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Surgical Treatment for IBD

When medicine no longer works well in treating Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, surgery may be necessary so patients can find relief from their IBD symptoms. Occasionally, patients with IBD require emergency surgery to treat a blockage or other complication. Also, your doctor may recommend surgery if you have inflammatory bowel disease and precancerous cells were discovered during your colonoscopy.

DHI’s colon and rectal surgeons provide their patients with seamless, coordinated care. Dr. Allen Chudzinski and Dr. Haane Massarotti, our colon and rectal surgeons, are known for their minimally invasive surgery approaches, which give patients faster and easier recoveries than with open procedures. Whenever they are able, they offer patients minimally invasive surgery, which also helps patients leave the hospital sooner after their procedure.

Colorectal Surgery for IBD That Keeps Natural Function

When a portion of the intestines or rectum needs to be removed to treat IBD, our surgeons seek to preserve as much natural function as possible. Colorectal surgery often requires an ostomy. However, as much as they can, DHI’s surgeons offer J-pouch surgery that only involves a temporary stoma, or hole in the abdomen that allows stool to exit. A second surgery reconnects the intestines internally. This means the patient will no longer need an external ostomy bag.

Should a patient require a procedure that removes part of the rectum, our surgeons take efforts to preserve the sphincter muscle at the anal opening. Both this sphincter-preserving surgery approach and J-pouch surgery allow patients to void more like they did before their surgery.

If you or a loved one may need surgery for IBD, call Call813-615-7557 to schedule an appointment with a DHI colon and rectal surgeon.


Surgical Treatments for IBD

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  • Colorectal 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. 

  • Ostomy (Fecal Diversion)

    Ostomy procedures are safe and life-saving for people of all ages. Learn more about this procedure. 

  • Sphincter-Preserving Surgery

    Our colon and rectal surgeons provide sphincter-sparing surgery for patients who need to have part of their rectum removed. Learn more about this procedure. 

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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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Shreya Patel

MSN, FNP-C, 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.

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