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The Region’s Foremost Doctors Specializing in the Pancreas and Gallbladder.​​​​​​

The pancreas and gallbladder are two organs that work with the rest of the digestive system. The pancreas produces hormones, a digestive juice and enzymes to help the small intestine absorb nutrients. The gallbladder stores the bile produced by the liver until it is released into the small intestine to help digest fats. This process works beautifully, until it doesn’t. Gallstones, pancreatitis and cancers of the pancreas, gallbladder or bile ducts are some of the conditions treated by the pancreatic and biliary disease experts at the Digestive Health Institute.

DHI’s gastroenterologists and surgeons are some of the region’s most experienced in performing procedures and surgeries to treat conditions of the gallbladder and pancreas. Whenever possible, they offer minimally invasive treatments for these organs that do not require open surgery. Many of these procedures are performed endoscopically through the mouth and don’t involve external scars. Surgery may be performed through a few small keyhole incisions or sometimes through just one incision in the belly button.

If you have a pancreas or gallbladder condition, trust the experts who can treat it less invasively. Call the Digestive Health Institute at Call813-615-7557 for an appointment.


Pancreatic, Biliary and Gallbladder Disease

Conditions and Treatments

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  • Pancreatic Cancer

    Our surgeons are among the region’s most experienced in pancreatic surgery. We can help treat your cancer with minimally invasive options. Learn more today.

  • Pancreatic Conditions

    Gastroenterologists and surgeons at AdventHealth Digestive Health Institute Tampa are experts for treating Pancreatitis, Pancreatic Cyst and other conditions of the pancreas.

  • Pancreatic Surgery

    AdventHealth Digestive Health Institute Tampa’s pancreas surgeons offer minimally invasive pancreatectomy for Pancreatitis, Pancreatic Cysts and Pancreatic Cancer. Learn more.

  • Gallbladder Cancer

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

  • Gallbladder Conditions

    Advanced surgeons at AdventHealth Digestive Health Institute Tampa provide cholecystectomy and other treatments for gallbladder pain and gallstones.

  • Gallbladder Surgery

    Surgeons at the AdventHealth Digestive Health Institute Tampa provide advanced, scar-less cholecystectomy for gallbladder pain and gallstones.

  • Bile Duct Diseases and Conditions

    AdventHealth Digestive Health Institute Tampa gastroenterologists and gastrointestinal surgeons treat bile duct obstruction (blocked bile duct) and cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer).

  • Endoscopy for Pancreatic, Bile Duct and Gallbladder Conditions

    Gastroenterologists at AdventHealth Digestive Health Institute Tampa use ERCP and endoscopic ultrasound to diagnose and treat pancreas, gallbladder and bile duct diseases.

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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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Alexander Rosemurgy

MD, FACS

Advanced Foregut & HPB Surgeon

Sharona Ross

MD, FACS

Advanced Foregut & HPB Surgeon

Sandra G. Freeman

ARNP-C

Nurse Practitioner

Dana Manzi

MSN, ARNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Cory O'Brien

MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Speech Pathologist

Betsy Prator

MSN, ARNP-BC

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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Dr. Sharona Ross named Patient Preferred Surgeon by the Patient Preferred Physicians and Practitioners

Congratulations to Dr. Sharona Ross, who was named a Patient Preferred Surgeon for her dedication and excellence in patient care by the Patient Preferred Physicians and Practitioners.
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