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A Better Tomorrow Starts

With Healing From the Inside

You can’t live your best life when you feel anxiety and discomfort from digestive distress. It’s time to free yourself and live life on your own terms.

AdventHealth Dade City can help you manage and overcome gastrointestinal disorders. From irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) to Crohn’s disease, we’ll create a tailored treatment plan that’s right for you.

Take the first step to regain your health and your freedom from pain and frustration. Trust our team of experts to guide you through your healing with compassionate, whole-person care. We combine innovative technology and proven treatments with basic lifestyle changes to help you feel like yourself again. 

To learn more or request an appointment, please contact our Digestive Health and Bariatric Navigator, Dina, at 352-521-1170.

A Team You Can Trust

For Your Digestive Healing

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A Dedicated Team of Digestive Specialists

Your body’s systems are like a fine-tuned machine. Even the smallest glitch can have a large impact. That’s why our digestive health specialists are here with comprehensive, whole-person care for your digestive needs. They’ll set you up with a nutritionist to create your healthy diet, and an exercise physiologist to help you maintain a healthy weight. We’ll arm you with the knowledge and motivation you need to get healthy and stay that way.

A New Way to Treat Acid Reflux With LINX®

If you have gastroesophageal reflux disease (commonly known as acid reflux or GERD), there’s a less invasive surgical treatment that can help. The LINX® Reflux Management System can get rid of the symptoms caused by GERD. 

AdventHealth Dade City is the first hospital in Pasco County to offer LINX®.

This system uses a small, flexible band of titanium magnets that are surgically implanted around the outside of your Lower Esophageal Sphincter (LES), which helps prevent stomach acid from entering your esophagus. These titanium beads are designed to open and close to let food down and back up. This minimally invasive solution allows many patients to return home the day of surgery and resume a normal diet shortly after the procedure.

We’ll help you find a permanent solution, so you can stop relying on antacid medications and find lasting relief.

Minimally Invasive Treatments

Living your best life means feeling your best — inside and out. Our digestive health specialists are here to help you heal faster and experience less pain as you recover using the latest technology and minimally invasive techniques, which includes:

  • Biopsy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopy
  • Fluoroscopy
  • LINX® Reflux Management System
Prevention for Peace of Mind

You’re feeling good, strong and healthy. And we want to keep you that way with preventive health.

Colonoscopy screenings are recommended after you turn 50, or sooner if you have risk factors, including a family history of colon cancer. The procedure is short, simple and painless and can bring peace of mind that you’re not at risk for colon cancer.

If you're over 50 or have risk factors, put "schedule a colonoscopy" on your to-do list. It's the best way to find issues and treat them early.

Meet Your

Digestive Health and Bariatric Navigator

Dina Erickson, RN, is your designated nurse navigator who is committed to being with you throughout your health care journey. She is an expert who is able to answer any questions about scheduling, medical procedures and whatever else may come to mind. It's all designed to make your life easier.

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Dina Erickson, RN

Dina Erickson, RN

Meet Your

Digestive Care Team

At AdventHealth Dade City, our patients are more than their conditions. That’s why we are committed to working closely with you to help you feel whole and healthy again. We’ll get you started on a treatment plan that meets your needs, and we’ll address your condition from a holistic perspective. To learn more or request an appointment, please contact our Digestive Health and Bariatric Navigator, Dina, at Dina.Erickson@adventhealth.com or 352-521-1170.

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Sudhir Kalaskar

Sudhir Kalaskar, MD, MRCSEd

Sudhir Kalaskar, MD, is a general surgeon with advanced fellowship training in minimally invasive and robotic colorectal surgery. Dr. Kalaskar was inspired to specialize in colon and rectal surgery by the pioneers he has trained with. 

Thushy Siva, MD

Thushy Siva, MD, is a general surgeon who specializes in general, minimally invasive, including laparoscopic and robotic surgery, breast surgery and upper and lower endoscopies utilizing the latest techniques and procedures. Inspired by the art and craft of the surgical field, Dr. Siva became a surgeon to change the lives of patients in profound ways. 

Naga Thatimatla, MD

Naga Thatimatla (Thati), MD, is a board-certified general surgeon and serves as Chief of Surgery at AdventHealth Dade City. His specialties include anti-reflux surgery, bariatric surgery and GI surgery. Dr. Thati and his compassionate team are here to assist you every step of your journey.

Compassionate Support for

The Most Comprehensive Care

  • Anorectal disorders
  • Appendicitis
  • Barrett’s Disease
  • Benign Colon Disease
  • Celiac Disease
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Irritable Bowel Disease (IBS)
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ulcers
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Count On Us

For Your Digestive Care

No matter what digestive issues you’re having, we’re here for you. Our digestive health specialists provide the care and support you need to feel whole again. If you’re interested in learning more about LINX or would like to schedule a consultation, please call 352-521-1170.