Sam Atallah, MD, Adds Another Practice Location

Aug 07, 2020 at 03:25 pm by pj


Sam Atallah, MD, can now add Winter Park to one of his prominent locations. Dr. Atallah will start seeing patients at Urology Center of Winter Park located at 315 North Lakemont Ave in Orlando starting August 15th.

"I am so proud of Dr. Atallah for continuing to expand" said Nicole McElfresh, Marketing Director at Digestive and Liver Center of Florida.

Dr. Atallah is among the most well known colorectal surgeons in the world. He moved to Orlando in 2007 after completing training at Houston’s Texas Medical Center with Surgical Oncology training at MD Anderson Cancer Center where his training had earned him double-board certification in General Surgery and Colorectal Surgery. Two years to the day after completing fellowship training in colon & rectal surgery, Dr. Atallah performed the world’s first TAMIS operation in Winter Park, FL on June 30, 2009. This created a new approach to treating rectal cancers and polyps, that is now being practiced in more than 50 countries. Dr. Atallah pioneered robotic transanal surgery and was the first in the world to perform this technique. He is one of the leaders in advanced technology for rectal cancer surgery and has developed the technique of stereotactic navigation for transanal total mesorectal excision (taTME) — an important step forward in the evolution of computer-assisted surgery. Complex treatment of rectal cancer and surgical management of this disease through the new techniques of TAMIS and taTME represent Dr. Atallah’s principal interests in colorectal surgery; and he is currently producing a textbook on these topics scheduled for 2019 publication by Springer Nature. He is also actively involved in the design and assessment of next-generation robotic systems that will be smaller, sleeker, and able to work in places and spaces never before imagined.

Other areas of Dr. Atallah’s research interest include understanding the tumor biology of colon cancer at the molecular level.  He is the principle investigator of a major study looking at biologic tumor markers that can lead to a better understanding of cancer tumors.  This study is in collaboration with Sanford & Burnham Labs in La Jolla, CA.  Other than cancer surgery, and operative management of inflammatory bowel disease, his other areas of specialty include minimally invasive treatments for hemorrhoids, especially with the ‘no-cutting’ operation called Transanal Hemorrhoidal Dearterialization (THD), and treatment of dysplasia; Dr. Atallah is one of the few experts in the Orlando area to perform High Resolution Anoscopy (HRA) for detection and treatment of AIN (Anal Intra-epithial Neoplasia).

 The Urology Center of Winter Park offers medical solutions for all aspects of adult urology, utilizing modern non-invasive techniques to help to reduce pain and quicken recovery. With a strong emphasis in urologic oncology, Dr. Cohen and his team offers laparoscopic and minimally-invasive surgery and nerve-sparing prostatectomy (which improves dryness and potency). Dr. Cohen is proficient in the treatment of benign prostate enlargement using noninvasive laser procedures (microwave thermotherapy, greenlight laser, holmium-laser, bipolar vaporization technology), kidney stones (shock-wave lithotripsy), urinary tract infections, hematuria evaluation (blood in the urine), “no scalpel vasectomy”, erectile dysfunction, low testosterone, male infertility, and urinary incontinence.

 Digestive and Liver Center of Florida is a Gastroenterology and Colorectal medical practice providing comprehensive healthcare services; patients also have access to the Endo-Surgical Center, a state-of-the-art facility that includes medical procedures such as colonoscopies on-site and a fully equipped operating room. Digestive and Liver Center of Florida offers patients high quality, personalized health care.  Physicians have a wide range of clinical interests and understand the importance of getting to know patients personally, their medical history, their family and all of the factors that have an impact on their health. 


For more information on the practice or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Sam Atallah, MD, please contact (407) 384-7388.