Our Values: We are devoted to treating every patient with honesty, compassion, and commitment to help our patients return to their maximum level of activity.
Our Vision: Our vision is ensuring every patient's well-being with a speedy recovery. We work hard to get our patients back to work quickly, while helping them reach their maximum level of improvement.
Our Action Plan: Advanced Hand & Plastic Surgery Center specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of hand and upper extremity injury and illness. Being so specialized provides us with the unique ability to focus on each patient's treatment and recovery. Advanced Hand & Plastic Surgery Center is able to provide complete care to our patients in both conservative and aggressive treatment plans. Having an in-house Occupational Therapy Department allows us to work as a team to provide a custom treatment plan for each patient that we see, We find that having our surgeons work alongside our Certified Hand Therapist allows for optimal recovery and results for our patients.
Scott Gargasz, MD
Dr. Gargasz, a native of Ohio, graduated from the Medical College of Ohio in 1998. He completed general surgery training in 2001 at Akron General Medical Center and a plastic surgery fellowship in 2003 at Akron City Hospital. Dr. Gargasz completed a fellowship in Hand and Microsurgery at Christine M. Kleinert Institute in Louisville, KY.
In 2005 he moved to Tampa to begin Advanced Hand & Plastic Surgery Center where he has been serving patients with hand and upper extremity injuries ever since.
Monica Miller, MD
Dr. Miller completed an Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery fellowship at the Boston University School of Medicine in 2006 and was subsequently invited to join their academic faculty in the Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery where her practice consisted heavily of surgery of the hand.
In 2015, she decided to pursue a formal Hand and Microsurgery fellowship at the prestigious Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand & Microsurgery in Louisville, Kentucky. Upon completion of this fellowship, she relocated to Tampa and joined our team at Advanced Hand and Plastic Surgery Center.
In 2012, Advanced Hand & Plastic Surgery Center chose to expand our service options and increase the quality of care our patients could expect by adding an in-house Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist to our team. Roy Sulma, OTr/l, CHT works closely with our doctors to create custom treatment plans for our patients who need Occupational Therapy.
Therapy provides non-operative interventions, preventative care, and post-operative rehabilitation for a wide variety of upper extremity disorders. Therapists employ many techniques and tools, including activity and exercise programs, custom orthotic fabrication, and management of pain and swelling along with wound and scar care. Therapy typically addresses the underlying issues that contribute to upper-extremity conditions and injuries.