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DHI’s Skilled Surgeons Provide Advanced and Timely Treatment Options for Digestive Cancers

When faced with a cancer diagnosis, there is no time to lose. That is why the surgeons of the Digestive Health Institute (DHI) at AdventHealth Tampa offer fast-tracked appointments for patients who need a consultation or want a second opinion about a digestive cancer diagnosis. This is important because cancer treatment often begins with a surgery to remove the tumor.

Surgeons Experienced in Removing Digestive Cancer

DHI surgeons are trained in complex surgical oncology—a fancy term that means using surgery to remove cancers of the liver, pancreas, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, rectum and others. They have performed hundreds, and in many cases thousands, of procedures that involved removing cancer tumors from parts of the digestive system.

Minimally Invasive Surgery Options for Cancer

All of the DHI surgeons are highly trained in techniques that allow surgery to be performed as less invasively as possible. Our surgeons use minimally invasive laparoscopic and robot-assisted approaches that leave patients with only a few small scars. Because of this, recovery is much faster than it would be with a large, open incision. For a cancer patient, a fast recovery means that other cancer treatments can be started sooner.

Coordinated, Multi-Disciplinary Cancer Care

While treatment for most tumors begins with surgery, it may be necessary for some patients to have chemotherapy or radiation therapy before their operations. DHI surgeons work with patients’ other physicians to make sure each patient has an ideal treatment plan.


Surgical Cancer Care

Conditions and Treatments

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  • Esophageal Cancer

    Typically esophageal cancer requires surgery in addition to radiation and chemotherapy. Learn more about the surgical treatments our specialists can provide.

  • Gastric/Stomach Cancer

    We help diagnose and treat stomach cancer. We even have minimally invasive options. Learn more about how our gastroenterologists can help you.

  • Duodenal/Small Bowel Cancer

    Our gastroenterologists diagnose and treat small bowel and duodenal cancer. We offer three minimally invasive treatment options in Tampa.

  • 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.

  • Liver Cancer

    Our AdventHealth Digestive Health 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 Health Institute Tampa.

  • 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.

  • Public Reporting of Outcomes

    Our compassionate medical staff is committed to providing high-quality healthcare services in Hillsborough County.

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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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Allen Chudzinski

MD, FACS, FASCRS

Colon & Rectal Surgeon

Haane Massarotti

MD, FACS

Colon & Rectal Surgeon

Alexander Rosemurgy

MD, FACS

Advanced Foregut & HPB Surgeon

Sharona Ross

MD, FACS

Advanced Foregut & HPB Surgeon

Iswanto Sucandy

MD, FACS

Advanced HPB Surgeon

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Surgical Consultations For Digestive Cancer Without The Wait

Appointments Within 5 Days for Patients with Cancer

At DHI, 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. Our surgeons will make themselves available to see you right away, even for a second opinion.

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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Minimally Invasive Surgery Multisociety Advanced Skills Training In Emergency Surgery (MASTERS) Course

On January 14, the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST) organized a day-long course that focused on providing expertise and insight on the rapidly developing application of robotics and other minimally invasive surgery techniques in the context of trauma and acute care surgery.
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Digestive Health Institute’s Dr. Haane Massarotti Named A Fellow Of The American College Of Surgeons (FACS)

Have you ever wondered why some surgeons have the letters “FACS” after their names? These initials denote that a surgeon is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS).
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Digestive Health Institute Surgeons Deliver Multiple Presentations On Anorectal Conditions At The Orlando Colorectal Congress 2019

Two of the Digestive Health Institute at AdventHealth Tampa’s colon and rectal surgeons presented at the Orlando Colorectal Congress, held November 13 to 15, 2019, at the AdventHealth Nicholson Center and the Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando.