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Health Care Center at HillviewSarasota Memorial Health Care Center at Hillview

1852 Hillview St., Sarasota, FL 34239

Disorders of the gastrointestinal tract — which can involve the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestine, liver, pancreas, biliary tree and colon — affect millions of people each year. 

The new Sarasota Memorial Health Care Center at Hillview provides patients with convenient, centralized access to a range of screening, diagnostic, therapeutic and medical treatments for digestive diseases, including cancer and other illnesses that affect the gastrointestinal system. 

Prevention and early detection of cancerous (malignant) disorders can be life-saving. Getting the right diagnosis and help managing noncancerous (benign) diseases can profoundly improve your quality of life. Endoscopic and/or endosonographic evaluation of the intestinal tract is often required for proper diagnosis and disease management.  

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Endoscopy Center at Hillview

FPG Gastroenterology Specialty Practice

The health care center will house a state-of-the-art, outpatient facility for endoscopic procedures, as well as the First Physicians Group gatroenterology specialty practice. Located on Hillview Street, adjacent to the main hospital campus in Sarasota, the center also features dedicated patient parking onsite.

Endoscopy Center at Hillview

The Sarasota Memorial Endoscopy Center at Hillview is the health system's first outpatient facility for endoscopic procedures. Located on the first floor of the new health care center, the Endoscopy Center affords patients a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere for routine and specialized G.I. care.

The Endoscopy Center's expanding menu of services includes routine diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy and colonoscopy, as well as advanced interventional endoscopic procedures. These include:

  • Colonoscopy
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)
  • Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)
  • Ablation of Barrett’s esophagus
  • Small Bowel Enteroscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy

FPG Gastroenterology Specialty Practice

Led by Medical Director of Gastroenterology and Endoscopic Oncology Stephen Kucera, MD, the First Physicians Group (FPG) Gastroenterology Practice is conveniently located on the third floor of the Hillview health care center, upstairs from the outpatient Sarasota Memorial Endoscopy Center.

The practice’s growing team of experienced gastroenterologists offers evaluations for all gastrointestinal symptoms yet to be diagnosed, colon cancer screenings and coordinated care for a range of G.I. conditions, including: 

  • Barrett’s esophagus
  • Celiac disease
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Diverticular disease
  • Esophageal motility disorders (including achalasia)
  • Gallstones / gallbladder disease
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • G.I. cancers (including colorectal cancer, gastric cancer, esophageal cancer and pancreatic cancer)
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (including Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis)
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Pancreatitis (acute and chronic)
  • Pancreaticobiliary disorders
  • Peptic ulcer disease

To make an appointment, call 941-262-0400; physician referral is required.  

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