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Surgery

Surgery is the medical treatment of diseases or injuries with instruments used to influence the body. Surgery is used to correct injuries and improve function as a medical necessity or on an elective basis, including some plastic surgery procedures.

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Surgery center in Tampa, Florida

We know having surgery can be a stressful experience, but we ensure you have all the information you need to make an informed decision.

We are here to answer all your questions before surgery and provide recovery support after your procedure through our surgery center at HCA Florida South Tampa Hospital. You can benefit from our team's unique expertise and care, including leading surgeons who perform procedures in various specialty areas.

Our expert surgical care team enables our surgeons to complete minimally invasive and complex operations using the latest technology, including robot-assisted operating systems.

Our surgical treatments and services

We can perform procedures for a variety of surgical needs, with specialties in:

  • Cosmetic and plastic surgery
  • Endocrine surgery, including thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal gland
  • Gastrointestinal surgery, including colorectal procedures
  • General surgery, including appendicitis, hernia repairs and cholecystectomy
  • Neurosurgery
  • Ophthalmic (eye) surgery
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • Orthopedic surgery, including foot and ankle surgery
  • Otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) surgery
  • Spine and neurological surgery
  • Surgical oncology
  • Urogynecologic surgery
  • Urologic surgery
  • Weight loss surgery
  • Vascular surgery

Our team is also here for you throughout the postoperative recovery process with physical therapy and rehabilitation services to help you regain strength and mobility.

Robotic and minimally invasive surgery

Minimally invasive surgery is a wide-ranging term referring to surgery that uses certain tools and technologies, offering a shorter recovery time, less pain and fewer complications. Robotic surgery is a type of minimally invasive surgery that allows a surgeon to use a robot-assisted surgical system controlled by the doctor. This system implements the surgeon's precise movements and offers enhanced visualization.

Preoperative testing and surgery preparation

If you are scheduled for outpatient surgery, the surgical team helps you prepare and educates you on what to expect.

What to expect before surgery

Before the day of your surgery, your doctor or a nurse provides you with instructions on how to prepare for the procedure. Following preoperative instruction is important for patient safety and if not followed, could result in having your surgery postponed.

Most surgeries require preoperative testing, such as lab work or imaging exams. All preoperative tests should be completed at least three days before surgery, so your doctor has time to review your results.

If you are unable to keep your appointment, please call our surgery scheduling department at (813) 873-6411.