Our Physicians

Anthony DiTomaso, MD

Anthony DiTomaso, MD


Professional Summary

Dr. Anthony DiTomaso is Board Certified through the American Board of Internal Medicine as a Diplomate in Gastroenterology. He is the Owner and President of Gulf Comprehensive Gastroenterology, LLC a subdivision of Florida Digestive Health Specialists since 2011. Dr. DiTomaso began his solo practice in 1995 and founded Gulf Comprehensive Gastroenterology in 2010. He is also the Owner/Medical Director of the Gulf Comprehensive Surgery Center since 2007. He prides himself in delivering quality, compassionate, dedicated care and continually meets the needs of all patients to exceed their expectations for quality health care. He works closely with leading local physicians and surgeons who complement his treatments and evaluation of complex patients, thus providing University-level care in the Gulf Coast region.

Hospital Affiliations

Englewood Community Hospital 2004 – Present
700 Medical Blvd., Englewood, FL 34223

Venice Regional Medical Center 2009 – Present
540 The Rialto, Venice, FL 34285

Doctors Hospital of Sarasota 1995 – 2004 & 2009 – Present
5731 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota, FL 34233

Fawcett Memorial Hospital
21298 Olean Boulevard, FL 33952

Board Certification

Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine Subspecialty Gastroenterology – Expires 12/2017

Education and Post Graduate Training

University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida

  • Fellowship, Gastroenterology 1993 – 1995
  • Residency, Internal Medicine 1991 – 1993
  • Internship, Internal Medicine 1990 – 1991

University of Miami, Miami, Florida

Medical Degree, 1990

University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

  • Bachelor of Science, 1983

Professional Organizations

  • American College of Gastroenterology, Association Member
  • American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • American College of Physicians, Member
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • American Society of Internal Medicine


  • Outstanding Clinical Presentation by American College of Physicians, Regional Marketing, Miami, FL 1993

Outstanding Clinical Resident by Syntex Pharmaceuticals 1992

Research Experience/Publication

“Massive GI Hemorrhage from an lleal Duplication Cyst in an Adult” I.D. Tanabe, A. DiTomaso, H. Pinkas, and D. Pencev.
American Journal of Gastroenterology, 1995:90(3), 504-505.

“Case Report: Toxic Shock Syndrome arising from Cellulitis” A. DiTomaso, E.A. Warner, D. Hold, and S. Ritrosky.
The American Journal of Medical Sciences, 1994:308(2), 100-111.

“The Prevalence of Antibody in Hepatitis C Among Patients with Alcoholic Liver Disease” S.H. Caldwell, L.J. Jeffers, A.A. Rabassa,
A. DiTomaso, E.R. Schiff. Presentation, American Gastroenterological Association Conference, New Orleans, LA: May, 1990.

Michael C. Lilly MD, FACS

Michael C. Lilly MD, FACS

Michael C. Lilly MD, FACS

Dr. Lilly is a general surgeon who has specialized training and experience managing surgical problems with a minimally invasive approach. He attended medical school on an Air Force scholarship.

During general surgery residency at Keesler USAF Medical Center he found himself in the midst of a laparoscopy revolution, and found that surgery done through the laparoscope came easily to him. He became the first surgeon in the US military to attend a fellowship in DIPLOMATE AMERICAN BOARD OF SURGERY laparoscopy. On completion he spent the next four years training residents in general surgery, with of course a minimally invasive approach in mind. Dr. Lilly has published numerous surgical papers in peer reviewed journals, and frequently acts as a reviewer for Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques. He has presented as a faculty member at numerous national surgical meetings including teaching ultrasound to surgeons for the American College of Surgeons of which he is a member.

Dr. Lilly is the Vice Chairman for the Englewood Community Hospital Department of Surgery 2015-2016, and will be the Chairman for 2017-2018. He also serves on the Peer Review Committee and is the Cancer Liaison Physician at Englewood Community Hospital.

Dr. Lilly joined the gastroenterologists of Gulf Comprehensive Gastroenterology as a natural extension of their state of the art gastroenterological care, providing seamless support with the most up to date surgical care.

Dr. Lilly has extensive experience with laparoscopic colorectal surgery, hiatal hernia surgery and the treatment of reux. In addition to GI surgery Dr. Lilly has vast experience with endocrine surgery including thyroidectomy, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy and laparoscopic adrenalectomy. He is also an expert in hernia repair, having been trained by Dr. Maurice Arregui, one of the pioneers of laparoscopic hernia repair, and in the past has been asked to speak at the American Hernia Society.

Dr. Lilly lives in Venice with his wife and two children who attend Venice Christian School.


  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 1990
  • Medical College of Virginia (VCU), Richmond, Virginia 1994


Internship & Residency
Keesler USAF Medical Center
General Surgery 1994-1999


Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Ultrasound
St. Vincent Health Centers
Indianapolis, IN 1999-2000


American Board of Surgery
2000 and 2010


Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
Single Incision Laparoscopy Ultrasound
Neck, Breast, Abdomen


  • Resection of Diverticulitis
  • Anti-Refux Surgery
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Appendectomy
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Banding, Stapled, Excision, Advanced
  • Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder)
  • Colon Resection
  • Excision and Draining
  • Laparoscopic Enterostomy
  • Lumpectomy
  • Mediport Placement
  • Nissen Fundoplication
  • Ventral Hernia Repair


American College of Surgeons, Fellow since 2002
National Faculty for Ultrasound, 2001 to Present
Instructor for Ultrasound, 2000 to Present
Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
Endoscopy Committee Member, 2002-2004
American Society of Breast Surgeons


Englewood Community Hospital
700 Medical Blvd. Englewood, Florida 34223


  • Secretary/Treasurer, Medical Executive Committee, Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center, Williamsburg, Virginia
  • Member-at-Large, Medical Executive Committee, Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center, Williamsburg, Virginia
  • Chairman, Cancer Committee, Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center, Williamsburg, Virginia
  • American College of Surgeons – Network Cancer Liaison Physician, Sentara Hospital Cancer Network
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Surgical laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques 2001 to Present


Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery

  • Hiatal Hernia Repair and GERD
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Oncologic Resections
  • Pentoneal Dialysis Catheter Placement
  • Gallbladder and Billiary Surgery


  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Parathyroid, minimally invasive radio-guided approach
  • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Hernia Surgery