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Minimally Invasive Care for Colon, Rectal and Anal Conditions

The AdventHealth Digestive Institute Tampa is one of the region’s foremost centers for diagnosing and treating colon, rectum and anal conditions. Our board-certified physicians and surgeons specialize in treating colorectal and anal cancer, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, fecal incontinence (and other pelvic floor disorders), hemorrhoids, fistulas and more. They are experts in using minimally invasive surgery with only a few small incisions to treat these conditions.

While our surgeons are board-certified in both general surgery and colon and rectal surgery, they focus solely on the surgical treatment of colon, rectal and anal conditions. That means they have experience performing thousands of these kinds of surgical procedures to provide you with better outcomes.

Minimally Invasive Colon and Rectal Surgery

Our team offers minimally invasive surgical options for cancer and non-cancerous conditions. These less-invasive procedures require only a few small incisions and, as much as possible, our surgeons spare patients the need for permanent colostomies. We offer J-pouch and sphincter-preserving procedures so waste can exit the body the same way it did before surgery, allowing patients with rectal and anal conditions to maintain normal function.

Treatment for Colorectal and Anal Cancers

Surgical treatment for colon, rectal and anal cancers is one of our specialty areas. We offer fast-tracked appointments for patients who have received a cancer diagnosis and want to meet with one of our surgeons for a first or second opinion. Our surgeons will meet with these patients within five business days or sooner. Colorectal Cancer Screening Everyone age 45 or older (and in some cases, younger) needs regular colonoscopy screenings and can get them from our colorectal surgeons. These screenings help prevent cancer by identifying precancerous colon polyps so that they can be removed.

Colorectal Cancer Screening

Everyone age 45 or older (and in some cases, younger) needs regular colonoscopy screenings and can get them from our colorectal surgeons. These screenings help prevent cancer by identifying precancerous colon polyps so that they can be removed.

If you have a condition of the colon, rectum or anus and would like to explore minimally invasive treatment options, call the AdventHealth Digestive Institute Tampa at Call813-615-7030 to make an appointment.


Colon, Rectal and Anal Disorders

Conditions and Treatments

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  • Colon and Rectal Cancer

    Our experienced gastroenterologists can diagnose and treat colon and rectal cancer in Tampa. Learn more about treatment and surgery options.

  • Anal Cancer

    Our colon and rectal surgeons can help diagnose and treat anal cancer in Tampa. We offer anal cancer surgery when necessary.

  • Anorectal Disorders

    Surgeons at AdventHealth Digestive Institute Tampa offer advanced treatments for hemorrhoids, anal fissures, anal abscesses, anal fistulas and pilonidal disease.

  • Colon and Rectal Polyps

    Colorectal surgeons and gastroenterologists at AdventHealth Digestive Institute Tampa offer advanced treatments for colon polyps, including sessile polyp and adenomatous polyp.

  • Diverticular Disease

    The advanced gastroenterologists and colorectal surgeons at AdventHealth Digestive Institute Tampa help patients find cures for fecal incontinence.

  • Fecal Incontinence

    The advanced gastroenterologists and colorectal surgeons at AdventHealth Digestive Institute Tampa help patients find cures for fecal incontinence.

  • Colon and Rectal Surgery

    Our skilled colon and rectal surgeons provide the latest treatments for colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and other conditions that affect the colon and rectum.

  • Colonoscopy / Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

    A colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy is a way for doctors to see inside the colon and rectum to identify issues and perform biopsies.

  • High-Resolution Anoscopy (HRA)

    Our colorectal surgeons offer high-resolution anoscopy, or HRA, screenings for anal cancer.

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Faster Recoveries, Better Outcomes

Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery

All the surgeons at the Digestive Health Institute (DHI) at AdventHealth Tampa have a large depth of experience in offering minimally invasive surgery.

Meet The Experts

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Ahmed Allawi

MD, MBChB

Laparoscopic Colon and Rectal Surgery

Kim-Phung Nguyen

MD

Laparoscopic Colon and Rectal Surgery

Todd Lime

WOCN, RN

Ostomy Specialist

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Surgical Consultations For Digestive Cancer Without The Wait

Appointments Within Five Days for Patients with Cancer

At AdventHealth Digestive Institute Tampa, we know that after being diagnosed with cancer, patients want and often need to begin treatment quickly. So we make it a priority to offer appointments for cancer surgery consultations within five business days, and often earlier.

Patients who are newly diagnosed with cancer, or have just found out they have cancer again, qualify for this priority access. Our surgeons will make themselves available to see you right away, even for a second opinion. We want to help you start your treatment as soon as possible.

If you have been diagnosed with a cancer of the digestive system, don’t wait.
Call the Digestive Health Institute at 813-615-7030.

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