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Liver Disease & Hepatology

Doctor and Patient

A high degree of experience in treating liver conditions.

Some gastroenterologists and surgeons at the Digestive Health Institute at AdventHealth Tampa have specific training in treating conditions of the liver. The liver is thought to have about 500 functions, and it is absolutely essential to digestion. In fact, the liver is so important that it is the body’s only organ that can regenerate itself. Unfortunately, diseases brought on by poor lifestyle habits, viruses and just plain bad luck can affect the liver.

Our Approach to Liver Care

At DHI, liver conditions are diagnosed and treated with medications, outpatient procedures and surgery. When treating cancer or non-cancerous tumors, our surgeons work with hepatologists and other cancer specialists to come up with the best care plan for each individual patient. If surgery is necessary, Dr. Iswanto Sucandy and Dr. Alexander Rosemurgy, DHI's liver surgeons, are highly experienced in using minimally invasive techniques. Because the large majority of our patients do not need a large incision, they experience easier and faster recoveries. Not all area centers are able to provide minimally invasive liver surgery, which requires a highly experienced surgeon like those at DHI.

If you are interested in receiving leading-edge care for a liver condition or cancer, call the Digestive Health Institute at (813) 615-7557 for an appointment.

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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