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The American College of Gastroenterology states that 20% of the U.S. population suffers from weekly GERD flare ups.

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Risk Factors for GERD

Treating Acid Reflux is
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  • Asthma
  • Bad breath
  • Change in voice
  • Chest pain
  • Cough
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Dental erosion
  • Hoarseness
  • Regurgitation
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sore throat
  • Wheezing

38% of our reflux patients continue to have breakthrough symptoms despite being on proton pump inhibitors.

GERD is one of the largest and fastest-growing diseases in the United States. It affects 1 in 5 adults, with over 20 million patients taking reflux medications.

Surgical Treatments for GERD

Acid reflux symptoms can hinder your ability to enjoy the foods you love. You can try to mask the pain with over-the-counter medications, but they don’t stop the disease. If left untreated, acid reflux can lead to more serious conditions such as:

You don’t have to keep suffering from acid reflux—also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). You can feel normal again, and here are some of the ways we can help.

  • Accurate diagnosis: We make sure that you know whether or not you have GERD.
  • Comprehensive approach: Our focus is to help you adjust your lifestyle to better manage GERD—and, when necessary, we utilize advanced diagnostic and surgical technology to offer effective treatment options.
  • Diverse experience: We offer a dedicated team of gastroenterologists and specially-trained surgeons and nursing staff.
  • All-inclusive support: Care coordination guides you on your journey to wellness with priority scheduling options, education and more.

There are several treatment options for GERD and acid reflux. If you are living with these symptoms, you don’t have to suffer; we are here to help you.

Because GERD affects so many adults in the United States, more than 20 million Americans take acid reflux medications, such as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). While these medications mask the symptoms of GERD, they do not treat the disease. They may fail to block the harmful effects of stomach fluids on the delicate tissues of the esophagus — which can lead to serious complications, including:

  • Barrett’s esophagus
  • Asthma
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Loss of voice
  • Chronic cough
  • Lung disease
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Endoscopic anti-reflux procedures (STRETTA, TIF, MUSE)
  • LINX Reflux Management System
  • Hernia Repair
  • Fundoplication (Nissen, Troupet, DORR)
  • Gastroesophageal valvuloplasty
  • Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of Barrett’s esophagus

GERD Treatment Options

At Florida Hospital, we offer a full range of gastrointestinal diagnostics, minimally-invasive surgical procedures and non-surgical treatment options. Our team specializes in properly diagnosing your condition and creating the best treatment plan for your needs.

Lifestyle changes, including diet adjustments, can be effective acid reflux treatment options. When left untreated, acid reflux can damage the esophagus and may require surgery.

The Best Diet for Acid Reflux

Triggered by certain foods, heartburn treatments usually involve a change in diet. The diet for acid reflux eliminates acidic fruit, fried foods, high-fat meat and dairy, alcoholic beverages, caffeine and chocolate. High fiber, low-fat diets can help control the symptoms of acid reflux, including the following foods:

  • Apples and bananas
  • Vegetables such as potatoes, broccoli, carrots and green beans
  • Extra-lean ground beef and skinless chicken breast
  • Egg whites
  • Fish
  • Low-fat dairy such as feta or goat cheese, and fat-free sour cream
  • Multi-grain bread, cereal, oatmeal and brown rice
  • Baked potato chips, pretzels and fat-free cookies

Florida Hospital specialists also recommend light exercise five times per week and may suggest changes to your nighttime routine. For those who are overweight, weight loss can be one of the most helpful lifestyle choices to fight acid reflux. We also encourage those suffering from the symptoms of acid reflux to avoid aspirin as a pain reliever. As always, speak with your doctor before changing your current routine.

Coordinating Your Care

Florida Hospital is dedicated to helping every patient through their wellness journey. Our care coordinators are there to guide you through the diagnosis and treatment of acid reflux disease. Our goal is to bring you hope, comfort and confidence. Our integrated team tailors your care to your individual needs, coordinating your care and support with:

  • A clinical support contact between you and your healthcare team
  • Customized care plans
  • Rapid scheduling of appointments for consults, tests and procedures
  • Guidance on where to get answers for insurance-related questions
  • Support with resources and referrals

The dedicated team at Florida Hospital offers a full array of advanced diagnostic, medical and surgical treatment options to get you back to enjoying life to the fullest. 

Don’t suffer from painful heartburn, regurgitation, shortness of breath or chest pain any longer. Help is here, today.

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), which is chronic acid reflux
  • Barrett’s esophagus
  • Esophageal cancer

Our acid reflux specialists offer some of the most advanced treatment options for GERD and other gastrointestinal disorders. Some of these include:

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(407) 278-6278

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