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Dr. Hamwi's Patients Located Throughout the United States

Traveling in for surgery? Did you know that since Dr. Hamwi relocated to Florida, patients have traveled from 42 of the 50 states to have him operate on them! 

Dr. Hamwi’s primary office at Florida Plastic Surgery is located in Lakewood Ranch, a suburb of Sarasota, Florida. Sarasota is well known for its world famous beaches. Since settling in Florida, patients have traveled from all over the country and many places across the globe to have surgery with Dr.Hamwi.

If you live outside of the Sarasota area and are interested in scheduling a consultation or surgery, it would be our pleasure to assist you with all aspects of your trip. Please click here (hyperlink to virtual consult form) if you would like to begin the process of obtaining a virtual consultation.

Air travel

If you are traveling for an in-person consultation or procedure you will fly into either Sarasota Regional Airport (SRQ) or Tampa International Airport (TPA)

  • SRQ is 9 miles or 20 minutes from our Sarasota/Lakewood Ranch office
  • TPA is 60 miles of 1 hour from our Sarasota/Lakewood Ranch office

Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ)

Tampa International Airport (TPA)

Ground transportation

Car service is available curb-side or rental cars can be located at either airports. Both Uber and Lyft are excellent transportation options as well.



Car service*

Rental rates*

From SRQ



$80 per day

From TPA



$60 per day

*Rates are estimates and subject to dates and availability.


Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ)

Tampa International Airport (TPA)


Lakewood ranch is a newer, master planned community with a variety of conveniently located hotels within a short distance of our office. Some of our favorite properties located less than 10 minutes from our office include:

*Please inquire with our staff regarding corporate discounts which we may be able to obtain at the property you desire.

If you desire a truly unique and elegant accommodation then we would recommend the Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota for an outstanding level of luxury located approximately 25 minutes from our office.

Dining and Activities

University Town Center, a shopping center with a variety of dining and shopping options is located less than 4 miles from our office.


  • Cheesecake Factory
  • The Capital Grille
  • Brio
  • The Rusty Bucket
  • California Pizza Kitchen


  • UTC mall
  • Apple
  • Target
  • Saks Fifth Avenue


If you need to pick up a prescription or any additional supplies for your stay you will have access to the following pharmacies in the vicinity of our office:

CVS– 7190 University Pkwy Sarasota, FL 34240 (P) 941-554-2599

Walgreens – 8315 Market St, Lakewood Ranch FL 34202 (P) 941-907-2686

Publix– 8330 Market St, Lakewood Ranch FL 34202 (P) 941-907-2844

* All local pharmacies close by 9 pm, so it is important to pick up any necessary prescriptions before this time prior to your procedure.