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Surgical Treatment for IBD

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.

Dr. Jennifer Seminerio, the IBD specialist at the Digestive Health Institute (DHI) at Florida Hospital Tampa, works closely with DHI’s colon and rectal surgeons to 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 813-615-7557 to schedule an appointment with a DHI colon and rectal surgeon.

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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