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Saskatoon doctor prepares to treat hurricane victims in Florida

Canadian Colorectal Fellow, Sheev Dattani, reports on preparing for Hurricane Irma as a first for him. Dr. Dattani has joined a team of surgeons and OR support staff at Florida Hospital Tampa who are available during the storm to assist with hurricane victims.

Local physician appointed to Commission on Cancer position (April 18, 2017)

Contact: Cancer Liaison Program

CHICAGO, IL, Allen Chudzinski , MD FACS received a three-year appointment as Cancer Liaison Physician for the cancer program at Florida Hospital

Stopping Colon Cancer in its Tracks (March 28, 2017)

Great Day Tampa Bay’s Michael Clayton met with Dr. Chudzinski to talk about how a simple colonoscopy can eliminate colon cancer before it begins. If you didn’t get to see it live, you can watch the show, here:

Colon Cancer Awareness (March 21, 2017)

Daytime host, Cyndi Edwards, sat down with Dr. Chudzinski to talk about the importance of screening colonoscopies during Colon Cancer Awareness Month.

The Importance of Screening Colonoscopies (March 8, 2017)

Dr. Chudzinski met with Natalie Taylor of ABC Action News’ Morning Blend to discuss the importance of getting screened for colon cancer when you notice serious changes to your colon health or you come of the recommended age for a colonoscopy, 45 years old for African Americans, and 50 years old for anyone else.

Dress in Blue Day (March 3, 2017)

Some special visitors dressed in blue joined in the “Dress in Blue Day” festivities at Florida Hospital Tampa to spread awareness for colon cancer – Tampa Bay Lightning’s Thunderbug and his cheerleaders!

Lunch and Learns Offer Education to Hospital Staff

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 to provide our staff an educational seminar on important health topics. Dr. Haane Massarotti is a Colon and Rectal Surgeon at the Digestive Health Institute at Florida Hospital Tampa. She discussed the evaluation, diagnosis and management of common pelvic floor disorders such as constipation, fecal incontinence and rectal prolapse. Dr. Massarotti also discussed various surgical options that are available to patients.

Raising Awareness for Colon Cancer: The Undy Run 2017

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 together with the Colon Cancer Alliance and a number of local organizations to raise money to support colon cancer research and awareness. The event raises money to support outreach and education for colon cancer.