Carolina Martinez MD

General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Surgical Oncology
USF Health South Tampa Center for Advanced Healthcare
TGH Cancer Institute St. Petersburg

Carolina Martinez MD

Dr. Carolina Martinez is a fellowship-trained surgeon with expertise in colon and rectal surgery, specializing in management of both benign and malignant colorectal disorders. Dr. Martinez uses advanced endoscopic interventions as well as minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic techniques to manage patients with colorectal tumors, inflammatory bowel disease and pelvic floor dysfunction. Dr. Martinez is a compassionate physician whose primary goal is to ensure equal access to comprehensive health care. She is eager to provide consultations or second opinions for patients with colorectal conditions, including:

Benign Diseases
• Hemorrhoids
• Pelvic, anal and rectal pain
• Rectal prolapse
• Fecal incontinence
• Anal fistulas
• Anal fissures
• Constipation
• Rectal infections/STDs
• Diverticulitis
• Constipation

• Colon cancer
• Colon polyps
• Rectal cancer
• Rectal polyps
• Anal cancer
• Anal dysplasia
• Neuroendocrine tumors
• Small bowel cancers
• Appendiceal cancers
• Pelvic tumors/masses

Dr. Martinez is involved in resident and medical student education. She is a member of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) as well as the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Dr. Martinez has presented and contributed to book chapters and publications related to robotic surgical techniques, as well as pre- and postcolorectal surgery indications and complications. She has participated in multiple international medical missions over the past 10 years and is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Among the many awards she has received, she is a proud recipient of the National Hispanic Medical Association Outstanding Resident of the Year, Administrative Chief Resident in General Surgery, and Zukowski Humanitarianism Award in General Surgery awards.


USF Health South Tampa Center for Advanced Healthcare
Address: 2 Tampa General Circle
Phone: (813) 844-4554
Fax: (813) 844-5877
TGH Cancer Institute St. Petersburg
Address: 4949 4th Street North
Phone: 813-844-4554
Fax: Unavailable


General Surgery
Colon & Rectal Surgery
Surgical Oncology


Residency: General Surgery, University of Arizona/ Banner University Medical Center (Tucson, Arizona) Fellowship: Colon and Rectal Surgery University of South Florida (Tampa, Florida)


Medical School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine (East Lansing, Michigan)