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Surgery

Surgery is a branch of medicine that involves treating diseases or injuries by adjusting or removing organs, tissues or bones. Surgery includes both necessary procedures like cardiac surgery, or elective procedures such as joint replacement.

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Surgeons in Trinity, Florida

Learning you may need surgery is overwhelming, which is why we offer reassurance through excellent surgical care.

At HCA Florida Trinity Hospital, we take pride in providing compassionate, advanced surgical care, offering you traditional and minimally invasive procedures to treat a wide range of conditions. Our surgical team has helped thousands of patients in Pasco, Hernando, Hillsborough and northern Pinellas counties since 1971.

With accreditation in hip and knee replacement surgery from The Joint Commission, recognition from Healthgrades for excellence in various specialties and an "A" in Patient Safety from The Leapfrog Group, you can expect to receive safe, effective surgical treatment for your condition.

Our surgical treatments and services

Our team of surgeons, registered nurses and anesthesiologists work together to bring advanced care in almost every specialty, offering the following type of surgeries:

  • Cardiac surgery
  • Colon and rectal surgery
  • Gastrointestinal (digestive) surgery
  • General surgery
  • Gynecologic surgery
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Prostate surgery
  • Spine and neurological surgery
  • Tumor removal surgery
  • Urologic surgery
  • Vascular surgery

Surgical treatment options

Through our state-of-the-art surgery center, our experienced teams offer comprehensive surgical services, offering a variety of methods, including:

Traditional surgery

Depending on a patient's specific disease or injury and overall health, traditional, open surgery is a common treatment for a wide range of conditions. In open surgery, your surgeon makes a long incision to perform the procedure.


Open-heart surgery

Our cardiac surgeons specialize in open-heart surgery to correct problems in the heart muscle, valves and arteries. The most common type of open-heart surgery is coronary artery bypass surgery (heart bypass).


Minimally invasive procedures

We offer minimally invasive surgery options, which provide many benefits to patients compared to traditional surgeries, including:

  • Less pain and discomfort after surgery
  • Less need for narcotic pain medications, reducing medication-related side effects
  • Shorter hospital stay and recovery time
  • Fewer scars and complications

Additionally, we offer the following procedures:

  • Endoscopy — This procedure uses an endoscope (thin, flexible tube) with a camera and special surgical instruments to find and treat disorders of the gastrointestinal tract.
  • Laparoscopy — This procedure involves a laparoscope, which is a tiny camera with a light on its end. This instrument allows the surgeon to treat conditions with small incisions, rather than a large one.
  • Robot-assisted surgery — This type of surgery involves a robotic system, which enhances the surgeon's dexterity, view and ability to manipulate surgical instruments.

Opioid-free anesthesia

We offer non-opioid medications to target pain centers during a patient's surgical procedure, which means your anesthesiologist targets the pain center instead of the pain perception. The benefits of opioid-free anesthesia to the patient may include:

  • Quicker recovery
  • Reduced nausea/constipation association with opioids
  • Early ambulation
  • Shorter pain recovery time
  • Resume eating and drinking fluids faster
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Quicker return to normal activities

We understand every patient is different and has varying needs. Our anesthesiologists, surgeons and surgical services team work to ensure the needs of the patient are met during their procedure.


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