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General Surgery

From common surgeries to the most complex surgical procedures, our general surgeons are providing patients from throughout Tampa Bay with the most advanced care available. As this region’s only academic medical center, physicians from across the state refer their patients to our skilled surgeons, knowing that their patients are receiving the newest surgical treatments and procedures.

General Surgery services:
  • Hernia
  • Reflux (GERD surgery)
  • Cholecystectomy (gall bladder)
  • Muscle and skin graft
  • Appendectomy
  • Cyst removal
  • Heller myotomy (for difficulty of food reaching stomach)
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Gastroparesis (neurostimulator implant)

We also collaborate with specialists and dedicated centers across USF Health, including those focused on swallowing disorders and hernia: 

Joy McCann Culverhouse Center for Swallowing Disorders provides care of:

Esophageal disease

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Laparoscopic fundoplication
  • Repair of hiatal hernia
  • Linx procedure

Paraesophageal Hernia

  • Laparoscopic repair

Barrett's esophagus

  • Endoscopic radiofrequency and cryoablation
  • Endoscopic mucosal resection/endoscopic submucosal dissection


  • Laparoscopic Heller myotomy
  • Per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM)

Esophageal diverticula (Zenker's, epiphrenic, Killian-Jameison)

  • Laparoscopic Excision
  • Trans-oral diverticulo-esophagostomy

Esophageal Cancer

  • Early stage: Endoscopic mucosal resection/endoscopic submucosal dissection
  • Later stage: Comprehensive, multidiscipliniary care include surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy

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