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Say goodbye to the burn. It’s time to start enjoying the foods you love again and stop worrying about those unnecessary flare-ups caused by acid reflux.

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

Many associate acid reflux with uncomfortable symptoms, 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. 

You’ll have access to a breadth of digestive care specialists offering numerous treatment options for acid reflux, along with personalized aftercare programs tailored to you. So prepare for reflux or stomach discomfort to soon be a thing of the past. Together, we’ll work to define an ideal lifestyle that will serve you well into the future.

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Listen as the bariatric staff, Dr. Kim and Dr. Smith of The Center for Metabolic and Obesity Surgery, share their passion for making a difference in the lives of our patients at Florida Hospital.

The personal support you need is here, no matter when you need it. At your initial diagnosis, you’ll be assigned a designated digestive care coordinator who will be with you all the way through each stage of recovery. Your coordinator will be available to answer any questions about scheduling, medical procedures, therapy and whatever else may come to mind. It’s all designed to make your life easier.

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Our expert doctors and nurses are nationally acclaimed thought leaders dedicated to improving the level of digestive care for our patients.

ENDOSCOPIC ANTI-REFLUX PROCEDURES

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

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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?
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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 emphasis on diet and exercise to nourish your sustained well-being. It’s all about making you feel whole again — in body, mind and spirit.

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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.

LINX REFLUX MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

You may be a candidate for this exciting new procedure that stops reflux at its source by placing a small, flexible band of magnets just above the stomach. With this minimally invasive procedure, you could be out of the hospital as soon as the next day — quickly returning to your normal diet shortly after you get home.

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, abdominal and groin hernias (which should still be treated) are unrelated to the symptom of acid reflux.

FUNDOPLICATION

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.

Knees and hips. Shoulders and wrists. Feet and ankles. They’re all in good hands here. Thousands of patients just like you have changed their lives for the better thanks to innovative approaches to orthopedic treatment. The experts on your team are skilled in minimally invasive joint procedures to help ease pain, lessen scarring, and speed your recovery time. There’s a better way to a better you, and it starts right here at Florida Hospital.


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Common symptoms of chronic joint pain include:

  • Discomfort while standing, walking short distances, climbing up or down stairs, or getting in and out of chairs
  • Joint swelling
  • Poor sleep due to pain
  • Start-up pain or stiffness when initiating activities from a sitting position
  • Stiffness after periods of rest
  • Weakness or instability

Additional diseases and conditions that can cause chronic joint pain include:

  • Avascular necrosis
  • Paget’s disease
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

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Florida Hospital is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of America's best hospitals for gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery.

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Florida Hospital is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of America's best hospitals for Hip Replacement.

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GASTROESOPHAGEAL VALVULOPLASTY

Our specialists may recommend a groundbreaking new procedure for you that’s designed to re-create the anti-flux barrier valve between your stomach and esophagus. For most patients, this takes away the need for long-term extended therapy.

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Nationally Recognized For Patient Safety

Florida Hospital is recognized as one of America’s highest-rated hospitals for patient safety by The Leapfrog Group.

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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.

Maintaining a healthy diet is one of the keys to a smooth recovery. Remember, fried foods, high-fat meats, dairy, chocolate, caffeine and more can slow you down. That’s why your team of experts provide nutritional guidance with every treatment plan, giving you options to make healthier choices. 

  • Apples and Bananas
  • Baked and Fat-Free Foods
  • Egg Whites
  • Extra-Lean Ground Beef
  • Low-Fat Dairy
  • Multi-Grain Breads
  • Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • Vegetables
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What to Watch out For, and Why

Watch this video to learn more about what causes acid reflux and how you can protect yourself from it in the future. If you feel like you’re experiencing symptoms, trust your gut and visit with a doctor soon. Remember, acid reflux can lead to more serious conditions if left untreated.