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About Our Team

Amy Thomas, RNFA, Practice Manager

Amy ThomasAmy ThomasRNFA joined Dr. Gayoso in 2000. Amy attended The Toledo Hospital School of Nursing from 1982 thru 1985, where she was honored to achieve several awards, including “Highest Academic Achievement Award”, “Clinical Level 1 Award” and  the “Leadership Award”, as the President of the Class of 1985. Amy relocated to Florida in 1986 to be a Flight Nurse on Bayflite. She spent 8 years working directly with the trauma surgeons at Bayfront Medical Center. In 2004, she left Trauma Nursing to pursue her interest in plastic surgery. She managed the accredited office based operating room of a veteran local plastic surgeon for 6 years prior to joining Dr. Gayoso. As practice manager, she is responsible for the day to day activities of the practice. With her strong nursing background, Amy spends considerable time educating the patients during their perioperative course. She spent many years assisting Dr. Gayoso in the operating room, allowing her to have hands on knowledge of the surgical procedures performed at Gayoso Plastic Surgery. Amy is dedicated to patient education and feels that educating a patient prior to embarking on any surgical procedure is of utmost importance.

 

Tammy Madaris, Patient Care Coordinator

Tammy MadarisTammy Madaris joined Dr. Gayoso in 2006. She has spent the majority of her career working in the medical field with experience performing various administrative duties along the way. As our Patient Coordinator, her duties include coordinating and scheduling all cosmetic surgeries and working closely with our clinical team to create a positive plastic surgery experience. With her active involvement in all aspects of scheduling your surgery, she can answer just about any question you may have, including financial questions, timing of surgery and assist you with the subtle nuances of before and after care that make for a successful surgery recovery. An avid supporter of helping boost patient self-esteem and morale, Tammy’s love of plastic surgery and the positive impact it can have on a patient’s life drives her day to day interaction with our patients. She enjoys getting to know patients and feels that comprehensive understanding of a patient’s desires and wishes when it comes to plastic surgery will always allow her to guide them through the processes of their procedure. Tammy loves to travel and has a goal to travel the world, one small or big trip a year, never visiting the same place twice. She loves kickboxing and can be found soul searching anytime there is a night of a beautiful sunset. She would say her best asset is her son and her two grandchildren, all of whom come first in her heart.

Becky Hill, Receptionist

Becky Hill joined Gayoso Plastic Surgery in 2014 as our front desk receptionist. She is the sunny smile you see when you walk in our front door and the sweet voice you hear when you call our office. A Michigan native, she has spent many years in the Tampa Bay area working in healthcare related fields, both in dentistry in the Sarasota area and now in plastic surgery. An avid outdoor person, her hobbies include running, kickboxing, spending time on our beautiful beaches, reading and playing with her sweet dog, Bailey. She is the mother of two and the grandmother to 3 wonderful children. She is deeply dedicated to our patients and works tirelessly to accommodate each patient’s scheduling requests.

Gina Pollick, Medical Assistant

Gina Pollick joined Gayoso Plastic Surgery in 2015 as our medical assistant. In January of 2018, she became our Coolsculpting Team Lead and has completed advanced training thru Coolsculpting University. Under her efforts, our practice has grown to be a leading Coolsculpting practice in the Tampa Bay Area.  An avid fan of helping people improve themselves, she brings enthusiasm and a love of plastic surgery to our office. Born in New Jersey but a Florida girl from age 11, Gina is married with 2 children and is devoted to her furry family of 3 Yorkies and one Pomeranian, all rescues. Gina takes a personal interest in learning about each of our patients so that she can assist them in being educated about their procedures and what to expect before and after surgery. She works hand in hand with our clinic staff and PA-C in providing comprehensive, individualized care.

Nicole Wallig, LPN

Nicole Wallig, LPN joined Gayoso Plastic Surgery as our clinic LPN in August 2018. Nicole brings more than 3 years of plastic surgery office experience to our practice, having worked previously in a full service plastic surgeon’s office in Iowa. Nicole has experience in many different medical office roles, and finds her nursing duties to be among the most rewarding, utilizing her nurturing and thoughtful side to help walk patients thru the sometimes challenging and scary surgical process. Nicole and her children relocated to the Sunshine State, leaving behind the cold snowy north and trading the snow for our wonderful beaches. She and her children enjoy exploring all that the Tampa Bay area has to offer. As a passionate lover of dogs, Nicole has an adorable dachshund dog, Macaroni Ace, who brightens her day when she returns home from a busy clinic day. Nicole is happy to answer any and all questions that you might have and finds fulfillment in the overall education process that she undergoes with our patients.

Amy Watt, CST

Amy Watt, CST has been a member of Gayoso Plastic Surgery since 2017. She graduated in 2001 from Central Florida Institute with a specialized associates degree in surgical technology. Amy began her career assisting Dr. Gayoso in surgery for many years at a local hospital based outpatient surgery center prior relocating to Nashville with her family. While in Tennesee, she worked for with a local plastic surgeon and Vanderbilt University as a surgical technician. After spending five cold winters up north, she and her husband decided it was time to head back down to the sunshine state and rejoin Dr. Gayoso’s team. With her years of experience in the operating room, Amy provides exceptional surgical assistance to Dr. Gayoso. Amy also works in our clinic and patients find comfort in the continuity of care that she provides. Amy enjoys spending time with her family on the water, either kayaking or relaxing at the beach. She is thrilled to continue her career in the specialty that she has been passionate about for 18 years.

Clare Thomas

Clare Thomas has been a member of Gayoso Plastic Surgery since 2018. She graduated from Florida State University in 2014 with a BS in athletic training. Originally from Jacksonville, Florida, she moved to St. Petersburg shortly after graduating from FSU and began working at a large, multi-physician orthopedic practice, where she spent 3 years working closely with orthopedic surgeons in a busy surgical clinic. Clare continues to work as an outreach athletic trainer at Shorecrest Preparatory School. After deciding to go back to school to pursue a career as a physician assistant, she began shadowing our PA, Jessica McCarry and quickly became interested in aesthetic medicine and surgery. She transitioned from shadowing to working, both as a medical assistant to Jessica McCarry, PA-C and as a Coolsculpting tech with Gina Pollick. True to her athletic training background, she is a diligent cross-fitter, working out every morning before prior to coming to work. She loves FSU football and travelling the world. After recently getting married, she is looking forward to getting a new fur baby to complete her home.