Tampa General Hospital (TGH) offers world-class health care. Tampa General is a private not-for-profit hospital and one of the most comprehensive medical facilities in West Central Florida serving a dozen counties with a population in excess of 4 million. As one of the largest hospitals in Florida, Tampa General is licensed for 1,018 beds, and with approximately 6,900 employees, is one of the region's largest employers.
Tampa General Hospital has been affiliated with the University of South Florida College of Medicine since the school was created in the early 1970s. Tampa General Hospital is the primary teaching affiliate of the University of South Florida College of Medicine and over 300 residents are assigned to Tampa General Hospital for specialty training in areas ranging from general internal medicine to neurosurgery. In addition, USF medical students, nurses and physical therapy students all receive part of their training at Tampa General. The hospital is home to one of the leading organ transplant centers in the country, having performed more than 6,000 adult solid organ (including liver) transplants, including the state’s first successful heart transplant in 1985.
Faculty of the University of South Florida College of Medicine admit and care for patients at Tampa General as do community physicians, many of whom also serve as adjunct clinical faculty. The division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition faculty members provide comprehensive inpatient consultative services throughout the year and perform, in addition to routine endoscopic procedures, complex procedures such as endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), biliary cholangioscopy (SpyGlass™), Barrx® procedure for Barrett esophagus ablation, endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) with fine-needle aspiration (FNA), pancreatic pseudocyst drainage, single balloon-assisted small bowel enteroscopy, small bowel capsule endoscopy, complex esophageal dilation procedures, and Botox® injection for the treatment of achalasia and gastroparesis. Other services provided include Bravo pH testing, esophageal and anorectal manometry (pressure measurement of the esophagus and anal/rectal area). The hospital also offers a wide range of radiology services essential to the diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal and liver disorders such as colon transit study, defecography, liver biopsy, and TIPSS (Transjugular Intrahepatic PortoSystemic Shunt) procedure for treatment of variceal bleeding and intractable ascites.
The Digestive Diagnostic & Treatment Center (6th floor of the Bayshore Pavilion) uses the most advanced technology for both the diagnosis and treatment of all types of conditions concerning the digestive system.
For more information, please visit the Tampa General Hospital website. Patients can make appointments to see at USF Physician at TGH by calling 813-974-2201.