The Hospital for Endocrine Surgery is the highest volume thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal hospital in the world. It is a COVID-Free hospial--no COVID patients at this hospital. About 90% of our patients live more than 150 miles away and need a hotel so everyone stays at one of our 5 partner hotels (listed below) who have taken care of tens of thousands of our patients and are dedicated to your safe, comfortable stay in Tampa. They will provide transportation to-and-from the airport, and to-and-from the new Hospital for Endocrine Surgery. This shuttle service starts at 4:30 am and runs a continuous route between the hotels and the Hospital for Endocrine Surgery Limo Van hospital until about 5:00 pm. If you fly in to have surgery with us, you will not need a rental car. Our 5 partner hotels will take care of transportation for you--but you need to use the links below so they know you are having surgery with us. All 5 hotels are right next door to each other in a very nice part of town.

How many days do I need to stay in Tampa?

ALL PATIENTS FLYING TO TAMPA:
-- Parathyroid: Norman Parathyroid Center: It is very rare for a parathyroid patient to spend the night in the hospital. So if you fly to Tampa, you typically need 2 hotel nights: the night before your operation and the night of your surgery--you fly home the day after your operation. You do not need to spend a few days in Tampa after your operation--we've done this over 50,000 times and trust us, fly home the morning after your parathyroid operation. If you are driving, you can start driving home a few hours after your operation (somebody drives for you). There is more about this in your Parathyroid Surgery Guide App-so use the app!

-- Thyroid: Clayman Thyroid Center and Scarless Thyroid Center: Talk to your surgeon about this. About 60% of thyroid patients will need to spend the night in the hospital, so your family member will need a place to stay the night of surgery. This typically means 2 hotel nights for half of the thyroid patients, and 3 for the other half (includes the night prior to surgery). Trust us, it's worth it to have the best surgeons in the world--and have ONE operation--not two or three! Ask your surgeon if they expect you to be the 60% that spend the night in the hospital--email him/her.

-- Adrenal: Carling Adrenal Center: Almost all adrenal patients will spend one night in the hospital. Thus you will need the night prior (unless you live near by and drive), and then your family will need a place to stay the night of your surgery. The day after you can all drive/fly home.

  • IF YOU ARE DRIVING TO TAMPA
    -- Parathyroid Driving to Tampa: If you are traveling by car, then you can go home after parathyroid surgery (as long as you have someone to drive you). Some people will want to stick around in Tampa the day of surgery, and this is a particularly good option for older patients or those on blood thinners. About 90% of parathyroid patients who drive to our center from more than 100 miles away will stay in one of our hotels the night before the operation, check out of the hotel early in the morning prior to going to the hospital, and then drive home directly from the recovery room. There is more about this on your Parathyroid Surgery App.
    -- Thyroid and Adrenal Driving to Tampa: About half of thyroid patients and almost all adrenal patients spend the night in the hospital after surgery. So you will need a hotel the night of surgery for your family.
  • When should I arrive in Tampa?

    Usually the afternoon or evening prior to the operation. We will do all the necessary COVID testing via a rapid PCR test the morning of surgery at the hospital. This is a 10-minute rapid PCR test. Our entire hospital is COVID free--we have no COVID patients in our new hospital. It is the safest hospital in the US for your operation.


    Our 5 Partner Hotels

    We have worked with this hotel management team for over 20 years and they have taken care of tens of thousands of our patients. They know your schedule. They know your concerns and your needs. You will not be disapointed. All 5 are major brand hotels (Hyatt, Hilton, and Marriott).

    The 5 hotels are right next to each other and only 0.5 miles from the Tampa airport. If you fly in, they will pick you up and take you to the hotel--and back again when you fly home. IMPORTANT! These hotels have a Hospital for Endocrine Surgery Sprinter Van Limo that is dedicated to our patients and will take you (and your family member) to the Hospital for Endocrine Surgery in the morning and back to the hotel in the afternoon. If you fly in to have surgery with us you will not need a rental car if you use these hotels and book via the link below. These hotels are 4.5 miles from the new Hospital for Endocrine Surgery and in a very clean, new, safe part of Tampa. Many restaurants and the new big mall are just down the street. These hotels will take care of you and know your schedule getting to and from the hospital. All five have free parking, airport shuttles, free WiFi, and are served by the hospital limo van. This is Dr Norman--"Don't think twice--These hotels know our patients and are part of our dedication to "total patient care". They are part of our team." Use the links we provide so you get: 1) prefered rate, and 2) so they know you are our patient and can have the Hosital Limo Van reserved for you. The Hospital Limo Van runs from 04:30 am to 4:00 pm (last trip from the hospital is 4:00 pm--your nurses will know!).


    Hyatt House Tampa Airport / Westshore

    Hyatt House Tampa is where thyroid and parathyroid patients stay in Tampa for surgery at the Hospital for Endocrine Surgery

    Address: 5308 Avion Park Drive, Tampa FL 33607
    Book this hotel with this Hospital for Endocrine Surgery link so you get prefered pricing and hospital limo van use.

    This Hyatt House hotel is brand new (2021) and is one of our 5 partner hotels that are all located adjacent to each other, and right next to the airport (less than 3 minute drive). Like the other 4 hotels right next door, it is located in a great part of town which is very safe and clean. Many restaurants and the big International Mall are right down the street.

    The Hospital for Endocrine Surgery Sprinter Van Limo operates out of this hotel (and the other 4) and will pick you and your spouse (friend) up in the morning taking you directly to the hospital--and then will bring you back after surgery. You do not need a rental car--save that money and save the hassle. But you need to book with this link so the hotel knows you are with us. These folks have taken care of tens of thousands of our patients and know your needs well. You will not be disappointed.


    Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Airport Westshore Hotel

    Hilton Garden Inn and Hospital for Endocrine Surgery, Norman Parathyroid Center, Clayman Thyroid Center.

    Address: 5312 Avion Park Drive Tampa, Florida 33607
    Book this hotel with this Hospital for Endocrine Surgery link so you get prefered pricing and hospital limo van use.

    This Hilton-brand hotel is very nice. They have single rooms and some suites. They are one of our partner hotels (and right next to the other 4) and they know what our patients need. Like the others, this hotel is in a nice part of town right next to the airport, some great restaurants, and the big International Mall. This hotel does not have a free breakfast, but they do have a full service restaurant named "Coast" down in the lobby that is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

    The Hospital for Endocrine Surgery Sprinter Van Limo operates out of this hotel (and the other 4) and will pick you and your spouse (friend) up in the morning taking you directly to the hospital--and then will bring you back after surgery. You do not need a rental car--save that money and save the hassle. These folks have taken care of tens of thousands of our patients and know your needs well.


    Hampton Inn and Suites Avion Park Tampa Airport (Hilton Brand)

    Hampton Inn Tampa Airport and Hospital for Endocrine Surgery

    Address: 5329 Avion Park Drive Tampa, FL 33607
    Book this hotel with this Hospital for Endocrine Surgery link so you get prefered pricing and hospital limo van use.

    This Hampton Inn and Suites is also a Hilton brand hotel, and one of our 5 partner hotels that are all located adjacent to each other, and right next to the airport (less than 3 minute drive) and 4 miles from the Hospital. If you stay here you do not need a rental car--they provide airport pickup and drop off. This hotel is only a few years old and is perfect for our patients. The Hospital for Endocrine Surgery Sprinter Van Limo operates out of this hotel and will pick you and your spouse (friend) up in the morning taking you directly to the hospital--and then will bring you back after surgery.

    If you are looking for a suite-type room, this hotel is perfect. But it has regular rooms as well, and they are all very nice. Like the other 4 partner hotels, this one is run by the management team that has been working with us for over 20 years so they know your needs and your schedule.


    TownePlace Suites Tampa Airport (Marriott Brand)

    TownePlace Suites Tampa Airport for parathyroid and thyroid surgery patients

    Address: 5302 Avion Park Drive Tampa, Florida 33607
    Book this hotel with this Hospital for Endocrine Surgery link so you get prefered pricing and hospital limo van use.

    The TownePlace Suites is a Marriott brand hotel and is very nice--yet very affordable. This is another one of our 5 partner hotels that are all located adjacent to each other. This hotel is great for our patients.

    This hotel has suite-type rooms only, so if you are looking for a suite-type room, this hotel is perfect. The management team at these hotels have taken care of tens of thousands of our patients and know their needs well. The hotel is in a very nice and safe part of town and there are lots of nice restaurants within a mile. It is 1 mile from the very large, nice, International Mall.  You will not be disappointed with this or any of the other 5 partner hotels. Like the others, it is served by the Hospital Limo Van.


    Homewood Suites Tampa Airport (Hilton Brand)

    Homewood Suites Tampa Airport for Parathyroid and Thyroid Patients at the Hospital for Endocrine Surgery

    Address: 5325 Avion Park Dr, Tampa, FL 33607
    Book this hotel with this Hospital for Endocrine Surgery link so you get prefered pricing and hospital limo van use.

    The Homewood Suites is a Hilton brand hotel and is very nice--yet very affordable. If you are looking for a suite-type room, this hotel is perfect for you (they only have suite-type rooms). The rooms are very nice. This is another one of our 5 partner hotels that are all next to each other. The Hospital for Endocrine Surgery Sprinter Van Limo operates out of this hotel and will take you to and from the Hospital. You do not need a rental car--save that money and save the hassle.

    The hotel is in a very nice and safe part of town and there are lots of nice restaurants within a mile. It is 1 mile from the very large, nice, International Mall. You will not be disappointed with this or any of the other 5 partner hotels.


    NOTE: The Hospital Limo Van travels between these 5 hotels and the Hospital for Endocrine Surgery only, and does not service any other hospital. Travel to and from the airport is provided by the hotel in their Airport Shuttle.