Tampa General Hospital Earns Region’s Only Accreditation as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology | Tampa General Hospital

Tampa General Hospital Earns Region’s Only Accreditation as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology

Published: Oct 18, 2023

The certification from the Surgical Review Corporation embodies the academic health system’s commitment to continuous achievements in innovative care and improved patient outcomes.


Tampa, FL (Oct. 18, 2023) – Tampa General Hospital (TGH) today announced its accreditation as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology through the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC), a nonprofit, patient safety organization that develops and administers best-in-class accreditation programs for hospitals, freestanding outpatient facilities and medical professionals throughout the world.

“Tampa General strives to drive innovation to provide world-class care and enhance patient safety,” said Dr. Emad Mikhail, director of Gynecology at Tampa General and associate professor and director of the Division of Gynecology in the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. “Minimally invasive gynecological surgeries are associated with less blood loss during the procedure and less postoperative pain, which can translate into faster healing and recovery. It has been a tremendous benefit for women’s gynecological surgery and we are honored by this accreditation.

In partnership with the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa General’s Women’s Institute offers a comprehensive gynecologic center providing a full range of women’s health services, from routine obstetrics and gynecology to more complex pelvic floor reconstruction, gynecologic cancer, fetal surgery and complex endometriosis. The team includes board-certified physicians who specialize in minimally invasive surgery. As an academic health system and a nationally recognized leader in high-risk obstetrics, Tampa General offers access to the highest level of women’s and infant care in virtually every medical subspecialty.

"This recognition is made possible by the continued collaboration, care and commitment of our physicians, nurses and ancillary care providers,” said Melissa Golombek, vice president of the TGH Children’s Hospital and Women's Institute. “Tampa General Hospital’s Women’s Institute offers a full complement of women’s medical services, including the highest level of care in virtually every subspecialty. We commend the team for their tireless work and the focus on high-quality care that makes achievements like the Center of Excellence accreditation possible.”

As a program of the Surgical Review Corporation, the Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology identifies surgeons and facilities worldwide who perform minimally invasive gynecological procedures and achieve defined standards for patient safety and care quality. The accreditation is designed to help improve patient outcomes from reduced trauma, lower risk of infection, shorter hospital stays and faster recovery periods.

Earlier this year, Tampa General’s minimally invasive surgery team completed an extensive assessment and inspection process to meet the nonprofit patient safety organization’s evidenced-based standards and requirements, including surgical volumes, facility equipment, clinical pathways and standardized operating procedures, an emphasis on patient education and continuous quality assessment.

In 2022, Tampa General Hospital received accreditation as a Center of Excellence in Robotic-Assisted Surgery from the Surgical Review Corporation. Tampa General is the highest-ranked hospital in Florida and the ninth highest-ranked hospital in the United States for Obstetrics & Gynecology by U.S. News & World Report for 2023-2024. TGH remains the only Baby-Friendly® designated birth facility in Hillsborough County, was listed on Newsweek’s list of Best Maternity Hospitals 2023 for the third consecutive year and is the only hospital in Hillsborough County identified as a Blue Distinction Centers+ health care facility by Blue Cross Blue Shield for expertise and efficiency in maternity care.