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Gastroenterology

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 Florida Hospital 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 Institie can help. For an appointment, call (813) 615-7557.

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 (813) 615-7440.

Learn more about our Surgical Cancer Care program.

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