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Surgical Cancer Care

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 Cancers

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 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.

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