At Florida Hospital East Orlando we treat a variety of digestive health problems. We use the latest and most effective therapies available and assist patients in making personalized decisions regarding treatment through education, intervention and continual evaluation.
Our team specializes in a number of services including endoscopy, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and sophisticated surgical technology.
Learn more about our Digestive Health physicians.
Determined to Prevent Colon Cancer
Colon cancer is one of the nation's fastest growing cancers. It's deadly, yet preventable - which is why our physicians at Florida Hospital East Orlando are dedicated to help preventing this disease. But early detection, and treatment, is key. Since most colon cancers occur after age 50 and ninety percent of them can be prevented with a simple colonoscopy, having routine screenings at that age and onward is important. It is also recommended if you have a family history of colon cancer.
What is a Colonoscopy?
A colonoscopy is a safe, effective means of visually examining the full lining of the colon and rectum, using a long, flexible, sterilized, tubular instrument. It is used to diagnose colon and rectum problems and to perform biopsies and remove colon polyps. Most colonoscopies are done under sedation on an outpatient basis with minimal inconvenience and discomfort.
For more information about our services, please call (407) 303-8110.
Warning to Cancer: Now There Are Fewer Places To Hide.
Colorectal cancer is the third-most common cancer diagnosed in men and women, with more than 150,000 newly diagnosed cases each year. With early detection, this cancer is highly treatable.
Florida Hospital Gastroenterologist Seela Ramesh, MD, has teamed up with the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute (FHCI) and is gaining ground on finding cancer earlier.
Dr. Ramesh utilizes an advanced, minimally invasive method of abdominal imaging called Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) that is a comprehensive test of the digestive tract and surrounding areas. EUS aids physicians in the detection of abdominal pain, pancreatic, esophageal and colorectal cancers, as well as determining the stage of cancer.
Together, Dr. Ramesh and the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute are ensuring there are fewer places for cancer to hide.
If you're 50 or older, be proactive with your appropriate screenings and protect yourself from cancer. For more information, contact the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute at (407) 303-6800 or request an appointment today.
For more information, questions or concerns, or to schedule an appointment, call us at (407) 303-8110.