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Surgery: Our Treatment Options

When you or a loved one has a condition that requires surgery, it's reassuring to know that expert care is available close to home within the Pasco County community. In our state-of-the-art facility, our experienced teams offer comprehensive surgical services in almost every specialty.

From minimally invasive procedures to cardiac catheterization to open heart surgery, we combine advanced technology and compassionate care for the best possible outcomes.

Cardiac Catheterization at Medical Center of Trinity

Heart specialists in our cardiac catheterization lab open narrowed or blocked arteries to restore normal blood flow. During these procedures, the physician inserts a catheter (thin, flexible tube) through a blood vessel using live X-rays as a guide.

Our cardiac catheterization procedures include:

  • Angioplasty: Opens blood vessels using a tiny balloon to compress plaque against vessel walls
  • Coronary atherectomy: Removes plaque from vessel walls with a sharp blade
  • Coronary stent: Holds blood vessels open using a tiny, permanently implanted tube
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI): Refers to angioplasty, either with or without a stent

Learn more about all of our services for heart and vascular care.

Minimally Invasive Procedures for Surgery at Medical Center of Trinity

Our surgeons specialize in minimally invasive surgery techniques, including:

  • Endoscopy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Robotic-assisted surgery

The benefits compared to traditional open surgery include:

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


This procedure uses an endoscope (thin, flexible tube) with a camera and special surgical instruments to find and treat disorders of the gastrointestinal (digestive) tract. Endoscopy differs from catheterization in that no incisions are needed; the physician inserts the endoscope into an opening in the body, such as the mouth or anus.

We also offer capsule endoscopy, which uses a tiny, wireless camera to capture images of your gastrointestinal tract. The camera is inside a capsule the size of a large vitamin pill that you swallow. This procedure allows your physician to evaluate areas that are difficult to access with traditional endoscopy.


This type of minimally invasive surgery involves several small incisions, rather than a large one, to access and treat tumors or other conditions in the abdomen. The surgeon inserts a tiny camera and instruments into the incisions to perform the surgery.

Robotic-Assisted Surgery

Similar to laparoscopic surgery, robotic-assisted surgery also uses several small incisions with a tiny camera and instruments. Your surgeon controls the robotic system to perform the surgery, translating hand movements into precise movements inside your body. The robotic system enhances the surgeons dexterity, view and ability to manipulate surgical instruments.

We offer robotic-assisted surgery for many conditions, including:

  • Robotic-assisted surgery for bladder cancer (cystectomy)
  • Robotic-assisted colorectal surgery
  • Robotic-assisted surgery for endometriosis
  • Robotic-assisted approaches To hysterectomy
  • Robotic-assisted partial or total nephrectomy (removal of kidney)
  • Robotic-assisted lung resection
  • Robotic-assisted surgery for pelvic prolapse
  • Robotic-assisted prostatectomy
  • Robotic-assisted single-site gallbladder surgery (cholecystectomy)
  • Robotic-assisted surgery for uterine fibroids (myomectomy)

Open Heart Surgery

Our cardiac surgeons specialize in open heart surgery to correct problems in the heart muscle, valves and arteries. This is a traditional surgical procedure in which surgeons open the breastbone and ribs to perform the surgery. The most common open heart surgery is coronary artery bypass surgery (heart bypass).

Learn more about all of our services for heart and vascular care.

Traditional Surgery

Traditional, open surgery is commonly used, depending on the specific disease or injury and the patient's overall health. In open surgery, the surgeon makes an incision long enough to insert the surgical instruments and directly see the area being operated on.

Coordinated Patient Care Among Multiple Departments

Our surgery teams work with almost every department in Medical Center of Trinity. Learn more about our other departments, including:

Our case management and nursing teams also seamlessly coordinate care plans for your recovery after surgery. These plans may include therapy with our in-house rehab team if needed.

Learn more about our comprehensive rehabilitation services.

Contact Us About Surgery

For more information about our hospital, to get a physician referral or to speak with a registered nurse about your health questions, call Consult-A-Nurse® at (727) 834-5630.