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A High Degree of Experience in Treating Liver Conditions

Some gastroenterologists and surgeons at the AdventHealth Digestive Institute Tampa have specific training in treating conditions of the liver. The liver is thought to have about 500 functions, and it is absolutely essential to digestion. In fact, the liver is so important that it is the body’s only organ that can regenerate itself. Unfortunately, diseases brought on by poor lifestyle habits, viruses and just plain bad luck can affect the liver.

Our Approach to Liver Care

At AdventHealth Digestive Institute Tampa, liver conditions are diagnosed and treated with medications, outpatient procedures and surgery. When treating cancer or non-cancerous tumors, our surgeons work with hepatologists and other cancer specialists to come up with the best care plan for each individual patient. If surgery is necessary, our liver surgeons are highly experienced in using minimally invasive techniques. Because the large majority of our patients do not need a large incision, they experience easier and faster recoveries. Not all area centers are able to provide minimally invasive liver surgery, which requires a highly experienced surgeon like those at AdventHealth Digestive Institute Tampa.

If you are interested in receiving leading-edge care for a liver condition or cancer, call the AdventHealth Digestive Institute Tampa at Call813-615-7557 for an appointment.


Liver Disease and Hepatology

Conditions and Treatments

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  • Liver Cancer

    AdventHealth Digestive Institute Tampa surgeons offer surgical and non-surgical liver cancer treatments, depending on your specific case. Schedule an appointment with one of our gastroenterologists.

  • Gallbladder Cancer

    Removing the gallbladder with cancer is a very complex surgery that requires highly experienced surgeons like those at AdventHealth Digestive Institute Tampa.

  • Liver Disease and Cirrhosis

    Gastroenterologists and surgeons at AdventHealth Digestive Institute Tampa are experts in treating liver disease, cirrhosis, fatty liver and hepatitis.

  • Hepatitis

    Our expert medical team can help diagnose, manage and treat hepatitis B and C.

  • Liver Cysts and Tumors (Benign)

    For diagnosis and treatment of benign liver tumors or cysts, our exert medical team can help. Learn more about the causes and symptoms today.

  • Robotic Liver Surgery

    If you need surgery for liver cancer or benign liver tumors, you may qualify for our minimally invasive procedure using a surgical robot.

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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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Yasser Saloum

MD, FACG, FACP

Gastroenterologist

Iswanto Sucandy

MD, FACS

Advanced HPB Surgeon

Sandra G. Freeman

ARNP-C

Nurse Practitioner

Dana Manzi

MSN, ARNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Betsy Prator

MSN, ARNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Dr. Cory O'Brien checking patient's throat at AdventHealth Digestive Health Institute Tampa.

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 Call813-615-7557.

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