USF Morsani Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC)
Procedures are usually (unless otherwise requested by the patient) performed under general anesthesia for maximal patient safety and comfort by board-certified anesthesiologists/certified registered nurse anesthetics (CRNA). Vital signs are continuously monitored and assisted as needed.
Typical procedures that are done at the center include many diagnostic and therapeutic outpatient endoscopic procedures such as upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, Bravo pH capsule monitoring, breath testing for lactose intolerance and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, small bowel capsule endoscopy, and SmartPill® GI Monitoring System.
Services that are provided during diagnostic and therapeutic procedures may include endoscopic mucosal biopsies, polypectomy (removal of polyps), submucosal injection of a variety of medications, mucosal marking, also known as tattooing, variceal band ligation, esophageal dilation (including achalasia dilation), fluoroscopy (examination under x-ray assistance), electrocautery (the use of electricity to eliminate lesions), argon plasma coagulation (APC) and various methods of control of internal bleeding.
Patients can make an appointment for a procedure at the Morsani Ambulatory Surgery Center by calling 813-974-2201.