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Treatment for Digestive Disorders at Tampa General Hospital

People seeking treatment for digestive disorders are looking for relief from digestive issues like colon cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The digestive system is complex, consisting of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract organs, the pancreas, the liver, and the gall bladder, and since the digestive system encompasses such a large portion of the human body, there are many digestive issues that can arise. To treat these conditions, a variety of surgical and non-surgical procedures have been developed.

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When surgery is used to treat a digestive disorder, doctors often perform one of the following procedures:   

  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Laparo-endoscopic single-site (LESS) surgery
  • Organ transplantation
  • Robot-assisted surgery
  • Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt  (TIPS)

Robot-assisted surgery
Photo courtesy of Intuitive Surgical

Sometimes treatment doesn’t require surgery, allowing doctors and other specialists to use non-surgical therapies such as:

  • Biofeedback
  • Stoma care
  • Transoral incisionless fundoplication

Tampa General Hospital’s Endoscopy Center offers surgical and non-surgical procedures to help patients seeking treatment for digestive disorders. We have a team that includes gastroenterologists, gastrointestinal surgeons, colorectal surgeons, and oncologic surgeons, and Tampa General Hospital is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation's best hospitals and highest ranked in Florida for Gastroenterology & GI Surgery. Also, the TGH pancreatic, hepatic, and biliary cancer programs and the esophageal disorders program have received disease-specific certification from The Joint Commission.