TGH Heart and Vascular Institute Opens Clinic to Serve South HillsboroughPublished: Sep 26, 2023
Tampa General Hospital Heart & Vascular Institute Sun City Center opened its doors Sept. 26, expanding world-class heart and vascular care to patients in Sun City Center.
Tampa, FL (Sept. 26, 2023) – Today, Tampa General Hospital (TGH) Heart & Vascular Institute opened its new satellite clinic. The TGH Heart & Vascular Institute Sun City Center clinic is located at 959 E Del Webb Blvd, Sun City Center, FL 33573. It is a joint effort between the TGH Heart Failure Center of Excellence and USF Health Cardiology and is the first cross-organization clinic to provide cardiac imaging and diagnostic testing.
“Our goal with this clinic is to establish a robust center for cardiology care for the south Hillsborough community,” said Dr. Benjamin D. Mackie, co-interim medical director of the USF|TGH Heart & Vascular Institute, medical director of the HVI Heart Failure Center of Excellence, and medical director of Heart Transplantation. “We are seeing a steady increase in the number of patients needing cardiac care in the hospital and by bringing leading-edge care and advanced diagnostic testing to the Sun City Center area, we hope to improve the heart health of the community,” Mackie said.
To provide comprehensive care, TGH Heart & Vascular Institute Sun City Center will be staffed by highly-trained cardiologists, cardiology providers, a stress testing nurse, and other essential clinicians.
Services will include:
- Nuclear stress test
- Exercise stress echo
- Exercise treadmill test
- Heart failure studies
- Cardiology services
“Our TGH Heart & Vascular Institute clinic provides a comprehensive and multidisciplinary resource for residents of the growing South Hillsborough community seeking nationally recognized heart care,” said Dr. Fadi Matar, co-interim medical director of the USF|TGH Heart & Vascular Institute, interventional cardiologist, Tampa General Hospital and associate professor, Division of Cardiology, USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. “Should patients need a higher level of care, we can connect them to our academic health system specialists for treatment ranging from heart catheterizations to heart transplants.” Tampa General is ranked among the top 10% of hospitals in the nation for Cardiology and Heart Surgery, in the 2023-2024 U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals ranking.
This is the second satellite clinic that the TGH Heart & Vascular Institute has established in the Tampa Bay region. In March, the academic health system launched its first clinic in the area with a satellite location for the TGH Limb Preservation-Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) Program, which a offers multi-disciplinary, integrated and evidence-based approach to the management and care of patients with complex PAD who are at risk for a limb amputation.
For more information about the TGH Heart & Vascular Institute, visit Heart & Vascular Institute | Tampa General Hospital (tgh.org) or to schedule an appointment, call (813) 821-8044. Self-referrals to the TGH Heart & Vascular Institute Sun City Center are accepted.