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Tampa Outpatient Surgical Facility (TOSF) provides the patients with high quality outpatient surgical facilities, general surgery, plastic & reconstructive surgery, gynecology, urology, bariatric, pain management services in Tampa Florida

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Tampa Outpatient Surgical FacilityJoint Commission Accredited

Helping you prepare for your surgeries!


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Preparing for Surgery

  • Inform the nurse about all your medications

  • Find out if you need to continue or discontinue any medicines before the surgery

  • Inform the physician for any changes noticed in your health like cold, fever, scratchy throat

  • Minors must be accompanied by at least one of the parents

  • Note that after anesthesia / surgery you are required to AVOID walking, driving or taking any public transport


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Checklist: Day of Surgery

  • If you do not feel well on the day of your surgery, please call your surgeon and the Centre.

  • You may take a shower or bath but please do not use make-up, hair spray, nail polish or toiletries.

  • You may brush your teeth and gargle on the morning of your surgery.

  • Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing, including low-heeled shoes. Your attire should be capable of being stored in a large drawstring bag.

  • When you arrive we will give you a patient gown and socks to wear during your visit.

  • Please leave jewelry and other valuables at home for safekeeping.

  • If you wear contact lenses or eyeglasses, please bring a storage case for protection.

  • If you normally use any equipment or device for support or assistance, such as a walker or crutches, please bring it with you.

  • If needed, we will help you to your driver's car in a wheelchair when you are discharged.

  • If you use inhalers, please bring them with you.

  • Bring your insurance ID card(s) and one form of picture identification.

  • Please leave your home in plenty of time to arrive at the time specified by the facility when your surgery was scheduled.


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Precautions during Surgery

Before surgery,

  • We will provide you a hospital gown

  • We would check your blood pressure and temperature

  • An I.V. will start and an anesthesiologist will evaluate you (do ask questions and clear your concerns)

  • One adult family member or companion can stay with you to give you company in our comfortable preoperative area until it is time for your surgery

  • At the appropriate time a nurse will escort you to the operating room

    After surgery,

  • We will inform your visitor when it is time to see you in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (Recovery Room).

  • If your visitor leaves at any time, he or she must leave a phone number and be capable of being reached when you are ready to be discharged.


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Post Surgery

  • Taken to Post Anesthesia Care Unit (Recovery Room)

  • Your anesthesiologist will closely monitor your condition assisted by specially trained nurses and state-of-the-art equipment.

  • As soon as you feel up to it, one adult visitor will be invited to join you.

  • When your anesthesiologist determines that you are ready to go home, a nurse will give you written instructions for recovery at home as well as any prescriptions left by your surgeon.

  • Once you are dressed and ready to leave, you will be escorted outside to your driver.


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Recovery @ home

  • Rest well! Have an adult family member helping out

  • Post 24 hours of surgery,

    • Call your surgeon if you have any unusual symptoms or unexpected changes in your condition.

    • Do not take any medication other that those prescribed by your physician.

    • Avoid all alcoholic beverages, including beer.

    • Do not drive a car and do not operate machinery or heavy equipment.

    • We recommend that you avoid signing any legal documents.

  • We welcome your feedbacks in our patient survey


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Tampa Outpatient Surgical Facility – South

5013 N. Armenia Avenue

Tampa, FL 33603

Phone: 813-875-0562

Tampa Outpatient Surgical Facility – North

5329 Primrose Lake Circle

Tampa, FL 33647

Phone: 813-463-9762