Surgeons in Trinity, Florida
When people learn they require surgery, they can feel overwhelmed. The reassurance we offer them is that excellent surgical care is available close to home at Medical Center of Trinity. Here, we take pride in providing compassionate, advanced surgical care and offer traditional and minimally invasive procedures to treat a wide range of conditions.
For more information about the surgeries we offer at our hospital, call our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (727) 834-5630.
Why choose our surgical center
Our expert surgical care has helped thousands of patients in Pasco, Hernando, Hillsborough and northern Pinellas counties since 1971. Some of the reasons why patients come to us for exceptional surgical care include:
- Exclusive amenities for surgery patients—Our facility features a dedicated entrance for surgery patients, with a private area where loved ones can join them to prepare for surgery.
- All private rooms—Inpatients stay in private rooms with a restroom and shower, high-definition television, room service and plenty of space for family and friends to visit.
- Advanced techniques for surgery—Our experienced surgeons, nurses and surgical staff apply the latest techniques, including robot-assisted surgery.
- Seamless transition to home, physical rehabilitation or other facilities—We coordinate your recovery plan to transition your records and care.
- Compassionate care—Our surgical specialists care for patients with individualized attention and kindness.
Nationally recognized surgical care
- The Joint Commission has accredited us as a Primary Stroke Center and for hip and knee joint replacement surgery.
- Healthgrades has acknowledged as outstanding our orthopedic surgery, coronary intervention and patient safety. They have also given us five-star recognition for the following surgeries: appendectomy, colorectal surgery, hip fracture treatment and spinal fusion surgery.
- The Leapfrog Group has given us an "A" for Patient Safety.
- The American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer has accredited our cancer care program as a Community Cancer Program.
Our surgical team
Our surgery teams work with nearly every department of Medical Center of Trinity, and our case managers and nursing teams seamlessly coordinate care plans for your recovery after surgery.
Our surgeons and their dedicated teams have worked together in this way for years, bringing safe, effective surgical treatments to patients in our community. With team members in almost every specialty, our surgical team includes:
- Surgeons, many of whom are board-certified
- Registered nurses
- Experienced anesthesiologists
Types of surgeries we perform
We offer the following types of surgeries:
- Bariatric surgery, also referred to as weight loss surgery
- Cancer surgical treatments of all types, including breast, gynecologic, kidney, lung, colon and rectal
- Cardiac surgery, including arrhythmia, heart attack and heart failure treatment
- Colon and rectal, including cancer and inflammatory bowel disease
- Endocrine, including thyroid and adrenal gland
- Gastrointestinal (digestive), including gall stones and pancreatic cancer
- General surgery, including appendicitis, hernia repairs and cholecystectomy
- Gynecologic surgery, including ovarian and uterine cancer, endometriosis, uterine fibroids and uterine and vaginal prolapse
- Orthopedic surgery, including bone fracture, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, hand and thoracic
- Prostate, including cancer and prostatitis
- Spine and neurological surgery, including degenerative disk disease, spinal stenosis, spine deformities and spinal cord injuries
- Urologic, including bladder cancer, infection and prolapse
- Vascular, including stroke, atherosclerosis of the arms and legs and blood clots
Our surgical treatment options
In our state-of-the-art facility, our experienced teams offer comprehensive surgical services in almost every specialty.
Some of our surgical treatment options include:
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 through which to perform surgery.
Our cardiac surgeons specialize in open-heart surgery to correct problems in the heart muscle, valves and arteries. The most common 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 the side effects related to those medications
- Shorter hospital stay and recovery time
- Fewer scars and complications
We offer the following minimally invasive 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 (digestive) 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.
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 associated with opioids
- Early ambulation
- Shorter pain recovery time
- Resume eating and drinking fluids faster
- Reduction in length of stay in the hospital
- Return to normal activities more quickly
Every patient is different, and the needs of each patient are complex. Everyone senses and experiences pain differently. The anesthesiologist, surgeon and surgical services team work very collaboratively to ensure the needs of the patient are met during their procedure.