Sunvera Group Announces New Partnership With Kellis Eye & Laser Center as its Expands into Ohio

BINGHAM FARMS, Mich.—Sunvera Group, a management services organization providing services to ophthalmology practices across multiple subspecialties, announced the addition of Kellis Eye & Laser Center to its platform. With the new partnership, Sunvera welcomes Dr. Augustine Kellis to the growing team of eyecare specialists. Sunvera continues to pursue new partnerships with practices throughout the Midwest, according to the announcement this week. The terms of the new partnership deal were not disclosed. Sunvera is a portfolio company of Ridgemont Equity Partners, a Charlotte, N.C.-based middle market buyout and growth equity investor.

Currently Sunvera supports 18 providers within six clinics and one ambulatory surgery center.

“The partnership with Kellis Eye & Laser establishes the Sunvera platform in Ohio, which opens up important opportunities for expansion in a new state,” Sunvera Group chief executive officer Greg Nodland said in the announcement. “Dr. Kellis has built an exceptional practice and will be a strong leader for the Ohio team as we continue to grow our footprint and clinical offerings.”

Kellis Eye & Laser is headquartered in Chardon, Ohio, and serves six satellite locations across the greater Cleveland area. The practice offers a range of comprehensive eyecare services, including state of the art cataract surgery, glaucoma and retinal disease management, routine eye exams, contact lens fittings and optical dispensing.

“We are excited to join the Sunvera Group and begin growing the platform’s presence in Ohio,” Dr. Kellis said. “Sunvera offers strong business and administrative support, as well as access to the most advanced clinical care and technology, which will allow us to attract the best physicians and medical professionals to care for our patients.”

With more than 25 years of experience, Dr. Kellis and his team are the premier oculoplastic surgical providers in Ohio. Dr. Kellis has pioneered and trademarked multiple procedures using the CO2 laser to minimize bruising and swelling, resulting in faster healing. The medical professionals of Kellis Eye & Laser have earned a longstanding reputation for providing exceptional patient care and giving back to their local communities.

Michigan-based Sunvera Group’s comprehensive set of support functions include capital for growth, billing and collections, marketing, credentialing support, human resources and physician recruitment, benefits and payroll, information technology, and financial and accounting services, according to the announcement.

McGuireWoods provided legal services to Sunvera. Physician Growth Partners served as financial advisor to Kellis Eye & Laser and McDermott Will & Emery provided legal services.