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  • Nationally-Recognized Advanced HPB Surgeons

    One of our nationally-recognized advanced HPB surgeons of the Digestive Health Institute, Dr. Sharona Ross lectured at the 2019 Intuitive CONNECT Robotics Forum held recently in Ft. Lauderdale, ...

  • World-Class Surgical Treatment Options for Colon and Rectal Cancer with Metastasis to the Liver

    According to the American Cancer Society, metastatic liver cancer, or cancer that has spread to the liver from the part of the body where it originated, is the most common form of liver cancer, with ...

  • Dr. Sharona Ross Video Presentation Accepted into 13th IHPBA World Congress

    The International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association will be hosting its 13 th IHPBA World Congress in Geneva, Switzerland from Tuesday, September 4 th , 2018 to Friday, September 7 th , 2018. The ...

  • Florida Hospital Tampa Participates in Lustgarten Foundation Fundraiser

    This past weekend, our team participated in the Lustgarten Foundation Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk in Tampa Bay. As a sponsor of the foundation’s Tampa Bay walk, we set up a table and shared ...

  • Dr. Sharona Ross Recognized at Women in Surgery Career Symposium

    The Women in Surgery Career Symposium took place last weekend, February 16 th through 18 th , at the Wyndham Grand Hotel in Clearwater Beach. The annual symposium celebrated its 9 th anniversary, and ...

  • Dr. Ross Attends Southeastern Surgical Congress Robotics Course as Faculty

    The Southeastern Surgical Congress (SESC) was recently held at the CAMLS Simulations Center in Tampa, Florida, bringing together some of the greatest minds in surgical fields from around the country. ...

  • American College of Surgeons Conference

    Dr. Sharona Ross of the Florida Hospital Tampa Digestive Health Institute was invited to present at the American College of Surgeons conference in San Diego this week. Her presentation on the surgical ...

  • American College of Surgeons Conference

    Dr. Sharona Ross of the Florida Hospital Tampa Digestive Health Institute was invited to present at the American College of Surgeons conference in San Diego this week. Her presentation on the surgical ...

  • Grand Rounds on the Application of Minimally Invasive Techniques Surgery

    Dr. Sharona Ross traveled to Buffalo, New York to present at Grand Rounds on the Application of Minimally Invasive Techniques Surgery: Trends in Technology and Knowing When to Implement. She presented ...

  • Florida Hospital Tampa Digestive Health Institute Speaks About Reflux

    On August 20 th , 2017, Dr. Sharona Ross and Doctor Arthi Sanjeevi of the Florida Hospital Digestive Health Institute, Tampa had the opportunity to host a dissertation and seminar about reflux . The ...

  • BEST Program Features Doctors Ross, Rosemurgy & Sucandy as Teachers

    The B.E.S.T. Academy is a four-week training, mentoring, and educational program for up-and-coming students. It has partnered with several hospitals throughout Florida, including Florida ...

  • Surgical Reality at Florida Hospital

    Surgical Reality is an emerging technology that is making big strides in the medical community. Similar to virtual reality, Surgical Reality provides personalized three-dimensional views of a ...

  • Dr. Ross Brings da Vinci Robot to Family of Christ Christian School

    Dr. Sharona Ross, Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery at Florida Hospital, Tampa, had the pleasure of visiting Family of Christ and Christian School to speak to their elementary and middle school ...

  • Digestive Health Institute Now Seeing Patients in Brandon

    We are pleased to announce the opening of our newest office location in Brandon, Florida, where you can be expected to be treated by qualified medical professionals with your best interests at heart. ...

  • STEM Woman of the Year Award by Girls, Inc. Given to Dr. Sharona Ross

    Girls, Inc. is a nationwide organization that works diligently to ensure that the young girls and women of America are not missing important economic, education, and employment opportunities, either ...

  • Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association

    The annual Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (AHPBA) meeting was held this year in Miami Beach, Florida. The annual meeting is devoted to exchange ideas, research and enthusiasm amongst ...

  • Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Tampa Bay

    We were honored to host the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Tampa Bay Affiliate meeting at Florida Hospital Tampa on April 19, 2017. PanCan is an organization dedicated to increasing research funds ...

  • SAGES Annual Meeting

    The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons 2017 Annual Meeting was held in Houston, Texas from March 22-25. Dr. Ross presented two abstracts about the perceptions of Women in ...

  • Southeastern Surgical Congress 2017

    The Southeastern Surgical Congress 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting was held in Nashville, Tennessee from February 25-28. Dr. Sharona Ross presented three surgical videos, Robotic Transhiatal ...

  • Dr. Ross Spoke at the Light it Purple Event

    Dr. Ross was honored to speak at the “Light it Purple “ Event on Sunday, April 9, 2017, in St. Petersburg, Florida. “Light it Purple” is an event dedicated to inspiring hope and remembering those who ...

  • Our 8th Annual Women in Surgery Career Symposium

    Our 8th Annual Women in Surgery Career Symposium was held on March 31st and April 1st in Orlando, Florida. Over 200 participants from around the world joined together for this amazing event. I believe ...

  • Dr. Iswanto Sucandy and Dr. Sharona Ross head to Surgery Grand Rounds

    Dr. Iswanto Sucandy and Dr. Sharona Ross head to Surgery Grand Rounds at Florida Hospital Tampa to hear Dr. Joshi, the Advanced GI Fellow, do a presentation on IPMN. At the Digestive Health Institute, ...

  • Advanced Center for Colorectal Surgery Participates in Undy Run

    The Team for the Advanced Center for Colorectal Surgery at Florida Hospital Tampa came together for a worthy cause on Saturday, February 4, 2017. Dr. Allen Chudzinski and Dr. Haane Massarotti joined ...

  • Lunch & Learn

    On February 9, 2017, Dr. Haane Massarotti spoke at Florida Hospital Tampa on “Pelvic Floor Disorders in Colon and Rectal Surgery.” Florida Hospital Tampa holds monthly lunch and learns at the hospital ...

  • Pancreatic Cancer Research Run in Temple Terrace

    Members of the Digestive Health Institute Team came out on Saturday morning to support the Pancreatic Cancer Research Run in Temple Terrace. Over $60,000 was raised. 100% of the earnings go directly ...

  • Welcome Iswanto Sucandy!

    Iswanto Sucandy, MD Dr. Iswanto Sucandy is a highly experienced board certified general surgeon with fellowship training in Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, as well as Advanced Gastrointestinal ...

  • Dr. Sharona Ross Acted As Chairperson for 2016 Women in Surgery Symposium

    The Women in Surgery Symposium (WIS), an annual event that serves to promote leadership among female surgeons and women working in the medical field. Available for both professionals and for academic ...

  • Florida Hospital Tampa Celebrates Grand Opening of the Mickle Center

    Florida Hospital Tampa is pleased to announce the opening of the Mickle Center for Reflux and Esophageal Cancer. The Grand Opening event took place on November 14, 2016. Dr. Sharona Ross, Dr. ...

  • Pancreatic Cancer Awareness at the Digestive Health Institute

    Pancreatic Cancer Awareness at the Digestive Health Institute By Lindsay Agema, Lindsey Bergman, and Colleen Binder At Florida Hospital’s Digestive Health Institute, we provide treatment for many ...

  • The Digestive Health Clinical Research Team

    The Digestive Health Clinical Research team and the Florida Hospital Tampa Digestive Health Institute held the first Annual Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Fundraiser on Monday, November 7 th , 2016 at ...

  • The American Society of Abdominal Surgeons Annual Clinical Congress

    The American Society of Abdominal Surgeons Annual Clinical Congress held its 55 th annual meeting in Tampa, Florida on November 4 tha and 5 th , 2016. Day 1 of the meeting was held at Florida Hospital ...

  • Dr. Xavier Cannella Surgical Rounds

    Surgical Rounds On October 31, 2016, Dr. Xavier Cannella presented on Science of Wound Healing & Utilization of Advanced Modalities.

  • Florida Hospital Tampa Hosts PanCan Meeting on September 15, 2016

    Florida Hospital Tampa hosted the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Affiliate Meeting, which took place on September 15, 2016. Dr. Alexander Rosemurgy , Director of HPB Surgery and Fellowship Program ...

  • Florida Tampa Hospital Sponsors Purple Stride Event on October 29

    Dr. Alexander Rosemurgy, Director of Surgical Digestive Disorders and HPB Surgery and Fellowship Program of Florida Hospital Tampa served as the Honorary Chair for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network ...

  • Dr. Ross and Dr. Rosemurgy Give Presentation on Bloodless Medicine Program

    The medical field has made great strides in advancing the field of medicine, especially with regards to minimally invasive and robotic surgery, one of the hallmarks of our laparascopic surgery center ...

  • Sharona Ross, M.D. Gives Presentation at 2016 Society of Laparendoscopic Surgeons Meeting

    At the 2016 Society of Laparendoscopic Surgeons (SLS) Annual Scientific Meeting, Dr. Ross gave several presentations on several topics she is currently researching and are considered noteworthy topics ...

  • Florida Hospital Tampa Hosted 2016 Summer Research Program for Students

    Florida Hospital Tampa hosted a summer research and education program this past summer 2016 for undergraduates, graduate students, and anyone else pursuing the field of medicine, to expose them and ...

  • Sharona Ross, M.D. Joins The International Association of HealthCare Professionals

    Florida Hospital Tampa is proud to announce that Dr. Sharona B. Ross , has been formally recognized by The International Association of HealthCare Professionals and will be joining the organization as ...

  • Annual Dress for Success Walk

    Florida Hospital Tampa sponsored the Annual Dress for Success Walk at Citrus Park Mall on Saturday, July 15, 2016. Dr. Sharona Ross is an ambassador for Dress for Success, an organization supporting ...

  • Chasing Zero Programs Aims to Lower Infections

    Florida Hospital Tampa’s New Procedure Reducing Hospital Infections In an interview with Bay News 9 , Dr. Alex Rosemurgy and Dr. Sharona Ross detailed their new strategy to prevent their patients from ...

  • Florida Hospital Tampa Surgeons Featured on Cover of FloridaMD

    Sharona Ross, M.D. and Alexander S. Rosemurgy, MD were featured on the cover of Florida MD for their spread on the common misconceptions about Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). Florida MD is a ...

  • Resident Surgeons Presented at Two Renowned Conferences

    Southeastern Surgical Society Earlier this year, Dr. SB Ross and Dr. Rosemurgy were guest presenters at the Southeastern Surgical Congress Annual Scientific Meeting. Each year, the Southeastern ...

  • Welcome Dr. Allen Chudzinksi

    We are proud to announce that Dr. Allen Chudzinksi has joined the Digestive Health Institute at Florida Hospital Tampa. Dr. Chudzinksi is a board certified colon and rectal surgeon. We are honored to ...

  • Visit From Gayle Guyardo of WFLA News Channel 8

    Gayle Guyardo of WFLA News Channel 8 visited us at Florida Hospital Tampa on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. Gayle interviewed Dr. Alexander Rosemurgy and Dr. Sharona Ross regarding innovative surgical ...

  • Dr. Sharona Ross Interviewed on Bay News 9 Regarding Women in Surgery

    Interviewed on Bay News 9, Dr. Sharona Ross talks about the challenges facing women and their desire to become surgeons. She created the Women in Surgery Symposium as a way to facilitate conversations ...

  • Listen to Former Mayor Greco's Interview During His Recovery at Florida Hospital Tampa

    As mentioned in our previous blog , former mayor, Dick Greco, underwent emergency surgery in early February 2016 due to an untreated hernia that burst inside of his stomach. After his first surgery, ...

  • Four-Time Mayor of Tampa Undergoes Emergency Surgery at Florida Hospital Tampa

    Early in February, the four-time former mayor of Tampa, Dick Greco, had a nearly fatal experience after failing to get treatment for a groin hernia. The hernia had ruptured his bowels and Greco had to ...

  • Dr. Ross and Heather Dereus on Bay News 9 to Discuss Women in Surgery

    ​Dr. Sharona Ross and Heather Dereus appeared on In Depth Report on Bay News 9 to discuss the upcoming Women in Surgery Symposium on February 26th-28th in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Ross spoke about the ...

  • 2015 Brain Expansion Program Gala

    Dr. Rosemurgy and Dr. Ross provided a “Doc for a Day” auction item for the 2015 Brain Expansion Program Gala. The auction item was able to raise money for the BEST Program. The winner of the auction ...

  • Pancreatic Cancer Community Seminar on Nov. 11

    105 Members of our Community came out on November 11th to hear presentations on pancreatic cancer from Dr. Michael Harris and Dr. Alexander Rosemurgy. Dr. Harris and Dr. Rosemurgy are physicians of ...