Dr. Scott Gargasz, MD
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Dr. Scott Gargasz, MD


Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male

Care Philosophy

In my practice at Advanced Hand & Plastic Surgery Center, I serve my patients in the most effective an proven way to provide the quickest recovery and best solution to their hand and upper extremity problems. While I am a surgeon and really enjoy helping my patients surgically, not all hand problems require surgery. In my practice I take the most conservative approach to recovery starting with non-invasive to minimally invasive procedures.


Dr. Scott Gargasz, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Tampa, FL. He is 49 years old and has been practicing for 19 years. Dr. Gargasz is affiliated with Tampa Community Hospital, Florida Hospital Tampa, Florida Hospital North Pinellas and St. Joseph's Hospital.

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Patient Reviews (7)
in Tampa, FL |
It started with a roofing nail in my foot, walking to his front door, which was locked. When staff open told me it was their lunch break, they dont open until 1 pm. and shuts the door in my face. At exactly 1:00 i go inside and theres already 5 or 6 people waiting. How did they get inside before 1? The office smelled like urine. My appointment was 1 pm, i waited until 1:15 and left.
Customer Service is very important to us at AHAPSC, and I am sorry that we did not meet your expectations. It sounds like you visited our office while our new roof was being installed. I regret hearing that our necessary upgrade negatively impacted you! We have reviewed your comments, and are taking steps to better serve our patients. Thank you for sharing your feedback, as it will help us to better serve our future patients!
in Tampa, FL |
After receiving and providing my MRI results showing a torn ligament to this doctor, he insisted I needed physical therapy or a shot. After a second opinion, I am now scheduled for surgery for a torn ligament/osteoarthritis. Talking about milking instance companies.
in Tampa, FL |
Horrible doctor. 6 months after being sent here by a primary care physician for surgery to remove calcified growths which developed after an injury he admits he never read the primary care referral. Then he tries to cover his incompetency by insisting it's rheumatoid arthritis and that there was never an injury as though he some sort of psychic. This injury would cause arthritis to a 10 year old. This is not the place to go with an injury, Gargasz appears to be untrained in this area.
in Land O Lakes, FL |
I posted a review about Dr. Gargasz right after my wrist arthroplasty in January and wanted to follow up 9 months later. My wrist healed great and I have no pain and am able to function like 30 yrs ago! It's the best thing I've done and Dr. Gargasz did an excellent job. By looking at my hand and wrist, there's no way to tell that I surgery! I'm on the verge of having a knee replacement and wish that Dr. Gargas could do that as well! He has a great personality and did excellent surgery!
in Tampa, FL |
Very professional, patient, efficient, personable, great listener. Made me feel at ease and explained my condition and expectations thoroughly.
in Port Richey, Fl |
My overall experience with Dr.Gargasz is great. But the advanced hand and plastic surgery center in Westley Chapel is the absolute worst. I've been here over an hour waiting. There is a full waiting room. When I first walked in there wasn't even seating. The lady at the front desk is rude. I had to drive over an hr to get here, only to wait over an hr. I wouldn't recommend this practice to anyone. I had problems the 1sr time with being scheduled on a day Dr wasn't here. But the Dr is great.
in Valrico, FL |
Excellent doctor! He is very meticulous and caring and does not rush into surgery if there is another way. I had broken my wrist (distal radius fracture) and he put a splint on right away after the Xray. I was very lucky as my wrist ended up healing on it's own. He also did Carpal Tunnel Surgery on my right hand and I was extremely pleased with the outcome. I would highly recommend this Doctor.
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Dr. Gargasz's Care Philosophy

In my practice at Advanced Hand & Plastic Surgery Center, I serve my patients in the most effective an proven way to provide the quickest recovery and best solution to their hand and upper extremity problems. While I am a surgeon and really enjoy helping my patients surgically, not all hand problems require surgery. In my practice I take the most conservative approach to recovery starting with non-invasive to minimally invasive procedures.

Dr. Gargasz's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  •  Board certified in Plastic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Plastic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Amputated Arm
  • Amputated Finger
  • Amputated Thumb
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dislocated Joint
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Extremity Malunions
  • Extremity Nonunion
  • Finger Disorders
  • Finger Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Pain
  • Injuries
  • Laceration
  • Large Breasts
  • Malunion of Fracture
  • Mass
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nerve Injury
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Paronychia
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Skin Cancer
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Third-Degree Burns
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Warts
  • Work-Related Injuries
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Wrist Pain


  • Medical School
    Medical College of Ohio

    Graduated in 1998

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Akron

    Completed in 2009

  • Residency Hospital
    Akron General Medical Center

    Completed in 2001

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Akron City Hospital

    Completed in 2003

    Kleiner Institute

    Completed in 2004

  • Undergraduate School
    Bowling Green State University

    Graduated in 1991

    Cleveland State University

    Graduated in 1994

  • Other Education
    Cleveland-Marshall College Of Law

    Completed in 1994

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroplasty
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Body Contouring (After Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Botox® Injection
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Captique™ Injection
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Casting
  • Collagen Injection
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Cyst
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand and Elbow Microvascular Surgery
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hylaform Injection
  • Liposuction
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Skin Grafts
  • Splinting
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tendon Repair
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wound Repair
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Surgery