While in Tampa Bay

Gulf Coast Cardiothoracic Surgery Institute patients travel from around the state and U.S. and from locations across the globe for help treating advanced heart and lung conditions. GCCSI is located in downtown Tampa, a world-class city with unique and exciting attractions, restaurants and cultural activities.

With global medical educations, our surgeons are fluent in German, French and Arabic. Dr. Bittner serves as Honorary Consul to the Federal Republic of Germany.

Hilton Tampa Downtown
Hilton Tampa Downtown

Patients and their families can fly into a top-rated airport and quickly reach our clinic. Many hotels are located in close proximity to our clinic and a diverse selection of restaurants is nearby for the convenience of our patients and their families. A special rate for GCCSI patients is available at the Hilton Tampa Downtown hotel. Please call GCCSI at (813) 906-1400 for details. See additional hotel options through Visit Tampa Bay.

Some of the state’s best attractions can be found in Tampa Bay, including the Florida Aquarium, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, The Straz Center for the Performing Arts and Lowry Park Zoo. The Tampa Bay History Center and Tampa Museum of Art are both new state-of-the-art facilities honoring our community’s heritage, and commitment to the arts.

In addition to the activities in downtown Tampa, nearby South Tampa, Harbor Island, Channelside, and Ybor City neighborhoods provide safe and exceptional experiences.

Many famous golf and tennis resorts, including Innisbrook Golf Resort where the PGA TOUR stop Valspar Championship is held, are located in close proximity.

Find out more about what Tampa has to offer at Visit Tampa Bay.

In addition, past #1 Beach in the U.S. winners Caladesi Island State Park and Fort De Soto Park along with other white sand Gulf Coast beaches are a short drive away. Learn more about Tampa Bay beaches at VisitStPeteClearwater.com.

If the Magic Kingdom is calling, Orlando and its world-class attractions are also within a day’s trip.