yard and is busy making new friends in Vero Beach. My son, Aneesh, enjoys soccer, fishing, and chess. I hope to start a chess club for my son and other young adults who enjoy chess and tournaments. I am delighted to be part of this community and to raise awareness on the benefits of having Encompass in Indian River County.” Dr. Seema Khurana can be reached at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital at 772-563-4070 and via their website at A warm welcome to Dr. Khurana and her family!