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Your Long-Term Partner in Caring for Digestive Disorders

Care for any digestive condition usually begins with a specialist called a gastroenterologist. Also called GI doctors, gastroenterologists are physicians with extra training in disorders of the digestive system. They are highly knowledgeable of the entire digestive tract as well as the liver, pancreas and gallbladder.

At the Digestive Health Institute (DHI) at AdventHealth Tampa, our gastroenterologists are highly experienced. Many are fellowship-trained or double-board certified in gastroenterology and another medical specialty, and most have extra training in advanced endoscopy. Endoscopy involves using a narrow tube to see inside the digestive tract, and it is used to examine many gastrointestinal (GI) conditions. Some disorders can also be treated through endoscopy. DHI gastroenterologists are trained in these non-surgical and minimally invasive treatments.

Finding the Ideal Treatment

Before surgery is even considered, most digestive conditions are treated with medicine or outpatient procedures. However, if surgery is needed, DHI gastroenterologists and surgeons work closely together to coordinate care for each patient. Whether a patient needs a minor procedure or a major surgery, DHI gastroenterologists and surgeons are able to provide it in the least invasive way possible. This makes patients’ recoveries faster and easier, so they can get back to their normal lives sooner. After their procedure or surgery, some patients may continue to see their gastroenterologist on a somewhat regular basis. This follow-up care helps ensure the digestive condition has been properly treated.

If you have been diagnosed with or show signs of a digestive condition, the specialized physicians at the Digestive Health Institute can help. For an appointment, call Call813-615-7557.


Gastroenterology

Conditions and Treatments

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  • Acid Reflux/GERD

    AdventHealth Digestive Health Institute Tampa is a regional top provider of care for acid reflux: gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and laryngopharyngeal reflux.

  • Diverticular Disease

    Advanced surgeons and gastroenterologists at AdventHealth Digestive Health Institute Tampa offer the latest treatments for diverticulitis and diverticulosis.

  • Hemorrhoids

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

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    Comprehensive health services in Tampa are offered atAdventHealth Digestive Health Institute Tampa. We are invested in your long-term health goals.

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    Inflammatory Bowel Disease Experts at AdventHealth Digestive Health Institute Tampa provide high level care for Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.

  • Stomach Ulcer Disease

    Gastroenterologists and Surgeons at AdventHealth Digestive Health Institute Tampa offer expert treatments for Stomach Ulcers, Peptic Ulcer Disease and H Pylori.

  • Infusion Services

    Sometimes medicine works better when it’s injected directly into the bloodstream, which is where infusion therapy comes in.

  • Endoscopy Services

    Gastroenterologists and surgeons at AdventHealth Digestive Health Institute Tampa provide Advanced Endoscopy, Colonoscopy, Upper Endoscopy, EUS, Sigmoidoscopy and more.

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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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Angelo Fernandes

MD

Gastroenterologist

Michael Harris

MD

Gastroenterologist

Yasser Saloum

MD, FACG, FACP

Gastroenterologist

Arthi Sanjeevi

MD, Epi, MS

Gastroenterologist

Marian Hanhan

PA-C, MPAS

Physician Assistant

Christina Hill

MPH, PA-C, MMS

Physician Assistant

Justin R. Lawandales

MPH, MSN, ARNP

Nurse Practitioner

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Surgical Consultations For Digestive Cancer Without The Wait

Appointments Within 5 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 5 business days, and often earlier. 

Patients who are newly diagnosed with cancer, or have just found out they have cancer recurrence, 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 Call813-615-7557.

DHI News and Info

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