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Uncommon Compassion for a Common Condition

Did you know 1 in 5 adult Americans has acid reflux? It’s a common condition also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). We understand your pain and are ready to help you feel better.

People often associate acid reflux with uncomfortable symptoms like heartburn, but it’s important to know that GERD can occur with or without symptoms. Even if you don’t feel it, using proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) can mask the symptoms of GERD, increasing your risk of esophageal cancer. Whatever your experience may be, we’re here and ready to help you with a treatment plan tailored to your needs.

At AdventHealth, you'll have access to a breadth of digestive care specialists offering numerous acid reflux treatments, along with personalized aftercare programs tailored to you. Together, we’ll work to define an ideal lifestyle that will serve you well into the future.


Helpful Knowledge for Your Consideration

You’re able to make the best-informed decisions when you have the right information. This quick guide will help you understand some of the most common questions about acid reflux, which include:

  • What are the symptoms of acid reflux?
  • What potential risks should you know about?
  • What exactly does your diagnosis mean?
  • What’s the best treatment method for you?

Learn About Your Risk for GERD

If you're unsure whether you should see a digestive health specialist, start with our free GERD health assessment. By answering a few questions through this online assessment, you can receive instant, personalized feedback about the next steps to consider for you or a loved one.

Finding a Fix for Your Reflux

Everyone’s experience varies. Because PPIs can mask acid reflux symptoms, you may not experience any. But what you can’t feel can still hurt you — and may even increase your risk for esophageal cancer. Whether or not you “feel the burn,” treating your acid reflux now is a healthier step for your overall well-being than long-term medication use.

We’ll map out a course of action based on your current health, medical history and specifics of your acid reflux diagnosis. Everything will be explained in great detail, so you can feel comfortable and confident throughout your recovery. We have a wide range of treatment options available, including many non-surgical and minimally invasive procedures, and we’ll help you find the right solution.

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    Minimally Invasive Procedures

    This technique may provide you with an alternative to long-term maintenance therapy or surgery. Three types of endoscopic procedures are available, each with specific benefits that your physician will discuss with you.

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    Hiatal Hernia Repair

    You may experience a hernia at some point in your life from a hole or weakness in one of your muscles or other tissues. Remember that even small hernias warrant evaluation by a medical professional due to possible complications they could cause down the road. Hiatal hernias are what can cause acid reflux, while abdominal and groin hernias (which should still be treated) are unrelated to the symptoms of acid reflux.

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    This is the standard surgical method of addressing gastroesophageal reflux disease. It involves wrapping the upper part of the stomach around the bottom of the esophagus and esophageal sphincter to reduce acid reflux. One of the most common forms of this procedure is called Nissen fundoplication.

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    Radiofrequency Ablation of Barrett’s Esophagus

    We’re able to remove diseased tissues in the esophagus and greatly reduce the progression of cancer cells with simple heat energy during this outpatient procedure that only takes about half an hour.


World-Class Surgical Care Centered Around You

Nearly 70 million Americans struggle with digestive disorders that occur in the esophagus, liver and pancreas, including reflux and cancer. We understand that these conditions profoundly affect your quality of life, and our experienced, compassionate teams are here to help.

AdventHealth Digestive Institute Tampa
Our board-certified, fellowship-trained gastroenterologists and surgeons are experts in diagnosing and treating digestive conditions, including esophageal, liver and pancreatic cancers. With a broad range of experience, they are all trained in minimally invasive surgeries that get you feeling better, faster.

Minimally Invasive Procedures
We offer minimally invasive and robotic-assisted surgery options for a variety of digestive disorders and cancers that improve outcomes and reduce the risk of complications. Minimally invasive procedures also mean less pain and a faster recovery. Our physicians and surgeons are located in the same practice, which means more seamless transitions throughout your care.

Revision of Previous Hiatal Hernia Surgery
Over time, some individuals find that their symptoms of GERD have returned, and the initial procedure they had to fix their hiatal hernia needs to be redone. We’re able to repair and redo previous surgeries for hiatal hernias using minimally invasive techniques.

Trust Award-Winning Digestive Care

When you need digestive expertise, rest assured our experienced teams are close by to deliver nationally recognized care.

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    Nationally Recognized for Patient Safety, Quality and Transparency

    The Leapfrog Group has exclusively recognized AdventHealth with the Emerald Award for remarkable achievements and leadership in patient safety, quality and transparency by a health care system, including maintaining a culture of excellence throughout all levels of the organization. Delivering consistent, high-quality, whole-person care is our priority, and we’re honored to be the first health care system to earn this award.

Take Charge of Your Health

Whole-person care empowers you to take your health into your own hands. Going beyond the traditional, you’ll have access to multiple programs and resources that target long-lasting lifestyle changes, with an emphasis on diet and exercise to nourish your sustained well-being. It’s all about helping you feel whole again — in body, mind and spirit.

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