Hello. My name is Steven Tresser. I’m a neurosurgeon in the Tampa Bay area and I perform my surgeries at Florida Hospital Carrollwood. I received my undergraduate degree from Harvard University in biochemical sciences and my doctorate degree from the University of Miami. I then spent seven years in residency training at Case Western Reserve University, which is a University Hospitals of Cleveland. Growing up, my father was a physician and I was inspired to follow somewhat in his footsteps, although I thought it was going to actually become a medical doctor. When I got to medical school, I realized that wasn’t for me and I was really attracted to the fast pace intensity and the science behind the neurosurgery, so I decided to go into that instead. I’ve really liked surgery because it’s a, it’s very challenging and you and you have an opportunity to help people obviously, but also see the results of your work.
I believe compassion and healthcare is extremely important to patients. I mean, as a surgeon, obviously what we do in the operating room is important, but I think there’s a lot more to it. It starts with meeting the patient the first time and gaining their trust, explaining to them the process because it’s quite honestly scary. I think a great doctor is someone who takes time to talk to their patients, really get an understanding of what their expectations are and helps manage that part of the process as well as provide good treatment. I think listening is an important skill. If you want to be a great doctor.
I’m married, I have four children. My youngest is still in high school. The other three are, are grown and now they’re somewhat dispersed around the country. But we have a close-knit family. So we have a few family traditions that we enjoy. One is taking sailing vacations together because we all really enjoy that. It’s very freeing and it’s great family time together without electronics. I’ve really enjoyed working at Florida Hospital because I believe the administration is very excited about providing all the tools that we need to have the most advanced care for our patients. I think the culture is one of really caring for the patients and making sure that they know that they’re important. Oh, my name is Steven Tresser and I look forward to taking care of you and your family if the need arises.