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Southeastern Center for Digestive Disorders and Pancreatic Cancer, Advanced Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery

Disorders of the digestive tract can often be treated with over-the-counter medications. However, when these treatment options do not reduce the signs and symptoms of the digestive system disorder, surgery might be needed. Our world-renowned surgeons at Florida Hospital Tampa, Dr. Alexander Rosemurgy and Dr. Sharona Ross, are experts in digestive disorders, including Hepatopancreaticobiliary (liver, gallbladder, pancreas and bile ducts) and pancreatic cancer.

Minimally Invasive Single Site Surgery

Dr. Rosemurgy and Dr. Ross are pioneers in a minimally invasive technique known as Laparo-Endoscopic Single Site (LESS), which gives patients even more available surgical options. LESS surgery and single-incision robotic surgery require one small incision in the bellybutton to perform the entire surgical intervention. With this option, benefits to the patient include little to no scarring, less pain, reduced bleeding, faster recovery time and a shorter hospital stay.

Our surgeons treat the following conditions, including but not limited to:

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Bile Duct Blockage
  • Achalesia (Difficulty swallowing)
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Stomach Tumors
  • Stomach Ulcer Disease
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Hepatitis
  • Liver Damage
  • Cirrhosis
  • Liver Cancer

For more information on digestive disorders and gastrointestinal disease or to schedule an appointment at Florida Hospital Tampa, please call (813) 615-7030. 

Our Physicians

Alexander Rosemurgy, MD, Florida Hospital TampaDr. Alexander Rosemurgy is recognized as one of the best and most compassionate doctors in America, and his experience is among the most extensive in the world. Dr. Rosemurgy has been the lead investigator in over 40 pancreatic cancer trials and published more than 300 clinical and scientific journals.

To learn more, visit Dr. Rosemurgy's website.

Sharona Ross, MD, Florida Hospital TampaDr. Sharona Ross was one of the first surgeons in the United States to undertake Laparo-Endoscopic Single Site (LESS) surgery, and continues to develop new techniques and instrumentation to improve its safety and application. A general surgeon certified in minimally invasive surgery and Hepatopancreaticobiliary (liver, gallbladder, pancreas and bile ducts), Dr. Ross is a thought leader in American medicine and continues to advance laparoscopic surgical techniques.


To learn more, visit Dr. Ross' website.

Our Team

Dr. Rosemurgy and Dr. Ross are complemented by an expert team of surgeons, nurse practitioners and assistants who have worked together for many years. This dedicated group of professionals work closely to provide expert, safe and compassionate care to all their patients.

Location and Contact Information

The Florida Hospital Tampa Southeastern Center for Digestive Disorders and Pancreatic Cancer, Advanced Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery, is located:

LifeHope Medical Offices Building
3000 Medical Park Drive, Suite 310
Tampa, Florida, 33613.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (813) 615-7030.