TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 15, 2020 /PRNewsCentre/ — Tampa General Hospital’s new Breast Health Center in North Tampa is designed to provide patients with a partner through every step of their cancer journey, providing clinical excellence and compassionate care. The TGH Breast Health Center offers screenings and diagnostic testing, including 3D mammography, ultrasounds, biopsies and other in-office procedures and treatments under one roof.
The new center is located at 17416 Brookside Trace Court in New Tampa and officially opens October 15, 2020. This is the third Tampa General location specializing in cancer care, joining the TGH Cancer Center on the main TGH campus and the TGH Brandon Healthplex.
The TGH Breast Health Center’s sub-specialized medical staff includes USF Health physicians Dr. Charles Cox, Dr. Jason Hechtman, Dr. Abigail Beard and Dr. Meira Pernicone. The team also includes radiologists, pathologists, and radiation, surgical and medical oncologists, and other clinical staff who actively collaborate and guide patients through every step of their care journey. Unique features include:
The TGH Breast Health Center is the lifelong vision of Program Leader, Charles Cox, MD, FACS, a fellowship-trained breast surgeon, and chair of Breast Surgery Oncology and director of Breast Care Service at USF Health.
"It has been a goal of mine to create a system to navigate patients through their entire cancer journey, and provide them with the very best care, and that’s exactly what we’re doing at the TGH Breast Health Center," said Dr. Cox.
Patients can schedule an appointment at the TGH Breast Health Center within 48 to 72 hours after learning of their diagnosis. TGH is committed to providing expedited time frames compared to longer waits at other facilities. Offering comprehensive breast health services in a single location means patients avoid the additional stress of scheduling, follow-up, or travel to multiple facilities to fulfill their care plan. The new facility has been designed with the patient experience in mind, from access to the latest technologies and research to calming interiors. The center also offers acupuncture for managing pain, alleviating post-treatment side effects and calming general unease.
The 5,000-square-foot clinic offers:
"I’m extremely pleased to offer this multi-disciplinary care to our community through the TGH Breast Health Center," said Abe Schwarzberg, MD, senior vice president and chief of Oncology at Tampa General Hospital. "Expanding our services to this new location brings care closer to patients through an innovative medical team and individualized care plans tailored to the patients who need them."
The TGH Breast Health Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments can be made by calling 813-844-7585. Insurance information can be found here.
ABOUT TAMPA GENERAL HOSPITAL
Tampa General Hospital, a 1006-bed non-profit academic medical center, is one of the largest hospitals in America and delivers world-class care as the region’s only center for Level l trauma and comprehensive burn care. It is one of the nation’s busiest adult solid organ transplant centers and is the primary teaching hospital for the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. With five medical helicopters, Tampa General Hospital transports critically injured or ill patients from 23 surrounding counties to receive the advanced care they need. Tampa General houses a nationally accredited comprehensive stroke center and its 32-bed Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit is the largest on the West Coast of Florida. It also is home to the Jennifer Leigh Muma 82-bed Level IV neonatal intensive care unit, and a nationally accredited rehabilitation center. Tampa General Hospital’s footprint includes 17 Tampa General Medical Group Primary Care offices, TGH Family Care Center Kennedy, TGH Brandon Healthplex, TGH Virtual Health and 19 outpatient Radiology Centers. Tampa Bay residents also receive world-class care from the TGH Urgent Care powered by Fast Track network of clinics, and they can even receive home visits in select areas through TGH Urgent Care at Home, powered by Fast Track. As one of the largest hospitals in Florida, Tampa General Hospital is first in the state to partner with GE Healthcare and open a clinical command center that uses artificial intelligence and predictive analytics to improve and better coordinate patient care at a lower cost. For more information, go to www.tgh.org.
ABOUT USF HEALTH
USF Health’s mission is to envision and implement the future of health. It is the partnership of the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, the College of Nursing, the College of Public Health, the Taneja College of Pharmacy, the School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, the Biomedical Sciences Graduate and Postdoctoral Programs, and USF Health’s multispecialty physicians group. The University of South Florida is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. Over the past 10 years, no other public university in the country has risen faster in U.S. News and World Report’s national university rankings than USF. For more information, visit health.usf.edu
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SOURCE: Florida Health Sciences Center, Inc. d/b/a Tampa General Hospital